Thursday, December 20, 2012

By The Bay Goodness

 Good Morning Friends,
    I hope that you are having a great week full of holiday preparations and festivities. I am looking forward to fininshing a long day on Friday and then being off for 4 days.
  I have had a wonderful time participating in the By The Bay SALs that Donna has offered on her blog. She designed these sweet pieces to fit in 5X7 frames. I was able to pick up these perfect frames at Hobby Lobby.
 This is the first one that she designed for summer. The flowers have french knots(I used Colonial knots).
And this is the fall piece. I used some Rhodes stitches and some padded satin stitches for the pumpkins. They were both a joy to stitch. Fun colors, dimension, not to big and easy finishing. Thank you Donna!
Donna recently had a giveaway on her blog for a new design. I was fortunate to win a copy of this!
This is White Birch Winter. Aren't the colors wonderful? This one will also fit in a 5X7 frame. I feel a new start coming on. At least if we don't have snow for Christmas, I can stitch some.

Have a great Thursday! Be safe out there.

Chris



 
 


18 comments:

Margaret said...

lovely frames for the pieces! Congrats on winning the chart too!

Carol said...

I love it when designers chart pieces to fit in standard frames and these look great, Chris! Congratulations on the win of that pretty chart, too!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Chris you did a fantastic job framing those!!!

Vickie said...

ooOoo! That will make a nice addition to your collection there. They all are pretty.

Brigitte said...

Both By the Bay pieces look gorgeous in their frames. I particularly love the red-brown one with the autumn piece, it's the perfect frame colour for it. And you won a wondeful chart of Donna's, it's so beautiful with its wintery motives.

Laurie in Iowa said...

Love your frame choices. Congrats on winning her new design.

Miss Pants said...

Aren't those fun!

Great job!

Carolyn said...

Chris,
Both frames fit those pieces. I can't wait to see your start to the White Birch Winter and which frame you choose.

marly said...

I LOVE that fall frame. You've chosen perfectly for those designs. With my stitch rebel attitude, a knot is a knot. But I guess there's more than one method?? I better look that up. Maybe tomorrow.

butterfly said...

Your work looks just wonderful love them all and love the last frame hugs.

Annette-California said...

Congrats on winning the Winter chart from Donna. Perfect addition for the collection of By The Bay Seasons. I want the Winter chart to:) Looking forward to seeing your winter stitch.
love Annette

Ann at Beadlework. said...

Very pretty finishes Chris, the giveaway design looks lovely for this time of year.

Catherine said...

Your finishes look great, Chris! Congrats on winning the new chart ~ doesn't it make it nice when they fit into standard frames? Have a wonderful
Christmas!

Shirlee said...

Beautiful finishes! The frames fit the designs perfectly : )

Nicola said...

The frames, the designs and your stitching, all perfect.

Lynn said...

These finishes are fabulous and you've framed them so beautifully!
That's something that I haven't given a try yet.
Congrats on your win! It's a great design.

Cindy's Stitching said...

very pretty. I have been busy moving and catching up on the blogs. Have a merry christmas and a happy new year.

Sally said...

You have framed both your SAL pieces beautifully Chris. Congratulations on your win!

Merry Christmas.