Sunday, August 15, 2010

Yippee!

I was super excited to pick up my framed Lo!  I haven't had anything professionally framed in years, so this was a really big thing for me and I have to say that I'm so very pleased with the results.

From BHG's A Cross Stitch Christmas: Lo How a Rose, by Brightneedle Designs



There is a bit of glare in the photo, but in my house of spiders I'm NOT going to spend that kind of money on framing and not put glass on it.

In other things around the house here...Late summer life with college students around has become increasingly challenging. I'm getting them back into the school mode of thinking though, by providing lots of early morning Lectures and Seminars by Mom, like the one entitled "Hey! I'm Not Running a Hotel Here." Their reading lists have included books like Notes from Mom: Please Pick Up After Yourself Before I Kill You.  And I may request that they turn in a paper by the end of the summer on the topic Many Ways to Treat Your Parents as if They Were People, Too.

So why the heck will I miss them so much when they are gone?

33 comments:

  1. Your Lo is gorgeous! I have the book - I must stitch this! What fabric/fibers did you use - the colors are wonderful and the frame is perfect. Congratulations!

    Sounds like similar lectures and seminars going on in my house. If you find one that works, PLEASE let me know!

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  2. It is so pretty. Great job on it!

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  3. Your Lo is absolutely beautiful, Lee. Lovely stitching, lovely frame. Very nice!

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  4. It's wonderful Lee! Enjoy your kids because you'll miss them very much when they go back to school.

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  5. How beautiful that came out! I love the frame you chose! Yes, I hear you on the kids and being ready to throttle them while they're at home but missing them when they go to college. Right now I have to say I'm loving having my daughter home. I know I'm going to miss her so much once she's back at school. At least I'll have the youngest at home still. :D

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  6. Your framed piece looks so pretty! I love the frame and how well it complements your beautiful work.

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  7. Oh, Lee, it is magnificent! It looks so elegant in the gold frame--you really did a great job :)

    I hear you regarding the kids before they head back to school! You should see my house since he's been home for the past 6 days--looks like a bomb exploded. And yet, when he leaves on Sat. I know the house will seem incredibly quiet...

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  8. gorgeous! such a lovely piece...I've admired it for such a long time now in blogland :)

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  9. I jusy love that piece! The framing is beautiful.

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  10. Lo is beautiful. I love the colours in it.

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  11. The frame you chose is wonderful for this piece. Congratulations to you. Kids are funny eh? I understand the feelings and lectures and that old saying comes into play, "be nice to your kids, someday they will pick out your retirement home..." hmmm.
    Be always in stitches.

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  12. Gorgeous piece. Love the look on that fabric.

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  13. Please stop by my house and maybe we can give the 'clean room' lecture together. Maybe it would have a bigger impact and I can retell the story of the mouse droppings in my daughter's room. (From when our house was new and the mice hadn't figured out this field wasn't their's anymore.) I mean, really, why would someone want to live like that?

    Your finish is simply beautiful. Hang it proudly.

    Pam

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  14. And now I must post another comment..... because when I wrote my last one the word verification word was 'abilism'. I know that isn't a word but doesn't it sound like the computer might be accusing us of 'enabling' our children or something? So evil.

    Pam

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  15. Lo turned out great! Oh, how I know what you mean about kids. This last time camping I told everyone I was a maid no more. Now both girls make up and clean up their own beds when we all get up in the morning and clear the table after we have each meal. Who said I had to do everything? And I always tell them I can't wait until you have a house and a family and I come visit. I will leave dirty glasses everywhere and crumbs and just a fat mess.

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  16. What a beautiful frame for your lovely stitching. Congratulations on a wonderful finish.

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  17. This is truly beautiful Lee! I must get cracking and ge tmine done. Hope you can get thru the next couple weeks with not too much hassle and enjoy the rest of the summer.

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  18. Lo looks lovely!

    My boys are still young and home every night, but in two weeks, the days will be quiet. Too quiet as my little guy goes full day this year. I can only imagine how I'll feel when they go away to school.

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  19. It's Gorgeous! Your Lo looks so elegant in the frame you've chosen!!!

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  20. As they say around these parts byou-tee-full! Perfect frame.

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  21. Lee,it looks beautiful that frame is a wonderful compliment to the design. It is so nice to see it stitched up and finished. I look forward to starting mine one day :)

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  22. Lee - Lovely, lovely, lovely - and how super to have it finished so that it can truly shine!

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  23. Lo is stunning! That frame is just perfect for it!
    If you don't mind the reasoning from the other side this is how it works: "I could clean up, but why? I'll be using it eventually, and if it's on the floor I know where it is, and it's not like I have food in here (much), and I can walk through since I have those stepping spaces...yeah, I'll just leave it for now, get to it eventually..."
    At least that's how it is for me. LOL

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  24. Hey! I'm not running a hotel here either... though you'd never know it.

    Lo is so gorgeous, I love the frame you chose. Congrats!

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  25. Wonderful, just wonderful. What a beauty!

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  26. I've seen this design on other blogs before, but never quite drooled over it as much as I'm drooling over it here. What a thing of beauty! The framing is absolutely perfect for it and the fabric and everything is amazing! I am going to need to hunt down this book for myself!

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  27. Looks beautiful! I almost always put glass on my projects.

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  28. Oh I love it !!! I think you did a great job on your framing also. I have been looking for that chart for so very long and I can't find it anywhere. If you ever decide to sell it please let me know !!!

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