It has been a very busy start for this new year. After Christmas (I survived!) I got swamped with orders for stitched and framed motto samplers and I am almost done with those orders. In between all of those I have managed to start on a new sampler pattern and also a new hand carved frame. I have a beautiful antique frame that I used for my Welcome Spring sampler if you remember. Here is the picture again.
I have been carving the Adirondack frames for my motto samplers for 9 years and I wanted another large frame for my Youth's Flowery Season Sampler I did last year. My son made the frame for me. It is a little larger than a standard 16 x 20 frame (stitched it on 32ct and should have been 36 and it would have fit) so I got out the carving tools and I am half done with the frame. Here is a progress picture of the fancy top part
I hope to have it finished this weekend as I am anxious to see it stained. I am also doing drawings of the next frame I want to do with a slightly different design of my own. Will I sell these? Not sure yet. They take almost a week to carve so I don't know...they may be too expensive for most people. If I had just the frame to carve it wouldn't take so long but I have to keep stopping to do ebay orders and other things....and these arthritic hands can only do so much. I would love to do wood carving full time if I had the hands for it. I guess I should have started carving 40 years ago!
I hope all of you are enjoying new projects this year.....I love to hear from you so drop me a line or two when you have the time.
So Beautiful !! You have so many talents to be proud of !! I love it all ! If you do carve a frame I would like to be the first (or as close as possible) on you order list :) This is my official pre-order request :) Just Stunning !!!ReplyDelete
I am still considering doing the frames....of course you can have any custom size to fit your needlework.....we will see how it goes! Thanks so much.Delete
So beautiful!! But where do you find the time??!! LauraReplyDelete
I never sleep!! lolDelete
Absolutely beautiful! You are one of many talents. I so appreciate anything done by hand especially in this day and time.ReplyDelete
Stunning frame and the sampler is beautiful! xReplyDelete
stunning absolutely stunning!ReplyDelete
You do amazing work! Your talents are a blessing and I'm so glad you share them.ReplyDelete
Amazing frame! You are so talented!ReplyDelete
Your talents and skills are amazing, Nancy! Your frame is gorgeous and I look forward to seeing it finished and stained.ReplyDelete
Enjoy your weekend!
Robin in Virginia
What amazing artistic talents. You are surely blessed! Thanks for Sharing with us.ReplyDelete
Beautiful frame! You are a Jack of All Trades, Nancy. Designing, stitching, dyeing, carving... Would love to see your new design - in your new frame. :)ReplyDelete
Wow! Is there anything that you DON'T do? :-) It's beautiful!!ReplyDelete
Your frame is exquisite Nancy. How do you do it all, what's your secret?ReplyDelete
I use the talent that God so graciously gave me. When my life is through I will be able to tell him I used all the talent he gave me. Thank you all for the kind compliments on the frame.Delete
Wow!! That is beautiful--actually BOTH are beautiful!! Can't get over them! I THINK I have a hand carved frame that I found in an antique shop in Maryland... going to go look at it again... Hugs!ReplyDelete
The frame is so beautiful! A true work of art! You are so talented!ReplyDelete
you're just a "jill" of all trades!!ReplyDelete
Beautiful frame and sampler. Lovely work.ReplyDelete
Your embroidery is very beautiful and a wonderful setting.What an efforet to create a beautiful setting congratulations hugs from Belgium Marie-ClaireReplyDelete
All I can say is "wow"! You have amazing talents. Thank you for sharing them with us!ReplyDelete
Beautiful stitchery and frame. I love that style of frame :)ReplyDelete
Okay you are one super woman. I didn't know you hand craved the frames yourself. It's gorgeous Nancy! WOW!!! love AnnetteReplyDelete
WOW! Love the needlework and the frame! You are so very talented and the work you do is exquisite!ReplyDelete
El sampler es hermoso, pero el marco lo es mucho más,felicidadesReplyDelete
Wow! You carve too! Your frame is beautiful.ReplyDelete
Is there anything you can't do?! ;-)ReplyDelete
The frame is going to be gorgeous.
I look forward to seeing the new sampler design.
It was so good to hear from you. Judy S said that you have been very busy just as I figured. Love the frames you are carving. I have an antique one that is carved; I will take a photo of it sometime and email it to you just in case it is different than the ones you have. Hope you have a great weekend, and take care.ReplyDelete
Amazing! You are so creative that it just bubbles up and flows out to so many different areas.Wish I had half of your ability.ReplyDelete
Nancy, that is amazing! I am impressed...woodcarving no less!ReplyDelete
What a talent! I don't consider myself talented just because I can follow a pattern. This is true talent! Let me know if you need any help with your floss!ReplyDelete
Seriously, you carve as well? Where does your talent end, my friend!ReplyDelete