Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Stitching for a Frame

Hello dear friends.
Yes, I know, I know... I should be posting on Happy Day but then I have not taken that photo yet and to be honest I have not put in a single stitch after (oh my, what a bad stitcher and blogger! too lazy to unfurl the piece:(
The past weekend I stumbled upon a cheap find... There's this store near the Michaels I go to. I saw a frame that's on clearance at $3.50, not really a beauty, but at that price, of course I had to get it:) It measures 9 x 7. I do not have a stitched-up project for that size, so... 
 I had to find a quick easy stitch from the magazine pile.
Let's see how this reverse process can improve my ever-growing framing skills, haha!
This one is a perfect fit in 16count! Again, 16 count! My oh my, I think someone's smaller-than-14count fear is slowly being resolved:)
This one is called Contented Cat from Cross Country Stitching (Special Issue, Spring 2002). I already started the letters (814) on natural aida. It almost has the same pallette of the Polka Dot Alphabet I did this year, so I think I'll be enjoying this one as well.
Thanks for visiting. Happy Stitching!


  1. I really like how you go around things the other way!!
    Hope your new start will fit nicely in your newly frame.
    Great start.

  2. How fun! I love hunting out bargains also. ;)

  3. Great new start! I have never gotten the frame first and then found a piece to stitch for it but it is an interesting idea :)

  4. Fantastic project. Good luck with it!

  5. What a clever idea. Buy the frame and than find something stitch for it. You might be starting a new trend.


  6. Lovely project and great find! You could always paint the frame if you don't like how they match.

  7. This is great! I love that you picked up a project that would fit into the frame rather than the other way around. Awesome idea :)

  8. What a good find and love what you are stitching for it .

  9. You pulled out a wonderful design for that frame you found. I love Cross Country Stitching designs.

  10. When it comes to stitching, all the reasons are valid:) I hope your piece fits in the frame. I have few frames which I just purchased because I liked them. They are waiting to be filled. So, after being chart, thread and fabric collectors, are you inspiring us to be frame collectors?;)