Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Grazing Sheep Is Framed


Last week I discovered that I had the perfect frame for my Grazing Sheep Sampler. It had another piece in it, but I decided to remove it and reuse the frame for Grazing Sheep. The frame was too big for what was in it and I will look for another frame for the other piece.

I'm really happy with the outcome of this sampler and it is now hanging in my Sons bedroom. I decided that this was the perfect place for my planned "Wall of Sheep Samplers". I think he is ok with the idea lol.

I haven't done that much work on Sophia this week. I ended up sewing something for my friend who has a needlework shop. Sophia is looking lovely though and I am enjoying my work on her. I am currently doing the multi-coloured pine tree on the right hand side. This sampler will join Grazing Sheep when it is finished. Not sure how my Son will cope with this one.



I have always quite liked the Stacy Nash Pinkeep Drums and after a lot of consideration I paid my friend Karen a visit at her store to buy one of them. She had the Schoolgirl Pinkeep and Netty's one. Unfortunately she must have had a few customers in over the weekend who also like Netty's one as she sold out of it. So to cut a long story short I ended up buying the pattern for the Schoolgirl one.




I really don't know how this came about, but I ended up putting aside Sophia for a few days and I worked the Schoolgirl Pinkeep Drum instead for my friend.
She now has it and is using it as a shop model. It took me awhile to figure out how to put it all together, but I worked it out. So that was my weekend project. I haven't made up my mind yet if I will do another one for myself yet. It is lovely and I enjoyed working on it, but I keep saying to myself "where am I going to put it". Unfortunately my house isn't big enough to have a sewing room (ahhhh a sewing room, what bliss). I have enough problems working out where I am going to hang my samplers. They keep replacing other pieces. I know you are all saying -"send them my way", but no I'll keep looking for the right spot lol

It is very windy in the mountains today. Although it is sunny which is good. It doesn't make me so depressed like the rain does. Days upon days of rain is so depressing. I know that we need rain, but there is a limit on how much a girl can take. Oh well, it is always a good excuse for staying inside and stitch lol.
Thank you so much for the lovely comments regarding my work. It is always nice to receive compliments.
I hope you all have a lovely weekend and that your weekend is wonderful.




16 comments:

Nancy said...

Grazing Sheep looks beautiful in your frame, and I think your pinkeep drum finish is very nice! I love the colors in Sophia. Another beauty in the works!

Alice said...

Your Wall of Sheep samplers are going to be so dreamy. Love the idea.
Alice

Isadarena said...

Your Grazing Sheep is so well framed : it is a gorgeous piece !!
Enjoy your stitching on Sophia :-))
Have a nice day ,

Alice said...

Those sheep are so neat to look at; I also love that verse. I am glad your son can cope with having that beauty on his wall. I sympathize with you, I hang things in my kids' rooms all the time. The boys don't really even notice....

Margaret said...

Grazing Sheep looks lovely! I never even think about hanging samplers in my kids' room. Their rooms are their territory so mom keeps out. lol! Sophia is looking lovely too. I love her colors! And the drum pinkeep -- great job on it! I think you should make one for yourself too. Bet you could find a place for it if you tried. :D

Laurie in Iowa said...

Grazing Sheep looks lovely in the frame. That is going to be one terrific sampler wall of sheep samplers.
The drum pinkeep is adorable, but they are a pain to put together. I think you should stitch one for yourself.

Ranae said...

The framed piece is a treasure, love it!
And I adore that pinkeep drum, nice finishing

staci said...

Gorgeous finish! CONGRATS! Can't wait to see your sheep sampler wall!

The Scarlett House said...

You keep tempting me to come down there to see these beauties in person! Excellent frame job, Sandra. I could never have hung my beloved samplers in one of my kids rooms when they lived at home. They still have no appreciation for them.

SilkLover said...

Love to see what ou are up to. Your work is fabulous!

Patti-Rocky Mtn Stitcher said...

I love it!! I want one too!! Great job

Karoline said...

Grazing Sheep looks lovely, great framing and the pinkeep drum is lovely.

Teri said...

I'm sure I've said it before, but I'll say it again; I love your Grazing Sheep sampler! The framed piece looks great, and I can only imagine how wonderful a wall of sheep samplers must be!

Siobhan said...

Great job on the pinkeep drum, and your framed sampler is fantastic! Great job!

Deborah/LavenderRose said...

Sooo funny..."send them my way!" LoL Sheep are such sweet little creatures to look at from a distance. We had a threesome on our farm, "Morningstar Farm," in MA one year. It was our experiment with being farmers because we loved the farmhouse, the apple and pear orchards, and the huggee 4 story barn. We bought the finest, most beautiful ewe we could find and 2 young male babies. They grew. They didn't like to be petted. The mama's name was Bathsheba...she was true to her name. The "boys" were Ramases I and II...they were like Egyptian hellions! They would get out of the pasture fencing, run down the driveway and main street, and go eat up all our neighbors' flowers like adolescent boys on crack. Bathsheba would come to the back kitchen door and "baaaaaa" me to death until I went to catch them "for her." They were such darling little chocolate colored boys and she was such a pretty, white fluffy mama, all with gorgeous black little faces and big sadly eyes. Let's just say they found another home....one day when I was at work. Herein lies the true story of sheep!! There's a moral to this story. LOL

Suzanne said...

How bad a blogger am I that I am only just getting round to reading this post!

I have already seen Grazing Sheep framed and it looks fabulous. Great job you did with the drum pinkeep. Looks like a lot of fun.