Sunday, January 23, 2011

It's a New Year!

Not only is it a new year, but it's going to be a new month if I don't get busy and finally post something! Hope everyone had an enjoyable holiday season. As for me, my winter decorations are still up from last year! Nothing like staying ahead of the game. Still, all has been well on my end, and I've had plenty of fun and travel to make up for the lack of crafting and posting.

However, I did have my rescued cross-stitched piece framed last summer, so I wanted to share the finished piece here.

Most of my framed cross stitch hangs in my dining room, so that's where this piece landed as well. I like the vintage look, the natural linen, and the black design, mat, and frame. The next picture is not the best in terms of angle, etc., but you get a better idea of what the restored piece looks like.

I think it's an improvement over the damaged original.

Here's a detail shot of the simple black frame and mat.

If my memory serves, this is the first piece of cross stitch that I've rescued. But it's not my last! I found another piece in an antique mall over the Christmas holidays. That piece has a couple of stories to tell, so I'll share pictures and those tales in another post. And, who knows, I may be on to something here. More shopping and rescuing may lead to less crafting on my end, but more pictures and postings here!

Enjoy the rest of January 2011 while it lasts!


Littlebit said...

What an absolutely beautiful piece that is! I love it!
Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and for your sweet comment. It's always nice to see new people stop in. Nice to meet you!

Sampler Lover said...

Teri, your Carriage Sampler looks lovely framed again.
I would get your Hannah out and start on her again. You have past the terrible part and it would be a breeze to finish her. - Sandra.

Heidi said...

Oh Teri...what a difference. And I am glad you are rescuing some items as they deserved to be loved again.

Hugs from Holland ~

merumo said...

Lucky you to have such a pretty antique piece in your collection! And this one is also being happy to have found a new lovely home with your :)))

Siobhan said...

Wow, that is so neat, Teri! I love what you did with it, and that you are rescuing stitching that's been given up by the recipients. I used to live near a big warehouse where people sold the contents of their houses when moving, or estates were sold. A lot of the stuff was junk or not to my taste, but it always broke my heart to see the stitching that was given up. I've warned my kids that I will haunt them if they do the same to my stuff, LOL. I'm glad to see that the stitcher's time and effort, and the millions she squandered (LOL) are being treasured.

Michele B. said...

The stitching looks like it has always belonged in your home. Don't you wonder what its story is? I have often thought that I should put a label on the back of anything I frame so that someday maybe someone will get to know where it came from, long after I am gone (note to self: impress upon DS that he has to take good care of the stitching he inherits!)

Cindy F. said...

Wow! I love your RESCUE post!! and it is GORGEOUS!! I bet one day one of your pieces will be happily and lovingly rescued too!! I'm so proud of you!!

merumo said...

What a nice work you have done to give another life to that piece! It's beautiful!!! Thank you for visiting my blog :) I think I'm really done with that BBD's piece after filling the wall and windows. lol Crazy thing!

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for your comment on my blog - I have just popped over to return the visit, and have found a new blog to add to my reading list. I love to read about different crafts (I've tried so many different ones in my youth) and I loved sharing in your weaving experience and your rug hooking. I look forward to reading about your next crafting endeavours :)