Sunday, April 3, 2011

Redwork Easter Sampler Framed!


A first Friday freebie from The Painted Quilt
 Hi again!  I've had this wonderful Sampler by Kaaren of The Painted Quilt done for a couple weeks, but had to search out a frame.  I finally found what I was looking for at this little furniture and antique place.  The frame was originally done in a white stain.  I sanded it down and did it a thin coat in brown.  Sanded that until it was what I wanted.  I think it turned out great!  Much better than the matted picture of a Christmas wreath with zoo animals tucked in the greenery!  Ick!! 

I also browsed while I was there and got some... wait for it... FABRIC!!!!  Actually some estate textiles.  I can't pass anything up with some character.  A few rusty pie tins and some wooden candlesticks, etc.

Hope everyone enjoyed looking.  I have to see what Kaaren has posted next!  Thank you so much, Kaaren, for your generous gifts.  LOL


6 comments:

Deb @ Crows on the Cupola said...

I love your sampler..it's adorable!

carla (http://dancingmoon-carla.blogspot.com/) said...

OH!!! I love it Mary Jo!!!!! You did great on it!!!! hugs

Jennifer @ Stitchin' Thyme said...

Looks awesome Mary Jo!!

MaryMaryQuiteContrary said...

Thank you so much for the compliments ladies! It's good to know that my hard work paid off. I love embroidery. It is so relaxing and so worth it!

Heth said...

Hi Mary Jo, how are you? I love your prim stitchery, the frame sets it off great. Your right... it is so worth it?
hugs, Heather

MaryMaryQuiteContrary said...

Aw thanks Heather! I'm doing great, thanks. Been busy, but trying to come away with something to show for it! LOL Working on a teddy bear now. What have you been up to?

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