Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Back to Blogging and some new stuff

Hello once again! As the title of this post implies, we have decided to get back to blogging, and we couldn't think of a better place to start than with a couple of frames we recently made for Carriage House Samplings designs.
The first photo is of the frame for Autumn at Hawk Run Hollow, just released at the TNNA Nashville trade show. This frame, as made to fit the finished model, is one tall drink of water! Here, we have the model-sized frame on the right (to fit the sampler as stitched on 40-count linen over 2 threads); on the left is a smaller version, as one of us is stitching this on 30-count linen over one thread. This frame can be sized to fit your design, but be forewarned: If you stitch on the equivalent of 14-count fabric or larger, you will probably have a piece that you could use for a small coffee table.

We also have also added two new mouldings to our line of custom-made frames. These two profiles are essentially the same, the only difference being that one slopes in and one is flat. We are showing these in our color Dark Ale with the graining design of Birdseye. This frame has a small black bead on the inside of the frame opening and works very well in giving just a touch of accent color next to your finished piece.

The sampler in this photo is Carriage House Samplings 1823 Emma Elizabeth Blackwood and appeared in the June 2005 issue of Just Cross Stitch magazine. It was beautifully stitched by Chris Laurion of Eugene, Oregon. (Thanks, Chris!)

Stop again soon, as we will have some more framed samplers to show you!