Annette's Acre

Stitching, knitting, reading, life…whatever catches my eye
October 3rd, 2008 by Annette

Happy Blogversary to Me…

Where has the time flown?  Five years of chattering about…stuff.  Wow.

I will leave you with a newly framed pieces I picked up today:

Heirloom Christmas Sampler by Victoria Sampler.

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Mostly stitched by the lovely Glenda.  The tree killed me.

Dinky Dye’s Shiraz Sampler

Close up of frame here.  Mostly stitched by the ladies of the last UFO Round Robin (You know who you are).

Finally, Mother’s Day Sampler

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Sadly, these will be the last pieces framed by the gentlemen at Art Crate.  They are closing their doors on October 25th.  They have been wonderful to me and done a fantastic job on every piece that I have taken to them (needlework and other items).  Ironically, Lloyd was diagnosed with advanced lung cancer a few weeks ago, so his retirement time will be even more precious (this was *after* they had announced their closure).   Tom will be relocating to Minnesota to catch up on his fishing, painting (he’s done some beautiful oil paintings) and supporting various wildlife conservation funds.


13 Responses to “Happy Blogversary to Me…”
  1. Your Christmas Sampler is just stunning and beautifully framed.Your Shiraz sampler is gorgeous too. and the tribute to mom – very touching.
    Congrats on your 5th blogaversary. That is indeed an accomplishment to be proud of.
    I am sorry to hear that you are losing your framing shop and the couple who become good friends.

  2. Happy Blogaversary!!! All of your pieces look great…love the Shiraz Sampler!

  3. They are all very lovely pieces and the framing, what excellent choices in mats and frames! I especially love the heirloom tree.

    You might want to try out Nick’s Frameshop on 23rd ave and Northern in Phoenix. He does such excellent work and only takes a week to do it.

  4. Happy blogoversary!

    I love your finishes, especially the Shiraz Sampler, it’s gorgeous!

  5. Happy Blogoversary, your framing is gorgeous

  6. Anonymous says

    Happy Blogversary!
    Beautiful stitching and framing there!

  7. The framing is beautiful. Such a shame about your framer. 🙁

    Happy Blogversary!

  8. Happy Blogversary! Congrats on 5 years-that’s an accomplishment 🙂

  9. Happy blogaversary!!! Your finishes are gorgeous and the frames you’ve chosen are perfect!

  10. Happy Blogiversary!

    Shiraz is *gorgeous* – what fiber was that? And I’m sorry you’re losing your framer.

  11. Looks fantastic. Thanks for letting me borrow your WIP.

  12. I’m sorry that your framer is going out of business – I know how difficult it is to find a framer that you can trust with your stitching.

    I love the framing job for each of your pieces!

    I can’t wait to meet you in person on Friday!

  13. Happy belated blogaversary – shame you’re losing your framer, he does an amazing job … these latest pieces are stunning! 😀