Monday, March 10, 2014

Back from the framer ...Finally!

I finally managed to get down to pick up my samplers from  a lady that I know who frames with antique/vintage frames.  These have been ready since late last fall, but from Thanksgiving on we have had nothing but snow and ice!  I don't drive in snow...

Here is M. Quertier, 1799.  Since it was only black, I splurged on silk.


The other is Anne Maria Clarke.  This was an online class piece from Margriet Hogue of The Essamplaire.  Also done in silk.  The original sampler had part of the verse missing, and that bothered me, so I research Lafayette's visit to America and chose quotes used in his speeches and speeches about him to fill in the missing verse.  I love how it turned out, and love the frame!

22 comments:

  1. Hi Melinda, both are so beautiful, Blessings Francine.

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  2. Your samplers are both just lovely, Melinda!

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  3. Melinda ~
    Your work is just breathtaking!!! LOVE Anne Maria's frame. I've never seen anything quite like it.
    Spring today up north but they say winter will be back on Wednesday :(
    Hugs :)
    Lauren

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  4. WOW...Breathtaking. You have done a wonderful job.

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  5. Both samplers are so beautiful! Love those frames!

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  6. Just beautiful samplers and the framing suits the samplers so well!

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  7. Very nice! I've never done a piece in silks. They're beautiful.

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  8. Beautiful pieces....the sheen of the black silk must be absolutely gorgeous!

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  9. Your samplers are lovely, what awesome treasures! hugs, Lecia

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  10. Beautiful samplers, Melinda! I love the idea of using antique frames ... the black creates a stunning frame for your MQ and the frame on AMC is fantastic ... it is the perfect finish to stunning sampler!

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  11. How wonderfully clever of you to complete the verses, both samplers are stunningly beautiful!!

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  12. Your samplers and the frames are awesome!

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  14. Beautiful Melinda - just beautiful

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  15. Pieces.... Daggum autocorrect and my sleepy eyes!

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  16. Gorgeous!! The frames that you chose are perfect compliments to these wonderful samplers.

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  17. Beautiful samplers. The molding you selected is wonderful. I love that you researched the history and completed the verse(s). Lovely post.

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