Sunday, February 9, 2014

Back from the framer!

I finally got Mr. Mittens framed!  I finished him in June 2012.  This was a Janlynn kit that someone gave me.  Then I had a giveaway drawing and passed the chart on to another stitcher.  I found this natural wood frame at a yard sale for a dollar.  It was brand new and from Ikea.  My friend Beth the framer mounted it and cut purple and green mats that match just perfectly!
Mr. Mittens - FRAMED!
Mr. Mittens - FRAMED!

I'm almost finished with Mary's Sampler II, the free Mystery SAL from Plum Street Samplers.  Part 9 is almost done except for the red flowers around the border and one more crown in the blank space on the right side.
Mary's Sampler II (part 9)
Here I am in my usual stitching position with a cat or two, watching the Olympics and stitching!

Teddy usually sits next to me but he's getting so darned BIG, he takes up half the couch!  I took him to the vet on Friday and he weighs 131 pounds!  The animal shelter told us he was a Labrador when we adopted him 3 years ago.  Hmmmm... vet says he must be part Mastiff, of course!
 



30 comments:

Lynne said...

I love your frame. What a deal! Your adorable dog is a BIG bundle of love.

Linda said...

Love the pics of you and the critters. Glad I don't have a big dog that tries to sit with me. lol
Mr. Mittens looks great in that frame with the mats. Mary's Sampler is almost done.

Linda

Pat said...

Handsome boy! Love all the pics of your critters :0)

Jan Jones said...

Mr. Mittens looks great along with all the fur babies!!!

Bianca said...

Love purple in Mr Mittens :)

Vicky L said...

Your new frame piece looks great! I love your pictures of your pets. I can't wait to see what you are stitching.

Claudette497 said...

Mr. Mittens is one good-looking guy! I love your big bundle o' dog - he looks right at home taking up the rest of your sofa!

wilma b said...

Mittens turned out great! And I have to chuckle at your pets... that dog is definitely too big for anyone's lap!

Shelly said...

That's one cheerful snowman! And the frame is perfect. That's what I look like too, but with 3 or 4 cats next to me minus the huge dog! Nice family you've got Debbie!

Southpaw Stitcher said...

Love the framing on Mr. Mittens, it's beautiful. Enjoyed the photos of your critters--Teddy looks like he is trying to read your chart in the one photo. He looks like a real sweetheart.

Lulu said...

Beautiful job on Mary's Sampler! That is a design I would love to stitch someday.

Preeti said...

Your framed piece looks very very good !! I enjoyed watching your pics with your pets :)

Busy Lizzie said...

great framing, love the design. And your dog and cats are cute, love the pics.

Justine said...

Those mats rand the frame really set off your bright stitching. The right frame makes all the difference. You are so lucky knowing a framer! I enjoyed seeing your stitching seat but not sure how you can get much done with Teddy snuggled up beside you!

Bev C said...

Hello Deb,

Love the framing, it suits the designs so well. Your pets made me smile.

Happy days.
Bev.

Clare - Aimetu said...

Mr Mittens looks amazing

It's lovely your pets want to share your hobby!! But they might need a bit more practice

Linda said...

Mr Mittens looks fantastic. Your furry friends are so cute too.

Pull the other thread said...

Wow he is a big doggie, so cute though. Love the framing on Mr. Mittens and great work on your sampler.

Julie said...

Mr Mittens looks fabulous, the perfect frame.

Awww.... you look so cosy all snuggled up with your furry friends.

Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher said...

I love your snowman all framed up and pretty! :)
And that's a whole lot of loving your getting from you animal friends :)

Christiane Garcia said...

I love Mary's Sampler! <3
You make your stitching in great company!
Your dog is very cute.
Have a nice week! :)

Katie said...

The frame is perfect and he looks fantastic. Good luck finishing off the sampler.

Love the pics of your furbabies. What an adorable dog! Every single time I've been told what a dog was it's been wrong. I just wish they would say Here we have no idea what it is haha.

Mii Stitch said...

Mr Mittens looks FABULOUS!!! The frame is perfect ;)

Ariadne Skyrianidou said...

Oh this is so sweet with your pets next to you stitching. My adopted dog sits at my feet when I stitch. We were told she was probably a mixed breed of Cocker Spaniel and proved a Labrador retriever mixed breed. She is so sweet!AriadnefromGreece!

KimM said...

Mr. Mittens looks fabulous! Perfect frame - and the price was right ;)
I love the pictures of you and your Fur Babies. What would we do without them?

Brigitte said...

Lovely to see your stitching nook - or is it your pets' nook? Lol.
Great framing of Mr Mittens.

Bramble said...

Hello Debbie

Lovely finish and the frame is great!
Great shots of you and your pets!

Stitching Noni said...

Mr Mittens is gorgeous all framed up :)
Your fur babies are adorable... Love your big stitching companion :)

Teresa S. said...

I love bargain frames! And the snowman looks lovely in it!

Shebafudge said...

Mr Mittens looks absolutely perfect. The mount is such a gorgeous colour and matches his mittens wonderfully.

Gorgeous furbabies too. :)