Thursday, June 17, 2010


 I finally picked up my framed AAWFAA and just love it. Ingrid from Michaels has been framing my models for the last 10 years and frankly I do not know what I would do without her, we tend to put our heads together to see what frame would look good with each design and she always picks the right frame that enhances the design, so I would like to thank Ingrid for her great and positive imput in always being there to help me. I do not know what I would do without her.

I love the frame she picked for this design, yes it was a little costly but I really wanted something nice and permanent and in the end when I saw it framed I just fell in love with it.

I have also finished framing one of my new designs which is a A&E and it is  called "GUARDING EDEN" I love the way it turned out and also the frame Ingrid helped me picked, I will post a picture of it on my next post and would appreciate your comments on it, since I feel stitchers are my best critics of my designs and I hope you like it.

So I leave you with these pictures and see what you all think, I did cheat a little since I re-graphed the saying, with the same square placing of the verse and did it in plain cross stitch, I also did some color changing that were more to my personal liking.

NOTE: I have added this note since lots of ladies have e-mailed me and ask me some questions regarding this design, yes there are a couple of mistakes in the chart, so what I did was enlarge the picture to a letter size sheet, study the picture and graph and I was able to stitch it more accordingly to the color picture guided by the graph, some examples are the center of the fruits in the darker rose, the tail of the snake not completely graphed, also if you see the color picture and the graph, you will notice some of the insects mising legs or not completely finished. I also noticed the hand of eve rising to the snake which was only outlined, so I just added another finger to eve or you can just omit the middle outlining of that finger. But these little mistakes are very clear to notice and I really enjoyed stitching
this sampler since the filling in goes very quickly while you are whatching some favorite programs on TV.


Jeannine 520 said...

Gorgeous! Adam and Eve designs are my favorite, I can't wait to see the new design. :-)

Deb said...

Woo Hoo Vilma! It's wonderful. I just love A&E designs so much (although I think you know that) and this one is great! The frame is so perfect for it! I wonder if my Michael's has it??? Now I think that I need to get back to mine - (and Temptation). I can't wait to see what your next design looks like.

K-G Knitter said...

It looks FANTASTIC! I love the frame you chose, it really compliments the design. I can't wait to see your new design. :)

Jennifer said...

A stunning frame and fits the design perfectly!


SilkLover said...

Oh, it's gorgeous! And the fram is perfect!

marylin & poussy said...

Hello and indeed you can be proud of you what a magnificent realization! The choice of the frame(executive) is also very beautiful! I like very much your realizations good continuation
Best regards marylin and poussy

Annemarie said...

Oh my, that is just beautiful, Vilma! And the frame you and Ingrid picked is perfect. Never realised it was such a big design, though :o)
Can't wait for your new A&E chart. But first, I'm starting Mehitable Terrill this afternoon. Woohoo!

Alice said...

It looks super Vilma! Absolutely gorgeous. The cherry on the cake.

Anonymous said...

Absolutely Fabulous! Congrats Vilma, on your finish and the framining.
Someone on HDF mentioned you had just finished and framed your Appil ;) so I came to take a look. Thanks for the little tip about working the verse/title in cross stitch. I just received the chart last week and have been wondering about the satin stitching. If you have any more tips you wish to share, please do.

Great pictures too. I will checkout the closeups on a better computer.

Note: I did read some more thru your blog and saw the ATS finish. Mine is still wip, but I told myself I can get page4 completed this year!
Mary Ann

Sampler Lover said...

My goodness. Your Appil looks wonderful in this frame. Both you and Ingrid did a wonderful job - Sandra.