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.