Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Framed at last!!

It has been a long time coming, but here at last is my framed I Sigh Not for Beauty.  This beautiful sampler was designed by Fran of C Street Samplers. I love it!


Now to figure out where to hang it...my walls are becoming very full.  (I never thought that I would say that.)  There are already at least 27 samplers in my family room so I'm going to have to play around with things.  I think the last time I hung a sampler it took well over an hour because I had to move several around to get the new one to fit.

What a state we are in today! Our wood kitchen floor is being sanded, stained, and sealed.    I'm not sure what I've been dreading most--the noise and disruption or getting things back in order afterwards.

The workers have been hard at work for nearly three hours already, and I still hear the loud machines at work.  It's rather hard to concentrate think.  It will be 4 days until we can go back in the kitchen, so things may get interesting around here.  At least we were able to bring our coffee pot and two mugs upstairs.

25 comments:

Colorado Stitcher said...

I love your sampler and feel your floor redo pain! But at least you "saved" the coffee.

Catherine said...

Stunning finish!!

Ouch!! Four days without kitchen use!! That would be hard in my house!!

country stitcher said...

Beautiful Sampler!!!

Hard wood floors are the best, I won't go back to carpet. The pain of the redoing of the floor will be worth it.
Happy Stitching
Denise

CarolG said...

I am trying to convince my husband to refinish the hardwood floors under the carpet in the living room...no luck yet! Your sampler is beautiful - I would love to see a picture of your sampler walls.

Patty C. said...

Absolutely Perfect - I hope this pattern is for sale - I REALLY want to stitch it - GORGEOUS !!!

Margaret said...

Your sampler is gorgeous! Lovely! Hope the floor work doesn't drive you nuts. At least you don't have to cook, right? :D

Gabi said...

Your sampler looks lovely framed. And I'm pretty sure you'll fine a great place for it to hang and shine.
Good luck with your kitchen :)

Barb said...

Hi Ellen, Your sampler is just beautiful! I do feel your pain. We just had floors put in our family room which is adjacent to the kitchen. They had to sand and refinish the kitchen floors so they would match the new floors. After all was done it took us about a week to get the house back in order. The good news is-it was well worth all the trouble!

Bertie said...

Congratulations Ellen, a beautiful sampler:)
Good luck with the workman!!

Laurie in Iowa said...

Love the frame you chose for this beautiful sampler.
Your kitchen floor will look fabulous... but it is a pain to deal with all the noise and mess.

Mouse said...

ohhhh very prettttteeeyyy :) love it .. and don't you just love it when someone else does the work for you ??? I've got a wee mouse sander and have used that to do my a couple of my wooden floors with and have taught one or two peeps how to use it to do the rest of my floors as well ..lol ... it will be worth it once done :) take care love mouse xxxx

geeky Heather said...

It's gorgeous!!! Congratulations!!

Oh my, all that noise would definitely "drive me to distraction"...hang in there!!

Tedra said...

Hi Ellen - your sampler is beautiful! It looks like you stitched yours in the DMC colors as well? I am about 2/3 done, and need to get back on it! Great frame too!

Tedra, Phoenix, AZ

Julie M said...

Beautiful finish!

I think the dust from the sanding would bother me more than anything else. But I'm sure the floors will be beautiful when they are done!

Pat said...

Ellen, your sampler is absolutely beautiful. Just had hardwood floors layed in my sewing room and I know the pain of moving everything and getting back in place.

diamondc said...

Ellen: Good luck on your floor work.
Your sampler is beautiful.
Catherine
diamondc

Sandra said...

Your sampler looks amazing Ellen and the frame compliments the colours so well.

Marilyn said...

It's beautiful Ellen.
The frame is perfect for it.
I hope things settle down for you soon.
Have a great day!
Marilyn

Nancy said...

Your sampler is just beautiful Ellen! I can sympathize all too well with your renovation pain! Hope your coffee can bring you some comfort!

Sherry :o) said...

beautiful, Ellen! Hope the kitchen floor revamp goes in 4 days and well.

GingerCat said...

THis has turned out beautifully. I think that the frame really helped to showcase the piece. Good luck with rearranging. I know that can be very time consuming!

Katrina said...

Love it!!! The frame is so pretty too. I bet the floors will be gorgeous when then are done ;-).

Lelia said...

congrats on your finish - it is a beautiful sampler ; )

Karoline said...

It looks gorgeous, great framing

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

Oh very beautiful !!!!
marylin FRANCE