Sunday, December 18, 2011

A Finish

I finished "Companion Quaker Christmas Tree Sampler Part Two" by the Goode Huswife. I had a frame all ready to use. It is one I picked up several years ago at an antique show. I don't think it is that old but it was fairly cheap and the wood is beautiful! I use it for other designs so it was easy to pop out the picture in the frame and put the new one in. I decided it just had to go over the desk because I have mostly green on the desk. That means I will have to find a new home for," A Weary World Rejoices." I hope you are all having a happy time getting ready for Christmas-only one week away. I finally got a few gifts for the SBA. We bought a laptop and that was to be our gifts, but he always cheats and gets me a gift! He had a super day as the Seahawks defeated the Chicago Bears!

I think the cross stitch looks great with the old books.

This photo was taken before we framed it. Sorry for the shadow! It is done on Belfast linen 32 ct. antique ivory. The colors are DMC 3362 and 3364. I don't know the brown color. I had some NPI silk and I liked the soft brown color with the green. I must have had the brown before I carefully marked my floss.

This old copy of Charles Dickens "Oliver Twist" is dated Dec. 1886. It belonged to a Daniel Lyon Powell. According to the title page, there are 28 illustrations by T. Mahoney.

The frame is solid tiger maple.

Here is the way it looks. I'm happy with the frame and the cross stitch!
I hope everyone has a great week and thanks for stopping by.


  1. i love tiger maple. what a good choice!

  2. Hi Barb! I've just discovered your blog and really enjoyed looking at all of your beautiful photos. Your latest finish is gorgeous and looks so perfect displayed with the Dicken's treasure!

  3. The tree looks lovely in that frame. Beautiful work, Mom!

  4. Your cross stitch is just beautiful! I'm always impressed with other's talents. That Dickens book, wow! What a treasure to have.