Do you remember Give Thanks? I thought the black frame looked a little harsh and considered painting the frame. But I love the black! Not to mention that black works so well with many designs.
So today I present the new and improved version...
No doubt the black frame will reappear in the future :) The green (not yellow) rick rack has washed out a little in the picture.
Remember Moonlit Garden? Another one where the frame just kept bothering me.
Ta Da! Another much better version! This frame came off my bedroom wall and the Mary Engelbreit print that was in it must find a new home.
Another unfinished project below!
Here it is today! This was my first time using chenille trim and I love the look!
And a peek at the inside...
Pincushions are still an interest (and an upcoming exchange). Here's the latest before-
And the after! This turned out better than I thought. The new sewing machine slows me down a bit and I have to re-teach myself how to thread it each time I use it, but I'll catch on.
Mary Hannah Gipson was languishing in the finished pile.
Here she is! The frame was a thrift store find and the mat was actually cut off center. I still like the way she looks. There are some red tones in the frame that set off the red thread in Mary. Sorry for the awkward angle of the photo. The glare was a problem this morning.
Well, what else have I been doing to keep busy you ask? Well, here are 7 quarts of apple pie filling. Not pictured is 6 pints of applesauce. And today's business is apple butter!