Saturday, July 5, 2014

A Compliment my Husband Will Never Understand...

Greetings Friends,

 I hope everyone had a safe enjoyable 4th of July.  We spent the evening at the race track, which has a spectacular fireworks show.

My framer called and said my pieces were ready to be picked up so I rushed right in and here are the results.

 Cinderella Sampler
I have loved this sampler from the first time I saw it.  Although I like the finished results, I wish I'd used lighter fabric.  The motifs seem to get lost in the fabric.  Regardless, it might be one of my favorites I've stitched.

 Just in time for the 4th.  This one turned out super cute and love the frame. the compliment.

When I go the pick up my pieces at the framer he always unwraps them and shows them to me.  I stand there like a kid on Christmas morning anxiously waiting to see them.  He opened the Cinderella Sampler, we oooh'd and awww'd over it.  He opened Liberty, we oooh'd and awww'd over it.  He opened The Birds and the Bees and I'm sure this funny look came over my face.  He immediately turned it around so he could see and earnestly asked, is there something wrong with it?  I stammered and ummmmm'd a couple of times and then said, "You've framed with the back facing forward."  He was mortified and apologized over and over.  I assured him it was no problem and he promised to have it ready the next day.  As I was telling my husband about this he had the "Yes, honey I'm listening but what?...."  look on his face.  I tried to explain to him the fact that my back was so nice that he thought it was the front was actually a compliment. 
Although I try to be neat I don't obsess over the back of my stitched piece but I thought this was a funny story and one I'm sure to remember for a long time.
Here is the result of the correctly framed Birds and Bees.

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Here is a cute little piece I sent to my friend Karen for our annual 4th of July Exchange.

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 Although the 4th has come and gone, I usually leave out my patriotic pieces all Summer.

I hope you are finding time to stitch and appreciate you stopping by.

Keep on stitcin'