Framing & Finishing Ideas

Here are a couple of photos sent to me this week – I love getting them and being able to share them with you! The ladies who sent these are quite creative!
First up is the Rio Trio – all framed together with 2 wires on the back so they can be hung either way. From left to right, the designs are Carnival, Rio, and Samba. She took a little license and changed the orientation – what fun to have them all in the same frame! Lynne says, “The Trio hangs in our bedroom…first thing I see when I open my eyes in the morning…an invigorating way to start my day ;-).”

Next up, all the way from England, is Rainforest Crunch. Ann finished it into a bag – what a fun idea!
Autumn Logs is moving along – I’ll share another peek soon!


  1. Karen on June 26, 2013 at 6:43 pm

    Nice finishes! I have Rainforest Crunch all done, waiting patiently for a frame… now I have other ideas percolating 🙂

  2. chicago.mermaid on July 8, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    Oh, No!!!! I just picked up the last of the series from my framer! I wanted to be the first one to send you a photo of all three Rio, Samba, and Carnival together! I did them seperately and "borrowed " how you framed Rio. They are so beautifully bright it would be a shame to put them in an ornate frame and mat. So, I have all 3 in a plain black frames with black suede mats. Where do I send a photo of them? I am so proud and now I am going to do Amazing color with my left over Vine Yard Silks. My e-mail address is Please, let me know how to send you the photos? My friend Mary has sent a few of her finished patterns that you have posted in your blog. I want to show off my beauties too!

  3. chicago.mermaid on August 7, 2013 at 3:15 am

    Can you let me know where to send photos of finished projects? It is August 6,2013 a month since I last asked. Let me know if you want anyone to send you any photos of any of the patterns they buy from you?

  4. Kathy on August 7, 2013 at 12:01 pm

    send them to

    I think I responded by hitting the reply button to an email I got which went nowhere – SORRY!

  5. chicago.mermaid on September 1, 2013 at 6:58 pm

    Hi , I think I sent the photos to the wrong address. I'll resend the " Carnival" series to you. I also have done Sugilite with a dark purple suede mat. I do a lot of cross stitch . When I finish a project, I try to do one of your needlepoint patterns to " reward " myself. I have bought patterns from just about every one but, I seem to enjoy doing yours the best. I just saw the new Autumn Logs , and I am in love 🙂 Please, keep designing, I get such joy from stitching anything you release.