Framing & Finishing Gallery 2010
The photos shown here are of customers' works that have recently been framed. If you see something you like and want to order a pattern or kit, just let us know. You can also request that your own pieces be framed like the ones shown here - we keep files on everything we use.
Galaxy - Stitched by Jeanette Peek - Designer NDO (Kathy Rees) Note: This is the Tobacco colorway.
Emerald (counted needlepoint) - Stitched by Kay Craven; Designer - Kathy Rees (NDO)
Two Country Barns (counted needlepoint) - Stitched by Pat Taylor; Designer - From Nancy's Needle
Two Gingerbread Cottages (counted needlepoint) - Stitched by Pat Taylor; Designer - From Nancy's Needle
Christmas - Stitched by Pam Heidebrecht; Designer - ??
Hooked on Tea - Stitched by Irene Shields; Designer - Handblessings
Crayolas - Stitched by Hazel Johnson - Designer - ??
Irish Blessing - Stitched by Wanita Dreadin - Designer ??
Love is a Garden - Stitched by Wanita Dreadin; Designer Waxing Moon
Bethlehem - Stitched by Wanita Dreadin; Designer Imaginating
Noel - Stitched by Iya Etter; Designer ??
Wee Santa 2009 - Stitched by Pam Heidebrecht; Designer Heart In Hand
Allan Davis & Krispy Kreme (Pensacola Landmarks!) - Prints by Sherry & Larry Paulsen
Redbird & Bluebird Pincushions - Stitched and Sewn by Suzanne Hamada; Designer - Blackbird
Strawberry Tree - Stitched and Sewn by Suzanne Hamada; Designer - Beehive Needleworks
Fish - Stitched by Darla Crowson; Pattern is long out of print; This was an interesting piece. The background was stitched on aida cloth and the fish was stitched on silk gauze. The gauze was placed over the aida cloth to frame and Tonia cut the mats to match the picture on the cover. It looked awesome in person!
Bride's Prayer - Stitched by Mary Heavner (she made TWO of them!); Designer Paula Vaughan
Crewel Embroidery - Stitched by Carol Eldderman ? - I'm not sure of the story here...
Stitched by Sue Cramer - I think this is out of print
Tonia framed these needlepoint Santas & Witches for one of Jeanette's finishing customers and I don't know her name! They had a lot of different stitches on them and were fun to look at!
Hanukkah - Stitched by Ann Gauldin (on 40 ct silk gauze!); Designer - Erica Michaels
Kitty Cat Row - Stitched by Nancy Crutchfield; Designer - Bent Creek
Live Humbly & Live Simply - Stitched by Sharon Long; Designer - ??
Ho Ho Santa - Stitched by Jill Breaux; Designer Mill Hill (kit stitched on red perforated paper)
Mother - Stitched by ??
Russian Fairy Tale - Stitched by Jennie Merritt; Designer Joan Thomason (she taught this at our local Stitchery Guild 10 years ago!)
Needlepoint Sailboat - Stitched by Cheri Hammer
Shores of Hawk Run Hollow - Stitched by Cheri Hammer; Designer Carriage House
Midnight on Snowman Hill - Stitched by Cynthia Thomas; Designer Glendon Place
(yes, that's Tonia in the photo taking a picture - she must have forgot to photograph it before she put it together!)
Winter in the Village - Stitched by Becky Cockcroft; Designer Stoney Creek
Wee Snowman - Stitched by Debbie Douma; Designer Heart in Hand
Monthly Markings - Stitched by Kathy Henley; Designer Heart in Hand
Christmas Tree 2006 - Stitched by Robbie Groeninger; Designed by Mirabilia
Crewel Embroidery - Stitched by Carol Elddermann ??
Doll with Parasol - Stitched by Christine Cartes - this was one of her first pieces stitched many years ago. She noticed the fabric beginning to look dingy and getting some "yellowish" spaces. We took it apart and discovered it had been glued to cardboard and the acid had started to seep into the fabric. We soaked it for several days in Orvus quilt soap and reframed it, making it look new again!
Hanukkah - Stitched by Nancy Karrick; Designer Erica Michaels
Christmas Trees - Stitched by Robbie Groeninger; Designer ??
Big Men - Stitched by Kristi Hughes; Designer Sue Hillis Designs
Winter White Santa - Stitched by Robbie Groeninger; Designer Mirabilia
A Summer Place - Stitched by Catherine Utrage; Designer Cricket Colletion
Harvest Blessings - Stitched by Elizabeth Flagge; Designer - Imaginating
Needlepoint Stitched by Nancy Hargrave many years ago!
Spring Fling - Stitched by Sharon Long; Designer Blackbird (Loose Feathers #13 OOP)
Sweet Sweet Babe - Stitched by Margie Blair; Designer SamSarah (These are not attached - Tonia put them side by side to photograph!
Living with Charm - Stitched by Rhanett Renfroe; Designer Lizzie Kate (series of six charts)
A Very Fine Sampler - Stitched by Sara Faulkenberry
Letter H Fairy - Stitched by Tonia for her daughter Hope's birthday; Designer - Mirabilia
Autumn Row - Stitched by Jennifer Burt; Designer - Bent Creek
Little Pink House - Stitched by Pam Heidebrecht; Designer - Blackbird (in one of their "thicker" books)
Stitched by Sharon Long - one of Blackbird's OOP Loose Feathers
Stitched by Elizabeth Flagge
Live Simply - Stitched by Rhanett Renfroe; Designer - Lizzie Kate
Spring, Summer, Winter, & Autumn - Stitched by Karen Sledge; Designer - Lizzie Kate
Karen stitched four patterns together on the same piece of fabric
Stitched by Cheri Hammer; Designer - Shepherd's Bush (Kit whose name I cannot remember!)
Pensacola Map - Stitched by Hazel Johnson
Stitchin' Room - Stitched by Joyce White; Designer ??? (looks like Jeremiah Junction to me!)
13th Colony (3 patterns together) - Stitched by Melissa Parker; Designer By The Bay
Salem Remembered - Stitched by Melissa Parker; Designer Primitive Needle
Bluebeard's Princess - Stitched by Tammy Hodges; Designer Mirabilia
Cornucopia - Stitched by Suzie Culkin
Geishas - Stitched by Jennifer Berg
Alphabet Sampler - Stitched by Nancy Hargrave
Stitched by Samantha Rosbaugh
Noah's Ark - Stitched by Jean Rasmussen
Scripture series from Little House - Stitched by Karen Sledge
Stitched by Samantha Rosbaugh
ROWmance - Stitched by Sharon Long; Designer Bent Creek
Wedding Sampler Stitched by Elizabeth Flagge
Joy to the World - Stitched by Rosemary Pape; Designer Shepherd's Bush
we ordered the mats and can order any of the mats in the SB photos
Joy to the World - Stitched by Rhanette Renfroe
Live Laugh Love - Stitched by Kitty Yax; Designer Primitivebettys
Christmas Frogs - Stitched by Carol Weaver
An old passport
ABC Lessons - stitched by Lynn Mahan; Designer - Lizzie Kate
Zippity Do Da - stitched by Kathy Young; Designer - La D Da
Two Cottages - Stitched by Pam Burke; Designer - From Nancy's Needle (Counted Canvas)
Two Cabins - Stitched by Pam Burke; Designer - From Nancy's Needle (Counted Canvas)
Two Country Barns - Stitched by Pam Burke; Designer - From Nancy's Needle (Counted Canvas)
This Too Shall Pass - Stitched by Regina Joyce; Designer - My Big Toe
Stitched by Julie Hall - she charted the Tate logo
Gift of Peace - Stitched by Judy McCabe; Designer - Lavender & Lace
An old finish (1995) from Nancy Hargrave - she's been getting one old finished piece framed each month and her "bucket list" of unframed pieces is down to two now!
Gardenia - Stitched by Darlene Taylor; Designer - Mirabilia
Come Tarry - Stitched by Cheri Hammer and adapted for a wedding sampler; Designer - Shepherd's Bush
Inspirations - Stitched by Regina Joyce; Designer - Heart in Hand (series of six small charts)
Make it Personal - Stitched by Rosemary Pape; Designer - Lizzie Kate
Bless the Baby - Stitched by Dottie Werson ; Designer - Lizzie Kate
Ducks Needlepoint Canvas - Stitched by Julie Bowden
Leopard Needlepoint Canvas - Stitched by Julie Bowden
This artwork from Africa in made from real butterfly wings - it looks awesome in person.
Strawberry Shortcake - Designed and stitched by Kathy Rees (Needle Delights Originals)
I love the red frame on this piece!
Lavender & Lace 1999 Holiday Angel - stitched by Jill Breaux
Witches & Whiskers - stitched by Kay Zellars; Designer - Designs by Lisa
Lovin' Free - Stitched by Jill Breaux; Designer - Victoria Sampler (Cathy Jean)
Living Free - Stitched by Jill Breaux; Designer - Victoria Sampler (Cathy Jean)
Bittersweet Moon - Stitched by Suzanne Hamada; Designer - Blackbird
Holly Berry Sampler - Stitched by Regina Joyce; Designer - Bent Creek
Stitched by Suzanne Hamada; the pattern is in Blackbird's book "With Needle and Thread"
Pensacola Lighthouse - Stitched by Becky Laverentz; Designer - Jeanette Rees
Color Delights: Violet - Stitched by Regina Joyce; Designer - Kathy Rees (NDO)
Santa - Stitched by Robbie Groeninger; Designer ??
Stunning stitched on black fabric!
Best Friends - Stitched by Christine Hale - she finished it on the Sudberry Shaker pincushion and wove the trim herself; Designer - Drawn Thread
Flea Market Souvenir - Stitched by Suzanne Hamada; Designer - Blackbird
Stitched by Christine Hale - This is an older Loose Feathers pattern (I think!)
Wedding Row - Stitched by Ellen Carver; Designer - Bent Creek
this is a great contemporary wedding sampler easily adapted
for the couple's colors - there's another further down in the Gallery
Glad Tidings - Stitched by Becky Cockroft; Designer - Blackbird
Simply Live - Stitched by Mickey Edwards; Designer - Primitive Needle
Mermaids of the Deep Blue - Stitched by Christine Cartes; Designer - Mirabilia
ABC Tapestry - Stitched by Sara Faulkenberry; Designer - Rosewood Manor
this is absolutely stunning in person and will be in the shop for a few weeks
until she is able to pick it up; Overall frame size is 40x30.
Two Mill Hill Bead & Button kits - Latte & Cappuccino framed together - this is a new shop model.
They are stitched on perforated paper and look great!
Let Go - Stitched by Mickey Edwards; Designer Sunflower Seed
This too shall pass - Stitched by Mickey Edwards; Designer My Big Toe
Blackbird Stockings stitched by Suzanne Hamada (she finished them too!)
Conch & Nautilus Shells - Mill Hill Bead & Button kits - these are more new shop models; although we could have framed them as a "set" to hang together, this is a great way to show you different selections for a similar piece.
Footprints - Stitched by Nancy Hargrave - pattern is out of print...
For this Child - Stitched by Mickey Edwards; Designer My Big Toe
Freedom - Stitched by Kay Zellars; Designer Little House (comes in a kit with pattern & Crescent flosses)
Another Mill Hill Bead & Button kit - Olive Oil
Wedding Row - Stitched by Emily Burton; Designer Bent Creek
we changed the colors to make it a bit more contemporary than the typical
primitive style of Bent Creek
Christmas Collage - also a Mill Hill Bead & Button kit! We're all caught up (for now!) with the shop models!
Morning Glory - Stitched by Nancy Ross; Designer - Drawn Thread
Where My Heart Blooms - Stitched by Ellen Carver; Designer - Blackbird
Joyeaux Noel - Stitched by Ellen Carver; Designer - Blackbird
Willow House - Stitched by Ellen Carver; Designer - Blackbird
Willow House - Stitched by Pam Heidebrecht; Designer - Blackbird
Live Humbly - Stitched by Pam Heidebrecht; Designer - Stone N Thread
Live Simply - Stitched by Pam Heidebrecht; Designer - Stone N Thread
Rainforest Angel - Stitcched by Sarah Yeager; Designer - Black Swan
Stitched by Ann Gauldin from a kit
Another baby sampler from a kit - I'm not sure who stitched this one...
the mat has a "V-Groove" cut into it making it appear
as a double mat - it's a nice touch
Basket of Kittens stitched by Elaine Hicks from a kit - every bit of the fabric was stitched on!
Blackberry Welcome - Stitched by Jennifer Staplin; Designer - Sweetheart Tree
Buddy Boo & Scary Carrie - Stitched by Robbie Groeninger; Designer - Lavender Wings
Baby Sampler - Stitched by Terry Smith; Designer Lizzie Kate
Terry brought us the frame and we put it together for her
Gift from Heaven - Stitched by Danielle Bentley; Designer Lizzie Kate
a Door Hanger is a darling alternative to framing for small pieces
Princess - Stitched by Danielle Bentley; Designer Hinzeit
Two Shall Be As One - Stitched by Danielle Bentley (I think!) - Designer Lizzie Kate
Thomas Turkey - Stitched by Becky Cockcroft - Designer Notforgotten Farm
An old piece stitched by Jeanette Peek - it was stained by coffee (not on purpose) so we took it apart (it was originally on a wooden hoop) and updated it with a new frame and round mats.
Peach Melba made into a pillow - Stitched by Danielle Bentley; Designed by NDO
I think this makes a great pillow!
Heirloom Stitching Sampler - Stitched by Jill Breaux; Designer - Victoria Sampler
stunning in person - I was so happy to see this stitched in person!
Stitched by Jill Breaux
Villa Mirabilia - Stitched by Linda Meredith; Designer - Mirabilia
Normal - Stitched by Pam Turnage; Designer - Lizzie Kate (this is a kit w/fabric & emb for $16 and we stock it)
Snow Patch - Stitched by Christine Hale; Designer - Shepherd's Bush (kit)
Haunted Halloween - Stitched by Jennie Merritt; Designer - Brittercup
Rise & Shine - Stitched by Becky Cockcroft; Designed by Bent Creek (OOP - sorry)
Gilded Pomegranate - Stitched by Jennie Merritt (fabulous goldwork taken in a class)
Butterfly in Goldwork - stitched by Jennie Merritt (this was a seminar class piece)
Violet - Stitched by Erica Biron; Designed by NDO (this is one of my small Color Delights - it looks great made into a pillow)
This photo was sent to me from Sarah in Venice - she stitched four of the Color Delights and framed them togeth - it looks awesome! In case you're looking closely, the bottom design is "Graphite" done in peaches instead of the grays. Great job Sarah!
Needlepoint done by Kay Zellars
Dog Sampler - Stitched by Lois Warvari; Designer - Little House Needleworks
Throw my Clubs - Stitched by Fran Boyd; Designer - Angel Stitchin'
Stitched by Rita York
Letter F - Stitched by Mickey Stovall; Designer - M Designs (all letters are available)
this was stitched in one overdyed thread
Hand and Heart - Stitched by Pam Heidebrecht; Designer - Primitive Needle
Watermelon - Stitched by Nancy Hargrave - she has been getting one old piece framed each month...
Serenity Prayer - stitched by Lynn Harrell; Designer Erica Michaels - this is one of her patterns designed for 40ct silk gauze but Lynn stitched it on linen and it is beautiful
Quiltmaker - stitched by Betty Park; designer Lavender & lace
Stitched by Nancy Ross; Designer Victoria Sampler
Live Simply - stitched by Jennifer Staplin; Designer Lizzie Kate
this was the perfect somewhat distressed but elegant frame for this cross stitch. It makes me want to stitch it!
This is a piece that Lynn Harrell had framed in honor of our good friend Debbie Snipes. She passed away in October after a battle with cancer. She was the stitcher/customer/friend who originally started our "Friends Who Count" stitching group and the "All Night Stitch-ins" when the shop was over in Gulf Breeze. We spent many an hour stitching together. When I went to her memorial, her family had several pieces of her works on display which showed how much they knew her stitching meant to her - it took me right back to the times we'd spent together. This piece was in Debbie's "finished but not framed" stack and Lynn thought it was time for it to be framed. Let this be a message to all stitchers - be sure you leave your needlework to someone who will honor & treasure it!
This is a painting done on a tile by hand, literally - the man used his fingers and fingernails to do it - it was given as a gift to Debbie Douma who had it framed.
Galaxy - stitched by Betty Park in the Mystery Class last year; designed by Kathy (Needle Delights)
Halloween Fairy - Stitched by Cathleen Frey from a Mirabilia kit
Rainbow Bridge - stitched by Nancy Reese; stitched on an overdyed jobelan, it turned out really nice. Designed by Sue Hillis (I think!)
A print of a Charley Harper - it turned out really sharp.
A shadowbox style piece to show off the tassels, diploma and photo. A great way to preserve memories.
A watercolor from the Art Festival; this frame really set off the artwork.
Winter Wonderland - Stitched by Gisela Vogentanz; this is a Mill Hill Bead & Button kit stitched on perforated paper. The "sparkle" doesn't show up in the photograph but it is really pretty.
This piece was stitched by Betty Sweet and made into a large pincushion (it's stuffed firmly) and the pincushion is shown in the photo below. She brought it into the shop to show and I thought it was fabulous. The pattern was one of last year's Loose Feathers patterns from Blackbird Designs and stitched on the overdyed gingham fabric. These two photos are another example of how difficult it is to show the true color of fabrics & threads (unless you're shooting photography in a professional studio).