I was a little limited in my choice of frames as I wanted a carved dark wood which aren't "in fashion" round here right now. The nicest one in the catalogue was no longer available. Alot of the plain dark woods have a gold band round the inside which I didn't want either so the framer lady found this one. There is gold/bronze in it but not a bright gold and it goes really well with the brown in the border.
For new followers and those with bad memories here's a link to The Danse Macabre post where I celebrated finishing this piece. And here's a link to Julie and Becky's Note of Friendship blog where you can find the charts for free. And lots of other lovely free things too. And some lovely things you can buy.
I also stitched a little card for Kell of Kincavel Krosses as part of the Needlecraft Haven Birthday Exchange. Most of the ladies are getting the WOCS Flower of the Month cards but I stitched September for Linda so wanted something different for Kell. Of course I could have stitched one of her own designs but that would be strange! I saw this saying on a greetings card and it made me smile. I knew I had a 70's Disco font in an old Cross Stitcher so I was sorted.
The lettering is all backstitched then coloured in with my felt tip pens (again!) as is the card. Kell has opened it already and really likes it.
I also framed the final of the Just Nan Four Seasons - Autumn Haze:
This was completed some years ago but only framed this week! It replaces the Summer Sampler on my wall. And also on my FB profile!
Finally, how are you all getting on with the new Dashboard? I tried it once before, hated it and changed back but they must have made some changes after getting feedback because it's alot better now. Not as good as the old one but better than the first new version! The word verifier glitch is fixed too and I can comment on those blogs again. Hurrah!