Sunday, June 5, 2011

First Framed Piece and Quilting Peek

I picked up the first piece I've had framed from the framers a week or so ago.
Jenny Bean Halloween
Close up of the frame. The fabric color is more accurate here than in the picture above.
Jenny Bean Halloween Frame
Here is a peek of my 2010 $5 quilt in the process of assembly. I'm at the point now where I have hours of thread clipping and ironing in front of me. I decided I'm done with this for the weekend. Anyone who knows me, knows I hate to iron.
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Here's a quick pic I took of Cody. He hates getting his picture taken. A second before he was sitting up pretty, looking right at me. A second after this picture, he'd taken off.
Cody

I'll most likely be taking a blog break. I started my new job this week and I have to give a presentation in Texas the week of the 14th. A one hour presentation on a topic on which I knew nothing about on the 1st. The yet to be created presentation I can handle, the questions I'm not sure about. So I'll probably have some late nights this week and possibly spend some time in the office over the weekend. While I won't be posting myself, I'll continue to read your blogs. I'm always so inspired by you! Happy stitches!

48 comments:

paulette said...

YIKES!! Good luck with the presentation!! Knock'em dead!
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Beth said...

Good luck on your presentation!!

Barb said...

Good luck with the presentation....love the stitchery, turned out really nice.

Margaret said...

Oh wow! Good luck with the presentation! Hope you're enjoying the new job.

Love your framed JB sampler! It came out gorgeous! And the sneak peek of the quilt. Wow! I can't wait to see the whole thing. It looks so pretty!

Abby said...

Good luck on your presentation! Sorry it's soooo hot here! (I know I am...)

Shay said...

Good Luck with the new job/presentation and everything associated with it. New jobs are always exciting but so demanding.

I love the $5 quilt (Im also an iron avoider and often joke when I get rich Im going to pass someone to be my personal seam presser!)

Daffycat said...

Oh, Jackie ~ Jenny Bean looks beautiful all dressed up. Congratulations!

Best of luck at your new job! Hopefully they will go easy on the questions for you.

Annie said...

Jenny Bean looks fabulous!

And I get the point about taking a break when you get to the ironing!

Good luck on the presentation. Just act confident and I'm sure you can finesse any questions you can't really answer. ;-)

Deborah said...

Jenny Bean looks great! The frame is perfect. Good luck with the presentation.

Theresa said...

Oooo~~ Love the frame!! It looks soooo nice!!!!!

Good luck with the presentation!!!!! I know it is a lot of work to prepare one!!!!

Maggie said...

Your framed Jenny Bean is just lovey!
Love the look of your quilt too :-)

Good luck with your presentation, that would be my worst nightmare!

Laurie in Iowa said...

Best of luck in your new job and your presentations. Your Cody is a real sweetie... even if a bit camera shy.
Love the frame you chose fro JB.

Catherine said...

Good luck with your presentation!! Beautiful JB finish and love the quilt! What a cute pup!!

valerie said...

Beautiful framing on Jenny Bean! The detail on the frame is great! Good luck on your presentation. I hope it goes well for you.

Karen said...

Great framed finish.... looks great! Good luck on your presentation!

Hope you still find time to stitch.

Suzanne said...

I love your Jenny Bean piece, the frame is gorgeous. The quilt is beautiful and I look forward to seeing more than just a little peak soon.

staci said...

You picked the perfect frame for JB...stunning! Gorgeous quilting too!

Carol said...

Such a lovely frame for Jenny Bean, Jackie--great choice! And your quilt is wonderful--good luck with all that ironing...

Hope your presentation goes well--that is my absolute biggest fear--public speaking. I so admire those of you who can get up there and do it. I'm sure you'll be great :)

Gabi said...

Jenny Bean looks great in her frame. I love that frame.
Same goes for your quilt. Looks lovely, great colors.
Good luck with your presentation. :)

mdgtjulie said...

Good luck with your presentation. I hope you can pull it together and answer questions on it at the same time!! Your quilt looks good, and that frame is perfect for the piece.

Myra said...

It is just gorgeous Jackie. I love the frame. Your quilt is lovely as well. Good luck with the presentation and have a great week!

QuiltSue said...

Good luck with the new job and with your presentation.

Pat said...

Your framed piece is terrific, Jackie. And I love the look of the quilt so far. I try to do all the ironing as I go (of the seams) so it isn't as overwhelming at the end! Good luck studying for your presentation...I know you'll do well.

Nancy said...

You did such a beautiful stitching job on Jenny Bean, and I love your choice of frame! It goes so well with the sampler. Your quilt is looking beautiful too! I love the name $5 Quilt.

Good luck with your new job, and I hope your presentation goes smooth for you. If you get nervous just hug that cute little puppy!

Brenda said...

LOVE the sampler, frame is perfect! Your doggie is too cute. Dogs (and kids) are hard to photograph, that's for sure! Good luck in Texas, you'll be fine. I'll miss your blog posts, and I'll try to keep you entertained with a few of my own. haha

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

oh very beautiful
I love the lovely dog

bisous bisous de france

Tammy said...

Your stitchery and frame are beautiful. You're quilt looks gorgeous and you pup, oh so cute, even if he doesn't like his picture taken. Good luck with the presentation - I'll send good vibes for success your way!! Hugs and don't work to hard.

Carolyn NC said...

JB looks fantastic! Quilt looks good, too. Love the pic of Cody - too cute.

Micki said...

Your stitchery and quilt are wonderful! Good luck with your presentation!
Micki

woolwoman said...

The quilt looks great ! what a labor of love they are. Love your JB finish - the frame is purely perfect. Hope you get off to a great start in your new position and the presentation goes really well. Have a great week! Mel

Dee said...

What a beautiful frame! It's antique looks sets off your stitching!

Cute pup!

We'll miss you --- come back soon and good luck with your presentation.

Liana said...

How wonderful to frame finished needlework in order to admire every day. Very cool indeed and it's beautiful. Good luck with your presentation, you'll do great!!

Pointed Stitcher said...

I love your Jenny Bean piece, beautiful ;)

Micki said...

Cody is a cute Cairn. I want to see your other one, I will try to find a pic of him.
Micki

Melanie said...

Oh my goodness, I love the way it came out!! The frame is perfect. It's just lovely. :)

Good luck with your presentation!!

Deb said...

You picked the perfect frame for your Jenny Bean piece! Just perfect! I'll bet you were thrilled to have it back. And your quilt looks just wonderful. I'm so envious of that applique!! I hear you on the ironing - I don't mind clipping threads, but I hate all that ironing!

Cute picture of Cody and what is it with those darned dogs. Bailey will do the same thing - he'll almost ham it up and then when I'm ready to shoot - he'll look away.

And good luck with your presentation. I don't envy you that procress.

Mylene said...

The frame fits perfectly for the design, gorgeous!

Goodluck with your presentation!

Teresa said...

The cross stitch is very pretty.

Sally said...

Wow your JB looks fantastic Jackie! A perfect frame :)

Beautiful quilt too.

Good luck with your presentation!

Katie :o) said...

Congrats on your job promotion :o)

Littlebit said...

That dog is ADORABLE! :)

Oh, Jackie, your JB is beautiful! LOVE IT!

Michele said...

Congratulations on your new job! Love the stitching and the frame :-)

Kim D. said...

Love your stitchery and the frame, it's beautiful! Good luck with the presentation.

Hazel said...

Gorgeous stitching and framing. How is the new job going? x

imquilternity said...

Good luck, but I'm sure you won't need it! :) Your framed piece is just gorgeous. I love the frame you picked.

Heidi said...

I will come iron your quilt Jackie...I like to iron. :-) The framed JB sampler is gorgeous. Speaking of gorgeous, that is Cody! Even if he does not appreciate being your model.

Congratulations on the new job and good luck with the presentation!

Hugs from Holland ~
Heidi

Berit said...

Hallow Eden is Wonderful! I never noticed those starbursts before now--they are interesting, though. :D Glad to hear that you enjoyed a wonderful low-tech getaway. :) Also, congrats on your promotion.

Oh, Snow Garden is Beautiful! Def. one of my favorite anniversaries.

Jenny Bean is stunning framed! OOh, how wonderful! Also, your $5 quilt is a whole other beast with the sashing in between the blocks. :o (I think it's called sashing...)
I'm still dreaming of the day I frame my first piece; wonder what it should be! Good luck with your cram session and presentation.

Brigitte said...

Jenny Bean looks awesome, I do love that frame. I'm very curious to see more of your $5 quilt.
I hope your presentation went well and that you love your new job.