Selecting the right frame

We are having such fun preparing for the Fall Needlework Market in August. With a break from book writing and projects, we've had time to focus on some reproductions, and it looks like we'll have five samplers and two original designs for the show in St. Charles. As projects near completion, we start asking: How are we going to finish this? Hemstitch like the original? Frame? If it's pillow? Stand-up? It's all part of the creative process and something we really enjoy. Lucky for us, we have an amazing framer, Sandy at The Attic in Mesa, AZ, who guides us away from bad choices. We'll usually pull out six or eight or ten frames (sometimes more) and try them on for size. Rarely--but sometimes--the first moulding we pick works. We pretty much like the same sort of frames--something with an interestisng profile, but not something that takedraws attention away from the needlework. One of our FAVORITE mouldings (the one we used on the Ellen Harrison antique and on the Mary Moteshed reproduction) is no longer available. Alas, we move on and find something new. Pictured here are two of our upcoming reproductions: Ellen Harrison's stag and house in one; AH's alphabets in the other. We love both of them, Ellen for her creativity and AH for the useful and delightful alphabet sets. Can't wait until those frames arrive! Happy summer stitching!    --Maegan & Vickie