Wednesday, December 7, 2011

And a Partridge in a Pear Tree

This was a freebie design by Tracy Riffle, Hands to Work.  Isn't it wonderful when all the elements of a needlework piece come together?  The design, the linen, and the fibers all working together complementing each other and bringing out the best in the each other.  And . . . there have many times when things do not work together.  I am just hopeful, I make those discoveries before to much stitching as been done.  One day soon, I will be brave enough to share some of my needlework disasters. 

A fourth element of a needlework piece for me is the framing or finishing.  I am very blessed to have a framer and finisher who have an eye for selecting "just the right frame" or "just the right backing fabric and trim."


  1. The frame is perfect for that beautiful piece.

  2. Very pretty finish!!!! Love the frame too.

  3. Oh such a sweet piece! The frame is perfect for it!

  4. That is so cute! Love that design--I'd never seen it before. I love Tracy's designs!