Egads, I really wish this picture was better; hard to eliminate all the glare and window shine on reflective glass. But it will have to do. Being the best of a dozen or so attempts. Oh, I did try. Mainly though, I just wanted to show you my Country House Sampler finished and framed and give you some numbers.
The frame's outside dimension is 12" x 15", with an inside dimension of 9.5" x 12.5", which as you can see, is a nice size for this little needlework. The design image is approximatley 8 x 10, so it could be framed smaller, or larger, with the addition of matting.
A few more framing tips:
When framing any needlework, make sure to start with a large enough piece of cloth to accomodate your frame size, plus two more inches all the way around, in order to pull it taught over the backing cardboard.
If your cloth is heavy, trim your cardboard a bit to allow for the extra bulk, otherwise it may not fit (easily), back into the frame.
A color chart is included with the pattern, but of course, you may do this in any colors you like; perhaps as a representation of your own house (as I did), or worked in colors to reflect the 'country house' of your dreams.
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OK then, it's time! Here I am getting this in just under the wire, so without further ado:: three winners have just been chosen using our very own random number generator the "super shuffler bonnet". (In case you're now wondering what in heaven's name I am talking about here's the scoop on that.)
*Congratulations* to numbers 16, 22, and 5!
Way to go, ladies... I'll be contacting you in two shakes of a lamb's tail. And thank you to everybody else who stopped by to enter, and for your orders...patterns are on the way! Woot!