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Friday, March 07, 2008

Sweet Little Berries & Give it away!

I was working on Little House Needlework's "Sweet Little Berries" from last week, and today finally I finished it.
It was a Kit which I've won at auction a long time ago, and I totally have forgotten that I had this in my stash.
As I like LHN / CCN very much, I had been wanting to stitch LHN / CCN, but somehow I didn't have a chance to stitch their designs at all, so I'm so glad to finished this very much!


Just after I finished stitching, I found a frame in my (frame) stash box, and framed it.
Here it is! I'm glad how it turns out.

Anyway, do you put glass in when you frame stitched piece???
This time I put glass in the frame, but I still don't know which way is better for stitched piece.
Glass or no glass?



When I won this Kit at auction, the owner wrote that this is a very rare Kit as this is the LHN's first chart...
And also there is a line, it is said "Little House Complimentary Chart No. One", and also is wrote it's a free pattern...
As I'm weak at English, I don't know exact mean, but, I think it's rare design...



As I won't stitch the same design again, I'm going to give this away (chart only) to someone who is really interested in this chart and want to stitch!
If you are interested in it, please just leave a comment to this post!
If there are many people who want this chart, I will do draw lots and choose one person!
Let's enjoy together and have fun!

The deadline is... 16th (Sunday) of March, (Japanese time...)!



"Sweet Little Berries (Chart No. One)" by Little House Needleworks
28ct Cashel Linen (Summer Khaki), Threads : Crescent Colours

37 comments:

Letty said...

Hi, I love the designs by Little House Needleworks so this is a great contest!
Letty

Carol R said...

This is a beautiful piece Yuko and I love the frame you used too! Please enter me in your draw.

Lee said...

It's a lovely piece! Please enter me, too. Thanks!

Nicki said...

I've already stitched this, so I don't need the chart but I wanted to say congratulations on your finish and how pretty it looks :)

Paisley said...

It turned out lovely, Yuko! As for the glass, I've never used it but I know some people do, especially if the piece will be displayed in an area like the kitchen. I think there is a non-glare type glass you can use so there is less of a reflection.

Please enter me in your drawing! Like so many others, I love LHN!

Shelley said...

Hi, Yuko, this is my first comment on your blog. What a lovely finish! I've been looking for this chart for ages. (As have a thousand other stitchers!)

I do not use glass for my stitched pieces. That way I can see the textures better. :)

Please enter me in your drawing. Thank you!

Katrina said...

What a pretty finish. I usually put glass on my pieces, I live in a place that is very arid, lots of dust.

I would love the chart, it's so cute.

Sally said...

Beautiful finish Yuko.Seeing yours makes me want to get mine out and stitch it. As I already have it I won't enter your contest:)

Olenka's Stitches said...

Hi Yuko! Your work looks so charming and delicate! Congratulations on the nice finish! I also like LHN designs so please enter me, too.
As for the glass, the works that are precious to me I had professionally framed with mats. It is usually recommended to have a glass if you put a mat - it sits better, I used non-glare glass and it looks great. Some works which I framed myself have glass, some not. But in this case sooner or later you will have to clean the stitched piece or it will look a little "tired" which is also good sometimes.
Have a nice weekend.

Maria said...

I love all designs of LHN.
I think that your idea is great.Please, enter me in your draw, thanks!
Regards!
Maria
Spain

anna said...

Yuko, I just LOVE this design, please enter my name for the drawing :)
I always have my work framed with glass, simply because with a cat and a doggie, there's lot of hair flying in the air and also, I live in the center of a big city with lots of dust... and I want to protect my work :) Especially silks and overdyes which can't be washed like DMC...

hugs
anna from Poland

sari.i. said...

I love LHN and CCN so yes, I would like to be entered in the drawing.

I have always put a glass on the framed pieces. I think I'm a bit strange 'cause I don't like the non-glare glass at all so I always use the "regular" glass. :)

Kim said...

Your stitching is absolutely fabulous. I wasn't familiar with LHN until I read your blog. Please enter me in your drawing.

Anonymous said...

Great idea, Yuko!!! well done ^_^
Glass on framed works? no,thanks.
have a nice time! warm hugs
chiara

Carla said...

Congratulations on your new finish!! Looks wonderful on that frame!
I do use glass on my framed project, I use non-glare glass :)
Please add me to your drawing...I'd love to stitch that chart :)

Cindy said...

Very pretty finish! I always frame my pieces with glass because I don't like the dust :)

tkdchick said...

What a lovely design! Congratulations on your finish.

Von said...

I don't usually put glass on my framed pieces, but my understanding is that if you want to put glass in the frame, either use a mat or spacers to keep the glass from sitting on the fabric. This is especially helpful if you live in a humid area. I'm no professional in this matter, so it could be I'm mistaken in this. Hugs to you, Yuko!

Ginny said...

Von is correct: you don't want glass touching your stitched piece. Either use a mat or spacers to prevent this. You can also use plexiglass, and it's fine to have it touch your stitching.
Oh, and I'd love to be in the drawing . . .

Eles Kleine Wunderwelt said...

Hi Yuko,
a great embroidery, I like it very much!
Well done!
Have a nice weekend
Gabriele

Nancy said...

You have done a very beautiful job of stitching, as always! And your framing is lovely. Yes, I always use glass on my framed needlework to protect it against dust in the air.

Please enter my name in your drawing!

Dora said...

Yuko,
It's beautiful! I already have this stitched and framed and it's one of my favorites from LHN. I did use glass and spacers.

Anonymous said...

I really like this design and would enjoy stitching it. Thank you for allowing me to enter your draw.

Brenda in NC

Itching To Stitch said...

Beautiful finish ;)

mimimira said...

Wonderful finish! I like it very much. I put glass on every framed piece and the professionals do so. The idea is that the glass keeps your work from damaging or getting dirty.
Hugs, Maria

Teri said...

Yuko, your finishes and photos are so pretty! I've tagged/recognized you for all the beautiful work you do!

Joei said...

Another lovely finish Yuko!

I always frame stitched piece with glass, either ordinary glass or non-glare glass, both ok for me. I also always have mat so the stitched piece is not touching the glass. It's very humid here so it's better to have it framed that way.

Susan said...

Unless a piece has a lot of embelishments (buttons, etc) that won't fit under glass, I always frame my pieces with glass.

I would love to be included in the drawing for the LHN chart. I've become hooked on her designs in the past 9 months, and want them all!

Ange said...

Hi Yuko...
This is the first time I write a omment on your blog. I visit your blog and many others daily and really enjoy them. I'd love to enter your draw, both because I love LHN and because in Argentina, where I live, it's very difficult to get designs this gorgeous.
Thank you for your generosity.

Jessie said...

wow...Yuko, this is beautifully stitched! And it matches with the brownish frame so well.

I usually will frame my work with glass unless i uses lace, buttons, charms which i think stands out better without the glass.

petitescroixetbidouilles said...

As usual you made a wonder ! Congratulations ! it's a very pretty chart please enter me in your draw :-))
Enjoy and happy stitching

XXXDomy

Stitch Wizard said...

Hi Yuko:

What a beautiful finish on Sweet Little Berries!!! Your stitching looks just perfect on it!! I have that chart too but haven't stitched it yet. It is really cute!! Thank you for coming into my blog! I would really love to see your start on Shores of Hawk Run Hollow! I bet it is really pretty already. It would be fun to see your blocks done and you can see what I am doing too. I have started block 2 and love it!! I look forward to seeing your progress!! Debby :)

samplerlover said...

Hi Yuko, as usual another beautiful piece of work. You have framed it in the perfect frame. I always frame my work with glass and either mats or spacers. I like glass over non reflecting glass as I did a sampler years ago that had the most beautiful colours in it. When I received it back from the framers you couldn't see how beautiful the colours were as the non relecting glass had made the work look like it had been dipped in tea. Its an alphabet flower sampler and I might put a photo of it on my blog the next time I do it.
I'm glad that you liked my needleroll. I gave it to my friend Karen yesterday as an early birthday present. It made her day.
If its not to late could you please enter me in your drawing for the LHN chart. - Till next time - Sandra.

Irmeli said...

Congratulations on your finish, it's lovely. Please enter me in your drawing, thanks!
Irmeli (from Finland)

Mama Joan said...

Would love to be included in the drawing. I enjoy looking at your blog.

Keep Stitching.
Joan

Barbara said...

Since it can get humid and dusty here in Malaysia I always frame with glass, either reflective or non-reflective.

Pleas enter my name in your draw, it's a lovely chart :)

Abi said...

That is a lovely design Yuko. I would love to be entered in the draw. Thank you. :)