This shouldn’t require a lot of thinking since I’ve only finished one thing but yesterday I was thinking about what I’ll do with the finished pieces.
When I first started buying charts, they were all either samplers or reproduction samplers:
Or charts that were muted colors of things I liked or had sayings I like:
- Midnight Visitors
- Winter Rose Manor
- Feast of Friendship
- Hannah’s Brownstone
- House of Berry Chapel Road
- All Joys for Thine
But, lately, I’ve added some things that are brighter colors:
There are others but these are some I’d love to get done sooner rather than later. So that got me to thinking about how/where I’m going to display them. The living area in this house is really open with a lot of windows so I don’t have much space on the walls for hanging things. The wall below is obviously between the kitchen and living room. This is where I’d like to put the chair rail or molding so I could stand framed pieces up without actually hanging them on the wall. That way I could easily change them out or holidays or just to display others for a while. Of course, I’d need several finished before putting up a chair rail. For the most part, this is where I’d like to display samplers.
This is the opening that leads to a hallway where there are bedrooms. The family room has 12′ or 13′ ceilings. I guess I could put the chair railing all the way to the top — no, that’s a joke. I think that wouldn’t look so good.
Assuming I’ll get a lot of stitching done, I’d also like to have the chair railing there in that hall so whatever is displayed there would show from the family room. I’m thinking I’d put some of the brighter pieces there. I also have several charts that have cardinals so they could go there also.
This space is to the right of the opening that leads to the bedroom area. I have several redwork charts. Most of them are small so I’d maybe hang some of those in this area.
There are two walls in the dining room but I already had ideas for those walls. One is a painting of an old street in Lake Charles and I really want that displayed. I also have four framed prints that a friend brought me from Paris many years ago. He has long passed on and I love having those prints that remind me of him.
I have no idea what I’ll end up doing but I would like to have an idea of what I’m going to do with things before I get them stitched and find there’s no good place for them. I suppose before I spend any large amount of time worrying about where to put things, I should get a few more things stitched, right?