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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

~ Finishes and a special story~



.... School has started back and I have to say I'm absolutely in love with my new batch of little First Grade darlings!! They come to me wide eyed and ready to learn.... It's going to be a fantastic year!!!!

I would like to share a few recent finishes with you... You guys pick some of the nicest and prettiest designs to stitch.... I love seeing each envelope arrive! Thanks again to all who allow me to finish your goodies..... Here are a few~

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Threadwork Primitives~ Kringles Crow

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Mosey n Me~ ?

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....with tiny details....

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Country Cottage~ 2012 ornament Gingerbread Man~

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12 x 15" Project bag~ Plum Street Sampler freebie.. A Patriots Sampler...
Found here***

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Threadwork Primitives~ Happy 4th~


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This sweet lady touched my heart with her finishing request.... You see, she lost her daughter 3 years ago.... Her adult daughter... Her adult daughter who collected angels.... So, this wonderful and very thoughtful mom, has stitched a rememberance angel each of the three years in honor of her daughter... This year she asked I finish the ornament for her... Her only request was to make it special... I love how this mom still cherishes the memories of her daughter... And, I bet she always will....

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Little House Needleworks~ Hallelujah~ Three angels.......how perfect~

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On the back of the ornament, her name is delicately stitched.... I used cherished hand tatted lace from my very dear friend... Who is in heaven also smiling down~


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Isn't that the sweetest story??

As August winds down and September is on the horizon, I get excited just thinking about my long awaited trip to Norforgotten Farms " A Gathering of Primitive Friends Show"... Sept 20th at Notforgotten Farm in Amherst VA... I've never attended, but have really wanted to.... This is the year!!!! Here is the link for more info about this great event~

Signing out for now..... Enjoy the rest of the week!!!

Faye



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Friday, August 15, 2014

It's beginning to look....

Happy Friday!

I thought I'd give a shout out to the ladies who've been sending me their Christmas stitches to finish.... Don't get me wrong, these Fall stitches that are out there right now are beautiful, but I'm seeing quite a few of you getting a jump on the holiday season too... I'd like to feature a few of the finishes I've done for these smart stitchers~ You'll see many LittleHouse designs~ and more.......

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This one is a design out of the 2014 Just Cross Stitch Ornament Preview issue


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I taught myself to the Coral Stitch and added as an accent to this one~

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This ornament bag will look sweet with holly leaves poking out the top~

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This one will too.... I thought "couching" twine was a subtle touch on this more rustic LHN design.....

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Beaded hangers often add to the theme....

That's it for today..... My last weekend before teacher workdays begin.... Then a brand new batch of darling 6year olds will come into my classroom on the 25th~~ I can't wait!!!.... Oh, some of you have emailed about my cut off date for Christmas finishes.... It's looking like October 15 will be the cutoff date... If you're thinking you may need me, but may miss the date by a little, please email me now so I can pencil you in..... Happy to help!!


Enjoy these special days as summer winds down.....

Faye


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Sunday, August 3, 2014

Sundays picture walk......

Happy Sunday....

With few words, I will let the pictures do the talking.... Your stitches + my finishes = nice, functional pieces for you to enjoy~

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Lizzie Kate ornaments with seed bead hanger~

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Just Cross Stitch magazine 2013..( I think...)

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....simple lines.......

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Bright needle~ Little Ones Series....



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.... I felt this piece needed to be in a heart shape....just my interpretation~

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.... with tiny discreet details....

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Shepard's Bush...

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Project bags to keep for yourself.....

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...and, more bags for gift giving~

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Colonial Gatherings Club at Dyeing to Stitch shop...


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My latest stitch~ Sail Away by NotForgotten Farm~

Come mid week, I'll be back in the craftroom full time until school starts back Aug 25~ I cannot wait to see my fresh new smiling First Graders... all filled with anticipation and excitement! Little do they know that us teachers get just as giddie,( if not more so...), than they do!

I'll leave you with one last photo of a scissor fob that's attached to a La~D~Da name tag piece..... I just HAD to make it special...

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Peace,

Faye







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Friday, August 1, 2014

Designer Spotlight~ Lil Abby's by Abby Rose

...Happy Friday friends & stitchers!

I have been stitching, a little at the time, on the Lil Abby series by Abby Rose Designs~. Gayle has other beautiful larger designs, but wanted to do a 9 part collection of smaller pieces.... She wanted to stitch them individually and have me stitch them together in one large piece of linen.... Honestly, this has been a very easy project! The approx 5" x 5" (32 count) designs have come together over time beautifully.... I couldn't wait to show you the progress.... And #9 will be releasing soon.... To make this all complete..... I'll let the photos do the talking.....

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....each block includes a word we try to live by.....

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Lil Abby's


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....such sweet stitches to stitch individually or collectively.... Wouldn't these be perfect as little pin pillows displayed in an old wooden bowl??? Hmmmmm, I may looking forward to re stitching them as is, or priming them up a little....

TGIF and enjoy your weekend!!

Faye


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Monday, July 28, 2014

Sweet finishes~

....Happy Monday friends....!

....So many of you, like myself, love the beautiful designs by With thy Needle & Thread... Brenda Gervais has a way of capturing softness and simplicity in cross stitch.... I enjoy taking those designs and creating a complimentary finish that keeps in the theme.... Here are three pieces that I finished for you using antique laces, hand dyed velvets, old buttons & simple handeworke~ Enjoy!

Be My Valentine
....found in the Be my Valentine booklet....

Be My Valentine
... Using the specified linen and threads....

Be My Valentine
... embellished with my hand stitching....

Springtime messanger
....Springtime Messenger.....

Springtime messanger
....I like being able to see the linen behind the lace...

Springtime messanger
.. I'm always searching for the perfect hand crochet cotton laces...

Mary Valentine Handework
....found in the Mary Valentine book....

Mary Valentine Handework
....Soft colors with a sweet button.....

Mary Valentine Handework
....delicate x's trace the seam.....

I hope you're enjoying your lazy summer days......

Faye






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