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Monday, April 13, 2015

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Greetings all!!!! I'm about to get the hang of the new app Blogsy.... I think~ :-) and, I'm just a little excited to shout from the rooftops about my latest finish for Kathy Barrick.... It's her new Punchneedle design due to release very soon.... You have NO IDEA how honored I was when she contacted me! And, giving me full creative reign was the bonus..... Here is what I came up with for Kathy~

A Sewing Bag..... akin to a Diddie Bag...

 
 


I also finished a retreat piece for the upcoming Primitive Stitchers Society Retreat for Kathy Barrick... But the design and finish will remain a mystery until she is ready to reveal.... Again, a total honor to even be asked to work with her!


So, the first day back to school after Spring Break is in the record books.... Whew, it was wild and crazy.... So this tired lady is signing off!

Keep a smile on your face, needle with linen in your hands and kindness in your heart~~


Faye

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Another Spring break finish~

Greetings friends......


In keeping with tradition and my love for all things red, I stitched the design Blackbird by Blackbird Designs while on my break from work this past week..... Yes, Blackbird became Redbird.... And, I omitted the border, along with stitching a small leaf vine under the tree....A simple leaf vine I made up by mimicking the leaves in the tree.... Simply said, I made it my own~

I thought the DMC 3777 on 36 count Buttercreme linen would be a nice combo.....


Using one thread over 2 made the design just enough pop.....


And I added a few newly made and very fragrant cinnamon pins....


Looking forward to returning to my craftroom tomorrow.... Picking up where I left off with finishing some of your fantastic stitches.... Thanks for your patience in allowing me the pause... I certainly was able to recharge~


Take time to enjoy the journey~


Always,


Faye

 

Friday, April 10, 2015

Today's picture walk~

Greetings friends and stitchers....


I'm trying a new blog app, so please excuse me being on a learning curve..... I've been sewing and sewing here lately, getting ready for the upcoming Prim Stitchers Society Retreat in Williamsburg VA later this month~ I guess you may say I'm a little excited because not only am I going as an attendee, but will be a vendor as well! This will be my first time ever as a vendor, and I'm thrilled to not only get to meet and share ideas with so many of you, but to be seeing things from the perspective of marketing my project bags, project sewing rolls and several unique Carolina Stitcher Hand Goodes.... Crossing my fingers~~

I have also been finishing for several of you guys and here is what has been created by my hands.... Your stitching; my finishing....

Pineberry Lane~ This is my Work
 

Stacy Nash My Stitching Book

 
 
Blackbird Designs~ In Full Glory
 
 
 
 

 



 

Louise and Henry~ LittleHouse Needleworks~

 
A drawstring bag to hold a knitting project.....14" x 18"~



Sweet Violets~ Littlehouse Needleworks.... 12 x 15" project bag
 

That's it for now...... I'll be in touch again soon!

 

Faye

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday, March 20, 2015

Welcome Spring~***Edited April 3***

....Happy Spring All....
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Finally! I ***think*** we going to kick off springtime here in the Carolinas~~ Its warming up some and it's time to show you a few recent creations that will surely remind of sunnier days ahead.... enjoy~~

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Easter Parade by With thy Needle & Thread

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I rouched a wider (5/8") ribbon for the edging.... I love the extra pop of color it gives~


Im pretty sure this customer stitched on a 40 ct linen.... Called for overdyed threads...





Happy Spring by Snowflower Diaries.... A freebie design... I made this one into a thin padded pillow to out in sweet childs Easter Egg basket~~







Easter Parade by With thy Needle & Thread..... I made a large pillow~


A simple cotton lace is sewn on each end of the pillow.... Allowing no distractions from this beautifully stitched design....

On a side note to my cross stitch finishing, I thought I'd share a few framed pieces I have hung in our home..... Just picked up from the framers.....I've started a Scarlet Letter Sampler area in the dining room....

From left to right....And All was for an Appil.....Rebecca Robinson....Margaret Randolph


And in my breakfast nook....over the pie safe...

I knew once I had seen this design, I'd have to stitch it! It's Land of the Free by Willow Hill Samplings.... Look ***here*** to see where I was ........




Well..... Here's hoping your weekend is great! Keep stitching and enjoying the March Madness~~

.......Go Tarheels......

Faye


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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

March Madness.....

~~~Greetings friends!~~~

.... I've starting to see all kinds of cross stitching come into my craftroom for finishing.... But, as they say, "variety is the spice of life!".... I've said it before and I'll say it again, as a needlework finisher, I consider myself very lucky! I get to use my creativity by taking your pieces of stitched linen and turning them into decorative and serviceable items.... Take a look at some of the latest goodies that were created in the Carolina Stitcher craftroom~


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After taking the trip of a lifetime to Paris in 2014, this fellow stitcher stitched several French inspired designs.....



I used subtle embellishments to compliment her handiwork....


A sizable hand painted box to hold very special French momentos~ I combined various red and black paints to get this special red....


Hand made cording will usually "frame in" a stitched piece nicely when mounted on a box top.....


I will put a fabric covered padded bottom insert inside so to cushion any fragile items that are being stored.....


The pretty scissors in this design caught my eye.... I'm partial to monochrome stitches also.....


Spring themed pin pillows are always popular finishes.....


Aren't we all ready for Winter to be done?


Tiny yellow lace makes the daisies come to life~


Patriotic stitches are always fun to create....


Threadwork Primitives


Chessie & Me Designs....



Plum Street Samplers


Fully lined stockings.....with a special attached charm~


La-D-Da freebie....




Thanks to all of you who continue to buy my project bags and project sewing rolls....


12 x 15" will hold all your supplies for a good size project... Neat and tidy!




A matching project roll allows you to safely roll up your linen... Safe from spills, wrinkles or even your pet...❤️







Several of you send me 3 Fall or Christmas stitches every other month to finish... Your wooden display bowls will be overflowing with goodness come October~


I love stitching the Blanket stitch along the edges.....nothing flashy....


white Pumpkin.....


...antique bone buttons sewn on pleated green ticking on the back.....


Large seasonal pillows with piped edging....


Hard to believe it's mid-week already!! Keep your hearts happy & your hands busy stitching~

Always,

Faye





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