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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Picture walk.... Wordless Wednesday~


......Yes!..... I've been busy~

Here's this weeks picture walk..... Recent finishes of your stitches~

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Double Double by Prairie Schooler.....


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Beggars Christmas by Threadwork Primitives...

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Cinnamon Hearts kit by Threadwork Primitives....

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Naughty or Nice by Blackbird Designs....

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Wild Lilies by Blackbird Designs....

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Fancy Blackett~ Shoo! By Pineberry Lane......

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Bramble berry Bunting by With thy Needle & Thread....

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May Basket by Blackbird Designs.....

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Spooky Hollow by With thy Needle & Thread.....

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Prim Stitchers Club ( Facebook club)... Stitched by me!

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Project bags~ using the Plum colors as found in the Shepherds Bush Fold project..

.....As always, contact me at anytime~ my email is in my Complete Profile....


Make it a great day!!!!


Faye



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Saturday, April 12, 2014

It's Strawberry Season~

.........Greetings my wonderful friends....


..... recently I had the request to make strawberry emeries..... They would "dress up" the inside of an old treasured cabinet..... With her specific spring time fabrics, I set out to put together 10 unique strawberries~ I really wanted each to be a one of a kind~~......

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....Is it strawberry picking time for you???...
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..... Enjoy this spring like weekend!!!

.........Faye........






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Saturday, April 5, 2014

Madame Cottontail & Lonestar Mercantile~

Greetings friends & stitching pals~


... I recently finished my 3rd Madame Cottontail and the fun just never seems to stop! You guys love this design, as I do...... Between finishing lots of springtime goodies, needing wool and having a ginormous case of Spring Fever, I had a spur of the moment run up to Lonestar Mercantile.... For supplies and eye candy.....

Here's today's picture walk~

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Madame Cottontail by With thy Needle &Thread~

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...perfectly matched hand dyed wool...

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...including a coordinating lining in the diddie pouch...

And on to more sights at my favorite place in the world~ (no, they pay me no endorsements.... No, they don't have me in their payroll....wish I lived a little closer to the....
I just LOVE this place for inspiration, heavenly sights & smells and wonderful supplies of wools, fabrics and antique buttons....)

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Enjoy this glorious weekend everyone!! And, keep on stitching~

Faye




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Thursday, April 3, 2014

Sewing Bird finish... With a twist~~

...Greetings... I'm feeling springy today!!


Most of you know how much I love Brenda Gervais designs... And, I am seeing that SO many if you do as well..... When the "Sewing Bird" piece came across my finishing table, I decided it needed a little punch..... Here's what I came up with~~

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...Now, you may recognize elements of this finish that remind you of her design "Dame of the Needles".... I just LOVE that design also!!

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...I love the inside pocket as well as the cotton lace wrapped pin cushion and ties for your scissors~

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The pocket is dressed up with a hand appliqu├ęd red bird.... With a threaded needle charm in his beak... I just love reds.....

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I can't get enough of the old antiqued buttons.....

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Tiny spools of red thread are attached to the end of the stained seam tape... It's the little touches that stand out sometimes.....

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This is a sweet piece.... And, if you're not a "reds"fan, the soft tans and greens would work equally well when finishing this design.....

....more to come~.......

Faye




Saturday, March 29, 2014

....A true labor of love.. A fellow stitchers true gift~

~ I'm happy to share this with you all...


.... This was a most touching finishing for me.... Let me share a fellow stitchers story~~ .........

About a month ago, I opened an email..... With a heartfelt message.... It read....

"My stitching friend passed away and I was gifted a couple of her WIP's... I was honored by the family and have finished stitching the "Easter Peep" by With thy Needle & Thread.... I want carolinastitcher to finish it so I can give it to my deceased friends sister at Easter.... Would you be interested in taking on this project??"

As I read her words, I KNEW I could create something special and touching.... After all, she had taken the very linen, the very threads that her friend had selected and had stitched it to bring the piece some closure... Her words almost sounded as if it had given HER some closure and acceptance.....

Once the envelope arrived, I knew immediately what I would be doing... Something that would be meaningful, something with a slight twist... But nothing over the top... Let's face it, wanted the stitching to be the focus...

I looked closely to see if there was any way of telling where her stitches stopped and the others stitching began.... It was seamlessly stitched... Truly merged perfectly as if meant to be..... Her completion~

Here is my interpretation of what this most meaningful gift needed to be...


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.... I can see why this design was picked to be stitched.... It's precious~

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.... The details on the front needed to be subtle....


I knew my real design flair would be on the back of the finish..... So, I kept it simple yet meaningful.... Take a look~

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.... A couple pockets.... Where messages of sentiment might be tucked away... Or, perhaps, a note or handwritten recipe card she had left behind....

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I fell in love with the softly colored stitched tulips in the design.... So, I replicated the tulip on the back.... Peaking out of the pocket.... As if springing to life~

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...perhaps her stitching scissors would be tucked in the pocket... As a pleasant reminder that she loved to cross stitch and craft with her hands....


...A gift of significance.... Something her sister can hold on to.... Touch those wonderful tiny crosses and know she stitched them.... And that most caring friend took the time to complete~~

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I thank you Eileen for calling on me to be a part if this heart touching project.... As your friend is looking down from above, I know she embraces your kindness~ At Easter, I hope you and her sister rejoice her and make a special memory~~


... Hoping your weekend is wonderful....

Faye

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