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Thursday, August 27, 2015

Twisted chain stitch....

A quick hello..... I have gotten mail emails and a few comments about the hand stitch I used on this piece.....

This is the twisted chain stitch.... Easy to learn and after lots of practice I use it sometimes on my finishes... This is the link I taught myself from and I know you can too!! Enjoy~~~

 

http://www.embroidery.rocksea.org/stitch/chain-stitch/twisted-chain-stitch/

 

Faye

 

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

A winner..a deadline and a picture walk~

Greetings friends!!!!!!

 

School is back in session..... The students have returned from their summer break.... I'm tickled to be welcoming a new group of First Grade darlings into the classroom.....Lots of sweet personalities to get acquainted with....

 

Speaking if tickled.... I'd like to congratulate Annie as the Back~you~School Giveway winner!

Annie wrote:

"Those bags are wonderful! I'd love to win one, thanks for the chance:)

I also love that you're looking forward to school starting. I have some friends that are teachers that aren't so happy to see summer end.
I hope you have a wonderful school year! Your new students will be very lucky to have you."

Way to go Annie!!!!...... Please email me so I can get your address~~~~


A few folks have emailed me about my cutoff date for Christmas delivery..... If you have your stitches to me by Oct 1, I will have them back to you by Dec 10 or earlier..... Sound good??? I wanted to put that out there because it really disappoints me to have to turn anyone away.... Happy to help.....just email me, pm me on Facebook or comment on this post with your name and email....


Lots of finishing has been heading out of my craftroom.... Here are a few treats!!!

Christmas Greetings by Elizabeth's Designs


I tried a new rope-like stitch along the lower border to compliment the greens in the fabric and stitch...

Little House Needworks.... 1 thread over 1 on 36 count....

 

Cheesie and Me

Threadwork Primitives

Lizzie Kate ...(I think~)

Punch Needle on Distressed board with custom cording and handmade cinnamon pin....
 

 

 

With My Needle

 

This piece was a true labor of love....

LHN project Bag......

Erica Michaels...

 

 

LHN and Shakespeare's Peddler Collaboration set~
 
 

 

 

Blackbird Designs

Needle books are a great way to add lots of special touches to your stitched design.....

 

 

With thy Needle & Thread...

 

Here's hoping everyone is enjoying their week as summer winds down..... I know I am~

 

Happy Stitching~~

 

Faye

 

Monday, August 10, 2015

A Back~to~School Giveaway~ Organizing & such.......

Hello my friends and happy Monday..... My last Monday before returning to school.... I'm getting excited though about greeting my group of First Grade darlings back on Aug 25..... Even after all these years, I still have a burst of adrenaline and excitement anticipating which precious children will be placed in my classroom.. In my care for the next 10 months... To nurture, lead and educate.... It's all so exciting for parents, students and staff!

 

Today, I want to announce a my Back~to~School Giveaway..... No, it won't be school supplies! Rather, a Carolina Stitcher project bag to help YOU organize yourself with your projects.... And, of course, there could be an added goodie or two....... IF you are interested, please comment on this blogpost (Facebook friends on today's FB post..), and you'll be entered! I'll do Random Generator on Aug 25 to pick the winner.... So, good luck!

 

Additionally, I'd like to share a few project bags that have left my sewing room.....headed back to their rightful owner as they get a jump on organizing their stitch projects... And, of course, with gift giving season nearing, I'm filling lots of requests for bags to give as gifts....

 

7 x 9" bag..all of my bags are lined, with French seams and zippered with charm...( I think was a Heartstrings Samplery freebie chart...)......(16.00)

Queen Bee fabric sets....

12 x 15" bag and 7 x 9" bag made as a set.... 42.00 plus postage/set.... I have enough fabric for about 7 more sets of this ever popular fabric... It's one of my favorites!

I even made a larger shoulder bag for a sweet lady.... Approximately 15 x 18" with outside zippered section, outside pocket and shoulder straps.... Please email me for your pricing on this bag... It is glorious!

 

 
Can you tell how much I love making these Carolina Stitcher bags????
 

More of the 12 x 15" bags......(26.00 plus postage)

And, I can insert about anything on the front of your bag~~~
 

 

 

 

I hope you'll participate in the giveaway!!!! ...... I like sharing and since I'm gearing up for school, you can gear up to get organized~

 

Enjoy your day all....

 

Faye

~~ Know that the Lord will never put more on us than we can bear~~

 

 

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Prized Pig~~

Greetings all!!! Busy times but I wanted to share a summer project I was a part of..... I L-O-V-E-D sewing this set of goodies.... Unique, fun and beautiful colors... Perfect for all animal lovers, especially, stitchers involved in farming.....

Isn't that cute?

The front of the book boasts a big pig...
 

The accompanying heart pillow is classic Stacy Nash.....

Of course, I had to add a little pizzazz to the inside of the book creation....
 
Primed up with stained homespun, wool and a few old accents~ Lots of hand stitching here....

 

A few of my favorites.....

With a matching wool heart including an antique button and a black bankers pin....
 

I just wanted to share a little tonight......

 

((Hugs)) to all...

 

Faye

 

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Christmas in July~

Good Sunday morning!!!!

I have busy busy putting together Christmas finishes for lots of you.... From new designs to older classics.... Bright thread colors to the more subdued.... I love them all!

 

Threadwork Primitives... Merry Christmas....

I went with a creamy chenille trim....I attach my trims by hand ~
 

 

A couple of the popular Prim Kit Clubs....

Dyeing to Stitch kit....

This rusty bell is just the perfect accent ~~

 

Peace on Earth by Blackbird Designs... A larger pillow with piping edge....

 

Such rich traditional colors ~

 

Lizzie Kate Stocking ~ Kamerin will always treasure....

Fully lined and ready to fill with trinkets ~~

 

Threadwork Primitives~ Kringles Crow

I like adding the little touches to the finishing.....

 

Littlehouse Needleworks...Peace on Earth.....

 

More Prim kit finishing requests~~

This one got a pocket on the back to tuck sweet messages of cheer!

 

 

 

Lots of Lizzie Kate ornaments so far this year... I love them ~~

 

 

 

Designs from recent Just Croas Stitch magazines.....

 

 

So.... That should get you in the mood for a little holiday stitching.... And, thanks for visiting!!


Enjoy the day~


Faye