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Saturday, July 19, 2014

Some of my summer stitches....

Hello my friends~


I have had the most fun stitching these past weeks~ recharging and stitching go hand in hand! I'd like to say I've finished all my stitched pieces, I'd rather be sewing up YOUR finishes, so mine will be have to ready come next summer.... Here's a few I'll creatively bringing to life~

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Ladies Prim Society~ designed by Blackbird designs & offered by
Dyeing to Stitch, Virginia Beach VA

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This little guy holds the most perfect flag~

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I personalized my piece by omitting a few flower pots, stitching Abigail Adams name over one so I could include a tiny patriotic banner of satin stitches~


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...more personalization.... Another banner along with that all important date...

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Sweet Land by NeedleWork Press~~ a collaboration piece between NWP and artist Nancy Mills~ I stitched mine using Belle Soie silks instead of the called for Tudor silks~~ This stitch is stunning in person!


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La~D~Da My Country.... Don't you just her designs?? I do!! This one uses called for NPI's.....

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Grand Old Flag by Heart in Hand~~ I've stitched this one many times and stitched it again~ the overdyes show beautifully.....

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Glory Bee Freebie..... Another classic and quick stitch.... Mine hasn't had its coffee bath yet~~ Heres the link to Glory Bee for this chart ***Here***

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In Full Glory by Blackbird Designs.....

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I love about any design with a red house and a American flag~

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Souvenirs of Summer... A book of cross stitch designs by Blackbird Designs~
This is an older book LOADED with Patriotic stitches!


One last design I'd like to show is Pomegranate Sewing Tray by Stacy Nash.. I will be studying this beautiful trays unique finish.... Once mastered on a practice piece, I'll finish this design into that beautiful tray that Tracy displays...
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This will be the bottom of the tray~

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Another angle shows you those beautiful overdyed threads...

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.....swoon.... I just love that spool of thread.....

This weekend, I'll be devoting this afternoon and tomorrow in my craftroom.... Happily sewing and getting creative with finishing for you..... My haven and space to create... Thanks so much for your words of support; your blog comments, emails, Facebook tags and Private Messages are true inspirations for me~ I'm honored to help you bring your beautiful stitches to life in a form that's useful and that you can proudly display in your homes~

Enjoy your day...

Faye






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Sunday, July 13, 2014

Today's photo walk~

.....Greetings from the Carolinas.....

Summer is breezing along..... My sewing machine has been humming... Many of YOUR stitches have come to life~ I hope you enjoy~


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Notforgotten Farm~ Prim Sisters Club at Country Sampler, WI

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Inside view.... Special goodies to make you smile...

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I enjoy mounting stitches on distressed boxes....

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....and in trays for you to display your handiwork....


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...a wall hanging to enjoy....using a dear aunties antique knitting needles..

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Lined Lizzie Kate stockings~

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.....with extra added touches....

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Many of you are getting started on Christmas ornaments...

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.... The classic edging..... Simple~

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Prairie Schooler

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...some of you like the whimsical.... He's just too cute!

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... Others of you like the classics... Homespun Elegance...

I leave you with a photo of my recent winning from Donna Bayliss of By the Bay Needlearts
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This darling little pillow is just perfect in every way! I am so honored to have received it..... Donna hand crocheted up the cotton edging herself... And, yes, it's perfect~~ So inspirational... I thank you Donna, from the bottom of my heart~

Enjoy your day, my friends.....with needle in hand~

Kindly,

Faye


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Sunday, July 6, 2014

(Recreation of previous post...)

Good morning my friends~



Well, Flickr threw me a curve ball..... If you've noticed slow download of my photos, there's good reason.... Without telling all the techy details, let me just say that I've figured things out ( fingers crossed).... I wanted to repost these photos just to make sure they post better~ thanks for bearing with me....


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Wool.... By Pineberry Lane

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Fresh Butter by Notforgotten Farm

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Liberty by Threadwork Primitives

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Jingle all the away by Notforgotten Farm

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Freedom by the Sea by Sampler Girl

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Prairie Schooler

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Tending the Tulip by Notforgotten Farm

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Cinnamon Heart by Threadwork Primitive

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I hope you enjoyed this repost of photos......

Enjoy your day.......Faye~








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