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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Today’s picture walk... and winners!

Greetings friends and fellow stitchers! I’d like to start todays blogpost with a huge “Thank You!” for all the heart warming Birthday wishes yesterday! I had the best day ever and enjoyed reading all the comments on Facebook, blogger and email~ Thanks again for making my special day even more wonderful!    Also, I was blown away with all the entries in my giveaway.... I thought if there were 514 of you out there entering, the least I could do is offer 2 bags to give away.... I love each of my blog, Facebook and email followers! So, thank you for taking time to enter!    These names were drawn.....

Winner~~Linda Knipple

 

Winner~~ Holly Rison

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We often have to think outside of the box in our daily lives.... So, why not create a stitch into something unique? Stitch your pieces, but know they don’t ALL have to be finished into a pin pillow or ornament. Here is todays example………

Scattered Seeds   Springtime Pinkeepe made into a foldover

 

Just a 6” x 8” foldover to hold business cards, packs of needles or used to display in a vignette on your bureau~~ 

 

Giving you an opportunity to add a small wool appliqué... I enjoy adding little surprises to my finishes~

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I recently had a visit with a dear friend.... Waving at you Barbara McDonald! She reminded me of a couple of older pieces I had stitched and given to her many years ago.... It made me feel SO good to know she cherishes them and leaves them out to look at.... 

Sampler & Antique Quarterly Needlework magazine

Stitched in 1996 

(Unsure of which issue, please let me know)

 

 

 

 

I love speciality stitches, so I had made this gift for Barbara as well...  

Abide Thy Heart designed by Merry Cox

Volume 15~ Sampler & Antique Needlework

circa Summer 1999

 

I loved this piece so much.....

I really should stitch it again for myself~

Barbara still has the original pins and needle in it~

Thanks for visiting today~  Much love from this one year older Carolina Stitcher

 

Faye

 

 

Thursday, October 5, 2017

It’s my birthday month giveaway………

Greetings friend~ I have posted on Facebook that I'm offering this Carolina Stitcher bag in a giveaway in honor of it being my birthday month!! From the looks of things, I may have 2 to give away~  Soooooo, if you would like to play along and be entered, all you have to do is be a follower of my blog and make a comment! Easy~ I will announce the winner(s) on Monday Oct 9~~~  

Good luck everybody!!! 

 

Faye

Monday, September 25, 2017

Today's Picture walk......

Good morning friends!!! Happy Monday and lets get started.... I will get right with it because I have finishing ideas swirling in my head already this morning.... Ideas I will apply to your finishing orders in my craftroom.... Its such a great feeling! But, first, I would like to share a few goodies that have arrived at their owners homes.... Finishes that were created by me~

 

Mice in the Sewing Room

With thy Needle &Thread 

 I thought the tiny pillow needed a scissor pocket~ And, a spool of thread charm~

 

 Hats off to Uncle Sam

Blackbird Designs

Intended to be finished into a drum... however this cutie will hang in a grapevine wreath.... 

 
Spring Greetings Bouquet
With thy Needle & Thread
 

The tiniest of French Knots make this piece adorable! 

 Remember Me

Plum Street Samplers

 

I was lucky enough to get to Norforgotten Farms a couple weekends ago and purchased one of the Sewing Trays made right there on the farm.... It has turned into an invalueable treasure for me! Not only do my necessities sit on it when stitching, but it keeps all of my finishing trinkets in place when I am completing your pieces... I'm including the Etsy link.... 

Notforgotten Farms 
Sewing tray in Barn Red
 
 https://www.etsy.com/listing/531260243/wooden-stitchers-tray-clamp-on-armchair
 
I hope all of you have a great week with laughter, fellowship and stitching!! 
 
Faye

Sunday, September 10, 2017

American Homestead Sewing Set and more!

Greetings friends and fellow stitcher~ First and foremost, know that I, like all if you, pray for all the families that have endured, are enduring and are facing the wrath of the fierce storms that are currently taking toll on so many..... The Lord be with all of you... As a side note, I have suspended shipping Carolina Stitcher orders this week so to not jeopardize any lost packages~

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American Homestead Sewing Set by The Scarlett House, Tanya Brockmeyer was a delightful stitch of a collection of items.. I was drawn to the lady in the front yard holding the American flag... the log cabin and the group of animals.... I love these designs!!
Stitched on Oats&Honey by Dixie Sampler Hand dyed linens 
40 count
Using all specified cotton overdye threads
 
Instead of the little pillow finish, I opted for a foldover pocket... 
 
Inside, I added a slightly padded cushion for special pins and buttons...
And the pocket can hold packs of needles, a small ruler or notes... 
 
 I love putting little extras in my finishing... 
The chart calls for my little pincushion to be a scissor fob. I made the pincushion because I wanted to make a spooled fob with one of my stork scissor charms.... 
 
 The hornbook was one I've had for a while... Just waiting for the right project... A just-right fit, I'd say!!
 The beautiful Shaker Tray by LeHay Shaker, rounds out the collection. I cannot say enough about this beautifully handcrafted red shaker tray~ Rob is a master at his trade and as the owner of many of his pieces, I cannot sing his praises loud enough... 
Again, an old fashioned sewing set for needles, pins, scissors....
All nestled in a beautiful tray to display and actually use! 
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I made a promise to myself in January that this would be my year of Quaker stitching.... I love the Quaker style and wanted to add to my collection of Quaker samplers and smalls. Threadwork Primitives, Nan Lewis, has a collection of beautiful Quaker Pinwheels that REALLY spoke to me!
Quaker Clover Pinwheel 40 count Lakeside Light Exemplar linen
Using all Specified cotton overdye threads
 
 
Vintage mini Pinwheel 40 count Lakeside light exemplar
Using all specified cotton overdye threads
I loved the stitch so much that I stitched it a second time in a red/brown colorway~
.... pinwheels were actually used to house working pins and special pins back in the 1800's....
My collection is growing.... and again, my LeHay Shaker trays and shaker boxes are perfect to display these small works of art....  I will sign off  with a quote from Robert Schuller... "let your hopes, not your hurts, shape your future..." Blessings, Faye  
 
 

Saturday, September 2, 2017

A picture walk....

 
 
Greetings from North Carolina and welcome September..... I will be the first to admit that I am ready for Fall..... There are a lot of you out there who are too.... The days are shortening... the nights somewhat cooler... and, lots of stitching projects are in the making... I'd like to share a few finished creations that have come together in my craft room recently.  

 Prairie Schooler

Knock!Knock!

Scarlett Letter
 ABCD 1817
 Thin piped edge~
Theodore
Stacy Nash Designs 
**love his man purse!**
 ** scissor pocket on back**
 
 
Miss Lapin
With thy Needle & Thread
 

 

 Hand blessings
 

Blackbird Designs 

Club kit 

Prairie Schooler 

Little House Needleworks

Sleigh Bells Ring 

 

Primitive Hare

Christmas Bells

(Beautifully stitched on her screenprinted linen)

 

Pocketed back

 

Priscillas Pocket

Stoneware Bunny kit

Scarlet House

Be of Good Cheer

 

Summer House Stitch Workes

PSS Exclusive Retreat Kit

9 Patch

 

Handblessings

Children at Christmas

   

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I have had requests for a larger zippered bag suitable for your 11" x 11" Q-Snaps... So, I am now offering a 16" x 24" XL bag at 35.00.... Just like my 12" x 15" size, this zippered bag has french seams and is fully lined with a zipper charm. Very roomy to hold larger items.....

 

X-L Carolina Stitcher 

Zippered project bag 16" x 24"

So, if you're a stitcher who keeps their stitch on Q-snaps and need a way to organize and transport your project, please email fayeriggsbee@gmail.com or Facebook message me~ 

September brings on stocking finishes, ornaments galore and a little stitching myself... As I close, I will share a completed project and an ongoing project as I continue dedicating 2017 to my year of Quaker stitching...

 

Threadwork Primitives

Quaker Bird Pinwheel

My dear friend and talented designer, Nan Lewis, has released several Pinwheel designs that are all capturing my heart.... I will be showing the next one, Quaker Clover Pinwheel, very soon.....

And, my big Quaker sampler, Sarah Tatum, has been progressing nicely... I began her Jan.2017 and its my goal to have her completed before years end.....

 

 Sarah Tatum Sampler

Thanks for sticking with me for this long blogpost.... 

Stay safe, smiling and stitching,....,

Faye