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Thursday, August 6, 2009

New stitching friends and a finished Quaker Alphabet


I really must share my wonderful experience from yesterday. A few days ago I received a post from a lady by the name of Tommye who lives in NC..long story short..turns out she works at a LNS about an hour from Cherry Grove SC in Southport NC...(if you are ever near there, check out Angelwings Needleworks..) anyway, her stitch group was meeting last night..so what was a curious stitcher to do but get in the car and go check things out!! Turns out Tommye and I attended NCSU at the same time, lived in the same dorm with only 1 floor separating us and that we share the love of many of the same cross stitch designers...I will say that Tommye is a lovely person and I am so envious that a); she is a former shop owner and b); she is retired and gets to work p/time in a stitch shop now!~ How lucky would I be to be in her shoes!~LOL..anyway, we hit it off immediately. So, listen up ladies, there are many of us out there who share the same passion and eventually your paths may cross with one another when you least expect it!!! Oh, go check out Tommyes blog: stitchingandbeading.blogspot.com and her etsy....All her work is absolutely beautiful!

So, yesterday a.m. I was able to tie up the loose ends on the Quaker Alphabet by La-D-Da. I really liked the way it turned out. It will be a good companion piece to the La-D-Da I finished Monday..Live, Love, Laugh....I chose to make this one on 30 count dyed Weeks fabric....used 2 strands of Belle Soie (using 1 was not enough coverage for me!) colors: Cranberry and Moss...Using 2 made the design bold, but I liked the intensity....so, Amy, if you are reading, that Weeks fabric I bought from you was a hit with me!~ Let me know what you think!

Sorry this post got so long, but I couldnt resist the story....going to be a hot one again today at the SC beaches...I only have 9 days until I need to head on back home to Southern Pines and ready myself for my new crop of first graders....I am so lucky to be showered with hugs from all those little darlings!~~ So with Aug 18 being my first workday back at school...yikeees, that is just around the corner!!

Happy Stitching everyone! Faye

13 comments:

Carolyn NC said...

What a fantastic story! How neat to make new friends. I believe the next time I go to N. Myrtle, etc., I'll try to go a little out of the way and swing by that LNS. Too cool!And I love your beautiful Quaker finish. I think you're younger than I am, but when were you at NCSU? I was there between '74-78. Enjoy the rest of your vacation!

valerie said...

Great finish Faye! What a small world it is sometimes, right? It's great that you connected with a fellow stitcher and made a new friend. That stitch-in sounds like fun!

Barbi said...

Your quaker turned out really pretty!

Deb said...

Isn't it something what a small world it is? I think that it's wonderful that you were able to meet like that. I love your Quaker Alphabet. It really came out great!

Kathy said...

Great finish. I love the colors you used.
Isn't the stitching world filled with great people? :)

Karen said...

That is such a pretty design. Love the colors. Sounds like you had fun stitching! Hope you can enjoy the time you have left at the beach...wish it would rain here, though.

DaisyGirl said...

We start back Monday! Yikes! But, we are ready for a jam packed year. With this being Jacob's senior year, I know it's gonna fly by. Ya'll will be tired of me blogging so much about him, but hey I can't help it! I'm hoping you have a room full of sunshine and happy kids!
Hugs my friend!
DaisyGirl

JOLENE said...

Another beautiful finish, you are such a speed queen! It sounds like you have had a fun summer at the beach. Enjoy the last days of your time off before school starts. It sounds like you really enjoy teaching and spending time with your students. Best wishes for a great 2009-2010 school year. Take care.

Cathy B said...

Your La D Da pieces look great! Love the colors you stitched them with!

staci said...

That's wonderful that you've made a new stitching friend :)

Congrats on your Quaker Alphabet finish, it's really wonderful!!!

Amy said...

Hey Faye,
Both of your finishes are great, congrats! Glad you like the WDW Linen, I like it too! :-)

It's always nice to make new stitching friends! Did you tell them about our retreat in Myrtle Beach in Oct? The more the merrier! :-)

Have fun your last week in CG, I LOVE the ocean...

Sherri said...

I'm so glad you found a new shop and some great stitching friends! Thanks for posting about Tommye's blog. What a coincidence to find that I have featured some of her etsy stuff on my "Berri Necessities" blog!

Your Quaker Alphabet is fabulous!!

Scattered Threads said...

I am inspired by your sampler Faye. It is beautiful. Hmmm!