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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

...Stitching with and for Friends....

First I would like to thank those who have nominated me for blogger awards here lately~ I am truly humbled by your support and your votes of confidence~ I will graciously extend the Beautiful Blogger award to all my followers and those of you that support this wonderful hobby of cross stitching... Thank you again~~



Don't you just love this pattern?? My friend Sara made this for me as a thank you gift for finishing off her original stitchery into a little pillow....I love how she put out initials in the one above....Thanks Sara, you didn't have to do that~ I enjoyed making your little pillow ornie.... Here it is finished off with its little scissors charm....


And, as they say, one good deed deserves another....When Amy said there was going to be a little retreat in Manning last Saturday, I knew I wanted to make her up the pincushion in the new Honeysuckle Manor book by BBD....So here it is....stuffed with walnut shells and mounted in a small stained box...I even had fun making the ruffle~~ Thanks again Amy for a great day with good friends....(Her blog has some pretty cool photos of all the gals..) Nicole, Karen SC, Lorrie, and many others were able to come...check out their incriminating photos too...The fellowship is what it is all about~



I must definitely be going through a BBD phase....Here is the new pattern by BBD done in Cranberry Belle Soie and that is what I worked on at the retreat.....I can see me doing this one several times in different colors...

And my last little finish is from the Joyeux Noel BBD book.....I had some faded red Victorian Motto thread that I thought would look good on this 36 ct R&R fabric.... I envision a prim pincushion being made....
I hope everyone has a wonderful Easter....We are approaching Spring Break...Yeah!~~....I may pause from posting for a week or so...but rest assured, my fingers will not be pausing from stitching~~~ Love and stitches everyone~ Faye



33 comments:

Margaret said...

Such beautiful finishes! I always love seeing what you're stitching! I'm glad you had fun at that stitching at Amy's -- sounds like it was a ball!

Lorrie said...

Karen, it was so nice to meet you. I love to see what other ladies are stitching on. It looks as though my tastes are similar to your own, so I look forward to reading your blog and stitching with you in the future.
Love and Stitches, Your New Friend, Lorrie

BeckySC said...

All your stitching is just lovely, Faye :)
Have a great week :)

valerie said...

All your stitching smalls look wonderful!

Yvonne..... said...

Faye, your pin cushion is just amazing! So very pretty. And, I understand completely about loving BBD! All of these BBD finishes make me want to start something new (but I promised myself nothing new until Paradise Lost is done!) LOL!

Cari-in-VA said...

Faye, what wonderful finishes - your work is always delightful. It sounds like you had a wonderful time this weekend - I look forward to seeing the pictures.

Jackie said...

You are such a wonderful stitcher! I love the BBD pincushion. Just gorgeous!

I'm going to check out those incriminating photos! It sounds like a fun time to me!

Kim B said...

I love all those BBDs! That pincushion with the ruffle is darling!

Jennifer said...

Oh I have wanted to order that book since it came out in Feb!!!! Now, I'm going to cave!
I love BBD and your stitching is awesome!
I love the cranberry color especially.

Jennifer

Catherine said...

Love all the stitching goodies!

Carolyn NC said...

All looks wonderful! It was a blast hanging out Sat. with you and all the stitchers!

Lois said...

Everything looks lovely! I esp love how your little pin cushion turned out. It looks great!

jayne@~an eye for threads~ said...

Love the BBD's. Glad you had a wonderful weekend away with your fellow stitching friends. Nothing like stitching with friends.
Be always in stitches.

Vonna said...

Look at all your beautiful finishes and gifts :)
They all are gorgeous!
I love your cupcake pincushion you made for Amy! That's expertly done!

Nancy said...

Beautiful finishes and beautiful projects!

Enjoy spring break!

Sherry said...

Lovely finishes! You just can't go wrong with a BBD design!

Nicole said...

Beautiful finishes Faye!! It was so good to see you again - hope to see you in August! :)

Cindy's Stitching said...

Wow Faye you have been busy. All of the pieces are very nice.

Deb said...

Oh gasp! I love, love your pincushion. I have been staring at that thing since I got my book but slacker that I am, I haven't even started it yet. Yours came out so wonderful as did all of your finishes. And you are so deserving of the awards that you have received. You have a beautiful blog and beautiful finishes.

Irene said...

Great finishes ! I adore the pincushion with the ruffles :)

Karen said...

Great finishes....love the little pillow with the scissor charm!! You are just too creative!

Hope you enjoy your week off...hoping you have many happy stitches!

Sharon said...

What lovely finishes! BBD is one of my fav's - so seeing all your pretties was extra fun! I'm glad you had a wonderful time w/ Amy and the gang. Happy Spring!!! :)

Myra said...

Wow Girl! You have been a stitching fiend. They are all beautiful. I am quite fond of the BBD designs as well. Happy Easter friend!

Judysacre said...

Faye, I enjoyed meeting you and the others this past weekend and look forward to seeing everyone in August. Love all your BBD pieces, especially the pin cushion cupcake you gave Amy. I had admired it, but didn't know who had done it.

Rebecca said...

These finishes are stunning! I love your blog, you so deserve the award!

Farm Girl said...

I found your blog today, and it is beautiful, especially all these BBD finishes - they are gorgeous.
Nicky in NZ

Brigitte said...

Oh Faye, your BBD phase shows some gorgeous results. I alos love BBD and try to stitch at least one of their bigger pieces each year.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Your stitching and finishing are fantastic!

Aren't stitching reatreats the best?

Robin said...

Love all your finishes! Hope you enjoyed Spring Break and that a lot of stitching took place!

Littlebit said...

What pretty finishes!! I LOVE BBD, and though I have never stitched one, I hope to soon.

Michelle said...

Beautiful finishes and stitching. Enjoy your Spring break.

Jane said...

BBD patterns are special, there's so many of them that I like too. I love all your stitching/gifts, especially the pincushion you made. So enjoyable to see!

Carol said...

Yes, I just love that pattern! I love all BBD!! Great work! I bet the retreat was a lot of fun. I wish I had a chance to do something like that.....I do with scrapbooking but not stitching.