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Monday, April 12, 2010

Hannah Lovina Joslin goes on spring break~~~

First, I need to show off part of my family!~ Adam with his dog Julius (sitting), Phillip with his dog Truffles and my dear dear MIL, Ada. My DH and I had the best time having everyone to Cherry Grove Beach, SC for Easter and to celebrate Adams birthday...Love you all~~ I do need to add however that last Friday, MIL had to be hospitalized back here at home with pneaumonia and heart complications....Hoping to come home tomorrow and please pray for her recovery~ Being 91 years old is not easy....

Secondly, here is the progress I made on dear old Hannah Lovina Joslin... It was a BBD spring break for me guys.....I have fallen head over heels with many of the BBD designs... I am using the specified fabric and flosses.... I'd say I am over half done....


And to keep things interesting I did up Valentine Rose by BBD while working on Hannah...When have you ever known me to NOT be multi-tasking with my stitching??? This was a quick fun stitch and I am doing it on a large piece of R&R linen just in case I want to do several of that series together...

THEN, I had to further mix up things by stitching up the BBD December stockings....I hope to finish them soon and start my pile of finished Christmas designs.... btw, do you see that LOVELY red tassel???? Hmmmm....Well, I was lucky enough to meet up with my buddy Tommye and take a tassel making class from her last week also....She is a fantastic teacher, knows all the tricks of the trade when it comes to tassels....Thanks Tommye for teaching an old dog new tricks~~



Lastly, I was awestruck when I received these beautiful earrings in the mail last week from Dornick Designs~~ I won her giveaway and until I opened the package I had no idea how wonderfully talented Kathy Hardy is~~ Thank you so very much Kathy~~ You are extremely talented and I cannot wait to wear the earrings~~
Well, I must sign off.... Tired and weary from long hospital visits....I apologize for the shadowy photos but it is the best I could do at this late hour.... ((Hugs)) from me to you~~ Faye



38 comments:

JOLENE said...

Happy to hear you had a fabulous Easter and spring break. Incredible stitching you have completed lately, they are all beautiful and the Hanna Lovina Joslin is fantastic!!! Love, Love, Love that one!!! Wishing your sweet MIL get well wishes and try and get some rest. Take care.....Smiles

Karen said...

Goodness Faye...your needle has been smoking. Love all of the BBD stitching! I especally like Hannah and the colors in that house are so cool.

Glad you had a good break and hope your MIL is recovering well.

Carol said...

Faye, I wish your dear MIL speedy recovery! I too am loving BBD right now.....so why is it that a started a huge project by another designer?? LOL I need to take a little break and stitch a couple of those stockings too!

April Mechelle said...

Great Look Family. Beautiful Stitching !! Hope MIL is doing better !! Take Care

Andrea said...

Love the picture of your family, esp. your sons holding their doggies, that is SO sweet!!
Hope your MIL is better soon...hospital stays are not fun for the patient or the family.

OMG, all of your stitching is WONDERFUL!! I love all of it. Maybe cause I'm a huge BBD fan, but also cause your stitching is great too :-)

xoxo

Michelle said...

Hope your MIL is better soon.

Wow, so much stitching - beautiful!

Jane said...

Faye, you have been soooo busy and it's all lovely - the BBD stitches are such beautiful colours ~ I love the house brickwork on Valentine Rose. Wish your MIL a speedy recovery and I hope she's back home with you soon xxx

Siobhan said...

Faye, your MIL is in my prayers for a speedy recovery. Love the family picture!

I see you're in a BBD state of mind... I am the same! Can't get enough of BBD lately. I LOVE your progress on Lovina, and your Valentine Rose & stockings looks great. Congrats on the giveaway, too!

Margaret said...

I will be sending good thoughts and prayers for your MIL. Glad you had a nice Easter. Happy belated birthday to Adam! I love all your BBD pieces!!!! OMG, talk about eye candy! lol! Fantastic!

Jackie said...

I hope your MIL is fully recovered soon. You have a beautiful family!

HLJ is beautiful! You've been busy and your needle is smokin!

Carol said...

What a lovely family you have Faye! Handsome sons, beautiful MIL--hope she is recovering well...

I especially love your stockings. I bought that pattern, too, but have yet to stitch them and I'm already feeling nervous about the finishing!! All of your pieces are just lovely :)

Katrina said...

Hope your MIL is doing much better! Great family picture too :-).

Gorgeous stitching, I love Blackbird Designs.

Vonna said...

Oh my goodness, that is all just gorgeous! And what FAST stitching :)
Beautiful!

Carolyn NC said...

Wow - awesome stitching and great pic of your family! I do understand about 91 not being easy. Growing old is certainly not for wimps. Hope she improves and does well. Love the earrings!

Deb said...

I'm glad that you had wonderful Easter. I hope that your MIL is doing better - sending thoughts and prayers her way.

Your stitching looks fantastic - especially Hannah - I just have to do that one sometime. Beautiful earrings you received too - they'll go with a lot of different things.

dixiesamplar said...

Hope your MIL is on the mend real soon! And what a lovely family...

You sure have been busy...and such beautiful work too!

HAPPY STITCHIN'
Terri

Patty C. said...

I too am getting hooked on BBD
Your work is stunning

Tommye said...

That bbd is looking good girl. Hugs to Mrs. L.

Myra said...

Lovely family Faye. Thank you for allowing us to "meet" them. :o) You know I love the dogs too. I think I can see the smoke from your needle up here. Beautiful pieces.

Yvonne..... said...

I so love to see BBD things stitched up. They are just so much prettier in person. Love the Hannah sampler - it's just gorgeous!

Kellie said...

Hi Faye,
You have been one busy stitcher! And everything is absolutely beautiful. I am a huge fan of BBD. I love almost everything they create.
What handsome sons and a sweet looking MIL. I hope she is feeling better. I will definitely say a prayer for her.

Michelle May said...

Sending prayers for your MIL, bless her heart!
Beautiful piece you are working on. I love it.

Kim said...

Was wondering what count and fabric color you usedby R&R for the houses? I also want to stitch on one piece. I saw the third one. They have it on Hoffman website. Your stitching is beautiful!

Catherine said...

What a lovely family! I do hope that your MIL is feeling better!

Your stitching is fabulous! I love BBD, but have yet to purchase the new designs!

Great job on the tassle!

You'll have to share a photo while sporting those new earrings!

Sherry said...

Sounds like you had a lovely Easter. Your BBD looks wonderful. I will keep your MIL in my prayers.

Jan said...

Gosh Faye, such lovelies you have brought to life with your needle! I love them all and want to stitch them, you have been super busy!!

Love the photos of owners and doggies!

Sorry to hear of your MIL's illness, I do hope they are able to help her, and that she is comfortable and getting lots of rest!

BeckySC said...

Each and every piece looks just gorgoeus, Faye :) Wonderful stitching :)

Nicole said...

Oh wow Faye!! You've been busy! I love everything!! Your MIL is in my thoughts and prayers. I hope she feels better soon!

G. said...

Faye, You continue to inspire me with your BEAUTIFUL stitching!! Hope you MIL is doing well. Great pics of the fam!! Yikes, how did those handsome boys grow up so fast??? Missed you Tuesday. I'll be felting my bag this weekend:)

Tanya said...

ALL pretty, pretty, pretty!
Tanya

Tracey said...

Beautiful stitching! I love BBD too- and too little too late in some cases cause alot of the charts I love are OOP. :( How is Ada doing? Just said a little prayer for her, and will continue to!

Littlebit said...

First of all, your MIL certainly doesn't look like she could be near 91!!! My goodness!! I pray she is better.
And seeing your BBD is making me hyperventilate!! Must do a BBD, as I have never stitched one. Beautiful work.

Paulette said...

As usual, your stitching is stunning!!

Paulette

Brigitte said...

I'm still wiping my eyes to see if I really got it right. But yes, you were really doing all this wonderful stitching. Those are gorgeous pieces!
I hope that your MIL will be better soon.

Loraine said...
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Loraine said...

I have been noticing your cute picture on posts from other blogs that I visit, and thought I better check you out!
Wonderful stitching! You have inspired me with Hannah. I have that book, and haven't been really excited about any of the things in it, until seeing your wonderful things. The sampler and the pincushion are fabulous! So pretty! Thanks for posting.
I'm glad I found you, I'm adding you to my blogroll right now!

Tricia said...

Just beautiful stitching!! I love all the BBD pieces you've done and your tassel is wonderful! I pray your MIL is doing better, too.

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Healthy thoughts coming for MIL ~ looks great for 91!! Your guys look happy with their pets. And your needles must be dull from ALL that stitchin', girlfriend! Beautiful work, as always!