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Saturday, May 29, 2010

Patriotic finishes~~

Liberty and Justice
Little House Needleworks
32 ct flax linen, specified DMC threads

My pile of patriotic stitches were calling my name today from the craft room....So, I got busy~~ I "recyled" an old pair of my sons blue jeans for the denim on the front of this pillow and....

Backside of LHN pillow

Denim jeans/red check homespun cotton

I used the little coin pocket on the back for a pair of scissors to ride around in.... Kinda different, hunh??

A Prairie Year by The Prairie Schooler (circa 1986)

"Liberty" shop freebie by Lizzie Kate (circa 1999)

Then I decided to make a mini pillow to tuck into the heart pouch of the Prairie Schooler "A Prairie Year" I had seen someone else do....tied it up with bandana trim.... My "Liberty" pillow (Lizzie Kate) needed a few little buttons to keep her simple enough....

I've had Patriotic songs swirling in my head all day.... "With liberty and justice for all !" Hoping you all have a song in your heart and a prayer on your lips to honor those who fight and have fought for this wonderful thing we know as FREEDOM... Peace, Faye

46 comments:

natalie said...

You are so talented I can hardly stand it! They are so dang cute!

Hillery said...

What a cute idea. I love the jeans.
Excellent finishes.

staci said...

You are so creative Faye! I love all your finishes but that LHN denim pocket is the absolute cutest thing e-v-e-r!!!

Jennifer said...

Very cute!

Jennifer

Sharlotte said...

I love love love the LHN pillow with the denim!! I had thought about doing the same thing for that pattern since I first seen it released. Just need to get the pattern.The pocket is a new twist and I love it!! I can hardly wait to see how you finish all the rest of that patriotic stash!

Tricia said...

Fabulous finishes to show today!! I just adore the Liberty & Justice pillow!!

Karen said...

Faye.....you are just too creative!!!! I am going to steal your jeans pocket idea....it just too cute not to!

I love all of your finishes and can't wait to see more. Hope you have a great holiday weekend!

Margaret said...

Your finishes are so wonderful and creative! I love them!

Amy said...

TOO CUTE Faye - love the "recycled" jeans idea - might have to "steal" that one from you one of these days! ;-) You did a great job on all of them - congrats!

Myra said...

Faye, you are just tooooo clever. I LOVE! the jeans and pocket idea. The other finishes are fabulous too but that one is just way cute!

Blu said...

Very cute! I'm definitely stealing the jeans idea!

~ Stitchin Sweet Sue ~ said...

All are such nice finishes ~ me thinks we'll all be seeing a few more blue jean finishes:)

Way to go Faye!

Cindy's Stitching said...

Faye - how create, the jean pocket is so cute. I love all of the designs. You must be proud.

Carol said...

Amazing finishing ideas! The denim pocket is too cute! Way to go!

Cari-in-VA said...

too, too cute! You are so creative, Faye.

Enjoy your weekend.

Karol said...

What cute finishs!!

Jackie said...

All the finishes are gorgeous but I *really* love the LHN piece and your use of denim. Using the pocket to hold scissors is genius.

Nancy said...

I love your patriotic finishes! That is so clever to use old jeans for finishing, and the pocket in the back is very cute! You are such a talented lady!

Karen said...

Very cute!!! I am with the other gals, might have to steal your jeans pocket idea! you are so clever!!!!

Andrea said...

Cuuuuuute!!!! Omg, I bet we see that back blue jean pocket copied a lot, it's an adorable idea!!
Everything is so pretty :-)

Bonnie said...

Love all your finishes Faye. The denim pocket is so cute. You are so creative.

Lois said...

I love how you used the denim pocket! These are all lovely finishes.

Moreen said...

Wow! Your pillows are just gorgeous-the denim idea is amazing,
You are very creative and I too think we will see lots more denim pockets.

Siobhan said...

Fantastic finishes! What a clever idea to use the jeans--so neat!

Sherry said...

What a great idea for the scissor pocket! I love it! And a great way to recycle!

Bernadett said...

What a nice finishing.Very modern.Congrats.
Betty

pj said...

Faye you are so creative! And we are in the recycle mode so a great use of old jeans (which I know we all have some on hand). Thanks for sharing your finish...it looks like many are going to use your idea! Enjoy the weekend. pj

Charlene ♥ SC said...

How cute, creative, and festive! Great finishes!! Only a couple more weeks, and you'll be footloose.

DebbieSFL said...

Love the denim pocket finish!!!

Sherri said...

Me, too! I love the jeans pocket idea. I used to make purses from old jeans and used the pockets to tuck things inside, but to use the pocket for scissors on the back of a pillow is a fabulous idea. You're such a trendsetter!

Patty C. said...

Your jean pocket idea is fabulous - great finishing ideas !!!!!!:)

Cathy B said...

Awesome finishes Faye! Very patriotic!

Stitching Cat said...

Just to echo everyone else' comments, the LHN jean pocket finish is so cute and clever. I have this chart and really must get it stitched. I want to make the necklace too. Just might be the thing to work on today .....
again, great finishes!

Diana said...

Very cute finishing!

Michele said...

love your finishes! reusing old jeans, what a great idea!

angelasweby said...

Faye :>)
These finishes are amazing. How original and creative. I love the idea of the little pocket in the jeans being used for scissors - what a great way of recycling.
Your work has inspired us all :>)
I've been finishing today too - something I put off for as long as possible :>)
Angela xx

Michelle said...

Cute finishes!

Colorado Stitcher said...

Hooray for the Red, white and blue!! Very nice finishes.

Robin said...

I can't wait to dig through my mending pile to see if I have a pair of jeans to repair......that may have been in the mending basket so long they no longer fit so I can do this too. Neat idea and nice finish.

The Scarlett House said...

You are just too clever! Cute...cute...cute!!

Bekca said...

Such creative finishes, I love how you've recycled the denim!

cgd4603 said...

Your finishes are so cute and so creative.
I could hardly wait for the post and was not
disappointed at all.
What is the design in the background? Looks like one I may want to purchase.
Can't wait for more.

BrendaS said...

What fabulous finishes! LOVE them all!

Ranae said...

Super nice finishes, love the pocket for a pair of scissors.

Kajsa said...

Great finishing ideas! Everything turned out just beautiful!

Carolyn NC said...

Love these finishes - so creative!