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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Coasting.....for sure!

Hello to all my stitching buds out in blogland~~ Yes, I am still at the coast of SC for another week blissfully enjoying my few weeks off for summer.... Year round resumes July19 so guess who will be back at next week this time dressing up the classroom for my new batch of first grade darlings??? I really love the 9 weeks in school, 3 weeks out of school schedule....

I think I kinda FELL IN LOVE with the new La-D-Da pattern in the JCS ornament preview issue called " 'Tis Green "......... I went a little crazy and played with threads I thought were pretty for the fall..... These will be gifts made into pincushions....So, guess I now have some homework.........



La-D-Da Christmas ornament
Roasted Chestnut/Autumn Leaves/Chives
Random dyed linen end pieces





Then I found my little freebie pattern I like to use by Liselotte (see previous posts..) Its actually a biscornu pattern, but it comes together perfectly as a pincushion filled with walnut shells... I had brought all my threads with me to the beach, so I played around with some I rarely use...



Dinky Dyes silks (purple and blue)
Faded Red by Victorian Motto Threads
Green Vicki Clayton Hand Dyed Silk




I actually found time to finish my Quaker Motif Scissor Pocket by Barbara Bernard (no blog)..All I have to do now is find the lining fabric that suits me just right... I already have the perfect button to use and I can hand stitch the running stitch that surrounds the piece....Hopefully I will get this done soon and you can see the finished piece....
Quaker Motif Scissor Pocket
"A Token of Love"
32 ct linen coffee dyed by me




Last but not least...I had meant to show you gifts given to me earlier in June... From Char (no blog) I received the BBD blue bird made into the cutest pillow....Some of us from the PALS retreat had a private exchange and Char drew my name...thanks so much Char~~~ I just love this little pillow you made for me....AND, Amy, spoiled me the last time we visited by giving me a pincushion she had made out the dreamiest Moda fabrics.... LOVE the fall flavor that it has... Thanks again Amy~ Your talent continues to amaze me~~~





So, that's it from me.......... Back to the beach tomorrow for a few last days before I return next week.... Here's hoping you all have a week where the sun's out, the surf's up and you are sipping something frosty as you chill.............((**Hugs**)) to all, Faye



38 comments:

Tanya said...

Your stitchy things are beautiful, as always!

Love all the different thread colors! I am using Valdani on one of my newest pieces and I'm in love w/it. LOL

Those pillows are darling!

Have fun at the beach!

Tanya~friendshipcrossing.blogspot.com

Karen said...

Glad to see you are still "relaxing"! Hope you enjoy your last week. Your stitching goodies are so cute!

Your scissor pocket is beautiful....definitely can't wait to see that one finished.

happy stitching....

Jules said...

I love that La D Da design in the current JCS! I have it marked as one to stitch up in different colors.

Your other pieces are great!

Kellie said...

Hope you are having fun at the beach! :) What a great idea on the La D Da design!!

Margaret said...

Wow, I love everything! Both stitched and received! Wonderful! I really envy you the year round system. I think it makes so much sense to do, but nothing doing around here. Have fun getting ready for school!

Jackie said...

Wow, your selection of colors is just fantastic and your stitching is as always just beautiful!!!

Enjoy your last few days at the beach. We all wish we were there with you!

Patty C. said...

Everything looks splendid - I hope you are enjoying your time at the beach :)

FIONA said...

Wow - your stitching looks great! enjoy beach time - I love it! Enjoyed your blog too!

Myra said...

I fell in love with the La D Da chart too and have been trying to decide which of my flosses I want to stitch it with. Yours look fabulous.

Enjoy your time left at the beach!

Peggy Lee said...

Love all the colors.
That little bluebird pillow is the cutest!

Sharon said...

Fabulous pieces and colors. I am looking forward to seeing your scissor pocket finished.

Moreen said...

Loved reading your blog and seeing all the lovely stitching and your gifts.

Your quaker scissor pocket is lovely I have one of Barbara's scissor pockets and must get around to doing.

Joy said...
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Joy said...

Love all of your stitching...what a great combination...stitching and the beach!

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

Ooooooh, those LaDDa stitches are so pretty! Love the colors you chose and I can just imagine the pretty pincushions they'll make! I also really like your other stitching as well. Is that the pattern you used for my pincushion? I'll have to go look at mine - you KNOW i love that! And your Quaker is gorgeous! Can't wait to see it all finished.

Lovely gifts you received! Enjoy the rest of the week!

Danielle said...

Everything looks so great! I especially love the Quaker piece.

Deborah said...

Love the finishes. The gifts are spectacular. I really love the scissor pocket. Enjoy the beach!

Berit said...

OMG Faye how stunning it all is! You must be such a fast stitcher! :D I haven't seen that JCS ornie preview issue, but now I'm really burning to, lol! :D

Marjorie said...

Those pincushions-to-be are gorgeous! I just found a copy of the JCS ornie issue and loved that pattern too. Guess I'll have to get busy1

Monsoon said...

WOW you must stitch all day to get all those done... I have been working on the Partridge in a pear tree one from that issue for about 3 weeks now and it looks like it would only take an hour to do!...I have only had a few minutes at a time to work on it but still...you make me feel like there must bee some time in the day i am missing.

Christine said...

Wow ~ All of those pieces are beautiful and finished ones are inspiring! Love the colours you chose for the La-d-da ornie!

Enjoy the rest of your vacation. We've just begun out here in the west.

Irene said...

Lovely colors you used, they will make great pin cushions. Your quaker pockets looks great.

Dani - tkdchick said...

I don't have my preview issue yet, but my friend has picked it up for me so I'm looking forward to getting a good oogle at it. I really like that design as well and can see doing it in all kinds of great colours!

You've got a lot of great smalls stitched up.

Enjoy your last days of freedom.

Patti said...

I love everything you have stitched. That BBD pincushion is just gorgeous and I can't wait to see all your stitched stuff made up. As Dani said enjoy your last days of Freedom because you so deserve them.
Love
Patti xxx

Carolyn NC said...

Love it all, the exchanges and finishes! I didn't realize that you were in yr. round school. So when are you free for a road trip??? I don't know why I'm asking - unless it's the next few weeks or so, I'm not free really until Sept. (unless it's last minute or something!!!) Such is life - busy summertime. :) Hope to see you sometime in the near future. LOL

Joy said...

Lovely stitching...as always! They will be adorable pincushions...do you need my address to send me one?! LOL Enjoy the rest of your vacation!!!

Michele said...

Glad you are enjoying your time at the beach! Wish I was there too :)

I love what you did with the La D Da design! Perfect for autumn colors! and Christmas colors :)

Can't wait to see your scissor keeper finished .. yummy colors!

Siobhan said...

What beautiful finishes, Faye! I love your giftie, too. :) Enjoy your time at the beach!

Nicole said...

Wow Faye!! You've been busy! Everything is just gorgeous!!

BrendaS said...

Love all your quaker pieces. Great choice of colors!

Enjoy your time at the beach! Both of my daughers are teachers and are enjoying the summer too!

natalie said...

I have plans to do the same thing with that La D Da pattern! I like the colors you chose for yours.
I'm excited to see your finished scissor pocket. I contacted Barbara Bernard the last time you posted about it, and I got my packet in the mail from her the other day. It's such a great project.
I ordered some VC silks, and I have to say that while they are not my new favorite, I like them a lot. I stitched a few pincushions with them this weekend, the same chart from Liselotte! Thanks again for helping me find it!

Carol said...

Beautiful rainbow of Quaker finishes, Faye! I'll have to check at the library for that issue of JCS for the pattern.

Interesting that you have year-round school. I'm sure it is very helpful to the kids with their retention of information, isn't it? Do the teachers like it as much as you? Enjoy your beach visit and I hope you get a wonderful bunch of first-graders--they are so sweet and innocent at that age :)

Littlebit said...

What beautiful things you have stitched! With year-round school, you will need frequent stitching assignments. :)

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Great stitching with beautiful fibers! Enjoy your summer - the schedule does sound nice!

Lauralee @ The Eclectic Stitcher said...

OMG, I love love love the La-D-Da ornament patterns ~ must get the preview issue. The threads you've used are gorgeous! The pincushions you received are wonderful as well! Hope you're enjoying your time on the coast!!!

Erna said...

Oh Faye just found your blog, and I love your stitching, great colours...lovely
Bye
Erna

Mary said...

Hi Faye,
Your blog is wonderful and all of your finishes FABULOUS. I too, have started the La-D-Da pattern from JCS. Each color gives it a new look, doesn't it? I have just taken the plunge into "blogland" and hope to hear from you soon :) Enjoy what's left of your summer break!

Hazel said...

Your thread choices are stunning. Thanks for the great link.