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Sunday, July 18, 2010

**Friendly encounters, a WIP and homework**

Yesterday, several of us met up with a dear friend for the day... She is like a mentor and got all of us properly introduced to the world of cross stitching MANY years ago. Edna Medlin of
Em-Li's, Thread of Gold introduced us to linen and no telling how many sampler charts...

It inspired me to come home and look in my basket of some of the many WIP's I have.... Some of which are true antiques...I spotted my long lost "The Sparrow's Song" by The Goode Huswife.... Now isn't is crying shame I got this far and put it down????? This WILL be finished next as I would guess I have less than 1/3 to go!! What was I thinking????? I especially was drawn to the fall-ish colors.....And, that seems to be the frame of mind I have been in of late...



The Sparrow's Song
The Goode Huswife
Natural 32 ct linen, DMC floss

And, as you can see, I still have a few pin pillows to finish up....the crushed walnut shells are in...just needs to be seamed up and the buttons attached.... I have RAK'd 3 fellow stitchersthis month, so I will hang on to these in case I need a quick gift.... So, guess I have a little weekend homework!


On a personal note, I want to say a special thank you to many of you who take the time to visit and post a comment. I have not been really good about replying to each and every one of you but please know, I DO read each comment. I am touched with the kind words and encouragement that you like what I do. That, in itself, inspires me so much!

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday and I hope all of you have a fantastic upcoming week!

((**Hugs**)) from me to you, Faye

37 comments:

Cindy's Stitching said...

very pretty. You did a lot on the sparrows song.

Terry punto e a croce!!! said...

beautiful pillow, and beautiful work in generaally.

Andrea said...

Love your WIP'S Faye! I also have Sparrow Song as a WIP, but I think the linen turned me off on it or something, so it got put away. Maybe seeing your finish will be just the inpiration I need to get it back out and finish it :)

Those little pillows are just lovely too!
xoxo

DaisyGirl said...

The horrors of returning to school! I dread it! Our cafeteria staff is under turmoil, makes me not want to return! We need a new manager plus a new principal! Hope you have a better year than me!

Jennifer said...

What fabulous pillows! I love your idea of having a few things on hand for a RAK. I guess I'm going to have to get to work!

Thanks again for the great pins and your wonderful guidance!

Jan said...

Faye, before I forget I wanted to say how MUCH I love your scissor pocket finish, wow, that is ever so GORGEOUS!!!! I might have commented on it, but I may not have and I didn't want to NOT tell you how much I love it!!

I have that design too, although I don't have it started, it has drawn my attention more then once in my stash that is kitted up! Keep at it, it won't be long until it is finished!

Edna, dear Edna, I have met and spoken with her on many occasion, on the phone but especially at the trade shows. What a super wonderful and sweet lady she is too...once of those you meet and are a friend for life! I wish her the best, and I do so hope she is well and still enjoying her needlework.

Have a great week, Faye Dear! Hugs!:o)

Sadie said...

I bet The Sparrow's Song will finish up in no time :-) It's so beautiful. love your little pin pillows too.

Teresa S. said...

Faye, Sparrow's Song is just too cute-much cuter than the front of the chart shows. And your pincushions are adorable as usual-by chance is that fleur-de-lis a freebie somewhere?

MyLifesAStitch said...

Love that WIP, and can't wait to see it finished! Your pinkeeps are awesome, as always!

Have a great week!

valerie said...

Sparrow's Song is gorgeous! I can't wait to see your finish! Love your little pinpillows too. Do you line your pinpillows with muslim for the shells or just pour them against the linen. I always wonder if the walnut dust will escape...

FIONA said...

Great idea Faye - I always have a little box with some special gifts for RAK's! It makes it so much easier! I'm loving your blog!

Peggy Lee said...

As a recent recipient of a RAK from you...I can tell you those little pin pillows are adorable! You have inspired me!
Can't wait to see the finished Sparrow's Song.

Margaret said...

Oh my! I love your Sparrow's Song! You have to finish that up! And your pin pillows --just wonderful!!

Jackie said...

I'm confident that you will finish Sparrows Song soon. I have not seen this before and it is really cute! I think sometimes it's not that we fall out of love with a project but that it gets buried (and therefore forgotten) under all the other projects that we start. Your pin pillows are just fantastic.

natalie said...

I love that you are doing the RAK. :) Such a great idea!

Myra said...

Sounds like you had a good time Faye. Sparrows Song is a lovely piece, I am glad you are going to finish it because I want to see the rest of it. :o) Love your little pin pillows - especially mine. You do such beautiful stitching and finishing.

Mama Joan said...

Hi Faye,

Just want to Thank you for your sweet comments on my blog. I do visit yours but I am not good at leaving comments. I love to see what you are doing. I had a great time with all the girls I met this weekend. I hope to get a chance sometime to also meet you.

Scattered Threads said...

Love that song Faye and it is beautiful. I take RAK's. LOL.
Hugs.
Jackie.

Charlene ♥ SC said...

What a pretty WIP - something really fab must have come along to make you lay it down... Love your little pillows, too. Did I tell you that scissor case is so pretty! Great projects, as always!

Catherine said...

Love the Sparrow's Song and your pin pillows! They are all lovely!

~ Stitchin Sweet Sue ~ said...

Hi Faye, your Sparrow is coming along quite nicely. Was kind of you to RAK PeggyLee, she's a true sweetheart and deserved it, whether she needed it or not ~ and, she needed it! I'm all ears if you care to share your resource for your lovely Fleur de Lis...

Good to see you posting:)

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

Oooh, The Sparrows Song is gorgeous, Faye. I don't think I've seen that GH before. Really pretty! And.... of course, you know how much I love your pincushions! 3 more really pretty ones; you're so sweet to share those beautiful treasures!

Lois said...

You were so far with Sparrow's Song Faye when you put it down that I'm sure you will be reporting this as a finish before long. It is such a lovely design. What sweet pincushions, whoever ends up receiving these will have something to treasure.

Moreen said...

Your pin cushions are just gorgeous and I love your sparrow's Song.

Sherry said...

Faye your blog is always such a joy to visit! I love your Sparrow WIP and can't wait to see more! Lovely pin cushions too. You know Em-Li? Since I am close, I have wanted to meet her but havent't. Maybe we should get together!

Nancy said...

The Sparrow's Song and your pyn pillows are beautiful projects! Enjoy them!

Vonna said...

Song of the Sparrow is fantastic...I have that to stitch too....time...I need more of it!
I love your little pin pillows and I must say I agree totally of having things in reserve in case of a pinch ;)

And I totally have my head nodding in agreement over the comments that people leave on blogs...words of encouragement and friendship...now there is something to hang your hat on!

Patty C. said...

Congrats on your recent Giveaway win Faye-
I have started to stitch the La-D-Da Ornament from the JCS Ornament Preview Magazine also - It looks great in Crescent Colors Spinach and Manor Red - I am working on one is Just Rust Now and the distinction in the variation of thread color is wonderful

Happy Stitching

Berit said...

I can really agree about the friendship and encouragement of others though comments; and I also know exactly how it is about not replying the way you want to or think you should--and I think everyone else does, too! :D

That GH design is wonderful; glad that you're sharing as I hadn't seen it before. And, of course your pin pillows have inspired me to dig that particular freebie out of the file--I'm contemplating what colors to make mine in! :D

Jennifer said...

Love your progress on this one, not far till you will have a Fall finish!!

Your blog is great and I do understand the same about not being able to respond to each and every one but I too read all mine and even though I have gotten some private emails that were very hurtful in the past, I know that there are WAY more good people out in blogland who are genuine.

You just never know......

Jennifer
Feathers in the Nest

Carol said...

I'm so glad you found Sparrow's Song again, Faye--it is too beautiful not to finish it up... And I love your little pin pillows! I know the recipients of them will be thrilled...

Vinniey said...

Sparrow's Song is beautiful. I can't wait to see the finish work. All those little pin pillows are so cute. Love the one with golden brown floss. :)

Nan ~ Threadwork Primitives said...

Beautiful stitching Faye and I really love those little pin pillows. How sweet and I'm sure they make great little gifts. Enjoy stitching the rest of your GH.
~Nan

Sherri said...

I love the Sparrow's Song! I have a feeling that it will "soar" along now that you have it out again. Hope you're enjoying your summer!

Meadows08 said...

Wonderful stitching Faye! Your UFO will be done ASAP, I'm sure!

Carolyn NC said...

Lovely work - so glad you were able to see Edna!

Shannon said...

Beautiful stitching. That sparrow will be wonderful once you get him finished up!