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Saturday, October 30, 2010

~~Anniversaries of the Heart progress~~

I worked on my Blackbird Desgns "Anniversaries of the Heart" piece last weekend and thought I would share my progress......

I finished the block on the right and started/finished the one on the left..... I am LOVING this series of designs....I am doing them in random order though.....





This square called "Clara Ellen" is dedicated to my parents....When they retired, they moved back to the farm my dad was raised on.......... Being out in the country, there are flowers everywhere and I thought this large basket of flowers were fitting.... I put the family name and their initials on the piece for personalization....

My younger son loves the beach.... When I saw "Swan Lake" I thought that bottom portion looked like waves...plus he always wanted to feed the ducks as a child........ So, this square is for him including his initials and year of birth.....


My older son is a March baby..... With the clover looking vine in this piece and the verse about being lucky, I knew this square would be for him............I incorporated his name and birth date also.............



And, here is what I have accomplished so far with AoTH...........The first squares are not personalized yet....I am still thinking about who the perfect fit will be on them....Once I have done all of the 15 in the series, I will go back and personalize those left.....

Blackbird Designs
Anniversaries of the Heart
R&R 35 ct Winter Frost linen
specified overdyes
Hope everyone has a great Saturday and is enjoying the cooler weather!!!
Happy Stitching, Faye





40 comments:

Chris said...

This so beautiful and I really like the way you have personalized it.
Have a great weekend.

natalyK said...

Faye, Beautiful piece. What a way to commemorate those that are near and dear. I am stitching this individually but love them as one giant piece. Wish I had done that.

Cari-in-VA said...

Faye, it's a beautiful piece! What a treasure this is with all the personalization.

Enjoy your weekend.

Margaret said...

How beautiful! My son is a March baby as well so I had the same thought with that block. I'm collecting the charts and need to get the threads! Yours is an inspiration! Love the personalization!

Jackie said...

Just beautiful Faye and so special with the personalizations!

Татьяна said...

Как красиво! Никогда не видела эти работы все вмести, только по отдельности.

Myra said...

It is downright COLD here Faye! Your Anniversaries piece is lovely and it is so sweet the way you have personalized it. Have a great weekend.

Joy said...

I have to agree...it's beautiful! What a family heirloom...happy stitching!

BeckySC said...

WOW, looking gorgeous Faye!!!
BRRRR in the air here too :)

Hazel said...

I love this! I love how you have personalised them. Makes it so special. x

Carol said...

Oh, you're going to have a real family heirloom there, Faye--your sons will be fighting over it :) My guys asked me last week what I am ever going to do with all the "stuff" I've created. I told them all my ornaments will go to them eventually and they just looked at each other and rolled their eyes--boys (sigh...)!

Seriously--I love how you make each one such a part of your family history...just lovely!

gracie said...

What a fantastic piece! You are creating a beautiful memory...can't wait to see what is next on it.

Berit said...

Very interesting. I love hearing the stories of how people are personalizing these Anniversaries. :D

Mama Joan said...

Very nice job, Faye. It is a wonderful piece. Have a great weekend. It is a bit nippy here in MN!

Deb said...

Faye - This is looking wonderful. I've been so tempted to start on this but didn't. Now seeing yours, I think that I need too! I love that you personalized the blocks for your family.

Beth said...

So pretty! I had my eye on that series once before, but since seeing the way you are putting them together, I just went and ordered all 9 of them! I'm also a quilter and it reminds me of their Home Sweet Home quilt pattern.

Karen said...

That's beautiful Faye! Just your layout and can't wait to see the finished result.

Hope you find a lot of stitching time this weekend.

Sally said...

I absolutely love these and how you have personalised them. I'm starting them next year :)

Babs in Alabama said...

I really love this piece, Faye, and you're stitching it so beautifully. I've been dragging my feet on it all year. I started it in March and it stays by my chair, but I just don't pick it up. With hubby's surgeries and chemo all year I've just done little things. But maybe this will insire :)
babs

Beth said...

What a lovely piece!! Your personalizations really make it special. Can't wait to see the next block.

Cole said...

This piece is soo gorgeous, I love the personalization you've added.

Natasha said...

Faye, I love it so far. these pieces look so pretty all together. Thanks for sharing how you personlized them

Michelle said...

Beautiful! I love your personalizations!!

Nan ~ Threadwork Primitives said...

What a wonderful piece to have and hand down. It's really amazing and very special.
~Nan

MoonBeam said...

Love seeing your blocks. I am doing this project, too, and have found it to be a lot of fun. I'm a couple of blocks behind.

Bobbi

Nan said...

What an awesome project. I love that you have personalized the squares. I am so inspired by you and your creativness.......it's got me thinking. :0)

Siobhan said...

What gorgeous, gorgeous progress!! I love it. I enjoyed seeing your personalizations. Like somebody already said, your boys will be fighting over it!

Charlene ♥ SC said...

That's so beautiful, Faye. Your personalization will truly keep it an heirloom for the family to come. It's a great day for hot tea, soup, or any other thing that warms the toes! Enjoy your weekend.

Bertie said...

Absolutely fabulous Faye, have seen quite a few now of these designs (I collect them too!)and to see each one so different is wonderful.

Bekca said...

I love the way you have personalized this design to make it special to you. I also love the elegant threads you are using to make this, they are so pretty :) Happy stitching to you too.

Katrina said...

Faye it's so pretty! I think you are very brave to work them randomly :-). I think because I don't know what's coming next, I am working them exactly as charted, LOL.

Nicole said...

Wow Faye!! It's just beautiful! And even more beautiful in person. Can't wait to see more! :)

Valerie said...

This is an astounding piece! I love, love, LOVE AoTH and hope to begin stitching my own very soon! Your personalization is so sweet and I love how each of the designs speaks to a different person in your family. Thank you so much for the progress pics...I look forward to more soon!

~Valerie

Mirabilys said...

What a beautiful piece!
I love the way you have personalized it!
Bravo!

Carolyn NC said...

I love this - so cool to make it your own, too!

Robin said...

Totally awesome. What a neat heirloom with each block dedicated/commenorating important family dates.

Le blog de marylin said...

very nice ! félicitations !

have a good day
marylin france

lynda said...

These look really beautiful all done on one piece. And I love your personalizations. Great work!

Stitch Wizard said...

Anniversaries of the Heart is so pretty and your stitching here on it is even more beautiful!! I love it!! Debby

Natalia said...

AotH is just looking beautiful !!! You are so advanced. You and so many others have inspired me to start mine. I am excited about it.