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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Last finishes for 2010~~~~

Greetings friends~~~ Just a quick post to show you my latest, and last finishes, for 2010.....
I have always loved this older chart by Blackbird Designs....It was a perfect fit for the 5x5 frames I have fallen in love with (from Michaels...) I actually used 32 ct Lakeside Linen Buttercream linen rather than filling in the background.....That is the only change I made...





And, I wanted to make one last gift for a blogging friend..... Knowing she is a coffee lover, I decided to stitch up this DMC freebie.......The chart calls for DMC threads, but I converted to Belle Soie.....
I went ahead and personalized the back with 2011 since she will be receiving it after 2010.....

...carefully covering up her name.....


On a personal note, I would like to ask all my friends to say a special prayer today for my friend Barbara....She is taking her second chemo today.....The first round was 2 weeks ago and she did well.....Fatigued though and she has now lost her hair......But, as you have heard me say before, she is quite the fighter and has a wonderfully positive attitude..... I know she will be a breast cancer survivor with her upbeat outlook and loving prayers.......

Here's hoping everyone has time to reflect on the year of 2010 and will focus on making 2011 a great year!!!



~~~~Happy Stitching to you all~~~~

Faye

33 comments:

Christine said...

The BBD looks perfect in that frame. I love the bead you added to the hanger ribbon on the coffee ornament. It's such a small addition but so cute and perfect!

Happy New Year and best wishes for your friend.

Jackie said...

Happy New Year. Wishing you, your family, and Barbara Health and Happiness. We'll be thinking of her!

Patty C. said...

Lovely work Faye
Best wishes to you and your family in the New Year. A special prayer sent to Barbara - Health in 2011 !!

H said...

Lovely finishes, love them both.
Prayers for your friend, and Best Wishes for a Happy and Healthy New Year for you and your family.

Jennifer said...

Faye,
You inspire me yet again. I've put the BBD's American Star on my wishlist for 2011.

Please let your friend know that my prayers are with her.

Deborah said...

The BBD finish is lovely. I will keep your friend Barbara in my prayers. Happy New Year to you and yours.

Margaret said...

Love your finishes! That DMC freebie is really pretty! I will definitely keep Barbara in my thoughts and prayers.

Meadows08 said...

Lovely finishes, you are a prolific stitcher!

Best wishes for your friend.

Susan in SC said...

Prayers for your friend Barbara. Your finishes are lovely. How nice of you to send a special gift to your online friend - lucky girl!!

Lesleyanne said...

Two beautiful finishes. I love them both! Happy New Year and best wishes for your friend.

Myra said...

Lovely finishes to wrap up 2010 Faye. I will say a prayer for Barbara, together we can give her the strength to get through all this.

Pointed Stitcher said...

Congrats on your finishes, I especially like the BBD piece.

Nan ~ Threadwork Primitives said...

Beautiful finishes Faye. Prayers to your friend and best wishes to you both for a healthy and happy new year.

Michelle said...

Your finishes are beautiful! I'll be sure to send prayers to Barbara. Happy New Year!

Jan said...

Such lovely finishes, Faye!! You can be sure I will be praying for your Barbara.

Have a full and wonderful new year, my friend!

Karen said...

Happy new year! Love your BBD finish...that design's a favorite of mine too.

Hope all goes well for Barbara...sending positive thoughts her way.

Wishing a very stitchy happy new year.

Carol said...

What a beautiful finish to end the year with, Faye. And don't you love it when a finish fits a ready-made frame so perfectly?

I will certainly keep Barbara in my thoughts and prayers--I do hope 2011 will be a healthier and happier year for her.

gracie said...

Great finish...love the coffee cup...
Thoughts for Barbara......

Ellen said...

Gorgeous! Really love that coffee ornament!

Happy New Year!

Prayers and positive thoughts for your friend, Barbara.

valerie said...

Beautiful finishes! Happy New Year to you and best of luck to Barbara!

Le blog de marylin said...

Happy New Year 2011, peace, love, health and
friendships marylin

Lois said...

What a lovely BBD finish, the frame is perfect for it! Love your gift for your coffee-loving friend. I hope 2011 will be a better year for your friend Barbara. Happy New Year!

Carol said...

Great finishes! I love BBD! Happy New Year Faye! I will include Barbara in my prayers. Happy stitching in 2011!

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Such a lovely finish to end the year! Do you have a wall devoted to the 5x5 samplers? Best Wishes for Barbara, and Happy New Year to you and your family!

Katrina said...

Love your framed BBD piece, the molding is perfect and cute littl cup :-). Happy New Year!!!

BrendaS said...

Your finishes are beautiful!

I'm glad your friend is doing well. They say a good attitude is half the battle. Will keep her in my thoughts and prayers.

Happy New Year!

Siobhan said...

Barbara remains in my prayers! I hope this second round of chemo knocks the you know what out of the cancer.

Your finishes are beautiful! I love the BBD--what a great frame! Love the coffee finish, too--super cute. :)

Wishing you a blessed, happy & healthy new year for you and your family, and Barbara, too!

Blu said...

Beautiful finishes!

Best of luck to Barbara.

Catherine said...

What beautiful stitches to end the year! Your finishing always looks lovely.

I will keep your dear friend in my thoughts and prayers.

Wishing you a very Happy New Year!

Sherry :o) said...

My, my - your finishes made at this late hour of 2010 beautiful. Happy New Year, Faye!

Lynn said...

Some really lovely finishes there! That BBD looks great in that frame.
I'll keep your friend Barbara in my prayers with wishes for continued health for her in 2011. All best wishes for you and your family for a healthy, happy and prosperous New Year!

Glenna said...

What a cute coffee pillow--the colors are so pretty and soothing. Best wishes for Barbara! And happy New Year to you!

Nicole said...

Beautiful finishes Faye! Your friend is in my thoughts and prayers. Lots of hugs!