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Friday, December 3, 2010

My Basket of Hope and Strength

I wanted to share a couple finishes that will be residing in my "pink" basket.... Now, I know we are all consumed with our Christmas stitching and such, but the mood came over me to sew up these two pillows tonight....


Some months back, I was the fortunate recipient of two beautiful LHN squares made by Joan in the Fair and Square Exchange.... Of course, I was thrilled to recieve them, and knew it would come to me just how to finish them off.... Never did we know those tiny pink hearts she stitched would give me inspiration to create a little pillow to honor my friend Barbara.... Who starts her chemo treatments this coming week......... (Good luck Babs! We are all pulling for you!!) So, with cotton trim and pink ribbon in hand, I came up with this little goodie tonight..... Kinda sweet, isn't it???
Little House Needleworks
To Thine own self be True
stitched by Joan~~2010~~
(back side)

Then, that talented Sharon of ItsDaffyCat designed a most appropriate Breast Cancer pattern "Fight like a Girl"......When I saw it on her blog, I knew I HAD to stitch it up............ As fate would have it, the day I finished stitching this chart, my sweet friend, Cathy, mailed me a darling pink tatted heart....Just out of the blue....It was made by her mom and I must say, nothing I create holds a candle to this awesome tatted creation!~~ Oh my goodness...it is so petite and perfect...... I combined all these talents into one pillow for the pink basket and here it is............

Fight like a Girl

by Sharon Bennett

DMC 3804, DMC 704

White 32 linen




Carefully attached pink tatting by Cathy's mom
(on the back...)
I do have words of appreciation to pass on to everyone from Barbara....No, she doesn't have a blog, but she reads nearly all of yours....And, she asks me to say a big "Thank You" to everyone who has put her on their prayer list, said a personal prayer for her or just paused to send good thoughts to anyone who has been touched by breast cancer.....She is optimistic that her 4 scheduled chemo treatments will be just what she needs to overcome ...She is so very positive, she is strong and she is a fighter....
Hope everyone has a great weekend~~ Take care, Faye

32 comments:

Daffycat said...

Oh, Faye...you did my little freebie proud! Isn't that precious?

Go Barbara! Fight like a girl!

Mama Joan said...

I just love your finishes. You did a great job on them. Nice additions to your pink collection.

Catherine said...

Lovely finishes!! Love all the personal touches!
Many thoughts and prayers to Barbara!

Karen said...

Very nice! Your finishing is perfect for both...as always.

CalamityJr said...

What lovely finishes, and the timing is so fitting. Best wishes and prayers to Barb.

Cathy B said...

Faye - you are a talented lady, all of your finishes are beautiful. I'm glad that you liked the pink tatted heart. Hugs to your frind Barbara.

Meadows08 said...

Those are gorgeous finishes Faye. I love "To thine own self" I have that chart too.

Natasha said...

Faye, beautiful finishes. I wish your friend Barb a swift kick in the rear of the Cancer. My thoughts and prayers are with her. God bless you Barb (((HUGS)))

Cath said...

Gorgeous finishing . Good Luck Barbara. XXX

Margaret said...

Both are beautiful! Continued thoughts and prayers for Barbara that she beats this cancer for good and all.

Denise said...

Could you give Barb a hug for us? And tell her we're all behind her!

Your pillows are beyond perfection. They always are - you are a talented woman!

Smiles - Denise

Peggy Lee said...

Gorgeous finishes...such a lovely pink heart!
My prayers go out to Barbara and others who are "fighting like a girl" right now.

Hazel said...

Beautiful finishes. xx

Tricia said...

What beautiful additions to your basket. I pray Barbara does well with her treatment!

Katrina said...

Sweet finishes!!!! And lots of good thoughts and prayers for Barbara.

Patty C. said...

So impressive - Lovely work :)

Nan ~ Threadwork Primitives said...

Very sweet finishes. I love all the ribbon and lace touches.
Best of luck to Barbara this week. Stay strong.

Jeanne said...

Fantastic little projects Faye. Pleae tell Barbara we are really pulling for her. I've been dealing with some health issues myself and have had some dark moments feeling depressed and then guilty as so many others are battling much worse problems. A good hug and someone's shoulder really helps so I'm sending some virtual ones to Barbara for successful treatment and a full recovery!!

Beth said...

Those are both lovely, and I know will be appreciated. I will definitely be thinking about Barbara this week. I hope things go very well for her!!

Deb said...

Absolutely beautiful finishes. I just love how you attached the tatting to the back of the pillow.And I love how you finished off To Thine Self be True. I did that piece a while ago and wasn't sure if I wanted to frame it or what? I think I found my answer. You did a beautiful job finishing it off.

Julianne said...

Faye,

What wonderful and inspired finishes! Your friend, Barb, has a great cheerleader in you. I wish her well in her chemotherapy.

I welcome you to visit my blog sometime.

Robin said...

Faye, your finishes are always so creative and inspiring. Oh my gosh, I just love Cathy's pink heart, it looks wonderful on the back of Sharon's design!!! Only problem I see, is how to display it so both sides can be seen.

Sending hugs and best wishes to Barbara for a speedy recovery!

Siobhan said...

OH MY GOSH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I always say that when I come to your blog, but oh my gosh. I LOVE the pillows, both what you've done and what Joan did. And the tatting is gorgeous. I wish I could do that!

Tell Barbara that we are praying for her and thinking of her. Lots of hugs to you both.

Carol said...

Each of your finishes is so unique and pretty, Faye! Love them both and how lucky Barbara is to have a friend like you in her corner...

Michelle said...

Beautiful additions to your pink basket. Sending prayers to Barbara.

Lisa V said...

Such beautiful ways to finish up the designs. Gorgeous!
LISA V

Brigitte said...

Two wonderful new additions to your pink basket. I also loved to see your finished ornametns in a previous post. Your finishing is always very special.

Bekca said...

I love the way your stitching is carrying positive thoughts to anyone and everyone who is suffering with breast cancer. I wish your friend Barbara all the best wishes in the world and I'm sure she'll make a speedy recovery. Take care.

BrendaS said...

Love your finishes! The little pillows are just precious and the tatting is gorgeous!

Please tell your friend Barbara she will be in my thoughts and prayers in the coming weeks. Good luck to her

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Barbara's strength, courage, and positive attitude will carry her high, and we'll stand in the gap with prayer and positive belief as support.

Beautiful, as always!

Kathy said...

Beautiful finishes! Prayers for your friend Barbara.

Natalia said...

Faye, this is so sweet and compassionate of you. You are a good friend to your friends :-)