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Monday, December 13, 2010

Windows of Faith, Hope and Peace times four...

pssstttt....... I have a confession to make...... I totally fell in love with this pattern by the talented designer Liz Gorski of Primrose Needleworks.... Can you tell???? When it was released in the ornament issue of Just Cross Stitch magazine, I loved the ice blue version.....But, I wanted to put a Christmasy spin on things, so I used faded reds and cranberry, hunter and holly greens.... This was the interpretation I came up with....

These will be gifts for the four ladies who put in countless hours to help run our school literally from the wee hours of the morning until long after the dismisal bell has rang in the afternoons...They make up our principal staff and administrative staff and I thought their desktops could use a little " Faith, Hope and Peace..."


Here's hoping all of you enjoy the rest of your week and are putting the finishing touches on all the gifts you are giving as well~~
((**Hugs**)) from North Caroina,
Faye

42 comments:

Patty C. said...

Just beautiful - I'm sure they will be cherished !!! Happy Holidays :)

Margaret said...

What lovely presents! I know the recipients will love them!

Sandra said...

Hi Faye,
That is such a wonderful design and you are amazing to stitch it four times. I'm sure they will love it and realize from your generosity how much they are appreciated.

Merry Christmas to you and yours,
Sandra
Homespun Elegance
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Nan ~ Threadwork Primitives said...

WOW ~ So beautiful and they look really great framed. I know they will just love there special gift.
Merry Christmas Faye.
~Nan

Tricia said...

These are just lovely, Faye. Where did you find the perfect frames???

April Mechelle said...

I also love this design !!! Love the stitching X 4 !!!

Nan said...

You always have beautiful interpretations. I love how they turned out.
Merry Christmas!

Jackie said...

What a thoughtful gift! I'm sure they'll love them. Framing them is a great idea.

Carol said...

Those are just gorgeous, Faye--I love all of the color variations. And what a wonderful thing to do for your co-workers--I'm sure they will treasure them :)

Karen said...

Those turned out very nice in the frames! Kudos to you...I don't think i could have stitched that one 4 times....

hope you have a good week!

KarenV said...

They look great! I admire that you can stitch things several times, I rarely do that myself. I'm sure they'll be appreciated by your co-workers.

Siobhan said...

Wow!! What gorgeous gifts you've been making--both in this post and in the previous posts. Your coworkers will love them, and appreciate the thought and work that went into them.

Lois said...

I love all the colours variations. What lovely gifts to give.

Danielle said...

Just stunning! I am sure the staff will love those gifts.

Charlene ♥ SC said...

I'm sure they are blessed by your faith, hope, and love! This lovely reminder is certainly very special! Stay warm...

Sally said...

Beautiful gifts. They are all so pretty in the different colours :)

gracie said...

What lovely pieces...and how lucky the staff is to be receiving them. Your choice of colors is great.

Vonna said...

I really need to say that I am totally amazed at how much stitching you get done. I guess I need to get my rump off this computer so that I can get some done too! THESE are GORGEOUS!

natalyK said...

Beautifully done Faye! I am sure these gifts will be greatly appreciated.

Linda K's Creativity Works said...

I love all of your Finishes and your WIP's...I also love your Blog too. I am now one of your followers.

I have a blog and here is mine:

http://lindakscreativityworks.blogspot.com

I hope you will be one of my followers. I would love for you to be. You do beautiful stitching.

Take care & Happy Stitching
Hugs :)from Cold Snowy Northern Indiana
Linda K, Railroad

BrendaS said...

What beautiful finishes and such thoughtful gifts for your co-workers. I'm sure they will be enjoyed for many years to come.

Berit said...

Beautiful! :)

I know I love the one I won in a giveaway from Andrea!--It's DMC 115 so I can say firsthand it looks good in red as well as ice blue. ;)

Bertie said...

Lovely Faye, and framed too!, your friends will love them.

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

What a wonderful thing for you to do and they're all so pretty!

I hope you have a wonderful and Merry Christmas, Faye!

Tommye said...

gorgeous, as usual. You are a whiz!

staci said...

Faye, you are an inspiration! Both with your stitching and generosity...these are lovely gifts that will be treasured for years to come!

Lynn said...

What beautiful gifts!! I'm sure they're going to be absolutely thrilled with these.

Hazel said...

They are just lovely Faye. I don't know how you do it!!!! x

Annitha said...

There are absolutely beautiful! I'm a teacher too (a substitute) and I know how hard the secretaries work at schools! They are the heart of the school and always need to be appreciated for all their hard work. I'm sure they will love those gifts and cherish them for years to come!

Myra said...

Those are so pretty Faye and what a kind, generous gift from you. I know they will love them.

Catherine said...

These are wonderful Faye!! I am big on changing colors to suit myself - not too mention it's a nice change when stitching the same design a few times!

I am sure there will be some smiling faces and grateful hearts when these are opened!

FIONA said...

Gorgeous stitching Faye!! I have made two .... but four.... wow ... fantastic effort! I just know how much the ladies will appreciate them - and what better sentiments to express at this time of the year? Have a fantastic day!!

Katrina said...

Really pretty!!!!

Natalia said...

Faye, I've heard about your ornament in another blog, so I am glad I got to see it stitched. I think changing the colors was the right move. I like yours much better than the ones in the magazine. I bet your ladies will love them.

Bekca said...

What lovely gifts, I'm sure your colleagues will love them :) Merry Christmas!

Susan in SC said...

Very pretty gifts for some well deserved ladies!

Natasha said...

How very pretty and what a super way to thank those ladies :) I look forwrd to stitching this one.

Fiona said...

They look great Faye, you always do really nice personalisations. I'm sure the recipients will love and appreciate them.

FionaScot

Nicole said...

Beautiful finishes Faye! I love how they turned out! :)

SJB said...

So generous of your time and lovely. I'm sure they will be cherished. Heard you asked Kristie if she knows me. Small world.

Carolyn NC said...

Lovely gifts!

Enza said...

Wonderful blog!!!!!! Enza xxx
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