Sunday, November 28, 2010
Have a good week everyone~~~ Faye
First, I wanted to make something a little different with the recent freebie that Nan of Threadwork Primitives designed......... I just added the 3 little motifs at the top and here is what I came up with...simple and prim... Thanks again Nan for all the wonderful designs you continue to give us!!!
If you think you are seeing double on this design, you are....I had made one of these LHN ornaments for the PALS retreat back in October....Amy had posted that she got the ornament and she loved how I used jingle bells in place of the specified candy cane button....So, I decided to make this ornament in a similar fashion....Just different lace and ribbon............
Little House Needleworks
30 ct Vintage Buttercream
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Can you tell what they are?????
Time will tell.......
Enjoy your day everyone....I will be in the kitchen cooking this afternoon and tonight in preparation for tomorrow........... After tomorrow's travels, visiting and eating, you will find me in the craft room!!!!
Take care, Faye
Monday, November 22, 2010
Hmmmmmm.....Now how will I finish this???????? I will put it in the pile with the others and see what inspiring thoughts come to mind!!!
Sunday, November 21, 2010
I like the ribbon because it has a red bird on it...So, I anchored it down with two button stacked on top of each other...As you will see, I have fallen in love with the French General design of fabric by Moda as my backing fabrics.....
Here is a better peak of the ribbon and the loop it forms.... I guess you could actually hang these as ornaments or tuck it in a basket as a pillow....Nevertheless, my mom, sister and brother, who I rarely get to see, will be getting these little gifties at Thanksgiving......
Then, I went back to my basket of finished stitches to see what else I could sew up today....And, viola!!! I had made two of the same tree pattern earlier this year as well.... I used Splendor silk thread on creme 36ct linen..... Those European gals can really come up with some gorgeous designs and I happened to find this freebie on Aliolka's blog........ Here is the link to her blog....
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
I was digging through some of my past stitches to see just what I had on hand I could finish into ornaments and lo and behold I found 3 of the same pattern I had made just after Christmas last year...I am sure they were out of a JCS magazine but I just cannot remember which issue... I think these will make perfecg small gifts for my family when I see them at Thanksgiving...I need to get busy finishing them this week!
And, dear sweet Fiona of Australia, has sent me a little kit I can make up for my pink basket!!! What a surprise I had in my mailbox today when I saw she had sent me this kit....I love it Fiona and will certainly be making this up soon!!! It even came with floss and the backing fabric included!! Thanks again!
So, I am signing off...Phillip has his college sports banquet tonight and the golf team will get their ring for doing so well in the Junior College National Finals this past June...I cant wait to see those young men beaming with pride tonight~~~
Monday, November 8, 2010
Blackbird Designs has done it again with this quick stitch...I love the soft colors...Btw, if you are stitching both the Sewing bag and the pincushion as shown on the chart, be careful when using the Fool's Gold thread.....I only had a 4 inch piece of that color left and I had no frogging at all.... And, my Barrell Cactus was much greener than the pale flowers that are showing on the chart....But, I still like it.... Just an fyi......
Here is the sewing bag ....
Sunday, November 7, 2010
We also went by the cemetary and put out new flowers...I know it seems like I may be rushing things a little, but my husband and I talked about it and decided to forgo the fall flowers since the holidays are nearly upon us....When I got there and saw that many other families had done the same thing, I felt better about it....I just hate rushing the seasons...
And, I have the best news to report about my Saturday visit with Barbara! We were able to spend a few hours together...she is doing remarkably well... Her surgeon says her healing is moving along nicely and she is anxious to meet on the 23rd to discuss her chemo treatments... We talked and talked about you guys....you marvelous stitchers out there and how uplifted she has been by reading comments directed at her.... She is truly appreciative for the prayers and continued good thoughts that can come her way...Barbara is a fighter... And she was a smiling fighter when I gave her this fob with scissors to begin her "Pink Basket".... It was a joy to stitch and I know it will love its new home!
Friday, November 5, 2010
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Monday, November 1, 2010
I will be drawing names on Friday November 5th....The only rule is that you must post a comment on this post only and you need to be a follower of my blog............That's it, plain and simple....