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Saturday, January 22, 2011

My weeks progress.....Anniversaries of the Heart~~~~and a heart~~~~

I wanted to sew up a prim-ish heart to perch under my Valentine tree...I knew I had stitched this little pattern in 2010 (just a motif I stitched from something larger...) and I wanted to try to make one of those pretty prim looking hearts..... Well, here is what I came up with....sitting on top of one of my rusty springs...I added a pocket flap to the front to hold something special...for me, it was one of my favorite pair of  scissors...



 Its just a quickie, mind you....


The bulk of my week was spent stitching Anniversaries of the Heart....This piece has become endearing to me and I could hardly put it down...

I managed to finish blocks 7,8 and 9.... This piece of  R & R 36 ct Winter Frost is filling up!!

I have the last chart to stitch before I recieve the new release Pumpkin Farm..



 Since we have had such a hard winter in NC this year, I dedicated the block "Winter Garden" to Winter 2011 rather than a person....


 The last block I have dedicated to my dear friend Barbara....Our initials are placed beside the banner "happy birthday dear friend"...And since this is her year of strength, and pink, and all things good: those flowering trees in hues of pinks and greens made this block just perfect to commemorate our friendship....

Here's hoping everyone is having a great weekend.....This was our second Saturday in a row having school as a snow makeup day...so, I'm tired.... Pray that the possible snow and ice we may get early next week will fizzle out before getting here....otherwise, I could be looking at Saturday school days for a while!!!!  Hope not~~

Happy stitching everyone

Faye

43 comments:

Margaret said...

What a great idea to dedicate Winter Garden to Winter 2011!! We've been having a whopper of a winter too. If I ever get to this piece I may copy you and do the same. I love how you're doing the layout on this one too. It's just gorgeous! I love your little heart finish too. Beautiful! So cute on the rusty spring!

Beth said...

I have been watching several people stitching up the AoH series, and it is so cool to see the differences in them. I really like the way you are dedicating your squares - so nice. How is Barbara doing anyway?

Tracey said...

Love your heart piece- what a cute idea to put it on a spring! And I love your anniversary WIP - it's beautiful!

Jennifer said...

It has been a very cold winter this year, even in the South!

Jennifer

Robin said...

I love how you finished your heart! And your Anniversaries is breathtaking...no wonder you can't put it down. Love the arrangement that you are using too!

Jan said...

That heart is beyond precious, Faye! Your needle is smoking with all of that progress on AotH....they are beautiful and I love how you are personalizing them!

Get some good rest and I hope this is the last of your Saturday snow days!

Peggy Lee said...

Such a cute little heart you have made and what a great idea to put it atop the old spring!

You are really humming along on Anniversaries. It's just gorgeous and I love the way you have personalized it.

You actually have school on Saturday's? I've never heard of such a thing. CRAZY!!

Hang in there...before we know it the Tulips and Lilac's will be out in all their glory!

gracie said...

all I will say is...wonderful wonderful wonderful!

Robin said...

Love your Anniversaries piece and your prim heart!

Sorry about you having to do Saturday school! I hope the storm fizzles before it comes your way!

Karen said...

You are rolling along with your Anniversaries ...looking good! Love your little prim heart too.

So sorry you had to make up your snow days on Saturday..bummer! Hope you don't get any this week. Happy stitching.....

Laura said...

Your stitching is gorgeous and inspiring!!!!! So happy to see your AOTH looking so well...you are so far! I am still on block 1.

CalamityJr said...

Your AOTH is beautiful, and I love the way you are personalizing it. But make up days on Saturday??? That's unheard of here; our schools have a few days built into the calendar, and when they go over, they add them on at the end of the year. I don't know - maybe getting it over with as you go isn't so bad, after all???

Nan said...

You always have the sweetest, heartfelt ideas Faye.
I love your personalization ideas.
Wishing you NO more snow :-)

Michele said...

The heart is adorable and Anniversaries is looking great!

Karen said...

love the heart on the spring, very cute idea! and anniversaries is just stunning! you are cruising along. Here's hoping to no more saturday school for you. hugs

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Such a sweet-heart, Faye! It looks precious alongside your tree. And your AotH is more beautiful every time you show it! I heard tonight that the storm is coming along this way, but it very likely will not be cold enough to cause us much chance of any accumulation. I hope that is true up your way, too. They did say there was snow at the NC coast today. Aren't you glad you weren't there?? Take your Sunday to do only what you want to do...since it's your weekend this week!

Teresa S. said...

Gorgeous stitching as usual, Faye!

Natalia said...

I love your finish and I love your AoTH !!! You are doing a great job on it and I can't wait to see more of your progress.

Hazel said...

Love your prim heart and wow at your AotH! You have done so much on it and I love how you have personalised it. x

Lesleyanne said...

Wow your AotH is stunning.

Lynn said...

Your little heart is adorable, you're very creative! AoH is absolutely breathtaking!! I can see why you can't put it down.
I don't remember my kids ever having to go to school on a Saturday to make up. We had many snowdays too. I think in some cases the school year might have been extended by a week instead.

Bekca said...

Your AoH sampler is one of my favourite pieces on the blogging world at the moment, I just love all the colours and the whole design of it. I'm sorry to hear that you have to go into school on Saturdays - that's unthinkable to me :) Happy stitching to you.

Nicole said...

Beautiful stitching Faye!! I really love your AoTH! I need to get back to mine of these days! :)

Carol said...

No wonder you dedicated the winter garden block to this winter, Faye--you sure have had a crazy one. And school on Saturday--I never heard of that! They just keep our kids going longer into June to make up for snow days...

Your whole piece is amazing--I can see why it has become so special to you. Enjoy stitching those last few blocks :)

Wishing you a snowless week!!

Tricia said...

Gorgeous stitching, Faye! I love seeing these BBD masterpieces in the making!!

Jen said...

Love to see progress pictures. I am also stitching the BBD series. Your pieces looks great.

Sherry said...

Love your prim heart and the BBD is coming along wonderfully! I always love seeing your work.

Deb said...

I love your prim heart and your BBD - well, it's looks absolutely wonderful!!! Stay warm and safe - I hear there is another storm headed your way!

Myra said...

Your little prim heart is so pretty but I just love your AotH. Just beautiful! I am hoping we don't get the mess they are predicting this week - ugh, I am tired of it.

Katrina said...

Gorgeous!!!! I love how you've arranged all the blocks and the little heart piece is so cute.

Susan in SC said...

I love the prim heart pocket. SO cute! You are very talented and I love to see your progress. Can't wait to see it again and how far you have gone!

BrendaS said...

Faye --
Love your little prim heart. Too cute and what a great idea to hold scissors!

Your Anniversaries of the Heart is looking GORGEOUS! What fabric are you stitching it on? It looks just lovely.

Have a great week. Hope the snow/ice doesn't come your way.

Catherine said...

Love your little heart and your BBD piece is stunning!

Michelle May said...

Ooooooooooo!! Everything is just sooooooooo pretty!! It has been a cold winter here in NC. I'm freezing!!
xx, shell

Ronda said...

Hi Faye,
I so love your work, the more I see the Anniversaries of the Heart the more I want to do it. Thanks for sharing.

~Ronda

Giovanna said...

Oh my goodness, that's amazing! I love the lay-out you've chosen.

Sally said...

A sweet little finish.

Love your AotH. I've only just started Snow Garden but loving it all ready

Michelle said...

Love your little heart finish - so cute! And AOTH is looking amazing. I hope to get my Snow Garden finished up this week. Love love love your layout.

Fiona said...

Love your little heart and what a great idea sitting it on an old spring. Your AotH is looking great.

Siobhan said...

Faye, I can't believe how much you've done on your AotH! It looks fantastic. I love the personalization for Barbara. Great idea to memorialize the hard winter, too.

The heart is ADORABLE!

Tommye said...

You are on a roll, girl. I am so impressed. I've been stitching deprived lately, but trying to get busy again.

Hopblogger said...

Your needle must be smoking hot! The spring idea looks so cute on the heart

Anne said...

Love your primitive heart! So adorable! Got any tips for stitching hearts? I've got one of my own I'm going to need to turn into a little ornament for my DH. I'm always amazed at how much you stitch and the beautiful smalls you make!