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Sunday, February 27, 2011

from the heart.....and an update.....


I had alot of fun this weekend putting this little needleroll project into motion...
A while back a  fellow stitching friend gave me this wonderful kit that Elegant Stitch had put out as a fundraiser for Breast Cancer Awareness... When I saw the cute button enclosed, I knew it would have to be my February stitch pink item for my pink basket... I even got to use my newly learned hemstitching technique on the edges.....


 From the Heart...
by Elegant Stitch

 The tiny detail button was just too perfect....


 And here is my new needleroll residing in my pink basket...

Several of you have emailed me about the latest with Barbara, my friend who has breast cancer... I am happy to let you know that she has had her last chemo treatment as of last week... I have purposely not been with her in person because I just felt like since I work in a primary school setting, I could be the carrier of germs which I certainly would never forgive myself should I have shared them with her.. But I have been in contact with her and her spirits are very good and she is such a fighter....  Just continue to keep her in your prayers please.... We all know how the power of prayer is helping!

***Hello Barbara,  We love you!!**

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And, I was able to devote a little bit of time to my new love, Quaker Sampling II.. Thanks for all the wonderful comments about my selection of thread, Blue Lagoon by Belle Soie... I felt like it was a winner when I put it next to the Weeks Straw 35 ct linen....


 a smidge of progress......




Hard to believe it will be March as of Tuesday!!!  The kiddos in the classroom will be feeling a little spring fever this week as it is supposed to really be warm...Gotta love that!!!  I have been so inspired by so many of you who have already started setting out their spring decorations...Bunnies, painted eggs, and the likes have really gotton me to thinking it just might be time for me to take down my "red" tree in the craftroom and re-dress it with my springtime ornies.....

~~~Have a great weekend everyone~~~ 

Faye

42 comments:

Yvonne..... said...

I love the needleroll! It looks perfect! Glad to hear Barbara is doing well!

Denise said...

Your needleroll is beautiful. I love the way you use your stitched items in your decorating. I am trying to convince myself that I can do a tree too. It'll have to be a small Charlie Brown tree though...

Barbara is done with her chemo -- excellent! Glad to hear her spirits are up. Keep us posted.

Karen said...

How sweet! So glad Barbara is doing well.

Good luck with the "spring fever"!

Margaret said...

What a pretty needleroll! Love your Quaker too! So glad to hear about Barbara. Continued prayers that she continue to do well and recover.

Mama Joan said...

Glad to hear your friend is doing well. I will keep her in my prayers. I really like your color choice for your sampler.

Robin said...

Your needleroll is lovely and is a delightful addition to your pink basket! Super progress on your Quaker piece; that Blue Lagoon fiber is gorgeous! I am curious about how you store your lovelies when you remove them from your tree.

Great news about your friend!

Kathy said...

Your needleroll is just gorgeous. Love it. And I love your wip. Especially the gorgeous blue color.

Jackie said...

Your needle roll is lovely! I can see why it was sent to you - it's perfect for your pink basket.

Spring has definitely arrived here. Pollen is everywhere!

Colleen said...

Good news about Barb. Still in my prayers. Love the needle roll , but the button is super. Love it.

gracie said...

Love the needleroll and the Quaker too...gret news about Barbara...keeping her in my thoughts...

Myra said...

Great finish on the needleroll Faye and that heart button is just perfect. Can you believe our crazy weather? High 70's tomorrow and we all have to work.

Beth said...

That needleroll is just precious. It does fit perfectly in you pink basket. I am so happy Barbara is doing so well. Will continue sending positive thoughts her way!

Lesleyanne said...

Your needleroll is lovely. Very cute button. Great progress on your Quaker.

Ellen said...

Love your needleroll especially that heart button! Your color choice for the Quaker sampler is gorgeous too!

Sending positive thoughts and prayers for Barbara.

Hugs,

poussy-stiches-my-love.over-blog.com said...

oh that your embroidery is beautiful as usual! and embroidery with blue bird is beautiful, without doubt you have much talent!
your friend from France

Mouse said...

Oo what a lovely needle roll and the colour choice is lovely too for the quaker sampler ... glad to hear your friend has finished her treatment and is feeling good :) love mouse xxxx

Donna said...

The needleroll is beautiful and the sampler is looking stunning, the thread is great

Siobhan said...

Wonderful finish, Faye!! Your Quaker sampler is coming along great. Of course, the best news is that Barbara is doing well. Prayers continue to be said!

Carol said...

I'm so happy to hear that Barbara is doing well, Faye... Your latest finish is so pretty and oh, the blue color in the sampler is gorgeous. Enjoy your warmer weather and please send a bit of it north for me :)

franca said...

Your needleroll is so sweet! I love it!
Franca

Giovanna said...

Congrats on the lovely needleroll!

Sally said...

Oooh I love that needleroll! It's so pretty. Beautiful progress too on Quaker Samplings 11.

Sp glad to hear that Barbara is coming to the end of her chemo. Keeping her in my thoughts.

Kajsa said...

Cute needleroll! And your wip is so pretty!

BrendaS said...

Your needleroll is so pretty and just perfect for your "pink" basket.

Nice progress on Quaker Samplings II!

So glad to hear your friend is doing well. Will continue to keep her in my thoughts and prayers.

Karen said...

lovely needleroll! still sending hugs and prayers. great progress on quaker! still really loving that color. beautiful.

Patty C. said...

I'm glad Barbara is Doing well :)

Michelle said...

Glad to hear Barbara is doing well. Your needleroll is fantastic! I can't wait to see your Spring tree. Great progress on the Quaker - love love love the color more every time I see it.

Natasha said...

glad Barbara is doing well :) I am so loving your Quaker WIP as well as your addition to the pink basket :)

Nicole said...

Congrats on the finish Faye!! It turned out beautiful!! I'm so glad to hear Barbara is doing well - hope she continues to do so!

I also love your Quaker - it's just gorgeous!!

Deb said...

Congratulations on your finish Faye. I love that button that is attached. Am very happy to hear that Barbara is doing well and hopefully will continue to do so.

And love the color you picked for your Quaker piece. Seems like you don't see a lot of Quakers in blue - more in the reds - but as blue is my favorite colors I love it.

Nan said...

Love your needleroll Faye! Glad you are getting some warm weather. Enjoy it!

Lynn said...

Lovely job on the needleroll! It's good to hear that your friend is doing so well too.
I hope things continue to get better for her.

I'm in love with QS. Such a gorgeous piece!

Katrina said...

Love your needleroll and the Quaker piece is gorgeous. Love the blue you are using.

Glad to hear your friend, Barbara, is doing well and done with chemo too :-).

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Your needleroll is precious! Love that blue, too! Happy to hear Barbara's good news, and know it shall continue! When we get to enjoy the warm and sunny, we also get the wild and wet, don't we? Did y'all get blown away last night? It was pretty rough here, but all is well - at least a bit of pollen was washed away. Stay well!

Sherry said...

What a wonderful addition to your pink basket! The Quaker piece looks beautiful too.

NOSTROMO said...

WOW! Great job! I like it!
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Bekca said...

What a beautiful needleroll, the button is indeed perfect. Great progress on your latest WIP and I hope you enjoy all the spring activities with the kids in your class! Happy stitching.

Fiona said...

Your needleroll looks perfect in your basket. Your Quaker is looking great and still loving that colour.

Carolyn NC said...

Lovely finish - that button is just perfect! Nice progress on QS, too. :)

Mary said...

Lovely needleroll! Glad your friend Barbara is doing well.

Teresa said...

Hi,
Thank you for following my new blog. I just love the way you finished the ornaments for a fellow blogger. Beautiful needleroll.
Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

Cathy C said...

What a sweet pair of scissors!