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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Give and ye shall receive~~~


I work with one of the sweetest ladies you would ever meet and she is expecting her first baby..

I knew I wanted to stitch her something special and when she told me the nursery would be in a "Barnyard" theme, I knew exactly what I wanted to make..
And it would involve a Prairie Schooler chart..

But, it was a big deal for me because I typically stitch and have things framed or make a pillow...

Us being educators, I knew I wanted to step outside of my comfort zone and make a quilted baby book..

So, this is what I came up with...
And gave it to her at today's baby shower after school....


 front cover....


 page 1 and 2...


 page 3 and 4...(yes, I ironed those wrinkles out!!)


 page 5 and 6....


 a closeup of the last page....


 This really was a fun project!! Its not perfect, but it was made with alot of love...

Good luck guys as soon you will be welcoming Ryder into this world!!

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So, after todays baby shower, I came on home to find.....I had been graciously gifted this cute pillow by dear Karen....It is so prim and PERFECT!!  Even the handmade pins are PERFECT!!
Karen, you are the best!!

Thanks so very much my friend!! I have it placed at the base of my Valentines Day tree in the craft room!

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Okay, I am headed to a little grilled chicken off the grill....Hubbie cooked supper..YEAH~~
Oh, and Marsha, your giveaway package will be heading out tomorrow....I hope you like it~~

Happy stitching everyone,
Faye

73 comments:

Ranae said...

An amazing baby book, it so sweet! Faye!
Love the prim pillow from Karen

Laura said...

Oh my goodness!!! The baby book is such a treasure!!!! You could never even buy a baby present that is that wonderful and meaningful!! Just beautiful!

robindefender said...

Wow, I am so impressed with your baby book! And the pillow is so sweet.

Vonna said...

That is truly a work of the heart and a work of art Faye...utterly and completely gorgeous!

requilt said...

Your book is so lovely - what a very thoughtful gift.

valerie said...

What an amazing book! So sweet of you to make that for the new baby. Sweet giftie from Karen!

Kay said...

I love the baby book. Cuter than Cute!

Chris said...

That baby book is wonderful. What an amazing gift.

~ Stitchin Sweet Sue ~ said...

Wow, such a treasure, your talent is never ending Faye!

Anne said...

That's the cutest little baby book I have EVER seen!! Wow! What a lovely gift, something that will be treasured for a long time!

Karen said...

OMG Faye...that is the cutest baby gift! You did a great job and I know both mom and baby will treasure it. I know my sewing skills are too limited to "steal" this idea. Too cute.

Hope you have nice Valentine's day too...glad you like the pin cushion.

Kathy said...

Oh my Faye that is absolutely gorgeous!!!

Pat Matejcek said...

It is a beautiful gift something that will be treasured always. It is so cute!!!
The sewing is amazing...Pat

Friendship Crossing said...

Wowza Faye! That was truly a labor of love ~ I can't believe you stitched that many 'pages' AND sewed around each piece! That looks fantastic!
Well done!!
Tanya

BrendaS said...

Faye --
What a wonderful gift you gave. It will be something to be treasured for a lifetime!

Cute pillow you received from Karen too:)))

Enjoy your evening.

Jan said...

Precious beyond words!!!! I do so hope they cherish that sweet, sweet book! It is so perfect!!!

Adorable pillow pin cushion gifted by Karen!!!

Enjoy what is left of your evening!!

mainely stitching said...

That is just the MOST beautiful baby gift I've ever seen!

Nan said...

Wow Faye! I think you've out done yourself this time. What a treasure!

Michelle May said...

Oh my gosh how ever sweet is that!
xx shell

Robin said...

Faye, you are so creative! I love your barnyard book that you stitched and sewed with love!

Lovely pincushion from Karen!

Margaret said...

OMG!!! It's absolutely amazing! Your friend must have been so thrilled! Which PS booklet was this from? I think I have it. I'll have to go look now. lol! You are so talented -- that's all I can say!

Jennifer said...

What an amazing book Faye!!!! It is adorable. How clever to take those beautiful Prairie Schooler designs and make such a treasure! Love your Valentine lovelies too!

Tricia said...

That is AMAZING, Faye. It has to be the most ingenious finish I've ever seen!!!!!

Blu said...

What an amazing gift! How sweet of you!

Christine said...

Absolutely adorable, Faye!! Your friend is very lucky to have received such a thoughtful, beautiful gift. Wonderful!

Christine

Peggy Lee said...

Faye that little book is so adorable! You did a fantastic job. I keep scrolling up to look at it again and again.

WOW!

Littlebit said...

Oh, Faye..what a precious, precious gift. It's just beautiful.

Julianne said...

Wonderful! What a great idea.

Ellen said...

Gorgeous baby book! What a creative gift for the baby, well done!

Hugs,

Cathy from Kentucky said...

Beautiful and so creative. I am sure she was over joyed.

Colorado Stitcher said...

The baby book is darling and a great idea.

Catherine said...

What a heartwarming gift - I know if someone had given me something like this for my boys, I would have cried on the spot - good tears for sure!

I adore that gift from Karen - love the colors - I know you'll enjoy it!!

MoonBeam said...

Love, love your baby book. Really cute.

Bobbi

Carol said...

Oh, that is just the sweetest gift, Faye! I'm sure the mother-to-be is just thrilled with it!

And what a dear gift from Karen--stitching friends are the best, aren't they?

CalamityJr said...

What a lucky baby! That turned out so well, I don't think it's out of your comfort zone any longer!

Tanya said...

Faye!!! That baby book is darling -- the cutest baby handmade giftie EVER - I love it. Absolutely adorable. Good job!!

Tanya

Peggy H. said...

Oh my goodness Faye...What a cute idea. You are amazing!

Peggy H.

Patty C. said...

Great Gifts - Given & Received !!!! :)

Nancy said...

The baby book you made is absolutely adorable! What a fun and creative idea, and I hope you feel it's in your comfort zone now because you did a beautiful job!

Carla said...

That book is fabulous! I'm sure your friend and baby will treasure it forever! How sweet.

Carolyn NC said...

This is just awesome - such a cool and sweet idea! Great job! And what a lovely gift from Karen, too!

linenstitcher2 said...

What a fabulous gift!! I hope your friend appreciated it. I'm thinking that book will be very loved by that child. The "pictures" are so cute, and they're stitched and finished so magnificently!! Very creative and thoughtful gift!

KimV said...

OMGosh! Faye, that is so very cute! I know so many people who would adore this!

Deborah said...

The barnyard book that you made is so creative and really lovely. I am sure that it will be treasured.

Jill said...

That book is awesome! You did a beautiful job.

Kathy said...

What a wonderful gift you created! I'm sure it will be treasured!

Lesleyanne said...

What a stunning gift. I am sure mum and baby will treasure it.

Berit said...

What an AWESOME finish! I know she must be too thrilled!

Siobhan said...

What an amazing finish!! I'm sure it will be treasured by mom and baby. :) Love the gift from Karen, too!

Sally said...

Oh wow that is a beautiful gift for your friend and one which I am sure she will treasure.

Gorgeous gift from Karen :)

natalyK said...

Faye, what a wonderful idea! I have someone close who is also expecting and I think I might do this with some patterns from Country Cottage. Wonderful!!! You are sooooo talented!!

Cindy's Stitching said...

The baby book is so pretty. You put a lot of work into it.

Katrina said...

What a sweet, sweet gift!!! I love it and great mail surprise :-).

Mary said...

Faye, the book is adorable! What a great gift!

The little pillow from Karen is so sweet!

Karen said...

Faye it is gorgeous! i LOVE LOVE LOVE it! that is a great idea and with having a little grandbaby on the way, i will be emailing you for instructions girlie! :) hugs!!!

Deb said...

Faye - That baby book is simply amazing!! Gorgeous! What a wonderful gift to make for someone!!! I am constantly amazed at the wonderful things that you make and the speed that you do them in!!!

And love your gift - it's perfect!

Meadows08 said...

What an amazing gift!!! It's truly special and I'm sure your friend loved it!

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

I'm going to sound like a broken record, Faye but WoW - What a beautiful and special gift. The colors and patterns you picked are just perfect - love the flower on the front. Perfect. Absolutely perfect.

Lois said...

What an adorable baby book Faye! It is just gorgeous! And what a lovely pillow from Karen!

carolm said...

That baby book is a TREASURE. Carolm

Jennifer said...

Such a cute book, Faye! Beautiful and I bet will be treasured forever.

Have a blessed day,
Jennifer

María said...

Faye es precioso!!!! me encanta como te ha quedado.
Un beso desde España

natalie said...

Faye, where do you find the time to do these gorgeous projects?! I love that book! What a lovely heirloom for your friend. :)

Natalia said...

Faye, you did an awesome job !!! My goodness what a special gift... I hope they treasure it forever. This should be one of those gifts that should go from generation to generation.

stitching said...

Faye,
What a beautiful gesture for the mother-to-be and baby. I am going to be a grandmother for the first time and could only wish to come up with something so special. You are so talented.
Many Happy Stitches,
Sandra
Homespun Elegance
plainfancymerchant.blogspot

Jodie said...

Wow, Faye, what a fantastic idea for a gift...so unique, and it looks beautiful!!

Nicole said...

The little book is just adorable Faye!! What a sweet gift!! Love the pincushion! Isn't Karen the best?? :)

BeckySC said...

Dear Faye-it's is absolutely the most precious finish ever! What a treasure you have given for them to cherish always! BEEutiful work and so creative!

Fiona said...

Love the baby book, that was truly inspired. I'm sure that the Mum and baby will treasure it. Your finishes are wonderful as always. The little pillow from Karen is very cute.

Lynn said...

Your baby book is absolutely amazing!! You have given your friend a beautiful momento to be cherished. The area outside your comfort zone is a lot bigger than mine for sure!

Love the pillow Karen sent you as well!

Solstitches said...

I've never seen a baby book as special as this one. It's just amazing - something to be treasured always.

Margaret

Bekca said...

Wow, what a gorgeous gift for a friend, it's perfect. Hope you enjoyed your chicken! LOL :)

Jennifer said...

That is an AMAZING baby gift! So cool, and definitely something for the little one to treasure!