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Friday, March 11, 2011

Anna Mellet SAL and my Summer Stars....

This wonderful SAL I am stitching with Marylin is going along just wonderfully!!!  I am loving the monochromatic scheme using the dreamy AVAS red silk...

Here is this week progress....


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Secondly, can I just tell you I INSTANTLY fell in love with the new Blackbird Designs book "A Stitchers Journey"~~~  Couldn't put it down until I stitched up something out of it...I love every single design in this new book!

Here is the first design I picked...


"Summer Stars Pincushion"



I got really lucky on this finish because I had matching rick-rack already on hand....So, I stuffed it with crushed walnut shells and attached a couple homemade pins....  Don't the colors seem light and airy??

Well, I am off to see what else I can get into.....Tomorrow we have a gathering in Manning that Amy is hosting at the French Hen...I always look forward to seeing old friends and making new friendships..And, of course, checking out everyone's stitching!!

Have a great weekend everyone~~~

Faye

39 comments:

Margaret said...

How beautiful! I love Anna! And the BBD piece -- it's gorgeous!!!

Teresa said...

Love the summer stars!!! Can see why you couldn't wait to try it.
Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

MoonBeam said...

I have strayed from my proposed stitching agenda because of "A Stitcher's Journey" too. I have finished the stitching on Thistle House and will finish stitching Birds and Berries Pinbox tonight, but, unfortunately I don't have a beautiful finished project yet.

Love your completed pincushion.

Bobbi

valerie said...

Beautiful start on Anna but I am over the moon with your pincushion! It's so pretty and spring-like!

Babs in Alabama said...

The French sampler looks delicate to me and I love the color. Really like your finished pin cushion and makes me want to get my book out and do something out of it too. I've looked at it so many times since market night :)
hugs,
babs

KimV said...

Oh Faye... I want that BBD book... love the summer stars pin pillow! It's sooo not winter!!! lol
Have a great time with new and old friends!

Nan said...

I love that design. I haven't gotten the book yet, but..........

Have fun with the girls and tell everyone I said hi!

Julie M said...

Such a springy looking pin pillow! I too love that book.

Have fun with your friends!

Peggy Lee said...

Faye your stitching is beautiful as always. I do the big heavy sigh whenever I see it!

I simply MUST have that BBD book! I think I might get it when I arrive in PA next week.

staci said...

Your pincushion is gorgeous...that BBD is on my to-buy-list :)

gracie said...

That pincushion is lushious...I love the colors...so glad I got the book too.

Lorrie said...

The colors are beautiful. Reminds me of springtime. Maybe it should be Spring Stars! Beautiful finish!

Jackie said...

I saw the French Sampler on Marilyn's blog. It's a beauty! Great job on your finish. How lucky to have the perfect rick rack on hand! I hope you have a great weekend!

Myra said...

That sampler is going to be another beauty. I love the new BBD design book too and am stitching on the Tulip pincushion - I don't want to put it down because I am loving the subtle colors so much. Ya'll have fun at the stitch in tomorrow - I didn't even try to make plans for this one with everything going on at work. Hopefully next time.

Teresa S. said...

Summer Stars turned out lovely-especially the finishing!

Lesleyanne said...

Lovely progress on your SAL. I love your Summer Stars finish - gorgeous colours.

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

Hi my friend, you were fast as lightning! how could you have as much embroidery??
The cushion is wonderful I also book and it is very beautiful!
I wish you a good weekend and think you very much!
friendships

Nancy said...

Such beautiful projects! I love red samplers - there is just something so pretty about them. And, Summer Stars is so fresh and, like you said, light and airy. I have heard so many favorable comments about A Stitcher's Journey!

Catherine said...

Faye,
Your stitches are lovely! I love that pincushion!! Such wonderful spring colors!

Deb said...

Your red and white sampler is wonderful. Why are that color in a sampler always so elegant. And I love the pincushion too!!

BrendaS said...

Your sampler is looking wonderful.

The little pincushion is just darling. What a nice quick finish and so great that you had the perfect rick-rack to go with it:)))

Have a great day today with your friends

Michele said...

I really like the summer stars. I love the colors. Where does a person get crushed walnut shells?

Karen said...

Great start on the SAL Faye! love that red! :) and stars turned out really cute! love those colors as well. (i pretty much love all colors). LOLHave fun and tell everyone i said hi! i have been down with flu/stomach virus the last few days, not fun. booooooo

Carol R said...

Lovely start on Anna! Pretty pin pillow too.

Bekca said...

Great start and what a gorgeous colour you are using. Hope you have a lovely time at the gathering and happy stitching!

Siobhan said...

Nice progress, and wonderful finish!

Jules said...

Beautiful finish and progress!!

Solstitches said...

Your pillow is so pretty. I have the book and, like you, love every single thing in it.
Can I ask where you found ric rak trim in such muted shades? The only ones I can find are in garish colours.

Margaret

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Your SAL is looking great, Faye and your BBD finish is just beautiful! Great photo, too!!!

Marjorie said...

Oh no self-control is weakening...must get new BBD booklet! Summer Stars is adorable.

Lynn said...

Summer Stars makes such a pretty pincushion! I think I'm going to have to sneak a peek at this new book. It could be joining my wishlist soon.
Lovely work on your SAL too.

Louise said...

Hi Faye, jumping in, and have found your blog. Thanks for following my blog. I will be trying to be more consistent in the future. I love the pin cushion. Don't you love it when you have all of the finishing supplies on hand? Louise

Fiona said...

Great start on your SAL. Loving the pincushion too. I relented and just ordered this book last week. Really looking forward to it arriving.

Michelle said...

Your BBD pincushion is lovely! I love the colors and especially the rickrack you used. Beautiful red SAL too!!

Nicole said...

I love it Faye!! It turned out gorgeous!! It's even better in person!! :) It was great to see you on Saturday. :)

Carolyn NC said...

Both are lovely - love how you finished SS!

Giovanna said...

The pincushion is just adorable, and I can't wait to get my copy of the book so I can stitch it too! Great going on the sampler.

Pointed Stitcher said...

Anna Mellet looks great and I love the cushion you made. I'm thinking I need to get that book because I'm starting to see people stitching things from it and I love everything I'm seeing.

Mary said...

Love the stitching on Anna and the little pin pillow is darling.