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Monday, March 28, 2011

A surpise, a college visit and seeing Red....again....**Edited**

**Edited: After a few emails, I wanted to let you know the threads I am using on the red "A Christmas Quaker" is Victorian Motto threads in SP-P "Faye's Red"... You can find VM here....

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Look what sweet goodie was waiting on me Saturday when we returned home....
A total Easter surprise from my girl Diane...
Check out this Handmade, and stitched, card along with the cutest pincushion... It is darling Nan!!!  Thankyou, Thankyou!!!



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Saturday was filled with fun visiting the University of North Carolina at Charlotte~~ Our youngest son will be attending college there this fall and we had an opportunity to attend the Open House on Saturday with him.... It is a beautiful campus...Although it was a rainy day, I did capture a couple photos...

Doesn't he look so happy!!??  Is it because he will be finally leaving home?? All this work has paid off for you Phillip!!! We are very proud of you~~~(Said like a proud mom...)

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I had been searching for this beautiful RED sampler by A Mon Ami Pierre when I happened across it on a fellow stitchers blog.........Carol, sweet person that she is, has graciously lent me this chart....I hope to stitch it up as a companion piece to my recently stitched Anna Millet 1895..

I love the title.....In Her World.....  how fitting....
36 ct creme linen
Belle Soie Sister Scarlett silk thread
Belle Soie Cranberry silk thread

And, I have been also been "seeing red" by stitching a little on one of my "up for a challenge" pieces.... remember this one??? I have chipped away, little by little, when I can sneak in an hour or so...
It really is a large piece, but when I signed up for this challenge, I meant it!!! Finishing 12 WIP's in 2011 was my committment and I am bound and determined this will be finish number 6~~~



This piece really has been a fun stitch.....I'd say I am about two thirds done...

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Well, that's it for today~~ Rainy and cold here in the Carolinas...I need to head to the kitchen for another K-cup~~~  Take care everyone,

Faye

32 comments:

Karen said...

I love your red projects you have going! Especially your WIP...that one is going to be gorgeous once finished.

Such a cute little treat too! Stay warm.... feels like it could snow here!!!!

Nancy said...

Your son sure does look happy! Hope he enjoys UNC!

You have made wonderful progress on that sampler...it is beautiful!

Yvonne..... said...

When I see red, I think of Faye - in a good way!! Love the Quaker Christmas and I KNOW you will have it finished this year.

Stay warm by a smoking needle! LOL!

Catherine said...

Congrats to your son!

Lovin' all your reds!

Karen said...

I love In Her World, i have it as a WIP. maybe i shoudl take it out and SAL with you. Maybe that will get it done! I am using BS Poison Apple for mine. :)
congrats to Phillip! It is a very proud mama moment when they go to college, Caitie is at ASU and doing great. He will too!

Beth said...

Your stitching is just fabulous. I really love the way Quaker Christmas is coming along - absolutely beautiful.

Congratuations to your son, going away to college is such an incredible experience for young men and women. My DD went to NC State and loved it. (I guess I shouldn't tell you where my DS#2 graduated from.)

Margaret said...

I bet you're a proud mom and dad for your son! So exciting that he's off to college in the fall -- congratulations to him and you. Love all your stitching! So pretty! Fantastic -- love red!

Nicole said...

What a sweet gift from Nan! I'm loving seeing all the variations around blog land! Congrats to your son! I know you must be so proud!! Especially since he's going to the ONLY Carolina that matters! LOL! ;)

Your Quaker Christmas is looking gorgeous! I just pulled mine out yesterday - and then put it right back away - you are right, it's huge!!! :)

Chris said...

Your quaker sampler is beautiful! I love that red :)

Patty C. said...

Faye - This piece is truly gorgeous
& I must say I agree - Carol is a sweet & gracious blogger !!

Deborah said...

Love all the red samplers! Wonderful gift from Nan.

Berit said...

That is some gorgeous red quakery-ness!

Cole said...

Your mailbox is so fun! Enjoy it!

Love the red quaker sampler, it's so pretty.

Lesleyanne said...

Lovely gift received. Great new start. Your wip looks gorgeous.

Siobhan said...

What fun goodies you had in your mailbox!

I enjoyed seeing some pics of the UNC campus. You must be so proud! :)

Beautiful stitching photos!! I just love that red.

Vonna said...

Your son is as handsome as can be and I know you must be proud! I know I will be when that day comes for us! Congratulations Mama! (and Daddy and Son!)
Your WIP is just gorgeous and has me seeing red as you are just popping them out one after another!
Diane is a sweetie and I received a eggie with legs too early last week!

Carol said...

I can see on his face how excited and proud your son is to be attending UNC at Charlotte in the fall, Faye! It looks like a lovely school--congratulations to him and you and your husband as his parents... Getting a child to that point in life is a major accomplishment :)

Love your latest red creations--so glad I was able to help you out with the chart :) I love the title of that one, too. It does seem like I'm in my own little world when I sit down to stitch--very relaxing and comforting...

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Congrats to your son - UNC is a beautiful campus and I know you must be so proud!

What a wonderful gift from Nan!

Your red projects are gorgeous and Quaker Christmas is stunning - can't wait to see it finished!

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

hello my friend, well I see you have done wonders! bravo!
embroidery sublime reds are the gift of your daughter a wonder! Your son must be proud to go and do these studies in a beautiful place!
I think many of you, friendships France

Mouse said...

ooo lovely sampler :) well done to son on getting to College :) you've every right to be proud :0 love mouse xxx

Deb said...

What a darling gift from Diane. I love the little pincushion. And I love your red samplers too. They are so classic.

And I'm going through those campus things again soon. My son still hasn't made his decision, but he has to soon. I think that he's a little overwhelmed by the whole process.

Michelle said...

You've got me jonesing to stitch a red sampler now! Love how your Quaker Christmas is coming along. What thread are you using for it?

Littlebit said...

What a handsome son you have, Faye!

Of course I was immediately drawn to the RED pieces you are working on. LOVE them. I'm currently working on Ann Grimshaw, done in Bandana, and I feel like the more I stitch the more there is to do.

Such pretty pieces, and you are really getting a LOT done!

Susan said...

Love the Quaker Christmas. What colors are you using?

Happy Stitching!

Fiona said...

Loving all your RED. Congratulations to your son, you have every reason to be proud.

Myra said...

Cute little gift you received. :o) Your red WIP's are as always just gorgeous. Phillip is going to love UNCC, some of my sons friends attend and they all really like it.

Jules said...

Beautiful WIPs! And you received a very cute card/pincusion indeed!!!

Giovanna said...

Your red projects are lovely! And what cute gifts.

staci said...

Beautiful stitching and a very sweet gift Faye. Your son is very handsome, you deserve to be proud!

woolwoman said...

In Her World is lovely and I've not seen it before - your quaker christmas is stunning - Enjoy them all and congrats on your son's choice of colleges. Melody

Carolyn NC said...

Imagine you stitching anything red?! -Haha - all looks fantastic! Nice pic of your son and DH, too. Congrats on the soon to be grad!

Carol R said...

Great pictures Faye! Love your beautiful 'reds'!