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Monday, April 25, 2011

~~Make it Do~~Thank you Beth Twist~~

Many of us are living our lives by the motto of "making do with what you've got!"... When I saw this freebie listed on Beth Twists blog Friday, I felt like it really must be my weekend project....  Beth stressed that everyone should be creative with their colorways, using threads we had on hand and just putting our own spin on her design....Here is my interpretation....
Make it Do....Heartstring Samplery
36 ct coffee dyed linen
threads listed below

I did end up changing threads and here is what I went with...

Called for                                        I used
GAST Pumpkin Patch                   CC Pumpkin Harvest
GAST Daffodil                              GAST ButterCrunch
GAST Adobe                                 GAST Adobe
GAST Fishermans Wharf             GAST Portabella
GAST Woodrose                          GAST Woodrose
GAST Pomegranate                      GAST Holly Berry
GAST Butternut Squash               CC Gingersnap
GAST Mustard Seed                     CC Ye Old Gold
GAST Baby Spinach                      GAST Endive
WDW Havana                               WDW Havana
WDW Red Pear                            WDW Red Pear

The point is to use what you have on hand, so use whatever you feel is right for you~~

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I did want to share my exchange piece to Pat (no blog)from a couple weeks ago...She and I had a private exchange and I posted the beautiful BBD piece she stitched for me a couple posts ago.... She notified me that she received my exchange package and here is a peak of what I mailed to her....


 Summer Star Pincushion and mini pincushion
A Stitchers Journey
Blackbird Designs

The smaller initial pincushion is for Pat to use in her traveling stitch bag...It is small and just the right size to toss into her bag and have a little something to plant that needle in when changing thread colors... Both are filled with crushed walnut shells...I wanted to show the rickrack detail on the edges...The Robins Egg Blue hand-dyed trims by Victorian Motto matches the BBD designs so well.... I also included one of my homemade pins....

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Hope everyone had a great Easter and got back in the routine today....I had alot of fun with family and these two sweeties.....


 Have a great week everyone and Happy Stitching...........

Faye

32 comments:

queenstitch said...

I love your "make do" colors - so soft and beautiful!

Michele said...

love the exchange you sent to Pat .. very pretty! and your Make Due is lovely! Great colors :)

April Mechelle said...

I love the Freebie. I got the pattern also. I love the exchange with Pat. Do you tack (stitch) your rick-rack down or glue? I been seeing it done this way on a lot of blogs. The furbabies are so cute!!! Take care...

Catherine said...

I love your interpretation of Beth's design!! And your exchange pieces are adorable, as are your pups!

TeresaB said...

Great interpretation of Beth's freebie! Love your exchange pieces as well.

Karen said...

So cute as always Faye! Glad you had a good Easter weekend with the "family"!

Yvonne..... said...

I love your take on the make do project! The colors are really pretty. Glad your Easter was filled with a little fur! LOL!

Pat Matejcek said...

Faye I love your make do weekend stitch, can't wait to see how you finish it~~I also want to see your finish of bloom. I love that design, I just ordered it. I am enjoying my pincushions, I love them... I am getting another order ready for the victorian motto. I love her things and her service is fantastic!!! Pat

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

Votre broderie est merveilleuse mon amie !
oh les chiens j'adore ! le noir et blanc à un regard rempli d'amour tout ce que j'aime ! je vous souhaite une bonne semaine et je pense que votre paquet va arrivé !
je vous embrasse, et à très vite !
bisous bisous
marylin
France

Lesleyanne said...

Lovely exchange sent to Pat. Great finish on the freebie. Glad you had a lovely Easter.

Hazel said...

Gorgeous Heartstring finish Faye. I loved it as soon as I saw that design. Your gifts are beautiful too - such lovely colours. I love that ricrac. x

Jackie said...

I don't know what the original Make Do colors look like together but your selections are beautiful! Your exchange pieces are lovely too and the pups are just too cute.

Joy said...

Love it Faye, as well as all of your recent goodies!! I am glad to see that you are doing well given all of the storms recently. Looking forward to seeing more of your wonderful finishes!! Hugs!

Carol said...

Beautiful colors choices for "Make Do," Faye! I love that saying--waste of any kind just drives me crazy!!

I'm sure Pat is loving her little pillows--that Victorian Motto trim is luscious.

I love the photo of your pup with sunglasses--he wouldn't have needed them up here on Easter. Nothing but rain, rain, and more rain!

Nancy said...

Isn't this a pretty freebie? You stitched it so quick, and I love your color choices. It turned out beautiful! Wonderful exchange package too.

Alice said...

Beautiful stitching! Adorable dogs!

Nicole said...

Your Beth Twist sampler is so pretty. That is a great saying! I love the color changes you made. I also love the pin cushions for Patty. They're so pretty. You did such a good job on the finishing!

Nicole said...

P.S. That should be Pat, not Patty! :)

staci said...

Beautiful stitching Faye! I'm afraid that when I "make do", my results aren't nearly as lovely!!!

Deborah said...

Love the "make do". The colors you picked are perfect.

Margaret said...

That freebie from Beth came out so wonderfully! I love the colors you used! Love the pieces you sent for the exchange as well! Your two fur babies are so cute -- how do you get your sweetie to wear sunglasses? Priceless!

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

I changed the image of my avatar pretty? Kisses

marylin France

Pointed Stitcher said...

I love the piece where you chose your own colors, it's beautiful. The items you made for Pat are beautiful also.

valerie said...

Great finished Faye and I love the colors you chose for the Make Do piece!

Bekca said...

Thank you for the link Faye, I've visited Beth's site and found the chart for myself. I love the colours you've used and your exchange pieces are lovely. How cute is your puppy in the sunglasses! Happy stitching to you.

Dani - tkdchick said...

What a beautifully finished freebie!!!

Carolyn NC said...

Lovely exchange pieces and finish - great thread choices, too!

Elisa said...

What beautiful finishes, the colours are fabulous xx

Michelle said...

Your finish is lovely - the colors you used are perfect! And I'm loving the exchange you sent is gorgeous! I'm in love with that color rickrack you used!!

Myra said...

Your make it do looks great Faye! I love the pincushions you made for the exchange but what I really love are those adorable canines! Can you bring them with you Saturday??? :o)

Suzanne said...

I love your interpretation of Make Do. The colour choices are beautiful. Very nice exchange you put together.

Andrea said...

Beautiful creations.