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Thursday, June 16, 2011

My last day in the craft room......very Patriotic~~~It's a GOOD thing!

Is that title mysterious enough????  Well, today is actually my last day in the craft room at its current location....Tonight and tomorrow we will be packing, loading and moving my dear son to Charlotte to his new apartment to ready himself for college.....I will be an empty nester! YIKKEESS~~ The upside to all this, is that the downstairs rec room, that he has been using as his bedroom, will now become the new and larger craft room~~ I am excited and terrified all at the same time! Packing stash into boxes kinda shakes you to your core..... Moocho stuff!!  So, I will be taking the next month or so to unpack, organize and get things just like I want it.....I'll keep you posted!

Today, I had 2 orders to finish up for a couple ladies....One has asked to not post the photo since it is a gift for her sister that probably will be reading the blog....The other finish made me laugh....Check out this verse.............

I have no idea who the designer is, but I had to laugh!!  I will show the rest of her Christmas ornaments I finished for her another time.....I wanted to get to showing you my patriotic finished finishes.....

Happy 4th
Threadwork Primitives
36 ct coffee stained linen
WDW and DMC specified threads


Liberty House
Twisted Threads Ewe&Eye&Friends
40 ct light exempler Lakeside Linens
DMC threads as specified


Wee Hope
Heart in Hand
32 ct Flax Belfast
WDW as specified


Doubles America
SamSarah
40 ct Exempler Lakeside Linen
Northern Lights Midnight&Old Grinkgo silks

I enjoyed sewing today....It really gives me great feeling of completion when those finished stitched pieces finally come together~~ I plan on using alot of my older patriotic ornies to decorate my craft room tree once I get set up....These will be put in another Patriotic basket for display...




Well....better get back to boxing up things....cross your fingers!~

Happy stitching,

Faye


51 comments:

Edgar said...

Great finishes!! Lucky you with a new big craft space.

Catherine said...

Such great finishes - you always know just what touches a piece needs! I do love that verse!!!!

Pat Matejcek said...

Beautiful Faye!!! I especially love the Threadwork Primitives. I love the lace on your finish. I bet you are excited with a bigger craft room. Happy stitching and finishing. Pat

Teresa said...

Love all your patriotic stitching, just wonderful. Enjoy your new craft room. When my daughter moved out I got her room. I guess that is how alot of us get a room to ourselves. (My husband got our son's room, it's smaller, hehe)
Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

Mouse said...

ooooo a new and bigger craft room :) can't wait to see it .. good luck with the packing and sorting it exactly where you want it to be :) love your patriotic pieces and how you have finished them :) love mouse xxxx

Deb said...

Fantastic patriotic finishes! I love all of them!

I have seen that Josiah Turner piece before but I can't remember who the designer is. If I remember, I'll let you know.

And Yoo hoo on the new craft room. I know that getting the new space has been a touch time with your son moving to Charlotte - they grow up so fast and you wonder where the time went - but a new and improved space to work in is always a good thing.

Denise said...

I have given it thought to combine my current room with the DS's and make a HUGE room. But, I think there could be a problem --- it would be bigger than our living room! Oops.

LOVE LOVE LOVE your finishes. I sit here with my mouth hanging open wishing. They are beautiful.

Stitchin' Sweet Sue said...

Wow Faye, was wondering the other day if you might have a new round of star spangled beauties to share this year, wonderful - each and every one. Always a delight to see them. Enjoy your move and the new space:)

Nan said...

Great finishes Faye! I love what you did with the ric rac on the America piece. I will probably steak that idea.....if ya don't mind :-)

Myra said...

That little prim piece made me laugh too! Love it. All of your patriotic finishes are wonderful.

robindefender said...

Beautiful finishes! Have fun moving into your new, expanded craft room.

MoonBeam said...

What a darling Americana grouping.

Best wishes to your son.

Margaret said...

Wow, love all your finishes! You're so lucky to get an even bigger craft room. I don't even have one. lol! Now how do you get your child to say he will let you have his space? I haven't dared to claim my daughter's room yet, and she's going to be a senior this coming fall. What's your secret? :D

Ellen said...

Wow, beautiful finishes! You are so lucky to have a new big craft room, can't wait to see it!

Hugs,

FIONA said...

HI FAYE!! WOW - AN EMPTY NESTER!! IT'S HARD AT FIRST BUT THEN YOU WILL GET THE HANG OF IT!! AND YOU GET A NEW CRAFT ROOM!!! VERY LUCKY LADY!! LOOKING FORWARD TO SOME PHOTOS OF YOUR NEW CRAFT ROOM SOON!!! AND GREAT FINISHES TOO BY THE WAY! AS USUAL! YOU NEVER DISAPPOINT!! HAVE A GREAT DAY! FIONA XX

Maggee said...

What great finishes Faye! One day, when I am feeling better, I will get up with you on a finishing question or two that have been swirling in my brain. Thanks for sharing! Hugs.

Nan ~ Threadwork Primitives said...

Wow. They all look great Faye and I always love the fabrics and trims you choose when finishing. They are just perfect. These are going to look so nice in a basket. Hey, Congrats on the new bigger craft room. So happy for you.

BTW... I did go and purchase that Liberty House pattern for myself. Can't wait to stitch it.
~Nan

Karen said...

Your finishes are so cute! Good luck with both of your moves. Can't wait to see all of the neat "stash" you rediscover....

happy stitching...

Patty C. said...

Have fun in your new space-
Enjoyed seeing all of your 4th of July pretties !!!!!

Peggy Lee said...

Lucky you with a new craft room! I need a room just for all my stash.
I absolutely love all things patriotic and your recent finishes are gorgeous.
Beautiful work!

Nancy said...

Such wonderful patriotic finishes - they are all so pretty! The finish for your friend is so fun. I remember seeing this design before, but I can't remember the designer.

Enjoy setting up your new craft space! That will be a fun kind of work.

Chris said...

Faye,
All your 4th of July pieces are great. Your finishing is really inspired.
I hope the move goes well.

Deborah said...

Congrats on the new space. I do know that you will miss your son, though. Love all the great little pillows. Love how you finished them.

Judy said...

LOVE all of your patriotic pieces!
I was an empty nester for all of one year - eons ago! Enjoy it and your new craft room.

Joyce Clark Frank said...

I love all of your stitching, great job. Know you will enjoy your new craft area.

April Mechelle said...

I love all those Patriotic finishes ! Congrats on the Empty Nest!!! They always come back... lol I know you are excited about that new craft room... I can't wait to see it !!

Lesleyanne said...

Gorgeous finishes. Good luck with the move to a bigger craft room.

Rebecca said...

Faye, sounds like your making the best out of a hard situation. Enjoy the time with your son. Can't wait to see what you come up with for designs out of your new craft room... I'm sure you will have lots of fun.

Gabi said...

Oh my gosh...the finish with the hitting sister is GORGEOUS. What a cute finish.

Love your finishes too. All of them are not only beautifully stitched but oh so lovely finished as well. Makes a fabulous patriotic display.

Good luck with the move into the new craft room :)

Siobhan said...

OH MY GOSH!!! How fabulous are they?!? They're gorgeous! BTW, my friend Carol, who reads blogs but doesn't comment on them (I don't think), sent me an e-mail after reading your last post with some patriotic finishes and said that she just loved everything you did, that the two of us need to get cracking. We've been saying that for the last few years. I am just in love with everything you did!!

Not sure if this was answered yet, but that super adorable design that you finished in the first photo is by Notforgotten Farms. I have been meaning to stitch it forever.

Good luck getting used to the empty nest and to setting up your new room!!

Giovanna said...

Oh my, they're all so beautiful - congrats on everything, including the unseen one.

Nancy said...

Beautiful finishes as always Faye. I love everything you do. Congratulations on the new craft room. I gave up a long time ago...the whole house is a craft room now!

Kathy Ellen said...

Wonderful finishes on your patriotic pieces....you always have such special ideas for adding the perfect fabrics and trims!

Enjoy your new craft room too! I love my "stitching nest", but have another special stitching place in our family room too....our love of our craft just seems to overflow everywhere!

Nancy said...

Beautiful finishes! You are truly talented! Love that little verse on your clients work...too cute! A new larger craft room....so exciting!! Know you will miss your son but having a empty nest is really good!!

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

Oh very beautiful !
have a good week end

marylin FRANCE

Penelope's Beehive said...

BEAUTIFUL work Faye! Your fabric choices are lovely. Ohhh, a new craft room...how very exciting. I shall eagerly await a peek when it is completed.

Wishing you a delightful weekend!

Warmly,
Judy

Julie M said...

Beautiful finishes Faye. You do an awesome job with them!

How exciting for you to get to a new and bigger craft room! Can't wait to see it.

Have a great weekend!

Nicole said...

Congrats to your son and yeah for you on getting a new craft room!! Can't wait to see the pictures!! Your finishes all turned out great!! You do beautiful work Miss Phey!! :)

BrendaS said...

Love all your patriotic finishes. Can't wait to see how they look on your new craft room:))) Congratulations to your son and WOO HOO for you to get a larger craft room. You will definitely have to show us pictures.

Have a good weekend

Karen said...

what fun a new bigger craft room! i'm jealous! well eventhough i do have a craft room and am happy with it, but it could be bigger. LOL congrats to your son moving on to college, etc it's exciting! and great finishes!!!

Jackie said...

Congrats on your new space! I'd love to see/hear how you decide to organize it. I need all the ideas I can get!

Great finishes. The patriotic projects are always favorites of mine. I've always loved red and blue together.

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Such adorable finishes, as usual! Can't wait to see the new craft room - how you decided to store your fabbies and such. We want to hear about the things you had forgotten, too. That's always fun in a reorganization! It'll be fun, so take your time and enjoy.

Lynn said...

Your patriotic finishes are really great! I laughed when I saw the verse on the first stitch. Very cute!
Would you believe my youngest has been gone from home for 3 years now and I still haven't cleared out that room for all my crafts. It's been in the works for some time now, lol!

Jennifer said...

Gorgeous finishes, Faye!

And you will LOVE your new bigger craft room!

Jennifer

Valerie said...

Oh, Faye! Your finishing is absolutely gorgeous! I am pea green with envy!

I look forward to hearing about the progress of in your craft room. I know you will enjoy the extra space!

Kathleen From Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Hi Faye, I have just now found your delightful blog and enjoyed looking at your wonderful stitched projects! blessings,Kathleen

Michelle said...

All of your patriotic finishes are fantastic! I need to get a move on stitching some. Congrats on the new craft room too - how fun! I hope you'll show us when it's done!

Lucy May said...

Just started following your blog! Love your patriotic finishes! You know that when you come to Charlotte you are just a few minutes away from the Stitch And Frame Shop in Rock Hill. That sounds like an excuse to visit your son more often in college! I too am becoming an empty nester this year! My daughter will be going to Salem Women's College in Winston Salem (Old Salem). It is exciting to think about some personal freedom from the daily parental duties!

Brigitte said...

Oh Faye, these patriotic finishes are all gorgeous, very creatively finished. And yes, that verse on the ornament made me laugh out loud.
Great, a new craft room. It will be fun to re-organize all your stash and I bet you wil come across things you had completely forgotten about, lol.

The Sampler Girl said...

ALL so wonderful - love patriotic stitching. Your finishes are beautiful.

Hope your summer is grand.

Tanya :)

Sherry :o) said...

OH, keep us posted on the craft room switch - and post some pics! Love your finishes - very nice. Good luck with your son's move. My son just graduated but will be staying home next fall while attending community college nearby.