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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Wonderful news and a few patriotic finishes.....

I have absolutely wonderful news to share......I am so so so happy to let you know that my dear friend Barbara has let me know she is now in remission...She has tackled breast cancer and won~~~ Can you believe this????  I got a call from her to share this wonderful news...She also wanted me let ALL of you know that she has felt your love, your prayers and your sense of lifting her above this awful dreaded disease.... I want to personally thank everyone who has emailed me, prayed for Barbara, asked about her over these last many months and sent me wonderful designs to stitch and put in my pink basket...Truly,there is power in prayer and the love from stitch friends cannot be matched!

~~~Way to go Barbara~~~


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Next, I wanted to show you a little of what I have been stitching here lately....If you know me, you know that I often sneak in a small design if I am working on larger projects....I got on this "patriotic" streak lately and here is what I have finished stitching....

40 ct Lakeside Linen light exempler
specified overdyes

This was the design I worked on and completed Saturday at the French Hen at the stitch-in...Fun pattern~



36 ct linen, coffee stained by me
Weeks threads as specified

Patterns by Nan Lewis of Threadwork Primitives are hard to beat...Her instructions in the design packet are so easy to follow! I especially like the flag in this pattern.....

40 ct Mocha linen
npi silks, npi overdye silk

This design actually called for Watercolors threads, so I converted to npi and npi Northern Lights..I like the faded red shading....It really makes this flag look worn and tattered... Thanks Patti for another stunning design!!

An angel gifted me one of my now favorite photo props.... A pewter "F" that you see in the above photos... Isn't it the neatest thing???I just LOVE it~~ Thank you, Thank you!


In closing, I will share one of my patriotic displays..... I have my favorites, but really love them all...Each has a story in my head of what I was doing when I was stitching it.... I hope to finish off the 3 new finishes next week and either add to this bunch, or perhaps start a new Patriotic basket...We will see!!





Phillip and the golf team flew out for NY on Saturday and are doing fantastic in their practice rounds in the Junior College National Golf finals... We will be joining them tomorrow and I cannot wait! It has been so long since I flew anywhere...I am so excited!!

And, I hope to sneak in a trip to a local cross stitch shop...More about the when I return....

Hope everyone has a fantastic week and Happy Stitching!

Faye

62 comments:

Cindy's Stitching said...

such good news for your close friend. prayers do help. I adore all of your patriotic pieces

Deborah said...

I am very happy for your friend, Barbara! Love all the patriotic pieces. Look forward to see how you finish them.

Julianne said...
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Lesleyanne said...

Congratulations to Barbara. Gorgeous finishes. Love your patriotic basket.

Mouse said...

ohh that's lovely news :) love all those pieces you've been working on and that red is gorgeous :) think you need to start a new basket :) love mouse xxxx

Michele said...

So glad to hear about Barbara! Give her a hug when you get to see her :)

love love love your finishes! I'm off to purchase both charts! lol you are always good at enabling :)

Sandra said...

HI Faye,
I am so happy for your friend Barbara and for you. It is just wonderful to hear such good news. I wish her continued good health and happiness. Truly time to celebrate life's blessings.
Fondly,
Sandra
Homespun Elegance
plainfancymerchant.blogspot

Hazel said...

Beautiful stitching Faye. Really stunning pieces. So happy for your friend too. x

Maggee said...

oh wow--CONGRATS to Barbara! So happy to hear this... and tell her welcome to our club! I am 4 years now! WooHoo! Faye, I love your patriotic smalls! I am very tempted to get started on one that caught my eye recently... know how it feels! Hugs.

Teresa said...

Happy for your friend Barbara.
I love all the patriotic, I am a big fan of anything red, white and blue.
Have fun on your get away.
Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

Joy said...

Love all your patriotic pieces...nice finishing.

Continued good health to Barbara!

Joanie said...

YAY for Barbara! I am so happy for her!

Love your patriotic pieces! You are so inspiring, I may have to get out my red, white and blue floss!

Margaret said...

I am so relieved and happy to hear about Barbara! That is so fantastic!

I love all your patriotic finishes -- they're just gorgeous! I'm especially in love with the Twisted Threads one. Wonderful!

Have fun at the golf tournament! Good luck to your sons' team!

robindefender said...

3 cheers for Barbara!

Your patriotic pieces are all so cute! Thanks for sharing.

Bertie said...

That's the news you wanted to hear Faye, wonderful for your friend Barbara:))
I do love your patriotic stitching, very colourful and to be proud of:)

Gabi said...

So great to hear about Barbara. It's always worth a celebration when someone fights this terrible disease.

Your patriotic stitching looks very nice. I love them all.

Karen said...

Great news about Barbara! Will continue to keep her in my thoughts.

I love all of your Americana stitching....you are soon going to need another basket. Hope y'all have a safe trip!

Lee said...

As I scrolled down through your post, each picture got better and better! You are one talented lady Faye! Good news about your friend, too. It's nice to hear things like that!

Ellen said...

Very wonderful news indeed, congrats to Barabara!

Love all your patriotic pieces, they are gorgeous! Enjoy your trip to NY!

Hugs

Pat Matejcek said...

I am so happy to her the news about Barbara. Way to go girl!! My Mother died from that horrible disease....many..many...years ago...I love your patriotic basket and I really like the nan lewis design you stitched and finished. Have a good weekend!!

~*Shar*~ said...

I'm so happy for Barbara!! That's wonderful news hun; and I LOVE your patroitic stitching; I really love the "American Flag" I've never seen that before...

Hugs, Shar

Nancy said...

So glad for your friends good news!! Love the patriotic stitching! Have fun at the Nationals, hope your son's golf team comes away the winner!

Nan said...

So glad to hear Barbara's good news.
Have fun on your trip....I have a feeling the LNS will never be the same :0)

Judy said...

So glad you shared with us the GREAT news about your friend.
Your patriotic pieces are beautiful, you are such an enabler. Love your basket, too.

Jackie said...

Enjoy your trip and good luck to your son and his team! I still get really nervous each time I fly. Ugh! Love your recent patriotic finishes. I love the look of the overdyed threads.

SO glad to hear of Barbara's remission!!!!!

Catherine said...

Fantastic news concerning your friend Barbara!!

Love all of your patriotic stitches! I think you'll definitely need another basket!!

Have fun on your trip!

Nan ~ Threadwork Primitives said...

Faye,that is such wonderful news about Barbara. I know she is been in many of our thoughts for awhile now. I am so happy for her and you have been a great friend.
I love how all your patriotic pieces turned out. I may have to get the twisted threads chart. Very cool.
Smiles,
~Nan

Carol said...

Wonderful news about Barbara, Faye! If we're all so excited for her, I can only imagine how "over the moon" she must feel!

Your patriotic finishes are just wonderful and I love your basket full of them... Beautiful work, as always :)

Siobhan said...

I am so so happy to read Barbara's good news today. It has lifted my spirits and made me cry--I am so happy. She will continue to be in my prayers.

CONGRATULATIONS on all the finishes! Wow!!! I seriously need to get stitching but seem to be on a reading kick these days. Love the F prop, too!

Good luck to Phillip and his team!

Alice said...

How wonderful for your friend!
Your patriotic stitching is lovely.

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Yeah, Barbara!! We knew you would do it - with help from our Friend! Love your stitched pieces (and that red is wonderful). Is it time to decorate the tree? Continued good luck to the team, and the travelers. Have a great time, and be safe!

Nancy said...

Congratulations to your friend Barbara! I can only imagine how she feels - on top of the world I'm sure!

I love your patriotic stitches! They are all so pretty. Isn't it fun to have the smaller pieces to stitch while the larger ones take a rest? I'm getting in the mood to stitch some small summer designs!

Elizabeth Ann said...

Wonderful news about your dear friend! I love your pieces and have been searching for some of the patterns this morning. Haven't been able to find any of them would you consider selling some of the patterns? They are wonderful!

Sherry said...

Wonderful news about your friend! Sounds like a celebration is in order.

Beautiful stitching! I love all the little pillows.

Michelle said...

Wonderful news about Barbara! Love your patriotic finishes and your display is so fun! Lots of great pieces in there!

Karen said...

Faye that is awesome news about Barbara! give her a big hug for me!

great finishes! love those and believe i will be getting a couple of them soon. :)

have fun in NY how fun! maybe another plane ride in the spring???? :)

Lynn said...

Such wonderful news for your friend Barbara! This is no small feat. Give her all my best wishes and congratulations. I will pray that God continues to bless her.

Your patriotic stitches are fabulous!! I'm so envious of all the wonderful patriotic stitches available to you. I wish that more Canadian designers had these available for us Canucks!

Giovanna said...

So pleased for you friend! And all your patriotic finishes are so pretty, well done!

Colorado Stitcher said...

Faye: I am so happy to hear about your friend Barbara!!

Love your patriotic stitching too.

Michelle said...

I am so pleased to read about your friend - just wonderful news.
Your stitching is lovely thank you for sharing the photos with us x

Deb said...

That is such wonderful news about your friend.

Love all your patriotic pieces. I'm envious of all your wonderful pieces.

Michelle~Sugar House Creations said...

I don't know Barbara, but I'm doing the happy dance for her!!!

Your stitching is so lovely. :) I've been in a patriotic mood lately too.

Patty C. said...

I am glad Barbara is doing well -
Congrats on such lovely patriotic finishing - Your basket will be filled with wonderful works when you are finished ;)!!!!

woolwoman said...

great news about your friend Barbara - think PINK ! Love all your patriotic finishes - so darling in the basket - enjoy your play time at the LNS. Melody

Kathy Ellen said...

So good to hear the good news for your friend, Barbara!

Your newest patriotic pieces are all wonderful. You have been a very busy stitcher! The pewter "F" is a really special piece. What fun to see all of the patriotic pieces that you have done. It has been fun reading your post and seeing all of your great photos.

Littlebit said...

I am so very, very happy to hear the good news your friend got!
Your patriotic pieces are wonderful!

Pointed Stitcher said...

I love your finishes and congratulations to your friend ;)

Fiona said...

I so happy for your friend, she must be feeling on top of the world being in remission. Your finishes and baskets look great. Your pewter F is very pretty.

Melody said...

What wonderful news about Barbara!

I love the patriotic pieces you have done. That is such a great idea to group the smalls in a basket.

I think I'm going to have to find some to do....

Have fun on your trip.

Pumpkin said...

That's WONDERFUL news Faye! I'm very happy for Barbara :o)

I see there's another one on a patriotic streak! LOL! Lovely finishes and your 'F' is adorable.

Andrea said...

Wonderful news about Barbara.

Lovely pathriotic themed pieces.

LRO said...

Hi Faye,

I am among the *many* admirers of your patriotic pieces. I really love the Sam Sarah America flag with the star. I note that you converted the colors to npi silks. I wonder if you can tell me what color numbers you used. I think your colors are beautiful, and I like them better than those on the pattern. I thought these were so lovely, I needed to ask.

Congrats to your friend Barbara. Great news.

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

Absolument merveilleux !
bisous mon amie

Beth said...

That is the best news ever!! Gooooo Barbara!!!!!

I love your patriotic pieces, I am going to start some for me this week. Hope I can get at least a couple stitched and finished this month!

Sharon said...

Awesome news for your friend Barbara. Have been there twice with my mom! Your finishes look fabulous!

Jennifer said...

Your patriotic pieces are so lovely! I hope you have fun this week!

YEAH for Barbara! so glad for her....

Jennifer

Suzanne said...

What wonderful news about your friend! It's always nice to hear good news like this.

Love all your patriotic stitching.

Shelleen said...

I am so happy for your friend.

Love your stitching.

Parsley said...

So happy for your friend! God is goooood!

Love all the patriotic items. Great projects!

basketsnprims said...

I am new to your blog and love your patriotic finishes. Can you email me at basketpam@gmail.com with some of the designers please? thanks so much. I'm so happy for your friend, I have 2 friends currently battling cancer.
pam

dixiesamplardesigns said...

Yeaaaaaaaaa for Barbara! Wonderful news!!

Love your patriotic finishes...gorgeous as usual!

Michelle May (Shell) said...

Oooooooooo! Lot's of pretties!!
xx, shell