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Friday, August 5, 2011

Penny America....

Most of you might know that I have the great opportunity of working with twenty 6 year old First Graders who attend school on the Year Round calendar.....I love the schedule and I love them~~ Hugs galore..... BUT, in this intense heat and everyone having been back at school a measly 3 weeks now, days can be tiring, we all get a little cranky and basically at the end of our school day, worn out.  Not complaining, mind you, as I feel so fortunate to have a job I LOVE and can actually see the fruits of my labor blossom right in front of my eyes as these children learn..... 

So.......at the end of the day, I so look forward to my precious time in the craft room after dinner is prepared and I settle into my theraputic stitching time..........  This week's time was devoted to
 Penny America as it was entirely impossible to put down~~ Addictive to me... Might as well been named "Faye's Penny America"...as Myra so hilariously emailed me to say....

Penny America
Tree of Life Samplings
36 ct Macadamia Nut linen by Tree of Life Samplings
Weeks overdyes as specified



Jan Alexander is offering this beautiful line of designs and linens that are truly captivating~~~ Keep up the great work Jan!

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I am thinking that might be a wrap up for me and all my Americana stitching for a while....I am starting to feel like some of those fallish shades are speaking to me.....Will I pick up something Halloweeny to stitch?? Or, perhaps get back into my beloved WIP basket of to-dos as promised in my "up for a challenge" project...?...  I just know that with this heat, its too hot to do much outside, so bring on the linen and thread~~~

Have a great weekend everyone~~

Faye

57 comments:

Edgar said...

What a beautiful finish!! Congrats!!!

Patty C. said...

Oh Faye this is just gorgeous - What a wonderful finish -

As the mother of 4 children - I appreciate what you do - Thank you so much - Your job is so very important !!

Catherine said...

Lovely finish!

Linda said...

Faye, Your piece is just gorgeous. Great stitching. Do you know where I could purchase the chart. I just love it.
Linda

Penelope's Beehive said...

Bravo...lovely work Faye!
I find that my workbasket seems to be filled with autumnal colours and yummy goodies. Perhaps I might persuade the weather to cooperate as well and be just a wee bit cooler?

Peaceful stitching...

Warmly,
Judy

Siobhan said...

Fantastic finish, Faye!! You're going to drive me crazy with the autumnal finishes now... I look forward to it! ;) My daughter sent me a link to Toby Keith's latest video, Made in America, and I immediately thought of your patriotic stitching and how I wished I'd done some this year. ;)

Have a great weekend!

laurawilson25 said...

Sew pretty!

Lesleyanne said...

A lovely finish. Look forward to seeing what is next.

Jennifer M. said...

Such a beautiful piece Faye. I love the colors in it. So pretty. You stitch really pretty projects. :)

Looking forward to the next one.

Jen

Tricia said...

This is just gorgeous! I love the colors!

Margaret said...

How beautiful is your finish! I want to stitch this now -- you're so inspiring!

Ranae said...

Penny America turned out fabulous. I can't wait to get mine started. I ordered the chart and the fabric
I can't get over the colors, Jan really has an eye for it.

valerie said...

Beautiful finish!

Penny said...

Ooooooh, do I love your Penny America!! Think I'll try to find that pattern now and make one for myself! Of course, I'm with you -- I will have to work on fall/Christmas items first, but then I can have at it with Penny American........and how appropriate for me, Penny!!
Have a wonderful weekend!

Mouse said...

ohhh that is lovely :) and think it is time to move onto fall stitching too ....as want to see what you will stitch :) ... love mouse xxxx

Deborah said...

Beautiful finish! I see that I will have add that design to my stash.

Theresa said...

This is such a gorgeous finish!!!!!! I have enjoyed all your patriotic stitch!!!!

CyberJulka said...

Wonderful!

Cyber Julka
http://cyberjulka.blogspot.com/

JillMN said...

That is beautiful! I really like that color of linen also. It has been unbearably hot here too. I am so over summer.

The Inspired Stitcher said...

This is a beautiful finish! I may just have to add it to my wish list.

Sherry :o) said...

What a wonderful finish - boy did that work up fast! I can't even imagine a class of any age children in this heat. I hope you stay cool as much as you can. It's been really hot here in Michigan too - especially when you factor in the yucky humidity!! Looking forward to see what you stitch up next.

Keeper of the Crowes said...

Beyond stunning! Too beautiful for words. I thought I was through with Americana for a while,too, but I have to do this!! Thanks for the inspiration!
Linda

Alice said...

I love your Penny America finish! The fabric and the floss colors are so beautiful. I've just become enabled to purchase both the patter and the fabric!

DonnaTN said...

It is lovely! No wonder you couldn'g put it down.

Carol R said...

A really lovely finish Faye - congratulations!

Karen said...

So pretty! I love that fabric color too...going to have to check it out. Can't wait to see what is next up for stitching....

Myra said...

Those needles were smokin' girl! Absolutely, positively beautiful. When I saw this design on Jan's blog it reminded me of you. :o) I love that linen color too - just perfect for this piece. I had to biggify it to have a closer look.

I admire you for working with those children day in and day out. I would probably pull all my already grey hairs out! I think I'll stick with the animals and leave the wee ones to you.

See ya tomorrow!

Kellie said...

Jan might owe you a commission as your stitching and finish have prompted several of us, including myself, to order this gorgeous design and fabric. Lol! Beautiful stitching!

We started back this week. I completely understand what you mean about it being tiring but rewarding. Enjoy your weekend with your needle and thread! :)

Teresa S. said...

Absolutely love it, Faye! Mine has yet to arrive but I am looking forward to it.
And all those 1st graders-- I only have one to deal with and he wears me out!! BTW, he says reading is not necessary--look out his teacher has her work cut out this year!

Charlene ♥ SC said...

So beautiful...and thinking of fall may cool us off - a tiny bit.

Cathy Lloyd said...

As the mother of a daughter who will be starting her 4th year teaching 4th grade, I so admire what you do! Remarkable people teach children! My daughter also teaches year-round school and will be going back in one week. All the other tracks have been in school now for 2 weeks. Love your penny rug stitching. Just saw that for the first time online this morning and now you are finished! I stitched 2 Americana pieces this summer, neither of them framed, maybe next spring. Thanks for sharing!

Littlebit said...

Love your Penny America, Faye! Will have to put that on my list of things..I don't do too many patriotic things, but that, and Free Bird are two of my favorites. Great job.

Ellen said...

Penny America is just gorgeous! I love the fabric!

Hugs,

Nancy said...

Congratulations on a beautiful finish!

Gabi said...

Penny America is SO pretty. Congrats on this gorgeous finish.

Lana said...

Another gorgeous finish, Faye!!! Can't wait to see what you decide to work on next!! I'm likin' the whole "fall thing" ideas though!! =) Happy stitching!!

Giovanna said...

Very cute finish, congratulations!

Carol said...

I absolutely love this one, Faye--beautiful work :)

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

I would say those kids are blessed to have you! I can imagine what an awesome, fun and inspiring teacher you must be.

Your finish is fantastic. Love it!!!

Katrina said...

What a pretty finish!!! I love it :-).

Lynn said...

I fell in love with this design the minute I set eyes upon it. Never mind that I'm Canadian, I love many of the patriotic Americana designs.
This is a gorgeous finish Faye! I love the colour combo. It just pops.
Hope things are starting to cool down some for you. All that heat would tire anyone.

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

Hello, I am back from vacation, I am going to walk on your blog kisses

BrendaS said...

Great finish! Your needles must have been flying:))

I so understand about coming home from a long day and doing something that you love. Stitching is therapy and much more!

Cross Stitch Queen said...

Your finish is awesome! One can see the love that went into it.

Yup the kidlets and the heat can be a trying experience.

Enjoy your weekend!
CSQ

Bekca said...

I love relaxing with my stitching at the end of a long day too. Congrats on your latest finish, it really is beautiful. Best wishes.

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Fiona said...

Lovely finish.

Cindy's Stitching said...

very pretty. How nice you get to work with kids.

Karen said...

i want your needles! LOL I have Penny America but haven't started mine as fall/halloween designs are starting to call my name, plus stitching my exchanges for PALS! :) great finish and yes, Jan's fabrics are wonderful! i have quite a few of them now. :)

Yvonne..... said...

I knew you would love that linen!! The colors are just wonderful! Jan has a true gift for fabric dyeing. I love your Penny America. I have it and the linen but haven't started it yet. I also want to start some Fall/Halloween/Christmas stitching. Once school starts back, that's always on my mind. Happy Stitching!!

RuthB said...

Congrats!!!! That's stunning.

Here's wishing you and the little ones a brek in the heat soon!

Andrea said...

Congratulations on a wonderful finish.

Christel said...

Absolutely beautiful.

danybrod said...

Un petit bonjour

pour te souhaiter un beau weekend !

Bisous Faye

marly said...

Penny America, Libery 1776, and Flag Day are my favorites of the patriotic group. I guess I need to start spending a lot of time browsing online shops because it seems I'm missing a lot of great charts! Very nice finishes on all.

Beertje Zonn said...

What a beautiful finish!

Beertje Zonn

Sharon said...

Beautiful finish!