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Monday, September 26, 2011

Jumped in with both feet~~~

If you know me at all, you know that when I'm on intercession from school, I am at the condo at Cherry Grove Beach SC,,,, With waves echoing that familiar soft sound in the background, I have managed to dive into the new JCS Magazine.... Many of my favorite designers have "scored" true delights in this fantastic Christmas edtion.....

Paulette Stewart of Plum Street Samplers has another seasonal winner in her "Yuletide" ornament...I knew I had to stitch it the minute I saw it~~~

40 ct light Examplar LL linen
specified overdyes

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Another designer that I admire and stitch quite often are those designs of Liz Gorski of
 Primrose Needleworks..............This little red bird was simply too cute to pass up~~

40 ct Flax Newcastle
specified threads

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And, of course, there is that talented Tanya Anderson "The Sampler Girl"....
Her "Good Tidings to You" design made my wheels start turning about the 'just perfect' finish I have in mind.....prim, simplistic and perfect...

40 ct natural linen
specified DMC threads
Weeks Lousiana Hot Sauce floss

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Life just would not be complete at the beach without adding another La-D-Da finish to my ever growing pile... I had brought 3 of her designs with me, and decided that "Your Gentleness" was calling my name.... So, here it is...Aren't those berries the prettiest deep shade of burgandy??


40 ct Flax Newcastle
npi silks


Lastly, I had promised myself to put a dent in a large WIP project that is on my
 "Up for a Challenge 2011" list.....I pulled out A Quaker Christmas by Days Gone By and decided that I can set my sights on finishing this bad boy.. Its about 3/4 done and all red...So, I am going to try my best to  finish her...So, here is where I stand on this project as of now..please excuse the wrinkles...she's been drug everywhere so there are quite a few dents in the linen....

36 ct linen
Victorian Motto Faye's Red

Well, if you have stuck with me through this entire long post, Thanks! I appreciate each and everyone of you and the time you take to post a comment....It truly is my inspiration to continue doing what I love ....Here's hoping all of you have a great week.....Happy stitching and enjoy the nice fall weather~

Faye

63 comments:

Julie M said...

Great stitching Faye! Love Days Gone By and I hope you finish it soon! There were several ornaments I saw in the issue that I thought I would like to stitch but in reality, I will never get to them. Too many other things I want to do!!! Seems as though there is never enough time anymore.

Vonna said...

What truly lovely finishes you have accomplished on your intercession from school! LOVELY!

Siobhan said...

Oh my goodness! What a gorgeous assortment of finishes. Your ornaments are fantastic--I can't wait to see how you finish them off! Love the La D Da, and your DGB with the Faye's Red is sooooo pretty.

Vickie Niggemann said...

Beautiful work Faye. I love each one of these. Can't wait to see how you finish them, you do such creative, great work! Very inspiring.

MoonBeam said...

Beautiful, as always. I'm not even a big red fan but your choices are always pleasing.

I think my favorite was the La D Da. Really nice.

Bobbi

Jennifer said...

These are beautiful ornaments Faye! you are a superb stitcher . Still waiting for my issue to come in the mail. Hopefully this week . The Victorian motto is so beautiful. Enjoy yourself.

natalyK said...

Lovely ornaments and your La D Da design is beautiful. Can't wait to see how you finish up those ornies!

Beth said...

WOWSERS!!! You have accomplished so much in such a short time! I love all the ornaments - I plan to stitch a few after MB - But I am in awe of the Quaker Christmas - that really will be something!

Giovanna said...

What lovely ornaments! Paulette's is among my favourites too, wish my magazine were here already... Everything else is gorgeous too, well done.

Denise said...

Simply amazing - can't wait until you decide to have a 'finishing' day.

Chelle said...

Hi all,

I am new to the site and would love to know what magazines you all are referring to so I can get on their mailing list.

Also, where do you buy the linen? We have two craft stores here. Michael's and Hobby Lobby, but I have a feeling the linen will have to be ordered.

Finally, when you post up the finished ornaments, do you also post instructions on how to finish them? I've never done a tree ornament, but I am not able to stitch as much as I used to due to my fibromyalgia and pain in my hand and shoulders. I would love to do some small projects that don't take a lot of time in between the huge WIPs that I have going on right now!

Thanks,
Chelle
www.lifeonthedomesticfront.blogspot.com
www.motherhooduncovered.com

Penny said...

The beach sounds like a wonderful setting for stitching! All of your ornaments are so pretty. Beautiful stitching on the La-D-Da piece-I love the berries and your Quaker Christmas-WOW- beautiful.

Chris said...

Beautiful stitching Faye! I love all your ornament choices and the Quaker is stunning!

Yvonne..... said...

I see you are enjoying your time away with all of the lovely stitching pieces you are showing us! Way to go!!

Mouse said...

ohhhhhh ...love them all :) and you certainly are making good use of your break with all that lovely stitching :) love mouse xxxx

Cindy said...

Love all your finishes. What a great way to spend your break.

BrendaS said...

Your ornament finishes are great. Can't wait to see how you finish them up:))

Your quaker sampler is so lovely with that beautiful red. Good luck with completing it this year!

Fiona said...

Everything looks fantastic. I never seem to get a great deal of stitching when on a break from school as housework and kids always gets in the way. You have the right idea to get away from home.

Michele said...

Love all your finished ornaments, they are all on my list too :)

Quaker sampler is coming along great! Faye's red? omgosh I didn't know you had a color names after you! I'll have to order it :)

Deborah said...

WOW, you have been busy! Love the ornaments. Look forward to the finishing. Love the sampler.

Karen said...

Love them all! those 3 ornies are on my to do list as well. Just not as fast as you are! beautiful!!

Margaret said...

You are amazing! I love all the ornaments you've stitched up -- the PSS one is definitely my favorite. Love your progress on Quaker Christmas too. And the La D Da piece -- so pretty! Hope you're enjoying the condo!

butterfly said...

You have been busy Faye, i only just received my mag , so not yet stitched any from there but there are lots i want to stitch.

Sherry said...

Everything is wonderful!

Berit said...

Gah! I had seen, but forgotten about, that PSS Yuletide! I really need to get that JCS mag!

Faye, these are all stunningly lovely stitches. :D

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

oh I love the rabbit ..

have a good day my friend

Laura said...

What a treat for the eyes!!!!! Every single project you have pictured is so gorgeous!! I want to stitch them all!! Thanks for the great post!

country stitcher said...

Great job on all your pieces, they look fabulous. My personal favorite is Yuletide.
Happy Stitching
Denise

Theresa said...

Love your finishes!!!!!! They are sooooo beautiful~~~~~ The Winter Song is just too cute!!!

Nicole said...

Beautiful stitching Faye!! I really need to get back to my Quaker Christmas one of these days - yours is gorgeous!!!

Joy said...

Lovely finishes and your Quaker is looking great!

CalamityJr said...

Oh, wow! Each one is lovely. Can't wait to see the finishes!

Cindy said...

oooohhhh!! your stitching is beautiful and on 40 count???? wow....what a wonderful way to spend a school break! thank you for sharing :D

Blu said...

What lovely stitching Faye! They all look fantastic.
I can't wait to see how you finish them

Teresa S. said...

Beautiful stitching, Faye! Especially love the Yuletide by PSS.

Lesleyanne said...

Wow your ornaments are gorgeous Faye. I hadn't even spotted them so will have to have a closer look. I love the quaker christmas and look forward to seeing your progress on it.

Teresa said...

You have really been busy, love the "Yuletide".
Tersa's Heartfelt Stitches

Shelleen said...

Wow, you have been a very busy stitcher. They all look great!

Jackie said...

Enjoy your time at the beach! You've brought some lovely projects to work on. The Quaker Christmas is especially beautiful in the red.

Hillery said...

You are a machine... and an inspiration. Fantastic work. I wish I had more TIME!!!

valerie said...

Wow, you've been busy! Love your finishes, esp. the ornies. I have my sights set on them if not the time. lol Yours look wonderful!

Catherine said...

Job well done - beautiful stitches!!

Beth said...

Wow - such productivity! The Christmas ornaments rock...and the Quaker - too lovely!

Mindi said...

Beautiful stitching, you picked out 2 of my favorite ornaments from this year's magazine. Your Quaker Christmas is stunning in red.

Ele said...

Hi Faye,

thanks for visiting my blog and reading it as a follower, you are wellcome!
All your stitches are so amazing and beautiful, my favorite is the little rabbite with wreath...;-)

have a nice time
Gabriele

secondhandrose said...

Wow!The Quakers Christmas is superb. Congratulations.

Carol said...

Love your newest ornaments, Faye--especially that dear bunny. He was my favorite in this latest ornament issue. And Quaker Christmas is spectacular--what a lovely piece :)

Anna van Schurman said...

I'm adding these finishes to the list on my blog. I can't believe I'll have made the page of stitched examples 2011 before I even review the magazine! I'm so behind!

Sherry :o) said...

Your ornaments are exceptional! I love the Quaker Christmas and look forward to seeing your finish! Enjoy your break from school.

I didn't think your post was long at all, have you ever read one of mine (LOL) - I love your posts!

Peggy H. said...

Faye, you are truly an inspiration!

Peggy
www.neverenoughstash.blogspot.com

Farm Girl said...

Your new Christmas stitching is all so lovely, what a neat stitcher you are. Your Christmas Quaker is a beautiful work in progress too. Gorgeous!

Susan said...

You have been very busy as usual. Great Job! I did finish my Quaker Christmas from ByGone Stitches in July and am very pleased. I am sad to say that I will not have my 15 for the challenge finished by Dec 31. I'm going to try for 2 more so that would me owing 5, I think.
Enjoy your break!
Happy Stitching!

Nan said...

Goodness sakes girl! That needle has been flying. I can't think of a better way to spend your school break. They all look FAB!

Lana said...

Wow! You've been busy!!! They are all looking great! I esp. love the piece for your 2011 Up for a Challenge piece! I notice you have been really tearing that challenge up!! Awesome!

pat said...

all very delicate and absolutely beautiful
ciao Pat

Lois said...

Love the stitching Faye and fun to see some of the ornaments from this year's JCS issue. The Plum Street Samplers one caught my eye straightaway when my copy arrived.

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Wonderful accomplishments on your break! Love each and every one! We're back into stormy time here... but a joy knowing fall's a comin'. Happy Days and Happy Stitching!

Lynn said...

I can see you're putting your time off to good use. Some very pretty ornaments there! I've been kitting up the PSS one myself.
Your La D Da finish is gorgeous!! I do love those berries.

Patty C. said...

Great progress in all of the ornaments - They are beautiful ;)

mainely stitching said...

LOVE your ornaments!

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

Hello these models are too nice here I do not have that magazine what a shame these models are too good kisses from France

Sharon said...

Beautiful ornaments!

Suzanne said...

Such pretty stitching!