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Monday, September 5, 2011

A La-D-Da long weekend....

With all the nostaligia of Labor Day and the upcoming 10th anniversary of 9-11...I felt it important to stitch up something meaningful this long Labor Day weekend.....  So, my project of choice was,
 Count your blessings, 1 by 1...by La~D~Da...


Count your Blessings
La~D~Da
40 ct Vintage pearled Barley, Lakeside Linens
specified npi silks

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Also, I have been on a roll this weekend, finishing up another one of wip projects that was lingering in my basket to be finished....Last year when visiting my dear friend Barbara, I spotted this La-D-Da she had stitched and framed and fell head over heels for it.....What did I do? I came home and started stitching it immediately and yes, I ended up putting it down.... I thought what better time to finish this one up as alot of you guys have children beginning school right after Labor Day...So.....

Here is where I had left things when I put it up in 2010...


Here is a little more weekend progress, but not all that pretty....



And here she is all finished....I had an 8 x 8 frame at home that I laid on top of the linen....I am thinking now I will find a 7 x 7 frame though.....I don't like too much spacing on the sides....(sorry for the shadows!!)

 
School Days
La~D~Da found in JCS magazine, Oct 2003
40 ct flax Newcastle linen
converted Belle Soie/ AVAS silks
And of course I like the red school house....He she is up close....satin stitches and all......


So, big ole happy dance on this finish!! This is finish 9 for 2011 out of my WorksInProgress basket....(Those I made a committment to try my best to finish in 2011...) There are at least 4 or 5 LARGE pieces lingering that I hope to finish at least one more of.....We will see~~~

Have a great week everyone~~ And happy stitching.....

Faye



44 comments:

Valerie said...

Wow Faye! You have been one busy bee! Congrats on two lovely finishes and way to go on getting closer to your challenge goal!

Katrina said...

Busy, busy!!! Cute finishes :-). And I love the frame you chose too.

Teresa said...

I really love the "Count Your Blessings". I just might have to track that one down myself.
Your sampler is lovely also.
Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

Cross Stitch Queen said...

They all look wonderful. I love the sentiment behind "Count your Blessings."

Remember that soon, I will be having a giveaway. I am 5 friendly follwers away from sharing some of my stash!

CSQ
http://betweenthestitches.blogspot.com

Beth said...

Love both your finishes Count Your Blessings was really a great thought for this weekend.

Tracie said...

Love all the finishes, especially the last one. I teach pre-K and will have to find this pattern for my classroom.

Sarah said...

verry nics, i love it

mvg sarah

Theresa said...

Wow!!! You got a lot dome during the weekend!!!!!! Both pieces are gorgeous!!!!!

Yvonne..... said...

You have had a busy but fun weekend! Love the stitching!

Michele said...

Love Count Your Blessings! And your finish for your friend is lovely!

Siobhan said...

Wow!! They're both wonderful! I can't get over how productive you are. I need to shake the sloth out of me and get working. That schoolhouse sampler is adorable. Count Your Blessings--words to live by. Beautiful!!

Bekca said...

Congrats on two very lovely finishes. School Days looks fab, I love the little blue birds. Best wishes.

Michelle said...

Wow you have been busy. I adore the La D Da Count Your Blessings - stunning. xx

Mouse said...

oooo love all your work .. just gorgeous :) and think a smaller frame would work better too :) love mouse xxxx

Chris said...

Both are beautiful finishes Faye.
Hsve a great week!

Jackie said...

Two finishes in one weekend! Wow! Both are beautiful. I always struggle with how much space to leave between my stitching and my frame. Some just scream to be tightly framed but then I'm worried that the frame will shadow the piece. Enjoy your week!

Penny said...

I love La-D-Da and both of your finishes are beautiful! Count Your Blessings is a great sentiment any time of the year. Love the little red school house.

Babs in Alabama said...

Thanks for sharing, Faye. I love the finishes and have been counting my blessings :)
Happy dancing inside cause Alabama is drenched and it's still raining...not complaining though.
hugs,
babs

Denise said...

Beautiful as always. Have to smile - as we mothers are putting the kiddies on the bus and sitting back going "ahh..." You are the one who gets them. Hmm, when is your peace and quiet?

Penny said...

Congrats to you on 2 finishes this weekend! They are both beautiful!

Have a great week....

Myra said...

You did a lot of stitching this weekend. I did a lot of work around the house. :o) Lovely finishes, I am a big fan of La-D-Da designs.

Stitchin' Sweet Sue said...

Nice finishes Faye! Yes, good eye, too much border...

Julie M said...

Congrats on your finishes! Both are beautiful Faye. Glad you were able to get lots of stitching time in this weekend!

Tatkis said...

Such beautiful finishes! Congratulations!

Hugs,
Tatyana

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Both finishes are wonderful! What's not to love about La D Da designs? They are so sweet and the ones you did are fabulous!

marly said...

Really sweet La-D-Da finish. You're getting a lot done on WIP's - good for you!

Nan ~ Threadwork Primitives said...

Love the La D Da design you chose to stitch. Both finishes are lovely as always. You've been a busy stitcher.
~Nan

Lesleyanne said...

Congrats on two lovely finishes.

Charity C. said...

Your finishes are beautiful! I am sure you are proud of them. It is nice to finally complete those projects that have been set aside for so long!

Karen said...

Love both of the finishes! Can't wait to see you again in just over a month! whew the year flew by!

Anne said...

I love that La D Da design. We should always look at what we have and not what we don't have and appreciate our family and friends everyday. Such a special piece. Also I adore the school Days design. We just started today with a phase 1 strike: no communication with administration. I think it will make teaching on call a bit tricky. Hopefully we won't go into the last phase, walkout. I hope you enjoy your class this year. I adore the primary grades and hope one day (SOON) to have my own classroom.

Hugs!

Peggy Lee said...

Are you ever burdened with a load of care?
Does the cross seem heavy you are called to bear?
Count your many blessings, every doubt will fly,
And you will keep singing as the days go by.

I sang this one in church as a child. Thanks for the reminder....I MUST stitch this one!

Sherry :o) said...

good job, faye. I really like the La-D-Da piece - I agree, the house is great...

you had a productive weekend!

Jennifer M. said...

Love your finishes! I really like how the last one came out.

Really pretty Faye. :)
Jen

none said...

Great finishes Faye, congrats. I am sure some would say that with school days starting it counts as a blessing. CJ OK ;-)

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

beautiful stitching ...

marylin

Giovanna said...

Congrats on your finishes! So pretty, both of them.

Fiona said...

Great finishes as always Faye and you manage to get things finished so quickly.

Lynn said...

Such lovely finishes Faye! Count Your Blessings is the perfect sentiment. I need to be reminded of this every once in awhile.
I love the Schoolhouse piece too.
I'm like you, I don't like too much fabric showing around my finishes. Sometimes it depends on the design though.

Penelope's Beehive said...

Well done! Your handwork is so very lovely Faye...as always. "Count your blessings" are truly words meant to be kept in one's heart.

Peaceful stitching...
Judy

Gaiil said...

Faye,
You are amazing!! Such beautiful, beautiful pieces. Please bring some on tuesday to see "in the flesh." or should I say "in the fabric."

Gail

Sherry said...

Congratulations on both finishes! I also love a good La D Da piece. I have several waiting. You are really doing alot on your challenge for this year.

Berit said...

Gorgeous! I have never stitched a La D Da but I really have some in my stash calling out to me! :D (Particularly Peaceful Ways).

I just noticed the prop in your finish there--what a lift seeing it gave me. I thought, "Gee, that pretty thing looks familiar; Wait! You mean I made that!?" I think it might be your photography giving it a lift, Faye! Thank you for the honor. :D

Suzanne said...

Nice finishes!