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Sunday, November 13, 2011

...May I introduce.... my new love......

~~~Turkey Love~~~

The infamous Paulette Stewart of Plum Street Samplers, has done it again!!! This cute design, with the knobby knee turkeys really caught my eye at the PALS retreat last month..... But, when I got the big 'ole sad face because all the charts were sold out, I guess someone was noticing.... In the mail, a sweet angel gifted me this design and I perked right up and I began my turkey love adventure......

I finished it last night and couldn't wait to show you my turkey delight...
Like many of you, I don't really have many Thanksgiving pieces, so I wanted to pop him in a frame and get things rollin' since Thanksgiving is a mere 12 days away!!

TurkeyLove
Plum Street Samplers
40 ct LL Pecan Butter
npi and Belle Soies as specified

Have you ever taken a journey in your house trying to find the best photo backdrop or angle???  Well, I did that this morning and saw shadows and glares everywhere....
Here's how things went....bear with me....

Went outside, but too much glare...

 Tried laying it flat, but can still see the clouds in the sky in the reflection...

 Oh my!! You can even see the tree and leaves in the reflection of this shot!!That's not going to cut it!


Tried laying him down in the flowers....nope, don't like that angle at all!

So ,I came back inside and found a little better look than those outside shots.....Still have a reflection though....guess I need to take a photography class!~~~

Well, that's it for today guys..... I hope your Sunday is wonderful and you find time for yourself...
It's a beautiful today in the Carolinas and my head cold is so much better...
I may venture outside and breathe in that sweet Fall southern air~~

Faye

PS: Did I mention I had a little something prim on my staging table in the craft room? Well....I do and I can't wait to share its finish with you next week........imagine the smell of pine trees....
you get the picture......

56 comments:

Chelle said...

Faye,

You are so freaking FAST! I am in awe of how quickly you get projects done and then put a "finish" on them.

I have to limit my sewing time because of my arthritis and fibromyalgia, which make me so sad. But one of your readers did turn me on to the Virginia retreat to Williamsburg in February and I am going with some kind of ointment and a special crafting glove and I'm going to stitch for three days if it kills me!

Very, very pretty, as usual. Did you do your own framing?

Jackie said...

Wasn't the retreat just last week or the week before? Your needle has been flying! Beautiful!

butterfly said...

Love Turkey love.

Oh yes its drives me mad taking photos.

Karen said...

great finish Faye! those smokin hot needles have done it again! :)

Myra said...

That is a wonderful finish Faye - the frame suits it well. I have a tough time taking good photos too. Maybe Paulette will come to the retreat again next year and give a little lesson on photography. :o)

Melissa said...

You stitched that so fast! It's such a sweet design,but I'll be stitching mine for next year. Definitely won't make it to the hoop for this Thanksgiving.

Beth said...

WOW! You got that done so fast, and so beautifully!! I need to stitch some Thanksgiving pieces too. I only have one little tuck pillow -poor me - LOL!!

And, yes, I am always looking for an appropriate place to take the pictures. And now, something is up with my camera, and it takes forever between pushing the button and the actual snap - bummers!

MoonBeam said...

The turkey piece is really cute!

BeckySC said...

It's lovely Faye :)

Beth said...

The Belle Soie silks are so pretty as is the linen you chose.

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

j'adore et le cadre aussi
bisous bisous de France

Joyce Clark Frank said...

Love the piece. Great stitching and fast. I know what you mean about taking pictures. Sometimes it is just so hard to get it just right.

Laurie in Iowa said...

Congrats on your finish... it looks fabulous. I can't wait to stitch my own Turkey Love.

Margaret said...

I love your finish -- I have this chart waiting for me at my LNS. lol about trying to take pictures. Don't you hate the reflection problem? I can never find the perfect angle!

Giovanna said...

Lovely finish, congratulations!

Hazel said...

Gorgeous Faye - love it. x

CalamityJr said...

It doesn't matter how you stage the photo - the finish is what counts, and it is great! Glad someone so kind knew you wanted the pattern, as I can see why it was calling your name. Enjoy!

JillMN said...

I love that Turkey Love! However, I have sworn myself to no new patterns for awhile :(! It is beautiful! Thank you for your lovely comment about my Margaret Cottam Sampler.

staci said...

That is such a cute finish Faye! I have very few Thanksgiving decorations, so I may need to get that cute chart!

Ellen said...

Beautifully stitched and framed!

I also need lessons on photo taking, always not satisfied with the ones taken, ha! ha!

Hugs,

Penny said...

Your Turkey Love piece is just LOVEly! You are indeed a fast stitcher.... don't know what I do wrong, but it takes me forever.... I did finish one quick T'giving piece this year... now I just have to get it framed!!
Have a happy week....

Charity C. said...

Your Thanksgiving piece is very pretty! Great job!

marly said...

S.W.E.E.T. and Q.U.I.C.K.!

Deborah said...

Beautiful finish! I probably won't be doing this piece until next year.

Simple Pleasure said...

Faye
Your Turkey Love finish is certainly a treasure...I do love those knobby- knee birds! We have recently discussed this BUT I don't know how you manage to stitch so much...and so meticulously...my inspiration!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I look for to seeing your Prim creation.
Busy Hands...Happy Heart
Patricia

BrendaS said...

Faye --
BEAUTIFUL finish! My friend Linda is stitching this too and the colors are just beautiful! Can't believe you already have yours in a frame:)))

Thanks for sharing.

Catherine said...

What a fun piece! It looks great in the frame you chose!

Penny said...

Turkey Love is gorgeous! I've tried taking pictures outside, and I'm pretty sure the neighbors think I'm crazy. :)

Carol said...

What a darling finish, Faye--first time I've seen this one...Gotta love those turkey legs :)

And This Little Pig said...

Faye, beautiful finish, a PSS lover as well :@
LiBBiE in Oz

Daniela said...

Lovely finish and the frame fits perfectly.

Lynn said...

I fell in love with this one the moment I first laid eyes on it! Your finish is fabulous!
You don't know how many times I've gone through what you did trying to get a good pic, lol!

Lesleyanne said...

Your finish is beautiful. I love the colours.

Silvia said...

nice!!!!
silvia

Bekca said...

I haven't seen this design before, but it's beautiful, so many lovely colours. Best wishes and happy stitching to you.

Siobhan said...

Aaaaah!! I love love love it! Beautiful finish, Faye--and so fast! I have mine on order so don't expect it'll be ready for this turkey day. Your frame choice is perfect--great job!

Sherry said...

What a wonderful piece. I just finished up a PSS design too. It is hard to get that "just right" angle when taking a photo of something with glass!

Penelope's Beehive said...

Your finished piece is absolutely splendid! And photographed beautifully.

Upon my word, how are you able to finish so quickly? Do you sprinkle pixie dust on your needles?

Wishing you a delightful week Faye...

Warmly,
Judy

pam said...

I usally give up after the 3rd picture attempt. Great finish and fast too.

Teresa said...

Love the finish of the cute little turkey knees.
I have a hard time taking a picture with the glass also.
Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

Irlik said...

Oh, it's very cool! Beautiful!

Michelle said...

Finished and framed already!!! Love this piece, such a cute one. And how sweet that a little birdie gifted you with this. I'm with you though, it's impossible to get photos of those pieces with glass!!

valerie said...

So cute and finished in time for Thanksgiving. Amazing!

Karen said...

Girl...you are so fast! That is so pretty and love the finish! Very sweet finish....

Carolyn NC said...

Very pretty - love the frame, too!

pat said...

really very beautiful !!
pat

Tatkis said...

Such a cute and beautiful design! And I love your finish!

Hugs,
Tatyana

Patty C. said...

This is beautiful Faye
The colors are lovely

Katrina said...

Very pretty finish!!!!! Congrats.

Shelleen said...

This came out cute and how did you finish it so fast?

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Girl, you are truly the one of flying stitches! It is adorable! I'm with you on those glares. I always notice people saying they have to wait until the can get outside to take pics -- I have a hard enough time INside. Can't wait to see what you have queued up in the craft room... maybe the tree all filled with ornies? Take care!

Fiona said...

Very pretty finish. I have the sem problem with taking photographs too, I never seem to get them right.

Joy said...

Beautiful finish Faye!! Now this pattern is on my wishlist...oh the addiction of the needle!

Suzanne said...

What a very pretty design. It looks lovely in the frame you chose.

Brigitte said...

Oh my, this little design looks gorgeous. I love the colours that are used in it. Very pretty.

Keeper of the Crowes said...

Hi Faye,
Oh my gosh, just love the frame you chose for Turkey Love! So glad you got them stiched up for Thanksgiving. I was a day late! I just love everything you do.
Linda C.