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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

My last trip to the post office this week....

More than likely, this will be my last trip to the post office this week....A couple more last minute gifts are headed out...

Remember when I stitched this JCS ornie back in October? Well, yesterday I had the chance to finish it into a little pillow that you could tuck onto the branches of your tree....or perhaps place in a basket of goodies..... The Victorian Motto hand dyed barn red rick rack was a perfect match...

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Here is Scarlett House's "Jingle all the Way" stitched on 40 ct Woodsmoke...I did not have the called for PTP Swamp, so I used what I had.... I do want to stitch it again, however, if I can ever get my hands on some of that swampy moss linen... This was also an October stitch that has been patiently waiting to get sewn up!!
Blogger wants this picture to remain upside down....Never-the-less, you can see an upclose on the rusty jingle bells and rusty snowflake.....

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I stitched up one more Primitive Hare freebie for a fellow stitcher who has endured a difficult 2011.... I wanted to reach out and let her know that many of us care, whether we "know" each other or not...More info with her link once this little pin pillow is received....

I put the year and my name, along with a rusty snowflake on the back....simple.

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Soon, it will be Christmas day......
Merry Christmas everyone~~~



Faye

56 comments:

Giovanna said...

What a lovely set of ornaments! Well done to you, and Merry Christmas to you all.

dixiesamplar said...

They are lovely Faye...and what a sweet gesture for the fellow stitcher experiencing a tough year! I am sure your gift will lift her spirits and remind her that she is never truly alone...

Merry Christmas!

Vonna said...

Every piece is gorgeous Faye :)
Stunning!

Stray Stitches (Linda G) said...

Beautiful work!

Margaret said...

OH my gosh! These are all just so special, Faye! What beautiful work you do with these! So gorgeous! I hope you and yours have a wonderful Christmas!

Shirlee said...

Beautiful stitching & finishing! The gals who receive these items will be very, very pleased : ) Blessings, Shirlee

Cathy B said...

Beautiful! Love all of them!

Michelle said...

Lovely stitching Faye all of them. Merry Christmas to you too x

Laurie in Iowa said...

They all look fabulous Faye.

The Scarlett House said...

Hello, my friend. Your finishing is stellar as usual. I really love your version of Jingle. That bell with the rusty snowflake is perfect. The last cuts of swamp that I've seen haven't been close at all to what I used. It's too grass green and not swampy enough. I'm still trying to find a piece for Vonna.
I particularly love what you did with the ICS Ornie. Too, too sweet!
Have a wonderful Christmas, Faye!

Lesleyanne said...

Gorgeous finishes. I hope you have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Nan ~ Threadwork Primitives said...

Merry Christmas Faye. Love your finishes. The rusty snowflakes are a great idea. I will have to find some of them for next year. I hope to stitch Jingle all the way also. Santa is bringing me that pattern this year :)
Smiles,
Nan

Deborah said...

Wonderful finishes, all of them! The first pillow is so lovely.

Keeper of the Crowes said...

Faye,
Love all the finishing that you do. All the little embelishments that you use are wonderful!!! I actually like the look of the Woodsmoke fabric that you used on the Jingle All the Way. Here's wishing you and yours a very merry Christmas!
Linda C.

Jennifer said...

they are so very pretty, Faye. Whoever receives those will be very lucky! You have such a sweet heart.

I hope you and your family have a Merry Christmas.

Jennifer

Natasha said...

Pretty ornaments!! I like the way Jingle All The Way Looks. I went to the PO yesterday, lines wernt to bad. Have a fantastic day!

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

beautiful piece

bisous bisous de France

JillMN said...

Faye, your pieces are stitched and finished so beautifully! I really like that JCS ornie you finished as a small pillow. Have a wonderful Christmas.

mainely stitching said...

Oh my heavens, everything is so beautiful!!

valerie said...

Beautiful finishes! They are all gorgeous!

Mouse said...

ooo you have been busy :) love all the ornaments you have done and a great gesture to a fellow stitcher too :) hope you have a great Christmas and a merry new year :) love mouse xxxx

Elisabetta said...

Wonderful finish and I love so much the rusty bells and snowflake! Great finishes!

~*Shar*~ said...

Beautiful finishes hun; I have to "finish" 5 ornaments today...I keep putting it off..lol

Have a wonderful holiday hun..

Hugs, Shar

Dani - tkdchick said...

Lovely christmas stitches!

María said...

Enhorabuena Faye!!! unos trabajos preciosos y con un acabado impecable.
Son muy afortunados los destinatarios de esos regalos.
Feliz Navidad!!!!
Un beso

Catherine said...

Such sweet finishes! Have a Merry Christmas!

Crissy said...

I hope that it is your last trip...for a small town post office, it is pretty packed! I love the jingle pillow even if it is upside down!

Myra said...

Gorgeous finishes one and all Faye. Time to put your feet up and relax and wait for Santa to arrive. :o)

Ellen said...

Gorgeous stitching and finishing!

Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Hugs,

Karen said...

So cute as always!

Denise said...

Beautiful! I'm sure everyone who receives a gift from you will be thrilled!

Merry Christmas Faye!

Penny said...

Oh my goodness, what beautiful finishes!! Everything goes together so well on the JCS ornament.
How sweet of you to stitch a special gift for a stitcher friend going through a tough year.
Wishing you a Merry Christmas. :)

marly said...

Fabulous! Each one is so great! I've never seen rusty snowflakes but I want them and will search high and low until I find them. Beautiful finishing.

Carol said...

Oh, they are all so pretty, Faye, but that first one is right up my alley--such a great combination of trim, fabric, and your lovely stitching :)

Have yourself a Merry little Christmas!!

Beth Pearce said...

Lovely finishes - I especially love the JCS ornament with that finishing fabric and rickrac - gorgomundo!!!!

Jackie said...

Gorgeous finishes! The fabric you selected for the JCS (BBD?) ornie at the top couldn't be more perfect and I love the rick rack. Your finishing is always so crisp! I need your skillz!

Chris said...

Lovely finishes as always, you are so great using rick rack and other trims.
Hugs!

Zlata said...

Faye, you have so many lovely winter finishes!!! It's so great!!!
Marry Christmas!!!

Siobhan said...

Your finishing is always amazing, Faye! You have such a gift for knowing just the right touches for each piece that lets the stitching shine through. Your gift to a fellow stitcher will be very much appreciated, I am sure, as will the other gifts!

Wishing you and yours a very blessed Christmas!

Tatkis said...

What lovely Christmas ornaments! And perfectly finished!

Hugs,
Tatyana

Charlene ♥ SC said...

You've had an exceptional finishing year, Ms Faye! Adorable, one and all!

Sherry said...

I have to do Jingle Bells after seeing so many finishes of it on blogs! Whoever receives Merry Primitive Christmas will be thrilled! Everyone loves to know others care.

Mindi said...

Wonderful stitching and finishing Faye! I love all the special touches you added to each piece. The bells and snowflake on Jingle All the Way are adorable!

Michelle said...

Very pretty finishes! I love all the rusty bells and snowflakes. And I am sure the recipients will be thrilled!

Gabi said...

Your ornaments are gorgeous. All of them.
Wishing you a blessed Christmas

Lois said...

What lovely ornaments Faye! The fabric for the BBD one just works perfectly. Have a lovely Christmas.

Laura said...

Beautiful finishes Faye!

Andrea said...

Wonderful finishes.

Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

JCnNC said...

Faye, I certainly have enjoyed "looking" around your blog - you have some wonderful needlework projects. I can no longer do cross stitch, but can do embroidery - go figure. Thanks for dropping by my blog for a visit and be sure and come back. DWH and I, plus our little Casey Gail (Cairn Terrier), live about 20miles southeast of Raleigh. Daughter lives in Jacksonville, NC so we are there often. Warmest wishes to you for a wonderful Christmas holiday. Judy C in NC

Linda - Behind My Red Door said...

Your work is so lovely and it was such a sweet, kind and unselfish gesture to send that pinkeep to our fellow blogger. Ever since I first started blogging in April 2008, I have seen so many amazing gestures like this and it warms my heart so!! Sometimes I get so busy and think maybe I will stop blogging, but when I see something like this, it reminds why I love the blogging community so!

Wishing you and yours a magical Christmas filled with all the blessings of the season!!

nathalie-poppy said...

LOVELY collection !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
MERRY CHRISTMAS !!!!
BIIIIIIIIG BIGGGGGGGG HUGS

Debby said...

Faye, What a wonderful gesture for a fellow blogger! I love your work and your creative finishes. And to use one to help cheer up another person is touching! Thank you for posting your wonderful finishes and sharing yourself!

Fiona said...

Lovely finishes as ever. Have a great holiday with your family.

MartyG said...

Faye - love your Jingle. I started stitching it on the swamp with the called for colors. I think I would like it better with a more cranberry thread. Would you mind letting me know the threads you used and the color of the Rick rack?

Thanks, Marty. Stevemarty@msn.com

Lynn said...

Beautiful stitching and finishing! It was very thoughtful of you to stitch a gift for the stitcher who's having a rough time. A pick-me-up can do wonders for the spirit!

averyclaire.org said...

Found you by accident in the blog world. But I see you have stopped blogging. Just wanted to say how beautiful is your work!