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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Locked in on red......again.

Sometimes when I see various stages of progression, it motivates me to keep moving on....

From December 2010 until today....
The linen is filling...
What an awesomely fun journey....

December 2010





as of today.....

As my friend Myra would say, what's better than a red bird???
Stay tuned folks!!!



Faye


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

Saturday, September 24, 2011

~~~ STILL STITCHIN'~~~

Taking a mini break...... School is on intercession....


So, I'm doing a little this....



and a little of this.....




still stitching and will have something to show soon.....

Faye

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Fantastic framing....

Last week was a busy one...But, not so busy that I couldn't make it to my framers when he called saying my framing was complete~~~  The Hobby Shop in Sanford NC is absolutely a God send for me in his incredible framing finishes.....After 25 years, he reads my mind and knows what I want and simply does it~~~  I thought it fitting to examine the moulding selections up close....


(Please excuse any reflections....)

Remember, here, my wonderful win from Mary Kathryn..?...







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Please find time to pay reverence today as we reflect back to 9-11 as a nation and a world...So many lives lost so senselessly....May they live in our hearts forever and we always know they symbolize our hope that our world will be a better place one day.

Faye

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