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Saturday, November 26, 2011

Merry Primitive Christmas...Thank you Primitive Hare~~~~~

Greetings friends~~~~ I have been busy in the craft room today finishing a few goodies...

The Primitive Hare has the cutest freebie that I have fallen head over heels over~~
As  you can see, I went CRAZY last week stitching this one...hmmm......4 times!!
I'd like to share my finishing results....


My first version is stitched on vintage exemplar 40ct with dmc 355, 3865 and 838...just as the designer called for....I envisioned hemp rick-rack, twine and rusty bells...

I have gotton into layering embellishments...ribbon, twine, bells and a button......
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Then, I thought this design would could be show cased this way...

A simple little stocking...homespun and mini rickrack.....


Lined with a matching stripe fabric......

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Then, I took this design into a totally different direction....

Vintage Aqua thread, Christmas pine rick rack and Vintage Aqua chenille by Victorian Motto on PTP Lupine 40ct linen....
Have you fallen in love with browns and blues like I have??

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And, lastly, I saw this little cutie finished up as a simple pinpillow....


trimmed in chenille....


Again, I thank you Primitive Hare for your talents and designs....I truly loved this one!

I leave you tonight with a shot of one of my collections of  a few Christmas pillows and holiday goodies.....




Look forward to seeing everyone's Christmas stitching and finishing~~~

Always,

Faye

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Pineberry Lane prims......

Greetings everyone this fine Sunday night!!!  I hope everyone has had a good weekend and are getting ready for Thanksgiving week....Menus penciled out, plans made for the company that may come....I am getting so excited!!!

As for stitching, I'll start out by showing you the end result and then back track a little....

But first, I want to let you in on a little secret....Last month, I spoiled myself with a couple bobbins and spools from Wendy of Pineberry Lane....In doing so, I shopped her site (Which is AWESOME by the way...) and fell head over heels with several of her most primishly spectacular designs....
Today, I finished up my sewing in the craft room and here's the results...

Bringing home the tree....  and
Merry Christmas Hanging Sampler...
Pineberry Lane

If you take a look at the chart, Bringing home the tree,  you will see the prettiest framed stitcherty with a chubby Santa standing amongest the trees....I saw things a little differently though....

I went from this....


to adding this...


 to this....


to this......
Bringing home the tree....
40 ct PTP scrap linen
specified DMC threads
A Huswife.....strung together with fancy twine and a rusty bell.....


And, to accompany this Huswife, I pulled out my Merry Christmas Hanging Sampler chart from last year and made up the most prim walnut stuffed pincushion...

 Merry Christmas Hanging Sampler
36 ct Natural Linen
specified DMC threads



I love stitching up simplistic designs and hope to take a look at a few more this week... Thanks Wendy for your fantastic designs...They will make a great addition to my Christmas prim basket~~~

Hope you all have a great week~~~

Faye

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......

Friday, November 11, 2011

~~~What makes me happy~~~

On this most honorable day of recognizing our Veterans and all they do, and have done, I salute them for their courage and dedication to our country.... I know you join me in saluting each and every person that has served in the military over the many years.... Their actions have helped shaped our lives to what they are today. For that, we are all eternally grateful.

I wanted to extend that gratitude into something I could do for someone..... Just a little something... MY way of saying "Thanks!"..... So, I submerged myself into my little world, and sewed up a small goodie....Just a little something....really, not much at all....But, something that may put a smile on someones face............ I will be mailing it out tomorrow to a friend..... I hope they like it.

 'Tis better to give than receive
La-D-Da
Winter Frost 36 ct by R&R Linens
Specified threads

I like to make it my own with a pleat and a few buttons down the back.......


I do have a couple projects in the works....
One is oh so prim.....
And, one is seasonal...A pure Turkey Day delight~~~

So, stay tuned as I hope to devote some time to each over this weekend.....

Peace,

Faye

Saturday, November 5, 2011

A few ornies done at the retreat...and more....

Greetings everyone~~~ I hope your weekend is going well and you've all settled down to watch your favorite team...The Tarheels are playing an away game, so we are home on Saturday for once!!

Thanks for all the compliments on my recent posts were I stained/painted/Briwaxed my boxes...It was fun and I did want to mention that all my supplies come from Michaels or Hobby Lobby... I did order some of the paper mache boxes from Sunshine Crafts also...just an fyi~~

As promised, I wanted to show you the 4 ornaments I was able to stitch up at the PALS retreat...
Many of us stuck with smaller projects so to be more transportable...

I love stitching ornaments out the of the Just Cross Stitch Magazines..

This is the Blackbird Designs chart in the JCS 2010 issue..
40 ct Days Gone By
converted to BelleSoie silks except the red
which is NPI Northern Lights Old Gringko



 JBW Designs
40 ct creme linen
converted to Belle Soie Silks


My Big Toe
 40 ct Exemplar Lakeside Linen
converted to Belle Soie silks except
urn is Gloriana Charcoal



Little by Little
40 ct flax linen
converted to Belle Soie silks


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  I also was able to stitch a little on my new larger project....Aren't the colors gorgeous?

Sarah Elizabeth Brooke 1842
by Scarlett House
I am stitching Sarah on 40 ct Vintage Meadow Rue by Lakeside Linen with specified Belle Soie silks.  It will be a pretty good size project for me...But I just love a sampler with a pretty house on it....More to come on this project!! (Nicole is much further along than me....see her progress here...)

I also was able to come home and stitch up one of Tanya's new ornaments...When I saw how Vonna had finished it off with the rusty bell and pretty rick rack trim, it set  my mind in motion....I did not have the specified "Swamp" linen by PTP...But I DID have some LL Woodsmoke on hand, so, I took a chance and here is the outcome....... The Victorian Motto Faded Red rick rack was a perfect match....I hope to get to my finishing desk this week and finish off many of these stitched finished pieces...

Jingle all the Way
Scarlett House
40 ct Woodsmoke linen
RedFox and Icing by BS

Last, but not least, I leave you with a snap of a cute design my dear friend LindaP stitched for my birthday....I failed to post it earlier with all the goodies she gave to me for my birthday....Not because I don't cherish it, but because I had set it aside... Linda and I hope to create a "Blue Basket" in 2012...Mostly because we are LOVING the new Moda Blueberry Crumb Cake fabric.....And, we think we will incorporate alot of that Moda in our finishing...So, why not have a blue basket of stitched goodies??!!  Linda wanted to stitch me the first for the basket....


What's not to love with a pretty bird in the design???
Thanks so much Linda!!! Double thumbs up~~!

Alrighty....I'm outta here....Hope your day is great and your hands stay busy stitching....

((Hugs))
Faye