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Sunday, February 12, 2012

A start, a finish and pouches.....


Greetings fellow stitchers~~ I have been away from the computer longer than anticipated...But, I have a very good excuse! First, may I say thank you, thank you for all the lovely comments about my recent sampler finish "Sarah Elizabeth Brooke 1842".. I am humbled and soon I hope to have it framed for display here at the carolinastitcher home....

I have been sewing as much as I can, diligently mailing out project pouches to those of you who contacted me...Today, I managed to finish out all the orders but one...I am still pondering the fabric to use for this dear lady.... But, I was able to sew up a few extras...
These are the smaller pouches good for your scissors, needles and the like.......

These are up for grabs, so email me if you are interested...
approximate size is 5 x 7 inches....
***Edited, These are all spoken for now...Thanks!~***


I have fun picking out a co-ordinated linings..here are a couple peeks..






I also sewed up a project pouches set....I thought this would be perfect Valentine gift to YOURSELF~~



I was able to finish my February CCN Cottage....All I need to do is pop it into the frame...
This is turning into a fun 2012 series....

40 ct light Exampler linen
Gloriana and npi silks

Finally, I was excited about stash diving and locating my copy of Sarah Munday Sampler by Threads of Gold..
After I saw Paulette's blogpost when she was at the Attic, I remembered I had kitted this one up long long ago....I knew it just had to be my next biggie project....


Well, I need to get settled for the night....Downton Abbey will be coming on soon...With this head cold I am nursing, I  will be watching the DVR'd episode tomorrow night!!

Hope everyone has a fantastic week....
brrrr.....Stay warm!!

Faye

45 comments:

Margaret said...

Oh you're lucky you have Sarah Munday! I fell in love with it when I saw it on Paulette's blog. lol! I might have to ask the Attic if they have it in stock. Love your cottage finish! Love your pouches too. That set is just wonderful!

Margaret said...

forgot to say -- don't forget, Downton Abbey is 2 hours long this week and next week! I can't wait!!!!

Theresa said...

Those pouches are soooo cute~ I love the fabrics you choose for them!!

Louise said...

Your pouches came out beautiful! Love all your stitchery, wishing you a blessed week ahead..stay warm..we have a fire going in our fireplace tonight..yes, believe it or not...here in Florida! LOL!

Raggedystitches,
Louise

April said...

Hey Faye!! Your pouches are so cute. Love the Sampler you will start soon. It is cold here too! I have not even started Jan Cottage! lol Your Feb cottage looks great! I keep hearing about Downtown Abbey! I may have to try watching from the beginning,,,

Beth Pearce said...

Sorry about your cold, seems like lots of folks are getting it. Your pouches are terrific. One class, and you are a pro - WOW!

That is a seriously BIG sampler you are going to be starting. Oh, and your February Cottage is very cute!

Jennifer M. said...

Love your pouches Faye! They are so adorable. That is a lovely chart you are going to stitch. Enjoy it! Those CCN cottages are a lot of fun right? I have the January one so far, but haven't started it yet. Too many other projects going on.

Feel Better!
Jen :)

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Love all the coordinating fabrics on your sewing bags! Your LHN finish is very sweet and I will look forward to watching your progress on Sarah!

Laura said...

The pouches are darling! Great choices on the coordinating fabrics. I haven't even finished January yet so February is going to be put on hold. I plan on starting March next. Maybe I can get it finished before the month arrives. Won't make any bets though!
Hope you feel better soon! I caved and bought the Season 2 dvd @ Costco and watched the remaining episodes. LOVED IT!

pam said...

Your pouches are just lovely. That looks like another huge piece you are going to stitch!

Laurie in Iowa said...

Sarah Munday is a great sampler... I'm looking forward to watching your progress. Congrats on your lovely cottage finish.

valerie said...

OMGosh, I'm in love with your pouches! They are lovely. And I can't wait to see your start on Sarah Munday. Maybe it will make me start on a sampler soon. I'm still in Christmas mode...2 months later. =)

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Carolyn NC said...

I have this one, too! Did you ever go to Edna's house and see the original? Knock your socks off stunning! If anyone wants to find it, best chance is probably www.emlis.com. Edna's daughter should still have what's left of her TOG stock, I imagine.
Pouches look great!

Lesleyanne said...

Great projects pouches, the co-ordinating fabrics are perfect. Your cottage is gorgeous. Look forward to seeing your progress on your next large project.

Hazel said...

Love your pouches! They look really well made. Look forward to seeing your progress on your new project. x

Debby said...

I love your pouches! And the chart of Sarah Munday is beautiful!

Greetings from Debby,
www.crossstitchstyle.blogspot.com

Ellen said...

Love your pouches, the fabrics are gorgeous! Looking forward to seeing your start on Sarah Munday!

Hugs,

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

How very pretty your sweet pouches are! Sarah Munday is gorgeous!

Sherri said...

Yippee!! I'll be doing the happy dance checking my mailbox for the pouch sets. Sarah Mundy is gorgeous. Have fun stitching that. Feel better.

Nicole said...

Your pouches are beautiful, Faye!! I love the fabrics! I can't wait to see your Sarah Munday start - I fell in love after seeing it on Paulette's blog too!! I'm going to see if Emli's still has it in stock. :)

natalyK said...

Beautiful project pouches. I love the combinations of fabric that you selected. Great job Faye!

Lynn said...

Pretty pouches Faye! I love all the different fabric combos you've chosen.
I can't wait to see your start on Sarah Munday! I also spotted this in Paulette's pics and would love to stitch it.
I really have to expand my satellite programs. I can't get Downton Abbey and everyone is talking about it.

Siobhán said...

LOL--count me in as another who fell in love with Sarah Munday! I can't wait to see your WIP pics! Congratulations on the cottage finish, and all the pouches! Hope your head cold clears up soon. We are all nursing the same head colds here. :P

BrendaS said...

Faye --
Your next big sampler looks very nice. Can't wait to see your progress on it.

February cottage came out just darling. I think it's such a fun series to work on:)

Of course I LOVE your project pouches. Your choices for material are just great.

Hope you feel better.

Mouse said...

ohhh you have been busy and love the co ordinating fabrics too ... and hope you cold gets better soon ...
enjoy downton abbey :) love mouse xxxxx

Bernadett said...

Very pretty little bags.:)I like them very much.:)Congratulations.
And the CNN February is also wonderful.:)

Penny said...

Love the pouches. Pretty cottage finish! Sarah Munday is lovely - can't wait to see your progress. :)
Hope you are feeling better soon!

Michelle said...

Lovely pouches Faye and your cottage is looking lovely x

Nan said...

Simply amazing! I am constantly in awe of the things you accomplish. Best wishes on your new big start!

Katrina said...

Love Sarah and cute little finish :-). Your pouches are so sweet too.

Patty C. said...

Your pouches look great - very convenient size for use !!!!

Lovely WIP

Krista said...

Your pouches all look fab, Faye! I just received mine this weekend and they are beautiful. I posted a couple pics on my new post :) I love your new pick, Sarah Munday! Happy Valentine's!

Nicola said...

I love the way you have chosen beautiful fabrics for the lining. When I shop for handbags the inside is as important as the outside to me.

Catherine said...

What beautiful fabrics you have chosen for your pouches!
What a great sampler Sarah is! Have fun with your time with her!

Carol said...

I think you could go into business making those adorable pouches of yours, Faye!! Love the fabrics you've used and the little charms, too!

Enjoy stitching that lovely new sampler and have a very happy Valentine's Day today ♥♥♥

Penelope's Beehive said...

LOVE the pouches for sewing goodes...handy and so very beautiful!
Tuck in and rest with a cup of chamomile tea (whilst stitching a just wee bit.)
Be well my friend...
Fondly,
Judy x

Anne said...

Love those pouches Faye!! Is their a tutorial out there to make them? Or is it your design? That sampler is stunning! I can't wait to see you start it!!

Kellie said...

Your project bags are absolutely fabulous!!! I love the one you made for me. It is so pretty. I plan to showcase it on my blog very soon. Love your projects. Sarah Munday is very pretty. I don't believe I have ever seen that one before.

Didn't you love the two hour episode of Downton this week? So much happened!! This has become my very favorite show on TV.

Fiona said...

Grat job on the pouches. Hope you are feeling better soon.

MelissaD said...

can you tell us where you got the cute alphabet fabrics? They are great and look wonderful with your pouches.

Natasha said...

Love the LHN finish. Really like the fabrics you used for the pouches. I have been trying to figure out how to make one, I have all the items nessecary just need to sit in front of the sewing machine HA!

I look forwardto seeing your progress on the new WIP :)

P.J. said...

Oh your projects pouches are especially lovely. Your fabric choices are yummy. Very creative.

P.J. said...

Oh your projects pouches are especially lovely. Your fabric choices are yummy. Very creative.