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Sunday, March 11, 2012

Springtime in red....

Thanks for all the nice comments about my small felted wool pouch I showed last night...It truly is a work in progress and as I perfect things, there will more to show..I especially like that you can highlight with cross stitch on the front and "make it yours..." And, yes, I plan on taking emails for orders.. Thanks~~~~

I wanted to show this week's finish...

Random thoughts of Springtime
Erica Michaels
40 count creme linen
"Cuba" red Atalie silk


This was a fun little stitch....When you see the chart, you will bearly recognize it as the designer showcased it in shades of green...(for spring!)  And, me, of course, dreamed of it in red.... Here is what you'd be looking for.....

My sweet French friend, Marylin, had gifted me the beautiful thread and the hornbook.... As luck would have it, I was able to finish my finish....And, stitch the little bunny motif as a scissor fob to boot!!

You can bearly see it, but it just pops against the brown hornbook (thanks again to Marylin!!...) because of the  Antique Red Victorian Motto chenille placed along the edges....

I truly appreciate all of the good wishes coming mom's way.... A broken hip for someone with Alzheimers is difficult but we will hold hope that she is tough enough understand and get through physical therapy and rehab... I thank you my friends.....

Well, the ACC tournament has begun...Go UNC Tarheels.....I have a craving for something prim to stitch now...hmnmmmm, what will it be?????

Hugs and love from the Carolinas to you!!

Faye


57 comments:

Mouse said...

ohhh that looks perfect on there ... must find a pattern for my horn book mines 4x6 inches I think of hand ..lol
and of course it had to be red for you :) love mouse xxxxx

krayolakris said...

Very cute, as is the pouch. Hope your mom heals quickly.

Margaret said...

Oh I love it! Love the little fob too! Just precious! Hope your mom is doing ok. Continued prayers. I have to email you too....

Kruissteekies said...

cute

CalamityJr said...

Great finish! It did need to be red, :)

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

?Ahh red! Grandmother Sarah Miranda loved red and so do I. Happy to know there is another stitcher who loves red as much as I do. The hornbook finish is awesome.

Melissa said...

What a lovely finish, Faye, and a great horn book from Marylin. I love your red wool pouch too in your previous post!

Prayers will continue for a speedy recovery for your mom. It's hard to watch your parents age, especially with Alzheimer's.

Take care!

Cath said...

What a beautiful finish . I kind of saw hte chart in blues and greens too , but have to admit to liking your better ,lol .

Kathy Ellen said...

What a darling design! I absolutely love your hornbook finishing and the adorable little "bunny" scissor fob. How clever you are!

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Hey, GirlFriend!
You were missed, but I see the time didn't go to waste! I know those guys were there for you to feed good and hearty, too. Love your finishes, and that pouch is SO special! Mom and family are in my thoughts. Take care.

butterfly said...

Lovely , the red is beautiful.

Keeper of the Crowes said...

I love that you made it your own!
Linda

Laurie in Iowa said...

It looks fabulous on the gifted hornbook and the tiny fob is beautiful too!

Anonymous said...

So sorry to read about your Mom. My
Mom is 98 and I totally understand what you are going through. My prayers to her and you.

Sharon/Plymouth Stitcher

Theresa said...

This is gorgeous!!!! What a wonderful way to use the horn book~

Michelle said...

Oh I love it I really do - hope your mom is doing ok xx

Giovanna said...

Very pretty finish! All the best with your mother.

Zlata said...

Faye, you have new lovely finish so quick! You've got the needle jet!)))
Your hornbook is perfect!!!

milly said...

Hello

That's a beautiful finish. Love the Red you chose.

Best wishes for your mum.

Jackie said...

The perfect finish for the hornbook Marilyn sent you! Perfect!

Viola di Nebbia said...

I really like it! It's lovely and the red thread is beautiful! :))

Catherine said...

Love this finish Faye!! I think I have the Random Thoughts of Winter in my pile somewhere. I may have to look into getting all the seasons after seeing your finish!
Continued thoughts and prayers to your mom and your family.

P.J. said...

Great finish, love the red. That bunny fob is stinking cute!

Shirlee said...

Beautiful finish! I've got to get me a hornbook one of these days : )

Ellen said...

Gorgeous finish, I just love that hornbook!

Love that Red Felt Pouch too! Hope your mum is feeling much better now!

Hugs.

Simple Pleasure said...

Faye
The horn book is wonderful..the scissors fob is the finishing touch! I hope you will USE them, too!
I truly like your wool pouch finish...you are such a creative soul.
I will remember both you and Mom in my prayers...I know exactly how you are feeling, as I travel this road with my mom...
Busy Hands...Happy Heart
Patricia
PS Any thoughts regarding how you will use your vintage lace from your MIL?

Karen said...

Your hornbook is so cute! The red looks great too....way to make it your own.

Prayers for mom too! Good luck to UNC in the tournament.

Deborah said...

Wonderful finish, Faye. It looks perfect on the hornbook.

Beth said...

Faye - your take on "Random Thoughts of Spring" is wonderful and uniquely you!

Penny said...

Love the red Springtime finish and the little fob too!
Sending prayers for your mom.

Mugwump Woolies said...

Beautiful work! The red is fabulous!
Robyn

Karen said...

I really like this pattern and the way that you put the word Spring on the sie. Does this pattern show you hoe to do this? And the small scissor keep is so cute. I made one 15 years ago with a pansy design but my puppies chewed on it several years ago. You have given me a great idea! Thank you!

Beth Pearce said...

Well, another darling piece and a fantastic finish! I really do like the way the design looks in the red - a Faye signature!

Littlebit said...

What a darling spring finish, and it's perfect for the hornbook..and what is better than red? Hope your mom is doing ok..my mom, being near ninety, well, I know how you must worry.

Littlebit said...

What a darling spring finish, and it's perfect for the hornbook..and what is better than red? Hope your mom is doing ok..my mom, being near ninety, well, I know how you must worry.

Krista said...

Great finish on the hornbook. Love that red! Have a great week, Faye.

Joy said...

So pretty in red. Wishing your mother well.

pam said...

I do REALLY love the red. I am sorry for your mom as well as the difficulty that disease can bring for all.

Carol said...

Gorgeous finish and I love the red, Faye... Will be thinking of you and your mom this week. Hope you can make it to visit her very soon...

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

Oh que j'aime vos broderies ! Je suis heureuse de vous avoir gâté !!! Bisous de France

Siobhán said...

What a sweet finish!! So adorable. I hope your mom heals quickly--I'm sure it must be doubly hard as she struggles with the Alzheimers. Big hugs.

Nicole said...

Beautiful finishes Faye!! I love the red!

I'm so sorry again about your mom. I hope she has a speedy recovery!! Lots of hugs!!!

Lisa S said...

What a great finish Faye!! The hornbook finish is perfect! Love that you did it in red. The green just doesn't do it! lol

Hilda said...

It turned out wonderful, your red "Springtime" I love it!
Also this perfect finish on the hornbook!

Hugs
Hilda

Carolyn NC said...

Looks lovely!

Fiona said...

Great finish.

Deb said...

Wonderful stitching Faye. It looks absolutely perfect. And what a wonderful gift to receive too.

Hope that everything is going well with your mom and she gets better quickly.

merumo said...

What a lovely finish with a collaboration of what you got from your pal!

Michelle said...

So sweet! I love it on the hornbook. It's fabulous in red!

valerie said...

Pretty finish Faye and I love how you changed it to red!

Myra said...

Beautiful finish Faye. the hornbook provides the perfect backdrop.

Lynn said...

This looks so much better in the red! I love your finish. It looks awesome on the hornbook and the little fob is just adorable!

Veronica said...

Such a darling finish. That bunny scissors fob is too cute. I think it looks better in red than green.

Hugs,
Veronica.

Sherry said...

Just beautiful and red is always a good color to choose!

Susan At Glen Oaks Primitives said...

So beautiful, Faye. I love your work.
Hugs,
Susan

Patty C. said...

Great Work ;)

Tatkis said...

What a beautiful motive, thread colour is so lovely, and the finish is perfect!
I stitched this design last year, but still haven't finished it...
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-2PSPsGQ5l-g/TjqgAZh5kpI/AAAAAAAAHZ8/o0C6t_0sOmI/s1600/spring_renewal.jpg

Hugs,
Tatyana