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Friday, April 13, 2012

Betsy's done.....

I had so much stinkin' fun sewing last night and this morning!!  I couldn't wait to show Ms.Betsy all finished up in a table runner.....

Betsy by Sheepish Designs can be found at Em-Li's...
Mind you, I knew I wanted to use that red striped ticking looking fabric by Waverly that I had found in a mark-down bin...Its a little heavier than quilting fabric...Not a canvas, but somewhere between the two....And, yes, I have lots left over to make up some project pouches~~...Anywho, I thought the colors came together nicely....

Being the bargin hunter that I am, I also located this simple patterned fat-eighth piece of blue in the fifty cent bin...Didn't want to use anything too awfully busy....Can't be distracting from the main attraction...Ms Betsy!!

The creme wool has a waffle textured pattern to it...simple, but better than just plain...

The backing is the same pretty reddish stripe...I like it because its not an eye-ball popping red...Faded somewhat and just perfect for the colors in the cross stitch........


Like us, Betsy sewed and stitched.....not knowing the history she was making.... Will any of your creations be collectibles one day?? Bet they will be~~~

I am heading back home soon and have been so blessed to have been here at Cherry Grove Beach SC for my intercession from school....While our condo offers a welcome respite, there's no place like my house in NC and my craftroom that awaits me.... Soon, back to the work routine, the after-school tutoring and my wonderful customers who have been patiently waiting on their finishes and project pouches.... Its just my passion to create.....

I will leave you with a few parting shots of  the corner of my craftroom that I call the Patriotic corner... Left up all year, it offers me inspiration and I just know MsBetsy will find her place comfortably there.....






Have a great weekend everyone....!

Faye

75 comments:

Krista said...

Beautiful finish, Faye! You are so very talented with your sewing. Love all those patriotic finishes you have done, one sweeter than the next! Have a great weekend.

Beth said...

Very cool Faye! Such a creative finish for Betsy. I like your patriotic tree - I have July scheduled out for Patriotic Stitching!

Stitchesbyme said...

great finish!

Marjorie said...

Betsy looks awesome...I have been trying to avoid chasing after more charts since I have so many sitting in my stash bin, but I will definitely have to look for Betsy, she is beautiful! I look forward to seeing your patriotic finishes each year, although that means we must be getting close to summer (yuk).

Margaret said...

Oh my! Betsy is wonderful! And I love seeing all your patriotic finishes and tree!

BrendaS said...

Betsy looks great Faye! You always do such a nice job with your finishing.

Your other patriotic pillows and tree are beautiful as well.

Thanks for sharing:)

Melissa said...

It looks great! I love the finish.

April said...

Beautiful finish Faye. I love your patriotic corner.

Edgar said...

What a super finish!!!! I love this piece by SD.

butterfly said...

Another beautiful finish .

dixiesamplar said...

Love the Betsy finish...those fabrics are the perfect complement to the design!! And the stars are a great touch too...love your patriotic corner :o0

Laurie in Iowa said...

Betsy looks wonderful finished off as a tablerunner. Loved the patriotic tree and all those wonderful patriotic pieces.

Deb said...

Gosh, seeing all your patriotic things makes me want to break out a bunch and start stitching them! Your table runner is fantastic!

Heather said...

I LOVE your finish!! It will fit in beautifully in your patriotic corner!!

Anonymous said...

What a fabulous way to finish off Betsy! Love seeing your patriotic corner in your craft room!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Robin in Virginia
rlbrowninva @ gmail.com

Mouse said...

ooooo love how you have finished that and the colours are just perfect too ... love your tree as well :)
love mouse xxxxx

Vickie said...

That is great. Pretty, pretty Faye.:)

ROSELLA69 said...

BELLISSIMI,LAVORI,COME SEMPRE,TANTI TANTI COMPLIMENTI,STREPITOSI CIAO UN ABBRACCIO. ROSELLA ITALY.

Littlebit said...

What a beautiful, creative finish, Faye! I love your patriotic tree! What an inspiration. It sounds like yor time away was quite productive! Have a great weekend.

Linda said...

Great finish Faye. I love it.

Linda

Penny said...

Ms. Betsy looks wonderful -- love the colors and the fantastic finish. Your whole patriotic area is just great -- and very inspirational. I have some of the patterns you have shown, so I think I need to get busy!
Thanks for sharing, and have a great weekend!

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Your intercession from school was certainly a stitching retreat! So much nicer than the snow days of last year, wasn't it? I know you loved every minute, getting so much accomplished. Look forward to seeing how you work Ms. Betsy into your patriotic corner! Safe traveling!

Shakerwood said...

Betsy looks just wonderful finished up like that. Of course, I love the touches of wool. Wonderful job!!

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Nice finish--so patriotic. Your patriotic tree is awesome, makes me want to stitch red, white and blue.

Your choice of fabrics for Ms Betsy are just perfect!

Mary said...

Precious! Your creativity and attention to detail always amazes me.

Michelle said...

Oh I love it! What a perfect finish for this piece. That ticking fabric is fabulous. Your patriotic finishes are so wonderful - no wonder they keep you inspired!

Lanie said...

Love your Betsy table runner. Red ticking is one of my favorite fabrics...reminds me of my grandmother...she had red ticking bench covers for her picnic table and she used them every year for her 4th of July picnic.

Shirlee said...

Oh my goodness! Everything looks wonderful!

Nan said...

I absolutely love it! You are such an inspiration. Have a good weekend my friend!

Barb said...

Your patriotic tree is an inspiration! "Betsy" looks great as a runner. I would not have thought of that!

Diana said...

Love your finish for MsBetsy!

Karen said...

Your fabrics are just perfect with that piece. A great finish as always!!!!

Hope you have a safe trip home and can't wait to see what is next.

MoonBeam said...

Oh, Faye, Betsy came out wonderful. A very special piece!
Sounds like you had a wonderful couple of weeks. Does the soul good.

Bobbi

Theresa said...

OMG!!! Your Betsy finish is gorgeous!!! I absolutely love it!!!! And your patriotic ornaments are awesome!!!! What a great collection!!!

Ellen said...

The finishing is gorgeous, I love it! Love your patriotic tree and ornaments too!

Hugs,

Carol said...

Such a wonderful finish, Faye! Very creative and perfect with all your other patriotic creations... I do love your red, white, and blue tree :)

Have a safe trip home--there's no place like it, is there?!

P.J. said...

Betsy is just beautiful and such a fabulous finish. Love your Patriotic corner, nice touch.

Wanda said...

Oh my goodness, this is gorgeous! I love that you have a patriotic corner in your craft room...thanks for sharing. Wanda

~*Shar*~ said...

Beautiful finish hun; love your little pillows also..

Hugs, Shar

Becky said...

Faye, what a beautiful finish! You are *so* creative and inspiring... can't wait to see your next finish :)

BeckySC said...

I love it, Faye! Congratulations!

Anna van Schurman said...

Love your choices on that finish. Great job!

Susan At Glen Oaks Primitives said...

Hi, Faye:
Gorgeous finish. I love your craftroom tree and little Americana pillow tucks.You're a beautiful stitcher.
Hugs,
Susan

Deborah said...

Beautiful! I love the way finished her. The tinking is wonderful.

Ginny said...

Love your finish and your patriotic corner!

Pat Matejcek said...

Faye I love Betsy. She is so adorable. The fabrics you picked are perfect. I can't wait to see what you next project will be..Have a wonderful weekend and a safe trip home..

Michelle said...

Wonderful finish xx

Lois said...

Love how you finished her!

Joy said...

I guessed it!! LOL She looks wonderful!

Lucy May said...

Well done!

Tatkis said...

Such a lovely Betsy's finish! And your Patriotic corner is fantastic!

Hugs,
Tatyana

Natasha said...

Holy Smokes Faye :) I absolutly adore your finish o her. Makes me want to start on mine tomorrow. You did such a fantastic job on the sewing!!

Marnie said...

WOW, Faye!! What a PERFECT way to finish Betsy! And I don't throw that word around loosely. She is just beautiful and the fabrics you've choosen are perfect for the piece. I love all of your patriotic finishes.. So pretty..

Hugs,

Marnie

Karen said...

LOVE Miss Betsy! I'm going to have to buy the pattern right away! I'll totally tell my hubby that it was all your fault :) Thanks for sharing!!!

Karen
Sewmuch2luv.blogspot.com

Sherry :o) said...

absolutely stunning, faye! How creative you are. I also love the heart in the previous post...so sweet.

Giovanna said...

Beautiful finish, cpngrats!

Giovanna said...

OK, that should have been : congrats :-)

Dianne said...

Your creativity is so inspiring. Betsey is absolutely beautiful! I just phoned Emli's for a chart. I am always inspired when I visit your blog! Congrats on yet another amazing finish!

Dianne

Dianne said...

Your creativity is so inspiring. Betsey is absolutely beautiful! I just phoned Emli's for a chart. I am always inspired when I visit your blog! Congrats on yet another amazing finish!

Dianne

Dianne said...

May I request a pouch from the red striped fabric please? It would be perfect for my patriotic stitch projects.

Thank you,
Dianne

Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

Faye, your work and your finishes are so inspiring. I love to see what you are up to. Thanks for being a frequent poster.

Chris said...

Just beautiful Faye.
I love all your patriotic stitching.

Nicole said...

I love how you finished Betsy, Faye! It turned out beautiful! I'm glad I was able to help you out! :)

Stitchinowl said...

Faye,
I love the way you finished Betsy. As always, your creativity is inspiring. Thanks for sharing the photos of your patriotic tree and assortment of pretty patriotic smalls.
Carolyn

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

bisous mon amie ....

doris said...

Incredible finishes! Your patriotic collection is amazing.

Myra said...

Oh you know I am loving this one Faye. The fabrics you chose are perfect.

Fiona said...

Ms Betsy turned out great.

Stitching by the White River said...

Very nice ! You do such Beautiful work.

Siobhán said...

I always love your patriotic finishes! You are so creative. I just love that tree! Fantastic finish on Betsy.

Sally said...

Betsy looks amazing! Love how you've finished her.

Anne said...

Gorgeous finish on Betsy Faye!! I love the pin stripped fabric!! Your little touches to each piece are so unique and creative!!

Hugs

Catherine said...

Wonderful finish!! All of your patriotic goodies look great!

Andrea said...

A wonderful finish and a lovely patriotic display.

Brigitte said...

Oh, this is just wonderful. What a finish and finishing!