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Sunday, May 20, 2012

Adam and Eve update....and more!

Greetings everyone on this fine and absolutely gorgeous Sunday morning~~~
I must apologize for my slackness in posting of late....Let's just say, it is mega-crazy at school these days..we are winding down the year and words just can't tell you how tired I am by the time I get home each day.... Bring on June 8th~~~~

I do have an update on my beloved A&E sampler... This SAL is turning out to be so much fun as it keeps me on track, knowing I will be posting an update every other Sunday....Terri and Marylin were gracious enough to invite me in on the fun....So, I have gotton this far....

Adam and Eve
May 2009 issue
Cross Stitch and Needlework magazine
(the pinkish shade is really "Cherry Tomato" which has more pale red than pink..)

I fell in love with this little ship and the funky colored bird this week..


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I also found time to complete the May Cottage by CCN....I chosse to tone down the turquoise house by using Dinky Dyes Coral Sea.... Its a "milder" blue....
May Cottage
Country Cottage Needleworks
40 ct vintage pearled barley

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And, I also wanted to experiment with one of the luscious threads I won last month from Nina....
Old Jeans is a special shade of blue with tons of shading in it....I love Nina's colorways, and the thread was a joy to work with!
Blackbird Designs
Nina Threads
Old Jeans

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I am also happy to say that I stepped a little out of my comfort zone yesterday, by taking a quickie quilting class at my local quilt shop Linderella's.... A few of us gathered and had the best fun! Linda makes it easy to learn and we just cut up and had fun! I was the beginner in the class, so I am on a VERY steep learning curve when it comes to large projects like quilts....Luckily this is a smaller lap quilt called "Americana Star"...Here are yesterday's results....
I hope to get the pinning, quilting and binding done this week as I plan on using it as a table topper this summer on the breakfast room table....


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I leave you with pictures of  *what I hope to be* my next sampler project after I complete Adam and Eve.... I am narrowing down my conversion process and hope to make final decisions on those npi's soon.....Meet Threads of Gold's Sarah Munday Sampler....
Sarah Munday Sampler
Threads of Gold
40 vintage buttercream LL
..silk conversion is in process..


Here's hoping everyone has a fantastic day and wonderful week!


Blessings,

Faye



51 comments:

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

Beautiful my Dear ...

Bisous de FRANCE

Siobhán said...

Ooh, I love love love that A&E sampler! Wonderful progress, Faye! Your CCN & BBD finishes are lovely, too. Your needle is smokin'! I love your quilt top, too.

Christine said...

All of these starts are beautiful!

And yes, do I know about 'end of the year' fatique, lol. We go till 6/14 and I am doing daily am prayers for patience and compassion for the adolescents of our world. :0)

butterfly said...

Your stitching looks beautiful, love the blue bird, well done on your quiting.

Stitchesbyme said...

beautiful stitches, and your new chart is super

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Hey Girl!
School is on the short-lived path now, for sure. Your stitching progress is fine. But you're not too busy to throw in a quilting class - and it is lovely! Can't wait to see more. Take care, and enjoy whatever you do.

marly said...

First time I've seen Sarah Munday and she is fabulous! The points on the quilt are perfect. Well done!

Jackie said...

My sister is a teacher too and I know how busy a teachers year end can be. I'm surprised you have the energy for any stitching at all! Beautiful projects!

Your quilt is also gorgeous! I'd never know you were not an experienced quilter.

robindefender said...

All your stitchign is looking great. Can't wait to see Adam and Eve actually make their appearances!

Karen said...

You sampler is coming along nicely... really enjoying seeing everyone's progress. I love your quilt top.. the colors are so pretty. One day I would love to learn to quilt. I will just live through your talents!

Hope you make it to the end of school! Happy stitching....

Laurie in Iowa said...

Your A&E looks wonderful and I really like the next project you have lined up. For a beginner quilter you've done a great job.

P.J. said...

Great progress on your A&E. The colors are splendid. Look at you girl, several projects in progress and now dabbling in quilting. Can't wait to see your finished topper. Happy Sunday afternoon.

Barb said...

The A&E looks great so far. What a pretty shade of blue,my second favorite color next to red!

Simple Pleasure said...

Faye
The progress you are making with A&E is fantastic!
Now, here is my complaint...I should have never clicked on Threads of Gold and found my way to Emi-Li's...after the initial oh's and ah's I did MAJOR damage...but I needed some retail therapy and what a way to go!!!!!
Before you know it, the semester will be over...hang in there.
Busy Hands...Happy Heart
Patricia

Simple Pleasure said...

Faye
The progress you are making with A&E is fantastic!
Now, here is my complaint...I should have never clicked on Threads of Gold and found my way to Emi-Li's...after the initial oh's and ah's I did MAJOR damage...but I needed some retail therapy and what a way to go!!!!!
Before you know it, the semester will be over...hang in there.
Busy Hands...Happy Heart
Patricia

Margaret said...

What great projects you have! Love that A&E and your finishes too! And Sarah Munday. I sooo need to get that chart! Can't wait to see it! Your quilt top -- it looks perfect! Beautiful work!

Stitching Noni said...

Fantastic progress on A&E. Your cottage is lovely as is your blackbird. Well done on biting the bullet & tackling a new craft. I love your star. Enjoy the next part of the process.

Deb said...

Your A&E sampler is coming along and really looks great. I know that you are counting down the days until June 8th - I can only imagine how busy the end of the year is.

And love the proposed start. Can't wait to see your start on it.

Jennifer M. said...

Lovely stitching you have done. Adam and Eve is looking awesome. That second sampler looks awesome too. Can't wait to see that. :) Only two more weeks of school left. It will be over before you know it!

Jen

Penny said...

Everything is just fabulous!!!

Littlebit said...

Wow, Faye! You have really been busy! Beautiful work, and I especially live that quilt star!!

April said...

All are beautiful projects Faye! Can't wait to see them all finished!

Linda said...

Everything looks great Faye. Congrats on the finish.

Linda

Beth said...

All are wonderful Faye - Your next stitch looks to be particularly interesting!

Becky said...

Wow, Faye, you *have* been busy, even with the school year pressing on you! All of your pieces are, as usual, marvelous and inspiring. I really am a fan of that Blackbird Design piece that you used Nina's Old Jeans thread for. I love her sense of color, and the conversion worked really well.

Elisabetta said...

Your stitch are really wonderful I like the linen of te first one it seems really ancient! Your project is so beautiful!!!

Teresa S. said...

The picture on the front of Sarah Munday doesn't do the sampler justice. I saw it finished at In Stitches near Mt Vernon (Virginia) and it is stunning! It is buried in my piles too :)

Giovanna said...

Congrats on the cute finishes, and nice progress on the A&E.

Chris said...

Your A&E SAL is looking wonderful. What beautiful colors.
The quilting looks great too. It is fun to do something different.
June 8th will be here before you know it!

Brigitte said...

your stitching are so lovely!!!
Bises made in France
Brigitte

Bertie said...

Gorgeous sampler, love the colors! You are a very busy bee, a lot of eye candy here:)

Stitchinowl said...

Your stitching is beautiful. I always love your choice of projects - you have a great eye for design and color. You should consider designing your own patterns!
Carolyn

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

Look at all the beautiful stitching you have been doing!! Love the quilting to!!

Vickie said...

Great accomplishment in quilting class, good for you. :) Stitching looks fabulous thus far.

BrendaS said...

Faye -- What wonderful eye candy you always have on your blog and today was no exception. Your A&E sampler is really looking great and I love the changes you made on the May cottage! Great choice for you next sampler start too:)

Your little quilt looks just darling! Glad you had so much fun with your class.

Susan in SC said...

I love the pretty ship! So pretty. I know what you mean about the last few weeks of school. I finish June 2nd and then maybe I will be sane once more!!!

Melissa said...

Gosh, your A&E is so pretty! Well, everything you stitch is lovely!

Good luck on the home stretch to school completion for the year. Than you can relax and stitch to your heart's content!

Terri said...

Excellent job on your quilt! I'll can be as addicting as stitching! :D

I have loved watching your progress on A&E and look forward to seeing your new start, too.

woolwoman said...

Faye I don't know how you do all you do - such lovely work and now quilting too WOW - beautiful stars. Love the SAL on the A&E. Enjoy your week ! Melody

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Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

I love that you started from the opposite corner! Much more fun to look at! You're making great progress!

Your CCN and BBD finishes are both wonderful! Congrats on the new quilt - you did a GREAT job. I'm very impressed!

Love the new chart, too!

Sherry :o) said...

Making progress...and you're right - the bird is a cutie!!

Your other finishes are sure cute!

Catherine said...

Wonderful post of goodness, Faye!

Penny said...

Lovely stitching, Faye! LOVE the Old Jeans thread color! Beautiful job on the quilt block - are you sure you are a beginner? :)

Iris said...

Faye, wonderful stitching. I love the May house and the Old Jeans is a beautiful color. Great progress on A&E.

Carol said...

Lovely progress on your SAL with Marylin and Terri, Faye! I know just what you mean about Nina's "Old Jeans" color--it's one of my favorites, too!

I'm sure you're approaching the end of the school year with mixed emotions; anxious to have more time for yourself, but sad to say goodbye to your class as they move on... Enjoy these last couple of weeks :)

Michelle said...

What a lovely post xx

msmartello said...

Great job on the quilt. I am impressed since you just learned.
Love your stitching!

Maureen

Anne said...

What a beautiful A & E!! I love that little ship too! So cute!! Great finishes as well!

Patty C. said...

I love everthing - the quilt-the samplers -especially A&E !!!!!!!!!"!

Teresa said...

Quanti bei ricami, da iniziare e già iniziati, bravissima e ottime le scelte.
Teresa