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Friday, July 20, 2012

Friday fun with finishes....(photo heavy...)

I hope everyone is great this fine Friday!!

I have been finishing up a storm, as we say in the south, and although quite a few are for my customers Christmas gifts (will have show them later...), I do have some I can show today...

Often we have stitched pieces with no idea on how to finish them off...Or, we get in a rut finishing them the same way.... I like to take your gorgeous stitched linens and turn them into creations that you will be proud to display,...

Here are a few photos of finishes of late for customers who gave me thumbs up to show you...

Barb IL is a most expert stitcher...

I like finishing primish patriotics....notice the bronze beaded stars....

I thought corduroy warmed up this snowy piece...

pincushion filled with walnut shells...trimmed with chenille...

mounted on a wooden base.....

the diddie bag finishes have become quite popular.....

as have the simple finishes where the stitches take the stage....

ornaments with wool felt and snowball charms...are you getting ready???

I like to embellish conservatively...

a subtle charm...


tonal lace with small buttons....


I absolutely LOVE my Victorian Motto hand dyed chenille....

you get the picture.....

April is also a valued customer whose stitches are amazing...
 I thought the key was perfect to add....

twine, old buttons...I love finishing prims..

 the backs often have wool and/or flannels...

I will combine solid and plaid wools for effect....


her freebies came to life.....



Debra has given me great reviews on her finished goodies....
browns and pinks...winning combinations....

And, of course, I HAD to put the VM hand dyed rick rack around the darling Plum Street Sampler ornie pillows.....

If you have stuck with me this far...thanks!

Next time I hope to feature Emma Rose Freedom table scarf.....Good ole Emma has come back home from Indiana....She flew over for a short visit and now has come back home to stay...

Oh! And, I will also have photos of framed pieces I picked up this week from my framers...
Anniversaries of the Heart by BBD,  Quaker Christmas by ByGone Stitches and Sarah Elizabeth Brooke by Scarlett House....

Here's hoping you have a most fantastic weekend....

Peace,

Faye


65 comments:

Anonymous said...

Faye, These are all wonderful finishes. WOW! Questions: Do you provide the fabric and embellishments or do you want the customer to provide them for finishes? Who is your framer in NC?

Charlene

Peggy Lee said...

Faye...I am in such awe of your finishing talents! I didn't realize the stars were beads. All of these pictures are best viewed opened up. Especially the little 'believe' charm.

I'm going back for another drool...err um...look!

Have a super weekend!

:o)

Cheri said...

Your finishing is gorgeous. So glad I came across your blog. Now I know where to send my itmes for beautiful finishing!!! Love them all!
Cheri

Cheri said...

Your finishing is gorgeous. So glad I came across your blog. Now I know where to send my itmes for beautiful finishing!!! Love them all!
Cheri

Melissa said...

Gosh, such lovely finishes! You're a star, Faye!

Do you know the chart/Designer of the piece with 2 sheep that says "Halloween Greetings"? I have never seen that before. It's so cute.

Looking forward to your next post!

Love that little birdie in the last photo!

Giovanna said...

How talented you are - wonderful job on everything, congrats.

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Wow - you've been the busy bee this morning, haven't you? Looks like you will need to head south for some more fabbies - you must've used up ALL your stash here! Everything is perfectly beautiful.

pj said...

Faye, how do you get it all completed and your own stitching! You are amazing and I love your finishing techniques. pam in iowa

priscilla said...

All of them finished beautifully ! Love the Prairie Schooler ornaments !

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing your finishing techniques with us! Each one is fabulous and like Peggy Lee said "off to drool...look again".

Enjoy your weekend, Faye!

Robin in Virginia
rlbrowninva @ gmail . com

Margaret said...

All of your work is just lovely! Of course I know that first hand! :D Beautiful work as always!

robindefender said...

Cute, cute stuff. Love your finishes.

Friendship Crossing said...

Beautiful finishes Faye! we could all take lessons from you!!


Tanya

Beth said...

Each finish stands by itself as charming, unique, and appropriate to the piece - what an eye you have Faye!

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Such wonderful finishes, Faye! I especially love the simplicity of the PSS ornaments with the fabulous ric-rac trim but they're all wonderful!

Petitesxxx et Cie said...

Waouh! Your finishes are gorgeous! Love all of them, they are so perfect...
Bisxxx from France

Jannie said...
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Jannie said...

These were a welcome sight, Faye. Especially since I live in Aurora, CO. First Columbine, now this. I decided to stop listening for awhile to the news and look at some stitching blogs to dull the pain a little. To see some beautiful things a mind can do instead of hear of the horrible things a mind can do. Beautiful stuff. Everyone - please pray for BeckySC - she's really ill right now. That's why no blogs lately. Thx to all you bloggers for the happiness you give us by sharing your talents with us.

Cindy's Stitching said...

what a nice post. thank you for sharing all the pictures. Some great finishes. It always brings a smile to see what everyone else is working on. Have a great weekend Faye.

marly said...

Loved this post! Thank you so much for sharing your finishing ideas. Every one is a treat!

Laurie in Iowa said...

I love your finishing work Faye!

BrendaS said...

Faye -- Your finishes are stunning. Everything you do just has that "special touch" to make it pop. LOVE them all.

Can't wait to see your framing. I'm sure it's gorgeous!

Have a great weekend.

Beth Pearce said...

Wowsers! I bet I have just spent 15 minutes looking at all your wonderful finishes. There is no way that I could pick a favorite because they are all so different and well suited for the stitched piece. I was amazed at the perfect color of lace that you had for that one piece that had the pink flowers on it - fantastic! I would love to see your fabric/trim/button collection. It must really be something to always have the perfect touch!

Simple Pleasure said...

Faye
You call it "photo heavy"...I call it EYE CANDY!!!!! Each is breathtaking!
If time permits, please share pics of how you keep your trim stored...they must be in easy reach for audition purposes, when you are planning a finish.
Enjoy a lovely weekend...
Busy Hands...Happy Heart
Patricia

Barb said...

You do an amazing job with finishing!! I look forward to the next group of finishes!!

Vickie said...

Lovely work Faye. I cannot wait to see AOTH framed. I have all the pattern, linen and floss. They have been waiting in a project bag, which hangs from a hook in a closet. I bought it all with money I received after my father died. He died 4 years ago. I don't know I just haven't been inspired to start it. Seeing your different layout, maybe that will jump start me.

Catherine said...

Wow, Faye!! Your work is amazing! Love them all!

belle said...

Hello

Just found your lovely blog.

All these finishes are lovely. Thanks for sharing, it's great to see different ways to finish things.
Happy weekend!

valerie said...

Great finishes...as always, Faye! They are a joy to see.

Karen said...

Those are just wonderful and very creative! Love the variety...you are just too talented!!!!

stay cool and happy stitching...

Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

All great finishes. Thanks for the inspiration.

Nan said...

Beautiful finishes Faye! Your talents abound :-)

Cathy Pavlovich said...

Love your finishes! You've inspired me to do a little finishing of my own!
Cathy

Jackie said...

Gosh Faye! I couldn't pick a favorite - they are all so gorgeous!

Lisa V said...

What more can I say - I love them all!!!

Penny said...

So much to look at and all wonderful! And a promise of seeing some framed pieces - I can't wait! :)

Marsha said...

I think that little witch is my absolute favorite, but they are all wonderful.

Deborah said...

Your finishing is wonderful!

Michelle said...

Oh my Faye I have so enjoyed looking at all your finishes - they are all beautiful xx

Andrea said...

All of your finishing work is amazingly beautiful! How does one go about hiring you? I have lots of things that need finishing!
Thank you for letting me know :)

Andrea

butterfly said...

Wow you truly are the Queen of finish just beautiful every one of them . Thanks for sharing and giving so many ideas. hugs.

Lesleyanne said...

Wow your finishes are gorgeous.

Carrie said...

Your finishing is stunning!

Siobhán said...

You're always so creative with your finishing, Faye! They are all wonderful. I can't wait to see your framed samplers!

Chris said...

Fabulous finishing! You have such a wonderful talent for this.

Maggee said...

So many gorgeous finishes Faye! Very nicely done and an inspiration to everyone else who does finishing, like myself! I look forward to seeing your framed finishes! Hugs!

Sweet Sue said...

Beautiful finishes Fay. Plz enter me in the contest for stitchers who get in a finishing rut lol!

Christine said...

Gorgeous! Just Gorgeous!

Sandra said...

Hi Faye,
I want to know if you ever sleep!!
Your finishing is stunning ~~~~
Sandra
Homespun Elegance
plainfancymerchant.blogspot.com

Anna van Schurman said...

Fabulous finishes! You do such lovely work. Hmmmm. I know someone with a pile of stitching that needs finishing. :)

Iris said...

Your finishes are just beautiful. One is more lovely than the next. I am in awe of them all.

Mindi said...

Absolutely gorgeous finishing, I love how you add some special touches, but don't go overboard. Have to agree with you about the Victorian Motto trims, they're fantastic!

Kimmie said...

Sooooooo many cute things!!!!!!

Brigitte said...

You are very talented and have an eye for the perfect fabric and trimming and other little details. Wonderful finishing indeed.

Laura said...

Faye, your finishes of all these lovely stitchery items are so well done! You have a wonderful gift of putting things together. Your photo compositions are so well done too. Thanks for sharing!

Laura said...

Faye, would you know who the designer for the pattern of the little witch that you made into a little bag? Also, do these stitchers have blogs? Would love to visit them if they do! Thanks!

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

Vous avez réalisez tout cela ?????? Mais comment faites vous ??? C'est magnifique j'adore l'oiseau j'en suis amoureuse !
amitiés de FRANCE

woolwoman said...

You do a fantastic and creative job with your finishing Faye - I guess I didn't realize you did needlework finishing for others - I knew you made beautiful accessories to sell but never knew that - loved seeing everything - Melody

Lavendelhaus said...

Beautiful, beautiful.
Wonderful finishes.
Bianca

Patty C. said...

You have been busy -creative work ;)

Anne said...

Such lovely finishes you made for your customers Faye! You are so industrious I love it!! Those prim finishes are adorable and I love Nancy's trims too!!

Kathy Ellen said...

I am so impressed with all of your wonderful finishing. Each piece is so uniquely finished. Your clients must be so pleased!

Annie said...

Hello
Just found your lovely blog.
Your finishing is beautiful!

I've enjoyed looking at your blog.

Solstitches said...

What an absolute treat so see so many gorgeous finishes Faye.
You make each item so special with your talent for selecting the perfect fabric and trims.
Love it all.
Margaret

Judy Whitman said...

Hi Faye , just found your blog and love your finishes. Was delighted to see my French Country Butterfly pattern used on the brown and pink pillow.
Judy Whitman /JBW Designs