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Monday, August 20, 2012

...a little stitching update.....

Hello to all~~~ I keep reading about lots of you who are getting the kiddos ready to return to school....It IS that time of year! Although we began our 6th week of school today on the Year Round schedule at our school... In about 3 weeks we will be getting ready to pause for a 3 wk break..ahhh..

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I was able to celebrate with a couple stitching buds this past weekend by visiting the new and relocated location of  LoneStar Mercantile...What a feast of wools, cross stitching and everything prim....I will have more about this unique and plentiful store in the future...

I was able to gift to dear Linda a set of pouches out of the last of my BlueBerry Crumbcake fabric...I love the medium blue family and she was thrilled to have a new set of project pouches to stuff with newly kitted projects...
Happy Birthday Sister Linda!!~~
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I did want to show you a not so wonderful photo of my progress on Hannah Jackson...I am SO loving this sampler, the linen, the silks.....

 ...see my last post for details and progress....



I still love the blues, greens and golds from those samplers of days gone by...

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One of my talented repeat customers, April, just keeps sending me goodies to finish for her...I love it! She is a fantastic stitcher and always gives me full creativity when it comes to the finishes I select.... With her permission, here are a few of the latest finishes I returned to her last week...Please visit her blog for details about charts, linen selections and thread information....

5 x 7 fold over envelope.....

...the inside needed an appliqued wool heart.....


 ...a Patriotic stitch attached to a weathered box...with chenille attached...


A diddie bag to hold all kinds of sweets for the trick or treaters come October....

LHN ornies with wool and hemp rick rack from Victorian Motto...winning combinations....

....a sweet wall hanging for her DD.... Who loves a sock monkey....


..Plum Street Samplers Halloween Hornbook finished into a wall hanging that can also be used as a table scarf....
This photo shows the beautiful mottled fabric she chose....perfect for Halloween~~

Enough to feast your eyes upon??? I hope to showcase other stitchers finishes soon....Keep sending them on!!...Fall is upon us and dare I say, the holidays will be around the corner....

If you're still with me on this long photo heavy post, Thanks! I always appreciate your comments and feedback....Very inspirational for me~~~ I thank you.....

Until next time...Keep those needles moving and enjoy all the fantastic designs that are out in the market now....

Smiles,

Faye



34 comments:

Lana said...

Hannah Jackson is really coming along, Faye! Those are some really lovely finishes!

gracie said...

Beautiful stitching and beautiful finishes...

tadamama said...

Just beautiful!

Anna van Schurman said...

This totally makes me excited!!!!

Margaret said...

Oh my!!! I just love how you finished all of April's stitching! Such fun! You two make a great creative pair! Love what you gave Linda as well! And Hannah is gorgeous!!! Wow! I can't believe your year round school has been in session that long already. I could have sworn you just said school had started. lol! I bet you're looking forward to a break!

sunny said...

You've done a great job with all the finishes!

Jan said...

Hannah is beautiful. Some very interesting ways to finish. I like them.

marly said...

I think Hannah is pretty darn wonderful! Great ideas for finishing and you can't beat that Blueberry Crumbcake fabric.

Louise said...

Hi Faye!

Thank you for stopping by my blog! :)
Love your blog, all the stitcheries and finishes are beautiful!!

I have new updates on Mr. Pumpkin...whew! He is taking forever and a day! Not sure we have enough time to finish him for the challenge..
We shall see...maybe If I don't go to sleep anymore...

lol

Raggedystitches,
Louise

Linda said...

Your stitching is great Faye. But your finishes are awesome.

Linda

Anonymous said...

Love what you created for April! You are very talented in the finishing arena! Hannah is looking lovely!

Robin in Virginia

robindefender said...

All your finishing looks beautiful, of course.

I'm glad you posted about Lone Star. I had no idea they were moving, and I would have been terribly sad to make a special trip out to the fairgrounds sometime next month only to discover that they were gone!

Joy said...

You are becoming a finishing queen! I just love the ideas of your finishes...such an inspiration and motivating!!

Unknown said...

Your finishing is terrific, and so is Hannah!

Barb said...

All of those projects look just great!

Sarah said...

Wow some fabulous finishes and what a lovely gift for Linda. You sure have been busy.

Theresa said...

Wow!! Gorgeous finishes!!!!!!

Silvia Davanzo said...

beautiful stitching wow
silvia

Solstitches said...

Hannah Jackson is gorgeous!
Love the blue pouch in the beautiful BD fabric.
Wonderful stitching and finishing pics.
Margaret

Hilda said...

Dear Faye!
Your friend April is a talented stitcher, indeed, and you are a talented finisher. So many wonderful finishing ideas - very creative.
I love your wonderful new WIP!

Hugs
Hilda

Chris said...

Lovely sampler and beautiful finishing.

Gabi said...

Hannah is gorgeous.
So are the bag and the finishes. :)

Cindy's Stitching said...

so pretty faye. the blue pouch is my favorite. what pretty shades of blue.

Vickie said...

So wonderful Faye!

Chelle said...

I just love your finishing! I may have some things for you to finish in the not too distant future!

The sampler is beautiful. As always.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Wow beautiful project bag!

You're awesome at finishing! How creative!

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

I am very happy for Hannah, and beautiful pictures !!!

Vos coutures sont parfaites mon amie !!! je vous embrasse de FRANCE

See you soon

Anne said...

Adorable finishes Faye!! Love that blueberry crumbcake fabric! Your sampler, Hannah, is coming along beautifully! Interesting that you go back to school for a month then have a break! I wonder what year round school will look like here in BC?! I kind of like the idea of a number of small breaks throughout the year!

Michele said...

what a sweet gift for Linda :) Can't wait to see both of you!!!

Love your finishes :) I have a few things I need finished ... I'll email you :)

Pamela said...

Wow! What great job you did finishing all those designs. I have a few things I may have to send you.
Hannah Jackson is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Pam

Kate said...

Lovely stitching on Hannah Jackson.
Beautiful finishing for April.

Bekca said...

Your finishing talents really do inspire me Faye. Thank you for sharing such lovely pictures.
Best wishes.

Fiona said...

You are making progress on your sampler. Linda's pouches look fantastic and all your finishing for April is very pretty. We are just back to school, 2 weeks down, 6 weeks to go till our next 2 week break.

Catherine said...

It's always so fun to see what you have been up to!!