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Sunday, September 9, 2012

Building Sarah's House....

Hello fellow friends and stitchers....
First, I would like to thank everyone who takes the time to comment on my blog or email me...It really warms me up inside to know you even like to read my ramblings....And, even if I don't email you directly, please know I truly appreciate your words of support...It IS my inspiration..!!
 
I would love to share with you my latest endeavor....I wanted to branch away from Hannah Jackson for a bit and I went straight away to "Sarah's House" by Blackbird Designs...Kitted and ready to go, I have given her attention for about a week or so...
 
Sarah's House
Blackbird Designs
36 count Abeccedarian Linen
Cotton overdyes
 
I experimented with the alphabet a bit....Notice the top 2 lines are the Rice stitch and Algerian eye stitch....I thought it looked nice as Sarah had stithched her original...With the uneven vine and the incomplete alphabet, everyone knew Sarah had stitched it...She evidently was "known" for such...
 

Cute that Sarah stitched her "J" a little backwards.....And, aren't the GAST Cucumber and GAST Burlap overdyes beautiful together???
 
I am now on to the bottom of the sampler to work on the brick and mortar of the house... More on that in the next post.
 
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Poor ole Sarah has not been totally neglected this past week..... She's a monster of a piece and with that being said, I just have to interject other stitches along the way....When you  last saw her she looked like **this**...and now, she's expanded a tad to this....
 
 
Hannah Jackson 1826

Reflets de Soie
36 ct French Vanilla Edinburgh
Au Ver A Soie silk threads
 
As you see, the alphabet stretches out quite a bit.....
 
 
 
 
This bottom portion is what got stitched this week....I see somebody's got their hands on their hips... That can't be a good thing...tee hee....
 

More stitching on both the ladies this week....Sarah and Hannah both are wonderful stitches!!!
I am getting a hankering however to stitch some of the wonderful Halloween smalls I have been finishing for folks.....Wow!! You guys are stitching machines...And, sending them to me to finish!! I thank you so much....Keep 'em coming....
 
I leave you with a peek of what I spent alot of my day doing .....I had 7 pouches to finish and mail tomorrow.....Here's a glimpse of one of them.....I just love red and creme together....
 
As we say at school each day, "Smile,so you will make someone else smile....And, always try to do your best...!!!"  I tell ya, when you hear another first grader say something like that to another child, it makes you grin from head to toe....Thumbs up....
 
Have a great week everyone....
 
Faye
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


33 comments:

Margaret said...

Both your WIPs are just wonderful!! Hannah looks to be a big girl indeed. lol! Love Sarah! And your pouches -- gorgeous!

Deb said...

Your WIPs are wonderful Faye. I love seeing those girls with their hands on their hips. And your pouches are beautiful.

Beth Pearce said...

Sarah and Hannah are looking great! I love that red and cream pouch!

marly said...

I'm on a long skinny kick. Maybe it's wishful thinking! So Sarah really appeals to me and I guess I need to check into another purchase. As for Hannah, that big girl will beat the crap out of poor Sarah and me.

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Hey, doll.
Beautiful sampler stitching over there! Do you ever watch Sarah's House on HGTV? She is one of my favorite decorators. Enjoy your stitching, whatever you decide to do.

sunny said...

Your projects are all so nice. Please send me an email. I'd like to know more about your finishing services, and I don't have Outlook on this computer, so I can't email you.

Natasha said...

Both projects are just wonderful Faye. Loving the pouch!

I love that saying, I think when I am feeling a little less than happy I will remember that and try to put a smile on my face :) My mom use to say "If you dont smile your face will freeze like that" LOL

Hope you have had a great weekend

samplerlover said...

Love both Hannah and Sarah. They are both beautiful. You make the most beautiful pouches. Everyone that I have seen is really lovely. = Sandra.

Becky said...

Beautiful stitching, Faye. You're a better woman that I to tackle a project like Hannah - wow!! Looking forward to seeing more of both projects during their evolution...

Laurie in Iowa said...

Sarah and Hannah are both looking wonderful.

Gabi said...

Sarah and Hannah are both just gorgeous. Your pouch is also very beautiful.

Catherine said...

Beautiful projects you are working on! Love the fabric for those pouches ~ I'm really loving the one I got!
I'm sure with you as a teacher, all of your kids are wonderful!

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

Love them all!!

tadamama said...

Beautiful work!

Joy said...

Go Faye!! Both samplers are coming along nicely. Of course the project pouch is just pretty! Where do you get the fabby?!

Giovanna said...

Such nice WIPs! I was also planning to do the large letters on Sarah's House as Algerian eyelets, I think it will be much nicer than just plain xs.

Ma Teakettle said...

Oh Faye, your samplers are beyond gorgeous!
I love the floss colors, so beautiful against your fabric, and your stitches are so amazing, I have never heard of either stitch variation, but I think I may just need to to try them :)
I adore the fabric on your pouches, and the zipper charm..gorgeous! I am so proud of you for finishing all 7, that had to be daunting!
Have a great day kiddo
Hugs
Ma

Michelle said...

Beautiful work Faye. Adore your red pouch - stunning xx

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

oh I love the linen !!!!

bisous de France mon amie !

Vickie said...

Beautiful! Please tell me the "V" is coming up on the bottom. I notice the alphabet ends with "U" at the top. I tend to like V's. ;)

Carol said...

Such lovely pieces, Faye--I really love the backward "J!" And your red and cream pouch is stunning :)

Bernadett said...

Very nice works in progress.:)

Wanda said...

You do such amazing work Faye! I was thrilled to learn in an earlier post that you stitch without a frame. I was taught that way and in the last few years tried a frame as I was seeing lots of people stitch with one. I think I am now comfortable either way. When the fabric has a loose weave, I find it way easier to stitch with a frame. Thanks as always for sharing your wonderful stitching and sewing, Wanda

Kimmie said...

I love the colors on Sarah!!! And, of course, LOVE LOVE LOVE the pouches!!!!!

Véronique Victorien said...

Quel plaisir de vous retrouver

beau début,
à bientôt Véro

Meriem said...

I love Hannah Jackson, so beautiful colors !!

Fiona said...

Great stitching, I have Sarah on my wishlist. I love your red andcream pouch very pretty.

Jeanne said...

It all looks great Faye..I'm a big fan of the specialty stitches used on the alphabets in your sampler and the color combination is lovely. I find making pouches and bags a bit addictive don't you think? :-)

Louise said...

Oh My!!! I love all your stitching...I also LOVE your red and cream pouch. It is beautiful..I want to teach myself how to sew pouches like that. I hope I can. Do you have a pattern that you use?
I hope you have a beautiful day today Faye!

Blessings,
Louise xx

Anne said...

Wow! Hannah is really coming along and looks like she will be really large! Sarah is so pretty and I'm loving that border! Great pouches you made!

Nancy*Glory Bee said...

Wow all of your stitching is fantastic. Thanks for linking your Marigold Lane stitching in your post on my Blog. I love how you finished it with the wool pennies. You're a very creative finisher. I see you joined the Prim Club too. I am loving all of the designs so far. Happy stitching...Nancy

Sherry :o) said...

The two girls, Hannah and Sarah are looking marvelous! I love the cucumber fiber - lucious.

Suzanne said...

Beautiful projects! Nice touch with the Algerian eyelets and rice stitches.