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Sunday, December 2, 2012

A timely act of kindness....

Last week I devoted time to stitching Red Reindeer by Birds of a Feather.... I wanted something samplerish seasonal for my wrought iron stand in my craft room... I knew it would involve a little blind stitching the binding, once sewn up... So, when I was surprised to receive this gift in fridays mail from sweet Tamami, I knew my finishing job would move along nicely...
Feast your eyes...




It is one of her sweet bags with a set of handmade clips....perfect for using when stitching your bindings....







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So, I went right to business.....




Resulting in this...




It hides my Keurig machine perfectly....








I loved this stitch.... The Heritage linen by Picture this Plus was perfect... See the mottling from this angle??
I hope everyone as a fantastic week..... Be safe!!
Faye

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48 comments:

Margaret said...

Beautiful finish! Love the present from Tamami!

April said...

Great gift Faye!! I love how you finished the sampler. I have two of those stands and need to stitch something to put on mine!! Have a great week!!

Catherine said...

Lovely gift and fabulous finish!! I love Heritage!!

Krista said...

Beautiful stitching and finish! :)

Bianca said...

What a wonderful piece. Your stitching is perfection!

Barb said...

A very cute finish!

butterfly said...

Beautiful finish.

Michelle said...

What a beautiful finish and gift x

Samplers, Silks and Linens said...

gorgeous fabric, may have to get me some of that - combined with that pattern has such a lovely prim feel, very nice.

Patty C. said...

Just Beautiful Faye !!

Chris said...

What a lovely gift.
Your finishing for the Red Deer piece is perfect. I think you need to do a post on your stitching are since you you keep coming up with these amazing ideas for decorating!
Have a great week!

Mary said...

What a sweet finish for a darling little sampler! I've had this chart in my stash for a very long time, but haven't ever seen it stitched. I love that it now hides the coffee maker!

Love the clips, how thoughtful!

denise said...

pretty!! denise

Siobhán said...

That is so adorable!! What a lovely gift. Your finish is fantastic, too--I just love BOAF!

Penelope's Beehive said...

Oooooh, lovely handwork Faye...and such a kind and generous gift to receive in the post.
Wishing you delightful hours of peaceful stitching...
Warmly,
Judy

Giovanna said...

What a lovely finish, congratulations.

Elisabetta said...

Waw, rally gorgeous finish!!!

Carol said...

Such a great gift from Tamami!! And you certainly put them to wonderful use, Faye--your finish is just lovely :)

Judy said...

Beautiful stitched piece and finishing! The clips are just too cool!

Judy heartland stitcher

Judy said...

Beautiful stitched piece and finishing! The clips are just too cool!

Judy heartland stitcher

Vickie said...

Love the finish Faye.

Deborah said...

Beautiful finish! Great gift and so useful.

Kimmie said...

Yay!!!! That is sooooo cute!!!!

merumo said...

Glad to see you are enjoy using them :) They found a perfect home. Your finish is beautiful!!

Nan ~ Threadwork Primitives said...

Faye, your new sampler and finish came out wonderful. Love, love, love it. Thanks for sharing it with all of us.
~Nan

Jeanne said...

Lovely binder clips and a great finish Faye! I don't always get time to comment but love all your recent finishes for yourself and your customers. You get so much done, I don't know how you fit it all in! Have a great holiday season with lots of stitching time I hope.

Fiona said...

Nice finish, the clips sure came in handy.

Miss Pants said...

What a great use for hair clips. Far less dangerous than pins sticking out of the cloth.

Your finish turned out great!

Marsha said...

Really, really nice. A great idea for finishing a piece.

Anne said...

Gorgeous finish Faye and beautiful gift from Tamami!!

Gray Bonnet said...

Wonderful gift and gorgeous finish! I never thought of using clips instead of pins.

Deb on the Cumberland Plateau said...

You are so talented, Faye. Love it.

Linda said...

Wow Faye. Another gorgeous finish.

Linda

Susan in SC said...

How pretty!

Beth said...

Red Reindeer - oh he is very nices!

Karen said...

Very pretty finish... perfectly finished for the holiday!

Nicola said...

Everything in your post is beautiful. The binder clips are a great idea and my mind is ticking with an idea to make some myself.

pj said...

Great job....this is a wonderful sampler and one of my favorites to put out at Christmas time too. It was a fun stitch and yours is beautiful. Have a good week, my friend. pam in iowa

Madame Samm said...

Ohhhhhh you so inspire me..your stitching is breathtaking.

Anonymous said...

Would love to add the stand to my next finished project but cannot locate a source to buy from. Help!

valerie said...

Great finish Faye! And the gifted clips are so pretty...and handy!

Karoline said...

Gorgeous finish, congratulations

Maggee said...

Wonderful gift! And your finish is quite beautiful, yet functional... perfect! Nice that the clips came in handy right away! Merry Christmas! Hugs!

Roberta said...

Love Red Raindeer and the little present your received is just perfect.

Carin said...

What a great finish !!

Lucy May said...

Hey Faye!
Took your suggestion and made a road trip to Lone Star Mercantile for the day last Sunday! Very cute shop! Lovely owner! Thanks for letting us in on a cute place to visit.

Dona said...

What a great idea about the clips and what a nice gift!

Love the finish! I've had the chart in my stash to stitch someday.

Lynn said...

Beautiful finish Faye! Heritage is one of my favourite PTP colours.