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Thursday, December 27, 2012

....gift giving....

....Greetings all!..... Hope this finds you warm and snuggly...just a few more days until 2013....

I wanted to share a few photos of some stitchy gifts, both given, and received this holiday season.....

For my dear sweet friend Marylin, of France, I wanted to stitch and sew her something... So, of course, I combined the idea and made her a table scarf...



(Please click on any photo for a better view...)


And an ornament using the snippets left from the table runner fabrics....



...and, I wanted her to know I made an exact replica to keep for myself.... I will always call it my Marylin ornament...



Of course, I squealed with delight when a package for me arrived from France..... Can you see why???



I was spoiled in a most fantastic way!!!! Chocolates, French wine and sweet bread....heavenly soap, toffee candy and a nice sized hoop..... And Sajou scissors.... Marylin really knows how to speak to my heart!!!






Thanks so very, very much dear Marylin!!! The wine WAS good, the chocolates ARE good and the hoop with scissors WILL be put to very good use!!!!!

Additionally, Michelle CA showered me with a very unexpected gift of seasonal colors and scents.... Feast your eyes...



When I opened the box, smells of vanilla and freshly baking muffins filled my room....she had found many vintage bias tape, ribbons and trims for me...overdye flosses, fat quarters and linen to stitch..... Wow!! Michelle, you know me all too well! Thanks again dear friend....


And since my mind has been focused on stitching incorporated into sewing..... Here is a quick glimpse of some of the gifts I made for others.....

































If you've hung in with me this long, I thank you.....I have had a few if you to email me about my finishing service..... I welcome you to dig through those boxes and drawers, find those older stitched pieces and send them on to me! Email if you'd like details.... I would love to help you fill baskets and wooden bowls of stitchies for this upcoming year!!!

Many blessings to all if you,

Faye

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48 comments:

Sandra said...

You are one lucky girl! So many generous friends in your life.
Sandra Sullivan
Homespun Elegance
plainfancymerchant.blogspot

Lynn said...

Fabulous gifts! You are so blessed to have such wonderful friends with whom you can share your passion.
I love all the gifts which you made as well. Gorgeous!

Barb said...

So many wonderful gifts!

Scattered Threads said...

Beautiful pieces.:)

sunny said...

Beautiful gifts - both given and received!

Michele said...

Happy New Year Faye ... love love love all the goodies you received and send ... lovely!

Karmen Sunshine said...

Lovely work, and those scissors are to die for.
Karmen

Myra said...

Just gorgeous Faye! I know I love my little stocking. :o) Lovely gifts from Marylin too!

Peggy Lee said...

Beautiful pieces! Your finfishing talents continue to amaze me.

Nan ~ Threadwork Primitives said...

Faye, you are such a sweetheart and so generous that you deserve all the gifts that get showered upon you. Wishing you all the best in the new year my friend. Many happy stitches. Nan

Margaret said...

Such lovely gifts, both given and received! Your work is always amazing!

Laurie in Iowa said...

Lovely gifts both given and received.

Kathy L. said...

I love looking at your wonderful stitching and finishing. Lovely gifts from all your stitching friends.

Kathy

butterfly said...

What wonderful gifts , love them all, I think I will have a go at the table scarf for next year, you did a wonderful job there, hugs.

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

Merci à vous mon amie pour vos cadeaux ! je suis heureuse d'avoir pu vous gâter à mon tour,

bisous de la FRANCE?

Marylin

Mugwump Woolies said...

Such beautiful work and finishes! Love stopping by to see your wonderful ideas!
Happy New Year!
Robyn

Stacy said...

What generous gifts you received! You are very fortunate to see how much friends and acquaintances have valued you as a friend.

Hazel said...

Beautiful gifts both given and received! X

Chris said...

What wonderful gifts Faye, both given and received.

Vickie said...

What wonderful packages you received. You made up such beautiful presents.

Mary said...

The gifts are wonderful. Your stitched/sewing finishes are just beautiful.

Sherri said...

Oh my goodness, I would be doing the happy dance on the giving and receiving end! Love it all.

Catherine said...

Wow!! Great goodies all the way around!!

pam said...

Lovely gifts both coming and going! Finishes are smart as always!

Carol said...

Beautiful package from France!! Marylin sure spoiled you--and deservedly so :)

Lovely gifts you made, Faye--I'm sure everyone is tickled pink with them!!

Siobhán said...

What lovely presents and goodies, both sent and received! Beautiful work, Faye.

Happy new year!

Ellen said...

Enjoyed seeing all your goodies...what special friendships you have!

Jodi S said...

What beautiful gifts you received AND gave this year.

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

Perfectly gorgeous gifts rendered by your hand not to mention wonderful gifts received :)
Happy New Year!

valerie said...

Wonderful gifts received and finishes too! Happy New Year!

Mary said...

Fabulous gifts received and given!! Your finishing is awesome and I always get inspiration from seeing all the wonderful pics!
Happy New Year!

jeffsrose35 said...

I would love to know who the designer is of those wonderful stockings. Those are absolutely adorable!!!!!!

Michelle said...

Beautiful x

Joy said...

Just lovely Faye!! Seeing your finishes is like being in a candy store...I just gain ideas and stash instead of calories! LOL Wishing you a blessed New Year!!

woolwoman said...

beautiful post Faye - all your work is so creative and lovely - great gifts you rec'd from wonderful friends - hope you had a great christmas and the best of new years coming up. Cheers! Melody

Mouse said...

oooooooo gorgeous goodies both given and received and love the replica idea too ... glad you had a lovely Christmas and would love to send you some of my stuff ... just need to stitch something ..lol take care and wishing you a very merry stitchy new year :) love mouse xxxx

Karen said...

Beautiful as always...hope you and your family had a great Christmas!

happy stitching...and sewing....

Giovanna said...

What a feast for the eyes - beautiful gifts given and received!

Elizabeth said...

Oh, my ~ what a lovely feast for the senses from your magically, creative needles, Faye~ What wonderful gifts from Marilyn and Michelle ~ love those scissors and the hoop and would love a glass of that wine! :) And what beautifully, creative lovelies you stitched and finished~ I love the ornament for Marilyn and Friendship is a Sheltering Tree ~ been wanting to stitch that for a while now ~ and the stockings and gorgeous table runners ~ Magnificent! I'm overwhelmed by all the beauty! Wishing you many joyful blessings in the New Year with lots of peaceful stitching thyme, my friend ~ blessings always in stitches ~ Lizzy

Gail said...

Good evening, my friend. I've spent the last hour enjoying your blog and all of the beautiful things you've stitched. I can't say I found a favorite. They're all just perfect! Whenever I'm on here and see all that you accomplish, I just wonder how you get it all done:) Happy New Year to you and your family, and happy stitching~!

Jennifer M. said...

Gorgeous stitching gifts given and received. Your finishing is really lovely.

Happy New Years :)

Jen

marly said...

Great gifts. Great finishing! Happy new year!

Fiona said...

A the gifts look wonderful. Have a Good New Year.

Paulette said...

Hi Miss Faye!!! Well goodness, I have looked and looked for an email address for you, and have come up empty-handed! You certainly deserve to be spoiled by sweet Marilyn, bc you are quite generous yourself! I was honored to be the recipient of your GORGEOUS scissors pocket, and have it sitting next to my stitching spot in our living room. I can't thank you enough for your kindness to me... your friendship is a cherished thing, my Carolina sister. :) (((hugs!)))
Paulette

MartyG said...

Faye, what lovely gifts. Thanks for sharing. MartyG

Nicola said...

Such beautiful gifts Faye.

Happy New Year dear friend. I wish the New year brings you lots of happiness and joy. May God shower his abundant blessings upon you all year round.

Anna van Schurman said...

OMG--the house with appliqued? stenciled? smoke coming out of the chimney is genius! Fabulous stuff as usual, Faye!

Júlia said...

Amazing work !! Congrats.
who is the designer or that beautiful alphabet stocking, please?

smiles from Barcelona