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Monday, September 17, 2012

Sarah's House and some fall goodness.....

Hello all....
 
It sure is good to see so many folks gearing up for the fall season stitching! And, how about some of the new designs just coming out???? Oh my goodness!!! I know my heart skipped a beat when I laid my eyes on  The Scarlett House's newest goodies... lookie here... and how about Plum Street Samplers newest designs... shown here....my mental list goes on and on.....
 
I have been finishing quite a bit here lately ...if you'd like take a gander, you can visit Edgar's blog  and Andrea's blog  just to name a couple....  I love the finish work.... so, thanks again for those of you trusting me with your gorgeous handiwork.....
 
I have had a chance to give Sarah's House a proper construction.... I love stitching samplers that I know young school girls stitched... Plus the color palette of this particular design just kind of "spoke" to me....
 
Sarah's House
Blackbird Designs
36 count Abeccedarian Linen
Cotton overdyes
 
 

(hmmmmmm...please excuse the string that I somehow missed seeing before photoing...sheesh.....)
 
 
And, I dressed up my breakfast room table with a few goodies to display in my dough bowl...
 
I just love the fall season....don't you???
 
 

 
I have always loved this Stacy Nash design called "Pears and Strawberries Sampler"...found here..
It was actually intended to be a sewing bag, but I wanted a table scarf....  The colors make me smell apple cider on stove right now!!
 
Well, its late for this ole teacher....Tomorrow is our last day with the children for three weeks.... So, me and my kitted up ornaments will be heading to Cherry Grove for a short while... still sewing and finishing of course....just a little further south.....
 
Here's hoping you all have a fantastic week!!!
 
 
 
Faye
 
 
 
 
 


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
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Saturday, September 1, 2012

A few things to share...

Well, its finally September and the leaves will be turning...falling...football season to look forward to... nicer weather (hopefully)...
 
Here are a few finishes that I sewed up for Andrea....She agreed to have them shown on my blog and I wanted to show off her AWESOME stitching talent...
 
 a small Halloween envelope....
to hold all kinds of small goodies....



 like a witchy needlebook....
 
 
she thought it was spook-ta-cular....
More finishes of Andrea's will be showcased soon....
 
I also have been stitching away on Lori of Notforgotton Farm freebie finish challenge piece..
Mr Pumpkin Head turned into a small table hanging in my craft room....
 accented with hand dyed wool applique on nice quilt fabric....
 
there were so many nice entries....with very creative finishes....
 
Quick post tonight..... College football is coming on the TV and my K-cup along with my newest project is calling my name....
 
Happy first of September everyone~~~
 
Faye