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Sunday, February 17, 2013

Greetings to all and happy Sunday...

Many of you subscribe to "Just Cross Stitch" magazine....honestly, this was my last issue just because their designs are not really representative of "me" anymore.... BUT, when I saw this cute design by Sandra Sullivan of Homspun Elegance, I knew it was a must stitch.... It is found in the Jan/Feb 2013 issue.... She chose a nice silk brown where I knew mine would be in red...




...please excuse the wrinkles.... And you might see another slight deviation from the design....




...I googled spider web rosettes.... Practiced on a scrap piece of linen..... And stitched in place of the called for tulips.....



...isn't this Autumn Red by Victorian Motto simply gorgeous....and I know exactly how I will finish this one up.... But it will first take a little prep work...hmmm.....

I had promised myself to stitch at least one red stitch a month this year..... Since Nicola is celebrating her "Scarlet Letter Year", I thought it would be a perfect year for me to add more scarlett goodies to my red's basket also... I am so enjoying stitching Rebecca Robinson by Scarlet Letter..... I will return to stitching her today.... And tonight during Downton Abby.....

....And, I wanted to share with you a company, thanks to my enabling friend Marly....

Firecracker Kid Primitives
Firecracker Kid Primitives makes some of the most beautiful wood creations..... A Floss Box of theirs is VERY high on my must-have-one-day list..... Extremely nice and responsive folks.... Reasonably priced with lots of color and design options.... I invite you to visit them and dream right along with me... (And, no, this is in no way a paid endorsement!)

Well.... A couple things are shouting from my to-do list.... Hope your Sunday is fantastic......

Blessings,

Faye



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38 comments:

sunny said...

I MUST go find that magazine and stitch that design! I love the rosettes you made, and it's beautiful in red.

Jenny said...

Your finish is lovely. I love Sandra's designs and have had fun stitching a few. I especially love her Santa's...LOL...

butterfly said...

lovely post, always love your stitching and your rosette. hugs.

Myra said...

Very pretty Faye! I love the addition of your rosettes. Now, I am curious as to how you will finish it. :o)

Peggy Lee said...

Very cute design and a hardy WOO-HOO to YOU for putting the rosettes in. Gorgeous!

Beth said...

Such an eye you have for making designs your own!

gracie said...

Love it in red...very nice....

Mary said...

I love this in read so much better than the brown. The rosettes were a beautiful touch.

Sharon Crescent said...

always love to read your blog, Faye!

Laurie in Iowa said...

Love your piece done in red with the spider web rosettes in the corners. Can't wait to see how you finish this one!

Linda said...

Congrats on the finish Faye. Love your rosettes.

Linda

Meggie said...

Happy sunday Faye!
Your finish is lovely, the spider rosettes look great!

Natasha said...

Ohhhh I love that addition of the rossettes, it really looks great on that design. I have this one ready to stitch soon. Like you I do not think I will continue my subscription this year, the designs are not "me"

I hope you are having a lovely Sunday and staying warm. It is a cold one today!

Mary said...

Can't wait to see what you come up with for this little pretty!

Michelle May said...

It's beautiful! Love your rosettes. Such a nice touch.
xx

Margaret said...

I love what you did with that design -- just gorgeous! The red is wonderful too! I am also tempted by the floss box and other things that company offers. So tempting!

Charlene ♥ SC said...

A very nice farewell to JCS. Great idea to use red and substitute the roses. Look forward to seeing your finish. I had fun at the Firecracker site, too. Did you see that she was looking to barter for slipcovers??

Siobhán said...

That is such a cute design! I love Sandra's designs and need to stitch more of them instead of just collect them! The spider roses are so fun to do.

Lois said...

What a lovely finish Faye! I love the colour that you picked.

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Wow! It's looking awesome and mind blowing thank you very much for the sharing.

Pam in IL said...

I think I actually have that magazine and I'll have to go check now. Your version is wonderful. I love the spiderweb rosettes. It's one of my favorite stitches too.

Vickie said...

Yes, I have that magazine for now also. Funny how it has changed over the years. I plan to stitch that one sometime too. ;)

Melissa said...

Another gorgeous piece, Faye! Looking forward to seeing your finishing on it.

Anne said...

Love this design Faye and the red you used. I'm in agreement with you about the JCS magazine. I only buy it for the ornament issues. Can't wait to see your finish for this one!

Carol said...

I've seen this deign at the library in our copy of the JCS magazine, Faye... Really love your red rendition and those spider web rosettes make it even more special :)

Lynn said...

I love how you've personalized this with your rosettes! It looks fabulous.

Tommye said...

Sweeeeeeeeeet! That is so YOU. well done, Faye.

Nicola said...

Just checked out the link Faye and what a lovely selection of goodies they have. I have never thought of displaying rolling pins that way.

Thank you for sharing.

Andrea said...

A beautiful finish, the thread colour is lovely.

Fiona said...

Nice Red finish, love your rosettes.

Kellie from Indiana said...

JCS, I know, right? I opened up this issue and felt thrown back into the 80s. Yuck. I read they were taken over by another company, and decided I won't renew as well.

Carolyn NC said...

Lovely finish - and you're right, what a cute floss box!

Cindy's Stitching said...

really pretty. I love hearts and the colors red. Enjoy your weekend.

Michelle said...

Lovely finish Faye - I am with you on the Just Cross Stitch magazine I used to subscribve to it here in the UK but of late the charts aren't really my thing x

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