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Saturday, February 23, 2013

Seeing red...... Again....


....happy Saturday and greetings from North Carolina!....

welcome new followers and those who take the time to comment! Happy to have you on board and as always, thanks you for the kind words.... Words that I find so inspirational....

I was so very touched by a Random Act if Kindness from Peggy Lee the other week..... Her talent in painting/staining/distressing ( along with stitching of course!)...well, I will let the pictures speak for themselves.... Please click on photo for best view...



...the sweetest Burnt Red box....



I absolutely love anything red... And Peggy Lee hit the nail on the head! This treasure lives in my craft room now...



...my prized collection of antique bone buttons are safely preserved.... Thank you Peg, from the bottom of my heart...

And, as promised, I finished off my recent red stitch ( see previous post).... I discovered an old, somewhat beat up wooden box at a thrift store.... Not knowing what I'd use it for, but the red along with the patina was perfect...




...no telling who had owned it, where it had been... I just knew for the price tag of a dollar, it was mine... It was perfect for...











I put special scrap booking paper inside.....as I wanted to use this wonderful box to store items in the craft room...


..perhaps my scissors will be placed inside....

So, my two new goodies are happy together and serving a very useful purpose..



....I hope you enjoy you weekend.....



Blessings......

...Faye...


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29 comments:

BrendaS said...

Great gift and a wonderful finish Faye! Very pretty and very useful:)

Laurie in Iowa said...

Lovely gift and finish. Love those spider rosettes in the corners.

Margaret said...

I love how you finished your piece! Such a lovely box from your friend as well!

denise said...

the box is beautiful!!!! denise

Kathy said...

Such a pretty and thoughtful gift! And, the finishing of your box came out so pretty too. Enjoy your weekend.

Sandra said...

Hi Faye,
I just read your recent post and then went to the previous one. I could't believe my eyes when I saw my design from the Just Cross Stitch article. I was touched by your kind comments and so thrilled that you liked my design.
Love the way you finished the corners - very clever as usual. Putting it on a box was a great idea as well. May I ask where you got the large red chenille?
Thanks so much for blogging about my design. I wish I could make it available to everyone, but of course they have to buy the magazine. Have had a lot of requests for it. I am very grateful to Just Cross Stitch for wanting me to be the first designer in their year long celebration of 30 years of publishing.
Blessings,
Sandra
Homespun Elegance
www.plainfancymerchant.blogspot.com

Linda said...

What a great gift Faye. You did a great job with the box.

Linda

Catherine said...

Love them both!!

Mouse said...

oooo I got one of those too ... it is gorgeous and what a find for your lovely stitching too :) hope all is well your side of the pond :) love mouse xxxxx

Patty C. said...

Ohmygosh- just beautiful!

Lynn said...

Such a pretty heart box! That shade of red is gorgeous. It was a very thoughtful gift and looks like it was meant exactly for your button collection.
Your box finish is beautiful. I love that thicker chenille trim. You always seem to find the perfect item for your finishes. We don't have any of those kind of thrift shops around here.

Pamela said...

What a beautiful heart box! and I love your finishing!!! great job.

Annette-California said...

Beautiful gift from Peggy. Your stitched piece is a perfect fit for your new lovely treasure box:)
love Annette

Krista said...

The heart box is so beautiful! And great finish! Love all the red!

Carolyn NC said...

Lovely gift and finish!

Carolyn NC said...

Lovely gift and finish!

marly said...

Fabulous boxes. She did a beautiful job on the heart.

Karen said...

What a cute finish. Hope you are staying dry....

happy stitching...

Marilyn said...

The heart box is gorgeous, and the box you covered with a stitched piece turned out so pretty.
Marilyn

Charlene ♥ SC said...

The finish is very special. Don't you just love putting little finds to such good use? Pretty job well done!

Giovanna said...

They're both lovely boxes, and they're perfect companions together :-)

Myra said...

Such a pretty gift from Peggy Lee. Your box is perfect for your finish - great job!

Firecracker Kid said...

Very nicely done on your one dollar box :) I love the deep reds. A beauty from your friend too. We can never have enough storage.

Hugs~Carol

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

hello, my friend, I hope you are well, I am very sad not to see you or read my blog, I hope that everything is perfect for you! French kiss your girlfriend

Vickie said...

I was blessed enough to also receive a great red heart from Peg. Love it.
I too always look for wood boxes at the thrift stores. I have them waiting for the perfect stitched piece. Can't beat the cheap prices!

valerie said...

What a pretty RAK from Peggy Lee...just love that box. Also love the finish for the HE piece. Great job Faye!

Maggee said...

Pretty pretty red box! Peggy Lee does some awesome work! As do YOU! You are quite creative... I enjoy seeing all the finishes you create! Hugs!

Fiona said...

What a stunning box from Peggy Lee. Your thrift store box looks great with your red finish on top.

Andrea said...

Such a pretty red box gifted to you. Love the finished box too.