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Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Drumming~~

Drumming has been on my mind.... Take a look!
What fun I have lately putting together a few pin drums.... Thanks to Stacy Nash and Blackbird designs, there has been some wonderful designs created for this unique finish...
Blackbird designs has a new-ish book out, Maria Selby Humphrey 1831~ that really captured my eye....
Maria Selby Humphrey 1831~Blackbird Designs
I put wool on the ends and couched the recommended chenille trim.... Stitched on 28 ct linen, using 2 threads over 2...
Maria Selby Humphrey 1831~Blackbird Designs
I love how she's tightly packed and standing tall **( side note: I use a dense fiberfill here by Morning Glory... I buy it by the box, found at Walmart... It's the densest I have found, which helps pack tightly...FYI )
Isn't she nice nestled next to Netty?
Maria Selby Humphrey 1831~Blackbird Designs
Speaking of Stacy Nash's design, Netty's Sampler Pinkeep Drum..... She's a little shorter, but darling....
Netty's Sampler Pinkeep Drum~Stacy Nash
I perched one of my homemade strawberries atop.....
Netty's Sampler Pinkeep Drum~Stacy Nash
Netty's Sampler Pinkeep Drum~Stacy Nash
or, perhaps you have a pin to top your drum with.... Do you have stitched rectangular designs you would like help with? Contact me and I will be happy to finish them into a unique Pin Drum for you~~~. lriggsbee@nc.rr.com

...Last week was a little rough for me... I won't get into that, but the timing of this Random Act of Kindness was perfectly ... Stitching friends are the absolute best and sweet Carol from CA, had perfect timing! We share the love of all things red and she had thought of me when ordering from the Attic.... I was blown away....
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Carol, you were so sweet to think of me and I will treasure these perfectly designed red Bohin scissors forever~~~
Lastly, I will leave you with a parting shot of my baby.... My 22 year old baby and his sweet girlfriend, Abby... I thought this picture summarizes happiness, youthfulness and love....
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Many blessings to you all.....
Faye

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52 comments:

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Oh dear Faye, your finishing is beautiful. I love the drums. I hope whatever it is that's bringing you down will release you soon. Feel the hugs from me!

Melissa said...

What wonderful finishes!!! So amazing. I love the little strawberry too :)

Vickie said...

Beautiful! They all are beautiful! Including your son and his girlfriend!! ;)
Take care Faye. I prayed for you.♥

BrendaS said...

Beautiful finishes Faye! Nice picture of your son and girlfriend. I hope that things are sorting themselves out real soon for you!

dixiesamplar said...

Love your finishes, Faye! And what a sweet gift from Carol.

A lovely couple indeed.

gracie said...

Beautiful as usual...hope you will soon have it "all" behind you and feel brighter. Sending hugs and admiration to you...

marly said...

I've always wanted to try making a drum, but then forget! Yours are great. Thanks for the fill tip - will check Walmart.

Carol said...

Wow!! I love them, Faye--really beautiful stitching and finishing :) Your son and his girlfriend are adorable--nothing like young love, that's for sure!

I'm thinking of you and hoping this week is going better for you--hugs to you, my friend!

cucki said...

So beautiful..I love them so much...
Big hugs x

Mugwump Woolies said...

Beautiful finishes, Faye. You are such a talented stitcher! Adorable young couple.
Robyn

Myra said...

Your drums are fabulous! I am sorry to hear you had a rough week, saying a prayer for your and yours. Your son and his girl look so happy.

Merry Wind Farm said...

Hi, Faye,
I love your pin drums. I have one of the Stacy Nash patterns, I need to get it out and stitch it. What a nice picture of your "baby"! My "baby" is 23 now, hard to imagine.
Melinda

Giovanna said...

Beautiful drums, great stitching and finishing - congrats!

Margaret said...

Your drums are just beautiful!! Wow! What a sweet gift from your friend too! Your son and his girlfriend are adorable together!

Melissa said...

Faye, the drum finishes are gorgeous!

I am sorry that something has been troubling you. I hope things work out. The RAK is lovely, as is that photo of your boy and his GF.

Take care!

Petitesxxx et Cie said...

Your finishing is just gorgeous!
Bisx

Jodi S said...

Love the drum finishes! I haven't attempted one of those yet. Great pic of your son! Hope you are feeling better soon!

Krista said...

All of your finishings are beautiful! Great pic of your son with girlfriend. Looks like they are enjoying summertime!

Peggy Lee said...

I haven't made a pin drum yet. Yours are awesome! Great job.
What a sweet and perfectly timed RAK from Carol! Stitchy friends are the best.
Your son and his girlfriend look very happy together.

Mary said...

The drum finishes are beautiful and unique, Faye. It's difficult to pick a favorite.

Sending good wishes and prayers to you that this week will be a better one.
Your RAK from Carol was well timed and lovely.

Your son and his girlfriend are adorable together

eszter said...

Congrats, your drums are beautiful!!!

Linda said...

Great finishes Faye.

Linda

woolwoman said...

hope things are going better for you now Faye. Your photos and finishing are such eye candy - beautiful stuff and your DS and his GF are adorable. Yes it is nice to be young - those days are getting harder and harder to remember. If only we knew to treasure them for they are fast and fleeting times of our lives. Hugs Melody

Robin Hager said...

Dearest Faye,
I hope things are better for you, and I'm sorry you had a troubling week. Your pinkeep drums are gorgeous! Could I expect anything less from you? You are the most talented, sweetest person in the world, and I hope this week is full of wonderful days for you.
Hugs and love, Robin

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Beautiful finishes, dear friend. I'm always amazed at the beauty you coax out of your needle and thread! So sorry to hear of your troubling week. Hope everything is better and your spirits have been lifted. Nice surprise from CA - no one deserves it more!
How handsome is your son and his girl is pretty as a peach. They look delightfully happy. Be well and in peace!

Jan said...

Gosh I love these, Faye Faye, I really do! I need to get some rectangular stitched up, so I can send them to you to use your wonderful finishing talents on!

Your baby boy and girlfriend are so sweet together...ahhh young love, huh? Have missed you, Girl!:)

meggie said...

Beautiful stitching!
Lovely photo of your son and his girlfriend!

Jan said...

oops Faye...sorry for that 'almost' anonymous post...just me, hiding behind my other google email account.

Praying you have a better rest of the week. [[[faye]]]

Bernadett Rauski said...

Lovely works ans a beautiful photo/young couple.:)

Jackie said...

What a cute couple they make! Sorry to hear about your tough week. I'm sure your son being home was a welcomed bright spot.

Love your drum finishes. I've done one and it's amazing how much you can stuff into one. I also did the walnut stain finish which was surprisingly easy and fun!

Catherine said...

What fantastic finishes!! And your son and his girlfriend look so cute together ~ yes, there is nothing like young love! Sending hugs to you!

Maggee said...

Love Love Love the drum finishes Faye! Great jobs! Something more to stash away in my memory when finishing strikes me! ha! You son and his gal are a very nice looking couple! Hugs!

pj said...

Faye, your son and his girlfriend are an adorable couple. Such sweetness and lovely smiles!~!!

Your drums are beautiful too. And Liberty...such a cute finish.

Sending a hug your way. Hope you get thru the week and all ends well. pam in iowa

Deborah said...

Love both of the drum finishes! You do lovely work.

butterfly said...

Lovely finishes again Faye.
Lovely RAK from your friend.
Lovely photo of your son and girlfriend.
Hope you are feeling better, hugs.

Marilyn said...

Great finishes.
And great scissors also.
Nice pic of your son & girlfriend.
Marilyn

Mary said...

Lovely, lovely - as always! Isn't it great how stitchers know how to take care of each other?

Your son hnd his girlfriend are adorable!

Chris said...

Such wonderful finishes. The details are so lovely.
I hope that things are ok. What lovely red scissors and a perfect pic of your son and his girlfriend.

Andrea said...

Wonderful finishes Faye! I love drums!

Hope you're feeling better soon, I have been having some issues lately too, so I can completely relate.

xoxo

Pam in IL said...

Wow, those are lovely finishes! Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

Anne said...

Stunning finishes Faye! The drums are so beautiful! Lovely gift from Carol. The photo of your son and his gf is so sweet!

Penny said...

Very pretty in every detail, Faye! Glad you received a little pick me up in the mail. Wonderful picture of your son and his girlfriend! :)

Wanda said...

Faye, your drums are beautiful! I am always excited to see your finishes as your creativity and finishing are such a gift1 Hope this week is better.

Michelle said...

Oh Faye the 'drums' are beautiful what a clever idea. Love the photo of your son and his girlfriend they look a happy pair x

secondhandrose said...

Lovely finishes Faye and nice photo of your son and his GF.
Hope the weeks ahead are better for you.

Sherry :o) said...

We sure share that love of strawberries, Faye!! Your drums are cool - but the strawberries, can you say YUM!

What a sweet pic of your son and his sweetie - mine will be 20 in a few weeks - Yikes...where did the time go?

Hope whatever has you down has passed and you have smiles abound.

Sherry :o)

Scattered Threads said...

Fantastic finishes Faye.
Jackie :)

Karoline said...

Gorgeous finishes as always.

Great photo of your DS

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Ronda said...

Hi Faye,,,lovely finishes...don't you just love the drum pinkeeps? How thoughtful a gift. And quite the handsome young man is your son!..they look great together!..ahhh young love, priceless!..

blessings,
Ronda

Ramiro said...

This is awesome!