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Saturday, December 14, 2013

Designer spotlight~ and a lot more....

...Greetings friends & fellow stitchers~


....Tis the season for...... Stitching, of course!! I know we sometimes feel like we are all getting caught up in the hustle & bustle a little too much~ don't forget to pause and take a deep breath.... Things will all fall into place:)

This fall, I stitched up a design by 4 My Boys Designs that had lingered in my basket way too long... It's simple yet has a couple specialty stitches..... I finally sewed it up as this completed finish....

Bless us each and everyone
...using the specified Weeks threads, stitched on 36 ct Exemplar linen 1 over 2

Bless us each and everyone
You see the long stitch in the pine needles and the Vertical long cross stitch in the red border...

Bless us each and everyone
I liked the red border stitch so much, I used a scrap of linen and stitched another band to be attached on the back of the ornament.....

Bless us each and everyone
And I sewed the back with a couple pockets to hold needfuls, greenery or perhaps, a sweet note to the recipient....little details that are simple~

I also have had a chance to make progress each morning on my newest sampler stitch......it's my go-to stitch, that sits by my chair that I stitch on before work while I have my coffee....

With thy Needle & Threads reproduction sampler~
Harriette Elizabeth Coe Sampler
...specified cotton overdyes on 36 ct Vintage Cedar Plank linen, 1 over 2

And, I'm tickled to say, the top half is full of the Eyelet Stitch....
Harriette Elizabeth Coe Sampler

I've gotton lots & lots of practice... Nice soft colors...

Harriette Elizabeth Coe Sampler

Lastly, I was able to get to the framer recently to pick up a few framed pieces.... I'm still thinking of the perfect location of each, but here they are...

And All was for an Appil

I fell in love with this rope moulding....
And All was for an Appil

Adam & Eve Sampler
( sorry for any reflections...)

Adam & Eve Sampler

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Well.... I hope everyone remains happy, warm and blessed~

Kindly,

Faye


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44 comments:

Catherine said...

All beautiful!!

Margaret said...

Gorgeous! I love your framing so much! Love your WIP -- I am in love with that. Love the Christmas stitch too!

EvalinaMaria said...

All pieces are stunning! The long cross stitch look beautiful, I think I will try it on my next project.

linda said...

All your work is exquisite! I so love to see what you are up to. Thank you for sharing.

llknbillburg said...

So very creative as always!And your framing is outstanding!! I am so jealous that you have been able to start H. Coe already. I have her slated for next year's stitching!! Laura

Beth said...

Wonderful frames Faye, but your stitching really is the star of each finished piece.

marly said...

I love everything you featured! I never think to have a little pocket on the backs. Merry Christmas!

Anonymous said...

...beautiful, just gorgeous stitching! Who designed the "God Bless Us everyone" Christmas piece?

Barb said...

Beautiful samplers!

Monica said...

Some seriously fabulous stitching!

gracie said...

All so lovely.

Anna van Schurman said...

Fabulous framing! I love how you carried that red border stitch onto the back of your finishing. You're so clever!

Kathy L. said...

Beautiful!

Kathy

Myra said...

Cute finish Faye. I LOVE your framed pieces - you must be so proud of them.

Brigitte said...

Wonderful pieces, and so beautifully stitched and finished. The frames you chose for your samplers are just perfect.

Michelle said...

Stunning - all of them x

Giovanna said...

Lots of wonderful stuff in this post! :-) Congrats on the gorgeous framed pieces, and what a sweet ornament - love how you finished the back.

Vickie said...

Just beautiful! I am happy and blessed. Not warm though! ;)

Evelyne said...

Gorgeous, all the framing!!
I love all the samplers very much.

Merry Christmas!
Evelyne

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Your ornament finishes are always so sweet! Love that Harriet sampler. Your mornings are certainly used wisely. All your framing choices are wonderful. Yeah, deciding where to hang them does get to be a challenge. Enjoy the rest of your day, and have a great last few days before break!

Danielle said...

Faye, you are so creative! Love all of your finishes and stitching. How do you get such great pictures of your stitching? Do you have a software program that puts the edge around the photo?

butterfly said...

Some wonderful stitching Faye love every thing .
Wishing you a blessed week.

butterfly said...

Some wonderful stitching Faye love every thing .
Wishing you a blessed week.

butterfly said...

Some wonderful stitching Faye love every thing .
Wishing you a blessed week.

butterfly said...

Some wonderful stitching Faye love every thing .
Wishing you a blessed week.

Peg Botham said...

Oh my goodness what beautiful stitching projects to add to your home. Well done on all your finishes and thank you for sharing.

Peg x

Melissa said...

Oh wow, I don`t know what to comment on first!

The framed pieces are all gorgeous! The little finish at the beginning is really sweet and I really liked the touch of the red that you added to the back, very clever & cute! And that sampler - 1 over 1 *sigh* so very pretty! Now you are tempting me with another beautiful `Brenda`sampler!

Pam in IL said...

Lovely stitching!

Chris said...

Merry Christmas Faye! The framed pieces are amazing. What a joy to have them framed and up on the walls.

Anonymous said...

Absolutely stunning finishes!
Leslie

BrendaS said...

OMG Faye -- Wonderful post! I always love seeing what you are working on -- LOVE LOVE LOVE that sampler and your framing is WOW! If you have any trouble deciding where to hang it you can always send it to me!

Have a Merry Christmas!

Andrea said...

Lovely stitching and beautiful framing.

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

Your ornament is darling Faye, I do a little pocket on the back of our yearly family ornaments so that we can write a sentence or two of memories of our Christmas for that specified year. Its fun to read each year as we put up d├ęcor. I adore your samplers all framed and beautiful! You have done gorgeous work top to bottom! The new WTNAT sampler is stunning too!

Anne said...

Wow! What a beautiful pine tree design. Really love the finish too with the little details on the back. Beautiful framed samplers!! The sampler you are working on is stunning and the eyelet stitches are so sweet! Merry Christmas Faye!

Kimmie said...

wooo~hooooo! Gorgeous finishes!!!!

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Oh Faye, I always enjoy visiting with you. Thank you for the reminder that it will all get done. Love your beautiful finishes!

Karen said...

Love your framed pieces... perfect for each! I have the perfect spots if you can't decide where to hang them.

Cute finish too.... happy stitching!

Kim said...

Faye all of your pieces are stunning! Just beautiful!

Bekca said...

The Adam and Eve designs looks stunning in its frame :)
Best wishes.

woolwoman said...

so much loveliness in this post Faye ! love your finishes one and all - you do such lovely work stitching and finishing - hope you are enjoying the season! Melody

Maggee said...

Merry Christmas! Great post! Love the pillow and the finish! I have done at least one pocket on the back, but then... out of sight, out of mind...There is always NEXT year!

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Merry Christmas, Faye!

Isobel -Argante- said...

Hello Faye, let me wish you a wonderful Holiday season :) Have a great 2014, full of stitches and joy :)))
Hugs!

anita1912 said...

Like many others who commented before me, I adore your Adam and Eve sampler! Such beautiful work and I love the pattern. Do you know if the chart for this pattern is still available and if so, who produces it/where could I purchase a copy? I have scoured the internet to no avail. Thanks so much for any information you can provide! I enjoy seeing our beautiful work so much!