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Saturday, April 27, 2013

Dyeing to Stitch challenge......

..Good Saturday morning friends...
Wow.... Where is the time going????.... Glorious spring....
Who doesn't love a challenge?? I know I'm always intrigued... I joined the 2013 Ladies Prim Society that the cross-stitch shop Dyeing to Stitch is hosting this year... A amazing group of ladies are organizing the club.... Not only do they own the Dyeing to Stitch brick and mortar shop in Virginia, but they also own R&R linens..... Win~win....
Threadwork Primitives designed the first kit of the year.... It is gorgeous.....Here is mine stitched.... And further distressed..
Untitled.....All the finishing supplies are included... Won't you join us???
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Included in the kit was a small design that was to be stitched and finished as the challenge.... I welcomed the challenge and recently was notified that I had won!!!!! Yeah.....
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... I used Country Mocha 25 ct Lugana because I wanted very tiny stitches for this fob.... And I incorporated a feather stitch border using the included hand dyed Mountain Mist by GAST...
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A goodie basket from Dyeing to Stitch was the winnings... Again, Win~Win..!
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Just look..... The brand new Threadwork Primitives design, Down Virginia Way, hand dyed Rick racks, 40 ct hand dyed R&R reproduction linen and fantastic stitchers Bees Wax... I'm thrilled!!!!
...Thank you, Dyeing to Stitch, for this recognition..... And the most generous basket of goodies....
Anyone want to take a guess of what I'll be stitching this weekend???.....
...Hoping everyone enjoys their weekend......
Blessings,
Faye

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Friday, April 12, 2013

Friday night picture walk....

.... Greetings....

...tonight is a simple picture walk highlighting a few recent finishes I have completed.... Everyone is truly sending me beautifully stitched pieces to work a little magic on...

.....enjoy.....
Fourth of July~ Threadwork Primitives

Spring Heart Hop~ Island Cottage Needlearts

Spring Heart Hop~ Island Cottage Needlearts

Be Merry~ Little Hose Needleworks

Prairie Schooler

Prairie Schooler

blackbird designs
Prairie Schooler

Primitive Hare freebie

Little house needleworks

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Untitled
Stitchers Heart~ Gentle Stitches

Stitchers Heart~ Gentle Stitches, back

....please enjoy your weekend....

Faye

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Monday, April 8, 2013

Ann Priest.... And more!


Happy Monday everyone...!!!

Hope everyone is having a fantastic Monday.... Spring is finally coming around... I love it!!

I did want to share an update of progress on my latest projects....Ann Priest is truly hard to put down....
Ann Priest

I love the GAST Burlap thread used in the brickwork of the house....

Ann Priest
And who wouldn't love the grove of trees in the gorgeous shades of greens...

Additionally, I have done just a little on my other stitch project..
Scarlet Letters " And all was for an Appil"...
And all for an Appil

It is almost comical looking at this point....

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Lastly, a few of you have asked about how to go from Google Reader to Boglovin..... I know Google Reader is going away July 2013, and I like so many, I didn't want to lose access to the blogs I follow, so I used ***these directions to follow on bloglovin**



Well.... It's time to get in the craft room and create...many finishes for you guys are flying out my door!!!!

Blessings,



Faye
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Saturday, April 6, 2013

Bloglovin.....


Heads up.....I'm moving to bloglovin.....
Faye

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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Two new starts....


Hello friends.....


First off, I'd like to say a hearty Thanks! to all who visit and take the time to comment.... It humbles me so... And, I think there are a few Rebecca Robinson admirers out there! The Scarlet Letter has some of the most beautiful samplers to stitch.... I highly recommend taking a look....

I have had a chance to start two rather large pieces over the last few days.... Soon, school will be back in session, so my stitching time goes way down, but I still wanted to begin with two.... And here they are....

Ann Priest 1841 by Scarlett House has been patiently lingering in my basket since October 2012.... I love everything that Tanya Brockmeyer has charted, so starting her was a must... I had a darker piece of Newcastle 40ct flax on hand and all the called for cotton overdyes....
Ann Priest 1841

It does have bands of over one using the tent stitch, so I jumped right in and took care of "Claybrook School" right away...
Ann Priest 1841

The hues of greens, taupes and golds are brilliant in this piece!!!!

My other start, meager as it is, is my Scarlet Letter piece, And All was for an Appil.... After seeing all the stitching experts out there stitching her up, I just HAD to stitch this unique Adam &Eve design... I hope to get all the outlining done before filling in..... Will I be tempted though to get my hands on those colorful silks?

And all was for an Appil
.....please excuse her wrinkles.... Oops!!

Well, I need to sign off... As spring unfolds in your neck of the woods, take time to enjoy......

Blessings,


Faye

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