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Monday, July 29, 2013

I'll let the photos speak....

Hello my friends!!!!
....Like so many if you, it's been a busy summer.... I wanted to offer a picture walk, however, on my July stitched pieces that will be in my finish basket awaiting their final finish.....
Threadwork Primitives Ann's Sampler...
Threadwork Primitives
~36 count Abecadarian linen by R&R, one over two specified threads~~
Ann's Sampler
Miss Graces Potting Shed
40 count Vintage Navy Bean by Lakeside Linens, NPI silks, one over two~
Holly Sampler
40 count Vintage Cedar Plank by Lakeside, specified ThreadGatherer silks, one over two~~
Grand Old Flag
36 count Abecadarian Linen by R&R, one over two specified silks~~
Grand Old Flag
Ladies Prim Society
Ladies Prim Society kit by Nan Lewis, 30 count linens by R&R; Weeks cotton overdyes~~two over two... Contact Dyeing to Stitch, Va Beach, VA if interested in this fabulous prim club~~
.....And, here are updated on my large works in progress.... I'm getting there!
Ann Priest Sampler
Ann Priest by Scarlet House ~ 36 count linen, one over two
Ann Priest Sampler
LOVE the bee hive~~~~
And all was for an Appil
And all was for an Appil~~by Scarlet Letter...npi silks
And all was for an Appil

I'll be back soon.....Enjoy your week~~~
Faye
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Saturday, July 13, 2013

Things happen in threes~~~

Greetings fellow stitching buds,
Hello friends..... We're about washed away here in the Carolinas with the massive amounts of rains we've been having.... But the weatherman has promised there is relief in sight!!! I'm holding him to it :)
So many of you ooo'd and ahhhh'd over my last post about the pin drums... Thanks!!!! I appreciate it and looks like I'll be seeing some of your works soon so you can enjoy them finished up~~~ again, thanks!
This week, I was drawn to three ladies who happened to arrive in the craft room about the same time a few weeks back....and, just this week two more have joined them, but you know things happen in threes it seems....
Dame of the Needles
I've had requests to finish yours just like I had finished my Dame of the Needles by With thy Needle & Thread.... So, I got myself busy~~~
Antique buttons~~~
Dame of the Needles
Creamy vintage seam tape to attach your scissors .....And a small pin pillow for that special pin...
Dame of the Needles
And, each is displaying her own cute bluebird... Made of hand dyed felted wools.... I still love that faded blue plaid....
Dame of the Needles
Here's hoping your Sunday is filled doing something that makes you happy!!
Smiles.......
Faye

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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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