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Saturday, November 30, 2013

Designer spotlight... And an offering~

Greetings friends~


What a glorious Thanksgiving we shared with family & friends.... It's hard to believe that it's behind us and Christmas is approaching.....

With that being said, I'd like to share a finished stitch of mine by a somewhat new-found designer ( for me, at least...) Jenny Hoffman of Country Rustic Primitives has some lovely PDF designs and you know me when it comes to that country colonial feel...

Country Rustic Primitives
...nestled in my pie safe, glowing my candlelight...

Country Rustic Primitives
I added vintage seam tape, rusty jingle bells and a few of my favorite homespuns.... Stitched on 25 ct Vintage Country Mocha Lugana using the specified DMCs.... This was a very nice stitch and her finishing & aging directions are simple and complete... Great design Jenny!!

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Rarely will I sew extras when I'm doing finishes.... But, I did make a few extra large project pouches earlier in the week....They make wonderful practical gifts and is something every stitcher or crafter could use... Please email me lriggsbee@nc.rr.com if you are interested....

Carolina Stitcher project pouches
....... 20.00 ea plus mailing( these are spoken for, but I'm taking orders..)

I'll sign off for now.... Wishing all of you a great weekend, safe travels and warm memories~

Kindly,

Faye

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Saturday, November 23, 2013

Saturday night Designer spotlight~

Hello stitching friends.....

First off, I'd like to say a huge thank you to all of those who emailed and commented about the scissor mannequins!! Wow~ I was thrilled to hear the compliments and words of encouragement~ And, for those of you who placed your orders, I will be mailing out midJanuary to you.. Just in time for an after holiday pick me up!! lriggsbee@nc.rr.com if any others are interested...

Next, I would like to show you an ornament I stitched... A tiny version (25 ct country mocha Lugana) of "Merry Christmas to Thee" by the talented designer, Gayle Rose of Abby Rose Designs.... Gayle's designs are usually beautifully framed, but she went with a pillow using 30 ct linen, Weeks & Gentle Arts Sampler Threads ( including a DMC conversion) on this design.... An easy mid-size project, 85 x 83, that could be a nice weekend stitch~


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I love adding cotton lace and antique buttons to my ornaments~I will definitely looking for more Abby Rose Designs to be released!!

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Between sewing and finishing this week, I was able to complete stitching a beautifully kitted project ~ Manor at Peacock Hill by With thy Needle & Thread

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The blue Peacock is majestic....Mountain mist & Otter creek~ love....
Manor at Peacock Hill

And the over-dye shades is this house are beautifully soft....

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I'll leave you with a last glimpse of this pretty Brenda Gervais design~

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Enjoy the rest of your weekend friends~

Faye




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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

...something a little different....

Greetings friends &fellow stitchers~



Last month, when Sherry H asked me to make her a couple scissor mannequins, I shied away.... Having never made such a thing, I was reluctant to make her my guinea pig~ But, Sherry said she'd be willing to be the one I took a test drive with on this unique finish~ Here's what I mean.....


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Scissor mannequin and matching needlebook~

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Buttons, ribbon, lace, charms and nice fabrics....

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The blue set is slightly varied.... Isn't the lace pretty?

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I want to thank Sherry for pulling me out of my comfort zone~ I sure hope she enjoys them!! This project ended up being so much fun! I will definitely be making more~

I will leave you with a photo of what's been in my hoop these past days... Very poor photo, but you get the idea~

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Manor at Peacock Hill~kit purchased from Needlecraft Corner~

Enjoy the rest of your week!!



Faye



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Saturday, November 9, 2013

Little House Needleworks finishes and more~

Greeting friends & fellow stitchers~

I always like to take the time to share glorious cross stitching by many of you.... Tonight's picture walk features several Little House stitches by Kim B... Her stitching paired with my finishing... Here is the result.....

Five of the LHN Virtue series...

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I'm so fortunate to have access to nice wools.....

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~And a couple nice sized wall hangings.....

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And a super summery looking Diddie bag to put fresh daisies in....

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I leave you with a couple parting shots my husband took last Sunday morning from the beach at sunrise......Cherry Grove Beach is our little slice of heaven~

Cherry Grove Beach, SC~Nov 2013


Cherry Grove Beach, SC~Nov 2013



Enjoy your evening.....


Faye





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Monday, November 4, 2013

Weekend visit....

Greetings friends......


Most of you know how I love visiting my favorite shop, Lonestar Mercantile and Saturday was no exception.... Here's what I mean~

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Lonestar Mercantile

Lonestar Mercantile

Lonestar Mercantile

Lonestar Mercantile


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Lonestar Mercantile

These photos just get me in the mood.... Are you getting ready??

Enjoy your week... Faye




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