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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

The last of the ornaments & a winner~

....Greetings one & all....



Thanks to all the folks who entered the PIF giveaway !! I know these charts and goodies will have a good home and the winner will keep the spirit of Paying It Forward alive also....... Karen AZ is the winner!!! So, Karen, please email me and let me know when it's a good time to mail out this hefty envelope of goodies~~ Congrats!!

I'd also like to show you the last of the winter and Christmas goodies that I finished for myself....

Snowed In by Stacy Nash
Snowed In... By Stacy Nash.... A design gifted to me which was part of the Girls Club sponsored by Country Sampler in Spring Green WI...

Snowed In by Stacy Nash
Hand stitched details mounting the stitched piece to a padded book front..

Snowed In by Stacy Nash

And, the back was also cover with wool & hand stitched in place~
Snowed In by Stacy Nash


I stitched the smaller design on 25 ct over 1 and mounted it on the back for accent... Simple subtle touches.....
Snowed In by Stacy Nash

I can lean this on an easel or just lay it in my basket of prims~
Snowed In by Stacy Nash

Lastly, I'll share a couple finished ornaments I stitched for our tree this year....

Homespun elegance freebie

Homespun elegance freebie


32 ct linen, 2 over 2



32 ct linen, 2 over 2


Here's hoping each of you are blessed with happiness, health, warmth and balance this upcoming 2014~

Blessings,

Faye

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Saturday, December 28, 2013

Picture walk...... And a PIF.....

...Greetings friends & stitching buds...



The decorations are coming down.....the organization begins.... I'd like to share a few photos.... A few sweet gifts arrived in the mail....

.... from my dear friend Elisabetta~



...and from that ever sharing friend Myra~



And, I'd like to share a few of the last of the Christmas finishes I did for fellow stitchers....Here is a random sampling of a few of them~








































Finally..... I was fortunate to win the PIF giveaway from Kim a few weeks back... I was so thrilled... The way this works is you take from the winnings anything you'd like... Then add to what's left from your stash and you host a PIF giveaway.... So, if you'd like to be considered, please post a comment on this post & I will drawing a name on Dec31...Here is some of what you will get~



And......


.... Until the drawing, be happy and stitching.....
Faye

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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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