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Monday, January 13, 2014

Stacy Nash finish & a drum~

Hello my friends......


Oh my goodness!!!! Get ready for a giveaway.... I have gone over the 1000 followers mark!! This giveaway will have to be very special~


Thanks to all who emailed about the nasty tornadoes that hit North Carolina~~Fortunate for us, they were about an hour away... Those poor folks! But, we are fine....

I was able to sneak in a couple finishes for myself this past weekend..... I had stitched both of these pieces in the fall, but had not had time to actually sew them together..... When I met Stacy Nash at the Dyeing to Stitch retreat last Fall, I knew I would have to stitch Mustard Seed Manor sewing book....

Mustard  Seed Manor Sewing Book
The finishing is really quite easy.... You hand stitch you stitched piece onto wool that has been mounted to a repurposed book board..

Mustard Seed Manor Sewing Book


By stretching the hand dyed linen, you can really see the nice color variations~ I stitched this on R&R 18th Century Rook linen.... 30 ct, 1 over 2...

Mustard Seed Manor Sewing Book
I thought the Valdani Pearl Cotton edging added a little something...

Rather than attaching the other part of the sewing book to a separate book board, I put everything on the backside of my board..

Mustard Seed Manor Sewing Book

I liked the selvedged edge so I used it for my pocket...
Mustard Seed Manor Sewing Book

And, the mottling in the hand dyed wool from Lonestar Mercantile really added character and depth...

Mustard Seed Manor Sewing Book

I have really gotton so I enjoy stitches and finishing recommendations by Stacy Nash.... This is a very nice project...let me know if I can help any of you with suggestions~


I also put together a long awaited completed stitch.... Little House Needleworks & Shakespeares Peddler collaborated a few years back and designed this drum.... I loved getting creative with it....

Gentle Stitches

You may remember the Heart they designed to go with it... I stitched this in April 2012..

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But, it was the little subtle touches that made it special...

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From the top...
Gentle Stitches

To the bottom....
Gentle Stitches


Well..... It's about dinner time...... Hope everyone has a great week!!

Happy Stitching

Faye

-created from my ipad-

58 comments:

Sharon said...

Faye, those are just simply amazing! Love them, but especially the needle book!

Barb said...

Such great designs and your finishing is wonderful.

Julie M said...

Beautiful finishes Fay!

Lorrie said...

Really some lovely finishes. I love the creativity in your finish work.

ridgely johnson said...

I love the pin keep drum... Thank you for including close-ups ;-) Your work, as always, is meticulous.

Maggee said...

Great jobs on finishing--love the drum you assembled! And the little touches on the needle book. Congrats on having so many followers! Hugs!

Miss Pants said...

Love that needle book! So pretty.

Pamela said...

What beautiful finishing! I LOVE the needle book and the little extras you added. Thank you for sharing!
Pam

Wanda said...

Oh my goodness Faye, they are all gorgeous! I have had the LHN heart on my list to do for awhile - you may have just provided the inspiration to get me going on it!

Margaret said...

I'm in love with your finishes! Oh my! Gorgeous!

Krista said...

Such amazing finishes! All the little details are so sweet!

Deb said...

Congratulations on 1,000 followers Faye. Very well deserved. Your finishes are always wonderful and inspiring. The newest ones are no exception!! Beautiful!!

marly said...

Excuse me. I need to go get a hanky to catch my drool.

moosecraft said...

Beautiful stitches and finishes! Stacy Nash designs and stitches way faster than I can stitch! lol! Mustard Seed Manor is on my list of "must stitch"... along with a couple of her Christmas releases too... glad you are safe from the tornados!

dixiesamplar said...

Wow, those are gorgeous Faye!

Cindy's Stitching said...

very pretty faye.

Jonette said...

Your finishes are beautiful! I just bought the Stacy Nash pattern and am anxious to stitch it and attempt this finish.

Linda said...

Congrats on more awesome finishes Faye.

Linda

Deborah said...

Both are just gorgeous,Faye!

Keeper of the Crowes said...

congratulations, Faye! It's easy to see why you have so many followers. Your blog is not only beautiful but also inspirational. Looking forward to many more wonderful posts.

√Čva said...

Beautiful finishes! I especially love the drum .

Cardygirl said...

I always love the special touches you add to your finishes...beautiful work as always.

Mouse said...

ooooo well done on the followers ... its not surprising really with all the goodies and eye candy you keep showing us heheheh ... love the SP one ... I am at that stage of thinking how to finish this one and I think I have come up with a way I am happy with ?? ..lol love mouse xxxxx

butterfly said...

Beautiful work and finishes hugs

Marilyn said...

Great finishes!!
Marilyn

Elisabetta said...

I love so much your finish of Mustard Seed Manor sewing book I love the linen you choose and also the drum is simply perfect!!!

Giovanna said...

Both finishes are just lovely, congratulations.

Anna van Schurman said...

I didn't know there were 1000 people reading blogs! Congratulations. I love your drum, especially the small pile of buttons on the top.

Jen said...

Oh my, those are so beautiful. I love Stacy Nash's work and your finish is wonderful. What an inspiration.

Mii Stitch said...

Congrats on reaching over a 1000 followers ;) I'm seriously impressed, but not surprised when I see your mesmerising finishes!!! That little drum is so precious... Very well done!

Jennifer M said...

Beautiful work for beautiful pieces:) I love them both...well all the pieces you do. The pinkeep drum just speaks to me though. I tend to love those drums. I did one for myself, a BBD piece and it sits next to my stitching spot so I can admire it! Your a wonderful inspiration-keep it up Faye.

Sheila said...

Congratulations on your 1000 followers.
Your stitching and finishing is beautiful, love them.

Vickie said...

Wonderful! All of it. The pinkeep drum is fabulous.

Judy said...

Congrats on all your followers. Your blog is so full of amazing stitching and finishing. Always look forward to a post from you.

Judy heartland stitcher

Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher said...

All beautifully stitched and perfectly executed! Lovely, just as you say, top to bottom!

Diane H said...

Beautiful projects. Love the extra touches.

Karen said...

Congratulations on the many that follow you! You have "people"! I think these finishes are so beautiful, especially the drum. So unusual. The stitching at the bottom is so delicate and right for the piece. And the idea of a book board for a needlebook is exciting. I have tried once to go to Lone Star Mercentile when I happened to be off from work on a Thursday. But they were closed due to a pending open house! And I couldn't come back. It is a hour and 45 minute drive from Greenville so I rarely go over that way. Hope to make it soon though. Happy stitching!

Karen C. in NC

BrendaS said...

OMG Faye -- I LOVE LOVE LOVE these finishes! I want to go pull them out right now and get them stitched so I can send them to you:) LOL!!!

Thanks for sharing!

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Dear me! Your creativity and quality finishing never ceases to amaze me. Beautifully done! Congrats on exceeding 1000 - but no wonder!

Natasha said...

Congratulations on reaching 1,000 followers. You did an awesome job finishing those pieces. I love, love the Mustard Seed Sewing Book. Such pretty colors :)

Glad you were spared form those nasty storms up that way. The weather has been crazy, I am hoping we have a mild spring storm wise.

Take Care

Penny said...

Beautiful finishes! And congratulations on reaching 1000+ followers!! :)

Nicole said...

Beautiful finishes Faye!! Can't wait to see you in a few days! :)

ga447 said...

I love all your stitch work.

Terri said...

Congrats on the 1000 followers! Love your stitching!

Evelyne said...

Wonderful and great finishings!

Carol said...

Such beauties, Faye! That drum finish is exceptional :)

Lee said...

Beautiful work! The drum is amazing.

Lee said...

Beautiful work! The drum is amazing.

Andrea said...

Beautiful, love the drum. Have seen quite a few of the heart but not so much the drum. The book is just wonderful.

diamondc said...

Faye: Positively beautiful love them all.

Catherine

Woolwoman said...

Fantastic finishes Faye! Love them all, hope you are having a great start to the new year! Melody

Karoline said...

Gorgeous finishes, congratulations

Suzanne said...

Wow, what amazing finishing skills you have. I love the finish on the drum with the buttons and ribbon.

staci said...

Gorgeous finishes Faye! Your stitching and finishing are always so beautiful and creative!

Catherine said...

Simply beautiful finishes, Faye!

jennifer768 said...

Beautiful finishes!Love and admire the talent you share.Hugs,Jen

Kim said...

Faye~Love all your lovely stitched goodies, especially the SN piece, Was that a special one for the retreat you went too, as I have not seen that pattern? Looks so nice on that 18th century rook. The project bags are awesome too!!!
Kim~

Susan J. Jensen said...

Faye, these are beautiful, what a wonderful gift this would make for all my Knotty Needlers group!