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Saturday, March 29, 2014

....A true labor of love.. A fellow stitchers true gift~

~ I'm happy to share this with you all...


.... This was a most touching finishing for me.... Let me share a fellow stitchers story~~ .........

About a month ago, I opened an email..... With a heartfelt message.... It read....

"My stitching friend passed away and I was gifted a couple of her WIP's... I was honored by the family and have finished stitching the "Easter Peep" by With thy Needle & Thread.... I want carolinastitcher to finish it so I can give it to my deceased friends sister at Easter.... Would you be interested in taking on this project??"

As I read her words, I KNEW I could create something special and touching.... After all, she had taken the very linen, the very threads that her friend had selected and had stitched it to bring the piece some closure... Her words almost sounded as if it had given HER some closure and acceptance.....

Once the envelope arrived, I knew immediately what I would be doing... Something that would be meaningful, something with a slight twist... But nothing over the top... Let's face it, wanted the stitching to be the focus...

I looked closely to see if there was any way of telling where her stitches stopped and the others stitching began.... It was seamlessly stitched... Truly merged perfectly as if meant to be..... Her completion~

Here is my interpretation of what this most meaningful gift needed to be...


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.... I can see why this design was picked to be stitched.... It's precious~

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.... The details on the front needed to be subtle....


I knew my real design flair would be on the back of the finish..... So, I kept it simple yet meaningful.... Take a look~

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.... A couple pockets.... Where messages of sentiment might be tucked away... Or, perhaps, a note or handwritten recipe card she had left behind....

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I fell in love with the softly colored stitched tulips in the design.... So, I replicated the tulip on the back.... Peaking out of the pocket.... As if springing to life~

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...perhaps her stitching scissors would be tucked in the pocket... As a pleasant reminder that she loved to cross stitch and craft with her hands....


...A gift of significance.... Something her sister can hold on to.... Touch those wonderful tiny crosses and know she stitched them.... And that most caring friend took the time to complete~~

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I thank you Eileen for calling on me to be a part if this heart touching project.... As your friend is looking down from above, I know she embraces your kindness~ At Easter, I hope you and her sister rejoice her and make a special memory~~


... Hoping your weekend is wonderful....

Faye

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Saturday, March 22, 2014

Saturday night picture walk...

Greetings friends and stitchers...


.... It's like Christmas every day for me when I receive an envelope of your beautiful stitches to finish.... Here are a few creations I've returned in the last couple weeks..... Sit back and enjoy~~

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... Notforgotton Farms "Fraktur Angel.".......It's so pretty, I had to contact Lori Brechlin for my own chart....

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I Stitch...warm green and purple....

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.. I added a wool felt flower for dimension...and the unexpected~

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Prim Ladies Club 2013 bag... By Threadwork Primitives... Nan Lewis outdoes herself every single time!! It's gorgeous, my friends~

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Fully lined with a nice complimentary fabric so the hand dyed rick rack will stand out.....


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Like me, so many of you love With Thy Needle & Thread designs.... This set was a lot of fun to put together...

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The heart shaped Mother of Pearl buttons are showcased on the front...

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Jenny Beans Pincushion showed up for the party... Perched in a beautiful Sudberry base....

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Dressed up in hand dyed black rick rack....hand tacked...I never use glue~

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Two more Dame of the Needles were finished....

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These antique buttons are so very special to me... Time worn yet loved~

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Christmas ornaments are showing up... Getting that early start...

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Backs.....

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I love details....

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....and, I love old crocheted cotton lace.....

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Prairie Schooler project bag....

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X-Large pillows for the holidays....

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...with piping for a more tailored look~

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Blackbird Designs project bag....

To sum it up, I enjoy creating and making each piece unique in it own way... More to come soon, my friends.....

Enjoy every stitch......

Faye



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Sunday, March 9, 2014

Little House Needleworks Virtue Finishes~

.....Greetings stitching friends~

Little House Needleworks is loved and stitched by so many of us.... Classic, cute, colorful~ Diane Williams of LHN has a true flair in her precious designs... I recently finished the 12 Virtues for a customer and was able to bring each of them to life ....... I will let you enjoy the picture walk....

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....A true classic collection with words stitched that we live by.....

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...a closer look of three of them.... Pillows approx 7"x7"....

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No raw edges....twine cording.....hemp ribbon....

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..... I enjoy putting attention to detail .......

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100% wool fabrics are used in my finishing...from Lonestar Mercantile

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...hand stitched blanket stitching surrounds the outer edging....

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....your stitching....my finishing...

A true labor of love.....


.....Enjoy this glorious Sunday......


Faye

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Sunday, March 2, 2014

Photo walk.....( photo heavy...)

Hello friends and stitchers!!!


Many of you are sending collections of finishes my way..... But, I always enjoy those individual pieces as well....

Here are some of my 2014 finishes for fellow stitchers~ I have the best job in the world when I get to take your beautiful stitches and create them into treasures you can display and enjoy~~

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...Candle pocket design by Plum Street Samplers finished as a pin pillow...

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....That's it for now.... Soon I will show the set of the 12 virtues by Little House Needleworks... Gorgeous wool pillows edged with blanket stitch.... As soon as they are received in the mail, I'll be able to show you what I mean...

Until then,

....Keep stitching...!


Faye




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