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Saturday, September 27, 2014

One week ago today~... And a picture walk~

Greetings friends and stitchers!

Well.... It's been a week and I'm still giddy!! Last weekends trip to Notforgotten Farm will be hard to top..... I'm still reeling from all the excitement~

First off, I got to meet, AND hang out with, the talented Nan Lewis of Threadwork Primitives on Friday night..... We all stayed at the same Lynchburg VA motel so we could meet and greet before the long awaited Saturday trip out to Lori's beautiful farm..... Sharing in all the excitement were Theresa Meloon of Dulaney Woods Primitives, Mimi Martz, Michele Blanco and Pat Simon....
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At the farm.... Theresa, Nan, Faye, Pat, Michelle & Mimi... It was a glorious Fall day... Perfect for this large outside event~ If you've never been, you really should pencil it on your 2015 to-do list~ well worth the travel!


I'm not real sure my feet were even touching the ground at this point as I met Lori Brechlin for the very first time......
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Much less, here......
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And, yes, she is as personable and heart warming as she appears... A true people person who mingled freely among the guests and shared ideas openly about our common love of needle art~

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Here we all are...standing in that famed front porch of her shop... That very house you often see on her blog...where she's inspired and often works peacefully in the wee hours of the day.... A VERY inspirational space~
...Michelle Blanco, Faye Riggsbee, Theresa Meloon, Nan Lewis, Pat Simon, Lori Brechlin & Mimi Martz

I won't share photos of my stash but trust me, wools, punchneedle supplies, patterns, charts...on and on... Came home with me..... Some of us even got a punchneedle needle lesson from Theresa Meloon back at the motel Sat. Night~ thank you Nan for the practice design and, Theresa, for the patience and guidance of the punchneedle lesson.... Needless to say, I'm hooked! More to come on that soon.....

Back home in the craftroom, I've been busy..... Project rolls are heading out... If you are still waiting for yours, you'll be receiving yours in the next couple weeks.... In the meantime, I'd like to share photos of recent finishes..... YOUR stitches~~~MY finishing ideas..... Enjoy!

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Autumn Song by Blackbird Designs.... Mounted on a painted and distressed box.... Custom cording~

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Partiotic Punchneedle mounted on distressed box...

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I used complimentary fabric and wool applique to represent a flag~ custom cording~


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Painted black-blue box.... Lightly distressed~

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Padded fabric insert in the bottom of the box.... Small details that gives polish to your piece.....

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LittleHouse Needleworks .... Summer Stitching... Made into a needlebook..

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Inside pockets....


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Subtle details.....

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Threadwork Primitives~ Beggars Christmas...

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And, ornaments galore~
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imageScarlett House Polka Dots & Alphabets pincushion....

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Wool Drawstring bag....

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Fully lined.....

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12 x 15 project Bag with Blackbird. Designs insert~ scissor charm on zipper! lined bag with French Seams....

My project roll..... Of course, you knew it would be made out of red fabrics....

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Red fabric that has been stained and dyed..... Prim style!

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Stitch shown is Ann's Sampler by Threadwork Primitives


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That's about all I have for today...... I hope your weekend is nice and filled with things that make you happy~

Faye




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Friday, September 5, 2014

Something new......*****Edited*****

Happy weekend my friends!!!!

*****Edited: WOW~~~~I am grateful and amazed at the number of responses I am getting about my latest Project Roll post.... Thank you guys~~~~ to answer a few questions....I have no pattern to offer... This is a self created vision of mine and each piece is custom... I will not have a stock to pull orders from...., I take your request of fabric colors and go from there... You may mail me your fabric (half yard of both outer and lining fabrics~)... If so, your price will be 30.00 instead of 32.00.... Many of you were interested in the pretty cross stitch piece shown in my roll-up... It's one of the designs from Lori Brechlin's Autumn at Notforgotten Farm book.... I love this book of her's as it is chocked full of designs and ideas... Check it out!!.... Keep the requests coming... Orders are coming in and there's about a 4 week turnaround time right now.... My complete profile has my email address listed~ I'd love to hear from you..... More to come~****** Well, ...... what's 20 inches by 14 inches, rolls up and protects???? My newly created Project Roll....!

When a customer, (thank you Linda :)) recently challenged me to put my spin on this concept, I was stepping W-A-Y out of my box.... Her comments went something like this.... "I have something I'd like you to consider... Or, you can tell me to go jump in the lake!.... But, I'd like Carolina Stitcher to come up with some kind of a roll up that I can lay my project linen flat, roll it up and secure it to keep it protected and unwrinkled....." Knowing there are a few things ready made out there like this already, I took her up on her challenge to see what I could come up with.... It ended up being less intimidating than originally thought... And, after several mock-up designs in my craftroom, here's what I came up with~

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20 inches long..... With 2 ties to secure.....

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Quilted cotton fabric to lay your linen on.... Rolls out about 14 inches~

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Rolling up will keep your linen without fold creases....

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The ends are secured with round, fabric covered discs....


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Your project is safely rolled up inside....

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Secured with nice ties... And subtle Carolina Stitcher accents...


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Made to match your Carolina Stitcher project bag.....
Don't you just LOVE being organized??? Let me know your thoughts..... I'm taking orders and if you email me, I'll be happy to provide all the details~~ Thanks!

Headed to Chapel Hill tomorrow to attend the UNC football game!!!

Go Tarheels!!!

Faye



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