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Thursday, January 1, 2015

Last of the gift finishes.....

Greetings friends and Happy New Year!


......Brrrrrr~ Good chilly morning to most of you~ As we turn our sights to organizing and tidying up, I thought I would share a few finishes that I did for stitching friends...... Many of these were gifts you gave to others.....

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I added the heart hand stitching and colonial knot as embellishment.....

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The blue version was very pretty also...... These are by iStitch Designs~....


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I used some of my favorite sampler style fabric for their backing....

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These were gifts for 5 friends..... Blackbird Designs Remember Me

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This customer wanted each friend to have a pin pillow that was simple and unique, yet all similar~

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So, she stitched them in different colorways....

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All filled with crushed walnut shells.....

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A special pin and seam tape as accent.....

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Now, isn't that a special friend who would do that???....

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Impressive as a collection.....

I never tire sewing and finishing this collection..... This was the sixth set of Tanya Brockmeyer of Scarlett House's "Polka Dos & Alphabets" design...
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The pin pillow is darling ......

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I love everything that has a thread spool included....

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The weighted fob... I know one of this collection was mailed to a friend in France.... I bet they fell in love with the polka dot linen~

Speaking of collections.... Little House Needleworks Virtue pillows will always be popular.....
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When I finish these, I leave no raw edges...


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Rather, I sew the wool to the backing, turn right sides out... Then hand stitch the blanket stitch on the edges....

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I leave you with a couple snaps of my ornaments as I was packing them up yesterday..... All were put away but these.... Some of my favorites.....

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Threadwork Primitives~ Be Ye Merry..... One of my absolute favorites!


Enjoy this glorious day!!! May 2015 bring everyone happiness, good health & lots of stitching!


Faye


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39 comments:

pj said...

Happy New Year Faye! Wishing you a new tear full of inspiration! Thanks for all you share...love your finishes!

Hugs

pj said...

Should read a "year" of inspiration. Ooops!

sunny said...

Beautiful! and now I have a new list of things i want to stitch. :-)

Jan said...

I love looking at all your lovely finishes. It all inspires me to stitch more. Happy New Year to you and your family.

Patti said...

All so lovely! The Be Ye Merry is gorgeous! May have to add to my stash :)
Blessings, Patti

denise said...

beautiful as always! happy new year!!

MoonBeam said...

What a fun post to linger over. Thanks for sharing.

Happy and Healthy 2015!

Bobbi

Shuttle, Hook and Needle said...

Happy New Year! As always gorgeous finishes!

Mary said...

Lovely, lovely! Such special work you do.

butterfly said...

Happy New Year Faye.
Lovely ornament finishes .
Love your ornament stash too.

Country Wife said...

Those are beautiful gifts and love the stitching. Happy New Years.

Stitchinowl said...

Happy New Year Faye! I enjoy seeing your finishes, whether from your own stitching or others. Always inspiring.
Carolyn

Carol R said...

Beautiful work as always Faye.
The two Eiffel Towers are Sew le coeur de Paris by iStitch Designs ;-)

CraftyGurl said...

Happy New Year Faye, wishing you happiness, health and peace and lots of stitching time :)

All these are beautiful. On that weighted scissor fob, where did you find that tape measure? its cute.

Take care in the New Year!!

Anna van Schurman said...

Gorgeous finishing as always! I'd love to see your tree in person. Happy New Year, Faye!

Margaret said...

So lovely! And your ornaments! Beautiful!

Pam in IL said...

Such lovely stitching and finishing!

Happy New Year!

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Happy New Year!
Beautiful work throughout the old year, and looking forward to what's to come in the New Hugs!

CindyC said...

AS ALWAYS, each is a perfect & unique finish sure to be treasured! Thank you for sharing with us! Oh, and BE YE MERRY is one of my very favorites of Nan's too! HAPPY NEW YEAR, Sis! :)

Anonymous said...

Such a beautiful collection! Happy New Year Faye, Debra

woolwoman said...

Awesome collection Faye and great stuff for your customers. Happy new year, hope you have a great one.
Cheers! Mel

Jackie said...

Happy New Year Faye!

Beautiful collection of finished pieces! Your work is so beautiful!

Catherine said...

Beautiful as always, Faye!

Linda said...

Gorgeous finishes Faye.

Linda

Christine said...

Beautiful finishes!! Happy New Year Faye!

Hilda said...

Happy New Year, Faye!
I am so much looking forward to a new year of amazing finishes here at your blog!
The last ones you showed are stunning!

Hugs
Hilda

Elisabetta said...

Happy New Year my dear Faye!!! All your creations are gorgeous in each detail! But Be Ye Merry is my favorite too!!! ;)

Karen said...

Thank you for sharing through this year. You have given us much inspiration. I see many patterns you are finishing that I was not aware of and would like to stitch. Maybe I will meet a fellow North Carolinian at the Myrtle Beach retreat this year. Karen outside of Greenville. Have a happy and healthy New Year!

Laura said...

Happy New Year Faye! These finishes are super gorgeous and so inspiring!!!!! Thank you for always brightening the blog and stitching world!!!

Michele said...

lovely finishes! The designer of the Paris design is Carol of iStitch :)

Andrea said...

A wonderful collection of ornaments along with the finishes.

Happy New Year!

laceystitcher said...

Happy New Year to you! I loved all the pics of the ornaments, etc. What a great friend the person is who stitched all of the "Remember Me" projects in various colors; I totally love them! It is always so good to receive a post from you. Happy stitching and finishing.

Barbi said...

Happy New Year Faye! I just love all the finishes that you have posted.. Your collection of ornaments are wonderful!

donnacrafts said...

You are truly a needle artist!!! I love these finishes. The sampler stocking you finished for me is gorgeous.. Happy New Year.

Chris said...

Such lovely finishing! I know that they will all be treasured by the recipients!
Happy New Year!

Carol said...

Happy New Year to you, Faye--I just adore all of your finishes and am sure your customers did as well. It was fun to see your collection of little beauties, too--sad to put them away for a year, isn't it?

Maggee said...

I put Christmas away too, and decorated for Winter, but find I have only TWO actual winter ornaments! Better change that!! I have framed pieces and snowman figurines, but not much stitched. Hmmm... Thanks for sharing your fabulous finishing as always! Happy 2015!

Deb said...

Absolutely beautiful stitching! I would be sad to pack them up.

DAC-Art.com said...

You are incredibly creative, Faye. Your work is soooo beautiful! Hope to have you finish something for me soon....