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Sunday, February 1, 2015

Hearts abound~

Greetings friends & fellow stitchers.....

I always like to pull out a few of my heart stitches this time of year..... I finished a couple more this year for my own display~~


Marly, of Sampler & Santas, has an amazing collection of freebie designs on her blog... **found here**.... (You'll see a sub header where they can be found... ) Marly is an amazing talent whose simple designs are favorites of mine....
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32 count light Exempler linen, coffee stained, DMC threads

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My personal interpretation of the design included hand stitching along the seam... Subtle and complimentary to the rose, gray and green threads~

I ran across an older stitch of mine that had not been sewed up for display... Designer Brin par Brin..... **here**... Isn't it the cutest little purse??

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36 count cream Edinborough using 815 DMC...

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Rather than stitching my initial in the center frame, I attached a few of my favorite charms... I like the flexibility of being able to remove them in the future... Possibly replacing with an antique button or snippet of something precious....

Tracy Riffle, now retired designer, has always been a favorite of mine.... Her design, "My Full Heart", is one of my favs because it's heart shaped and sampler-ish....
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Lastly, my latest sampler stitch was so well received on the Scarlett Letter Years FB page, I thought I'd share here as well....

Margaret Randolph 1826
Margaret Randolph 1826..... a Scarlett Letter Sampler~


Margaret Randolph 1826
Stitched on Antique White 40 count linen using specified silks; except for the turquoise..... I substituted Gloriana silk Caribbean Sea for added color depth and slight variation......

When I look at the sweet first grade girls in my classroom and think they are nearly the same age Margaret was when she stitched her sampler, I have to wonder how things might have been if handiwork were still part of their lives.... As it was with Margaret and her classmates.....
Margaret Randolph 1826


Its February and Super Bowl Sunday...... I'm planning on sewing for you, stitching for myself while being entertained by lots of sports on the television!!!!

Enjoy your day~

Faye


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31 comments:

111 LaLa Lane said...

Oh Faye, your work is beautiful! And just maybe, you're the chosen one to bring needlework back to the little ones. I'm teaching my granddaughter to stitch and she is loving it.

Hazel said...

Beautiful finishes Faye! Love the hand stitched edge. xx

Hilda said...

Dear Faye,
amazing finishes! I love the hearts!
But most of all, I am impressed by the sampler of nine-year old Margret. When I see a sampler that was stitched of a girl this age, a always think the same as you: How did the do! I don't think that I was able to make this, when I was nine!
Thank you for sharing your finishes!

Hugs
Hilda

Laura said...

Faye! What gorgeous finishes!!!!!!!!!! So lovely! I wish young girls would stitch now too...think of all of the cross-stitch fans there would be!!!!! Hope you have a great Sunday! I plan on stitching in front of the TV all day too.

Tempus fugit said...

Again, your Margaret is wonderful ! I really must order this chart I hadn't noticed before !

Cindy's Stitching said...

So pretty Faye. I think a lot of us will be stitching and watching today.

Loraine said...

What beautiful hearts that you shared!! Each one is wonderful! I also love Margaret! As always everything is simply gorgeous. Thanks for taking time to share them with us!

marly said...

Hi Faye. Glad you like the heart! It is remarkable to think how young these stitchers were whose work we like to imitate. I'll be shoveling and snow blowing today. And then I'll shovel and blow snow. Maybe end the day with a little shoveling.

Chris said...

Hello Faye!
I love your Margaret Randolph finish. I love the colors in this sampler and I need to get mine finished. Your other finishes are amazing. I love the finishing.

Anne said...

Such pretty finishes Faye, perfect for this month of love! I always think that too when I work with my little gals, how they could be working on a sampler! Such a beautiful sampler finish!

Christine said...

My eyes went right to that beautiful blue in your sampler ~ good choice! All of the pieces are beautiful so congrats on the finishes. And I love that you compare your first graders to Margaret.

CindyC said...

I'm completely in love with each & every thing, Sis! Your talents never cease to blow me away! Thank you, as always, for sharing your beautiful works of art with us! :)

Sherri said...

Love your finishes Faye! They are all so warm and homey along with the hand stitched edge. Really pretty. The ruler/measuring tape charm is a cutie. Haven't seen that one.

Vickie said...

So very pretty Faye!
Your color choice for Margaret was excellent!

Elisabetta said...

One better than the other but the Scarlet Sampler is relly gorgeous!!!

teresa said...

Faye. Your finishes are fabulous! As always!

Mary said...

Love the little touches you've added to each of your hearts! Pretty as ever.

Merilde said...

All so lovely, Faye! What is it about the heart shape that is so pretty?
Lori

Margaret said...

It's lovely to see your own stitching finishes. All are beautiful! As for the ages of the young stitchers, I saw online a letter to Lord Byron by his daughter Allegra. She wrote it at the age of 4 -- beautiful script handwriting, beautifully expressed as if she were so so much older. I have the feeling things were different in those times of yore!

Linda said...

Beautiful finishes Faye.

Linda

Jannie said...

Such a fun time when you post. I check every day. And it's such a nice surprise when you display all your lovely stitching and finishes. Thx Faye.

Jennifer M. said...

Gorgeous pieces. Love them all.

sandi s said...

You do beautiful work. I love all the pictures and the sampler. Hugs,

Patricia said...

I love seeing your finishes. You are just so talented and finish everything so beautifully. Do you finish for other people too please because it would appear that my finisher, when I was stitching, has gone AWOL. Well it has been a longish time. Huge Hugs Patti xxx

Carol said...

Such beautiful finishes, Faye--I'm so glad you find time to do some things for yourself in between teaching and finishing for others!! Not sure how you manage it all, but your work is so lovely :)

Giovanna said...

Wonderful finishes - well done on everything!

Jackie said...

I often think about how different it is for young girls today too. Some good, some not so good. Not having some type of introduction to the needle arts certainly falls into the not so good category.

Lovely, lovely finishes!

Maggee said...

Your post reminds me that I need to change out my decorations! Love your finishes... as always! The sampler-ish one by Tracy is definitely a sampler in my book... just heart shaped! And the Margaret sampler... truly beautiful finish! Love the blue you picked--it is perfect! I taught my oldest daughter to stitch, and then her three daughters. The eldest did a couple of projects but seems to have lost interest... and the middle one has dyslexia so cannot focus well enough. The youngest may resume soon...she loves it! She is recovering from surgery right now. Thanks for sharing! Hugs!

Lisa In Texas said...

Faye,
You are so talented. Thank you for sharing your work and creativity with all of us.

Anonymous said...

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dany15

Country Wife said...

Lovely