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Saturday, July 25, 2015

Mary Beale Tea Cozy... And more!!

Greeting stitching friends!!!! The dog days of summer are upon us and with the Carolina heat and humidity, I find myself stitching and sewing more and more~ I'm not complaining at all.... I love whiling away the hours creating.....

 

I'm sharing a few recent finishes that have left my craft table and made their way to their owners to enjoy.... I'll let the pictures tell the story ~

Mary Beale designs are older classic pieces that have always withstood the test of time.... This masterfully stitched piece is the Mary Beale Tea Cozy.... These photos in no way do it full justice~
 
A solidly stitched piece is classic colors..... I included tailored piping with a Mother of Pearl ring atop...
 
As requested, I added a pocket on the back just the size for a tea packet.....
And, of course, I added the tiniest tea pot charm.... Nothing overpowering ~

Fully lined so to cozy up to the tea pot .....

Mary Beales Tea Cozy~The Boston Tea Party~
 
The Sampler Lady by Littlehouse Needleworks was another enjoyable project.... Stitched to be made into a stand-up, she really came to life beautifully ~~

 

 
Hand-made cording was attached after she was properly stuffed.... You can only imagine how much goes into packing this tightly.....
 
In honoring another special request, I attached a scissor pocket on the back.... Including a leather lining so not to poke through the prettily stitched pocket......

I think she's lovely.... From all sides ~

 

Another classic stitch to enjoy for a good time to come.....

 

 

Another classic stitch I recently finished for a fellow sweet stitcher is Hedgerow Birds by Blackbird Designs ~ She wanted a larger shoulder bag using this 2 sided stitch.... Here is my interpretation......

Shades of Gray, Purples and Taupes... I made a larger shoulder bag... Approx dimension is 14" by 18"...

Lined....

 

Button accents....

 

Double sided.....

 

Well, there's 3 projects that I SO enjoyed being a part of....... A true labor of love.... Aren't I one lucky lady???

 

Happy weekend all.....

 

Faye

 

25 comments:

needlenurse said...

I think the recipients are the lucky ones! Lovely stitching and finishing.

Paula

Nurdan Kanber said...

Mary Beale Tea Cozy is just breath taking - love, love and love it! Other pieces are also so very adorable! You are indeed a great master and I take my hat in front of you!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Nurdan

Silvia D. said...

beautiful!

Silvia D. said...

beautiful!

flamandine said...

nice things !!!!!

Bezig Plus said...

Realy beautiful, love this so much! Great job!
Greatings from the coast of the Northsea

Evelyne said...

Very lucky you are!
Such a lovely work and great finishing!!!
Especially the tea cosy is relay beautiful!
I love the work of Mary Beale it's a great designer!!

gracie said...

One word, magnificent

Linda K's Stitching Corner said...

Wow..... All of your Finishes are super fantastic....I wish I was just as talent as you are....your finishes are just out of this world. Congratulations on all of your gorgeous finishes.

Happy Stitching
Linda K

Claudia said...

Great finishing. As a finisher myself, it's always fun to see other people enjoy working on their customers' work as much as I do. Ironically I finished that same tea cozy a couple years ago, but my customer was going to put it in a shadow box. The bag turned out really nice, too. I love to do stand ups. Most of mine are needlepoint but I'll get an occasional cross stitch one.
I've been following you for awhile. I like your style. I think all of us finishers have a different niche. Isn't that great?!!

Pam in Virginia said...

The tea cosy is an extraordinary piece of stitching, as is the gorgeous finish you created. I am simply wowed by the talent you both have.

CindyC said...

Absolutely beautiful, as always! I'm particularly WOW'ed by that tea cozy, Sis! Just incredible! :) :)

Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher said...

It is all sincerely stunning work Faye, absolutely gorgeous finishing to go with the expertly stitched pieces. That Mary Beale tea cozy is to die for! You do extraordinary work!

Charlene ♥ SC said...

I'm positive the owners of those beautifully finished pieces are delighted with your love and care of their projects!! 😍

Mary said...

What a extraordinary finish! The hunt is on for the pattern now.

Mary said...

Well that was easy Mary Beale has a site, ordered now to put it in rotation to do. I am one of those stitchers who works on one until finished.

Ma, Herself said...

Just gorgeous, Faye! As always your finishes are awe inspiring <3 I love the tea pocket and the tiny charm on the tea cozy, and the stand up finish on the Sampler Lady is just so cute...I know their stitchers will be thrilled!
Have a great weekend, dear friend
Hugs
Ma

Miss Pants said...

How fabulous is that tea cozy?!? I just love Mary Beale. All our Christmas stockings are stitched from her patterns. :)

Annie said...

These are fabulous. That tea cozy pattern is new to me. I love it. And yes, I assume you have a garage full of stuffing to get that really solid look

KimM said...

You are so talented! I love seeing your finishes - such inspiration!!!
xxx

laceystitcher said...

Love, love, love them all! We are all so blessed that you share your talent with us via your blog! I am always so thrilled when I see "Carolina Stitcher" in my email. You get me inspired every time I read your blog. Thanks again.

Wanda said...

Oh my goodness, I am soon going to run out of words to describe your exquisite work! Seriously, what a gift/blessing/talent you have Faye. I am truly so thankful you share your stitching and finishing with us as well as the finishing you do for others.

averyclaire.org said...

Beautiful finishing!...love all the pieces. Congratulations!

Jannie said...

Well... You never cease to amaze me, Faye. You all with the creative minds... Thx so much for always sharing. I especially love it when you tell us the details and the hard work and thoughtfulness that goes into your work. Your imagination must just blow everyone around you away. Thx for sharing.

Ellen said...

Exquisite finishings, Faye!