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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Primitive Patriotics~

Hello friends!!!! The Fourth of July is nearly here!!!!! Our family vacation begins tomorrow.... I can't wait~~ But, I did want to show you tonight's Patriotic finishes.... It's a double highlight....

Shelly Auen of Primitive Stitchin Designs (Etsy site) has always managed to design simple charts that are primitive and so pleasing..... Primitive Uncle Sam has been highlighted by several of you stitchers on the Primitive Stitchers Society FB page..... I HAD to jump on the bandwagon~~
I used 32 count Exempler linen and the specific DMC threads.... I used 2 threads over 2, so my stitched piece is a little fuller in color than the typical prim designs.... After stitched, I did give it a coffee spritz.... In a few strategic spots :))
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I thought a nice complimentary piece would be Primitive Liberty by Jen Hoffman..... Jen is another talented Prim designer who lists her PDF charts on her Etsy "Country Rustic~" ......lightly stained using 1 thread over 2 on 32 count Olde Ivory by DixieSampler Linens..... I L-O-V-E the nice linens that DixieSampler dyes~
If you go to her site, don't look for a heart shaped design.... I wanted to put a slightly different spin on things, so I finished mine heart shaped with some of my favorite stained seam tape from Lonestar Mercantile... The color Twilight was perfect!
A nice rustic red heart with a special button was all it took to spruce up the back a little....
So, that is today's additions to my collection of Americana stitched designs.... Stay safe~ Enjoy the sights & sounds~ Happy 4th of July~~

Faye

11 comments:

Jeanne said...

Both are lovely Faye as are the other finishes you've posted recently. Hope you have a fantastic trip!

LaNelle said...

Super stitches Faye, simply beautiful! Wishing you a very Happy 4th of July....Blessings....

Kathy said...

Faye, your finishing talents show no end!!! The are so cute and what a great job you have done with both designs!! Happy 4th to you and your family and I hope you have a great vacation.

Justine said...

Gorgeous finishes as always Fayre, I love the heart and button on the back of the heart.

Jacqueline said...

As always your finishes are a pleasure to see. Thanks for sharing.

Robin said...

Both finishes are lovely, Faye! I love the heart shape finish you gave to the Liberty piece and the blanket stitched edging on the Uncle Sam piece.

Enjoy your vacation!

Robin in Virginia

TeresaM said...

Both are beautiful Faye!!!! Enjoy your vacation Faye!!!

Ma, Herself said...

Beautiful finishes Faye! The heart shape finish on "Liberty" is just adorable and perfectly prim and patriotic. I love the finish on "Uncle Sam" he is just so cute...
Have a wonderful and safe trip, and a fantastic 4th!
Hugs
Ma

laceystitcher said...

Love both of your finishes, especially the Primitive Uncle Sam! Enjoy your vacation! Happy stitching..................

Karen said...

Love them! Hope you have a great vacation.

Loraine said...

Oh my goodness I LOVE both of these! The seam tape looks perfect! I just bought a ton of that at an antique show and has no idea what I would use it for. Now I know! Thanks.