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Saturday, December 26, 2015

One last Christmas finish~

Greetings all and I hope you all have enjoyed Christmas Day! We had lots of fun at my house with the mild weather, gift giving and relaxing..... I did have a chance to stitch and finish one last goodie for my collection...

 

Isobel of The Primitive Hare is one of my favorite prim designers and her pretty Christmas design caught my eye immediately.... It is found in the Christmas Edition of Punchneedle & Primitive Stitcher magazine.... I have to say, this publication is so nicely put together and is chocked full of charts by a good variety of designers.....

I did a little experimenting with the linen.... It's stained with an aging spray that I like use to prim things up... I buy mine at Auntie Ju's Quilt Shoppe on-line and this spray solution has become my go to staining mix. This 36 count linen was too pale for my tastes so it was heavily stained... The lighter accent linen started out a stark white linen before it was stained.....

This red check ribbon was also toned down with a few squirts of the aging solution before I hand tacked it down.....

 

And, my winter bunny needed an aged bow tied around his neck.... Nothing big.....

 

I lined the little bag with more stained fabric..... And, created a narrow cuff around the top to give it a more finished off look....

 

This will probably be my last stitch and finish for 2015..... I have a couple more irons in the fire, but nothing I'm going to rush with to get finished~ As this year winds down, I hope to get to recharge myself a little more... School will start in a week and I have a classroom of darling First Graders counting on me to be on my "A" game come Jan 4....

 

As always, thanks for the visit and kind words... Hearing from folks is my inspiration~~

 

Kindly,

Faye

 

30 comments:

Cindy's Stitching said...

a really pretty finish

Barb said...

Faye - what a charming stitching and finish. You always do the best work with the most creative finishes. Thank you for sharing.

Enjoy the rest of your holiday vacation.

xo - Barb R.

Arlene Grimm said...

Just lovely Faye!! I finished Santa's Night by Prairie Schooler and I am getting ready to start an Easter piece. I love all the things you show us that inspire me to stitch more!!

Laurie said...

So pretty!

Myra said...

Enjoy your Christmas break. My daughter teaches first grade and I know how tired she is at the end of the day. It's so much fun to see all the fabulous finishes you turn out. You truly are an inspiration to get out my needle and start a project. I hope you except new customers. :~)

Silvia D. said...

so nice!!!!

Silvana said...

veramente delizioso il coniglietto
delizioso
ciao silvana

Justine said...

Beautiful! I love the way you stitched down the ribbon and the pretty bow - just small details that really make the finish!

cucki said...

Aww it's so beautiful x

gracie said...

Wonderful stitching and finish

ridgely said...

Always beautiful- such a joy to look at!

Ele said...

I love this wonderful Christmas design and your finish is so amazing Faye!

Have a wonderful Christmas time
greetings
Gabriele

Jimmie said...

What a sweet bag. I so enjoy the exceptional details you put into your work.

Enjoy the holiday season.

Diane in North Carolina

Anonymous said...

Pic in mag doesn't do it justice! Absolutely beautiful how you finished your piece! Have a wonderful New Year Faye😉

Mary - Lecoeurceltique said...

A lovely finish.

lisa said...

WOW ..that staining spray looks fab!! Thanks for sharing !!! Lisa K

Frances N said...

I love your precious bunny!!1

Brigitte said...

So beautiful, the stitching and the finishing.

Linda K's Stitching Corner said...

Congratulations on your finish...this is just beautiful...I love the way you finish this.

Happy Stitching
Linda K, Railroad

Maggee said...

That is a lovely piece to end the year with, Faye! I am going to check out that spray... makes it easier than dyeing fabric! Or ribbon! Enjoy the week off! Stitch lots! Hugs!

LindaLee said...

I just love this little pouch Faye, and the fact that there's a spray that you can use to antique the linen now is so good. You did a perfect job as always, and beautiful needlework. I'm always a day late and a dollar short as they say, and didn't have a clue about this pattern until I just now saw it here. I've looked on the Primitive Hare site at all her patterns and don't see it. I know it was in the magazine, but never saw the magazine. Have you thought about selling your copy....I would pay for it and postage. If not, I certainly understand. I'll start watching for the editions now that I know they're out there. Thank you so much and keep up the great blog. LindaLee

Christine said...

Love that darling rabbit and of course your finishing is beautiful as always. Thank you so much for sharing with your pics! Have a wonderful New Year Faye!

Silvia D. said...

Nice!!!!!

CathieJ said...

I love the bunny bag. The staining and the accents you included really make it special.

woolwoman said...

beautiful bunny finish Faye ! I hope you get to relax and ring in the new year in your favorite way. Wishing you warm and "wooley thoughts" in the New Year ! Enjoy Mel

Tiffany said...

It was just adorable. Happy New Years

Sherry said...

Love the finish! I hope you have a Happy New Year!

Le crocette di Mariuccia said...

Very lovely stitching! Happy New Year, Mariuccia

Karoline said...

Gorgeous finish, I hope you have a great 2016

Isobel -Argante- said...

oh myyyy, it's beautiful!!!!
Thanks so much, and happy new yearrrr