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Thursday, December 24, 2015

....today's picture walk.....

Greetings friends and Merry Christmas! I wanted to take a moment to share a few personal stitches of mine.... Here are a few ornaments that I've added to my personal collection..... So, here you go~

 

Kelmscott Designs Quaker 4~ Stitched on 40 count Lakeside Exenplar linen with Goriana cranberry silk~

It comes with a prepainted black disc to mount your stitch...I added cording~

 

Summer House Stitche Workes~ Merry Merry! (Retreat freebee)

 

I have always wanted a Christmas journal so I mounted this small stitch atop a notebook... Doesn't it make you want to open it up and write notes?

 

I added the 3 tiny buttons in place of the charted word "X-mas".... My thread selections were GAST Oatmeal, Old Hickory and Mountain Mist stitched on 36 count Fawn Lakeside linen....

 

 

Hands to Work~ Little House Needleworks~ I stitched on 32 count linen using 1 thread over 1.... A true labor of love but worth the extra effort.... It's 2.5" X 2.5" design size is now a perfect ornament size~

 

 

Santas Workshop~ The Nebby Needle.. Design found in the Christmas issue of Punch Needle & Primitive Stitcher magazine... This publication is chocked full of beautiful cross stitch designs!

...this is the back of this sweet ornament.....

 

Historic Stitches~ Christmas Abecedaire Ornament

 

This is the ninth annual ornament as designed by Susan Biggers and I love it's unique shape... Edged with my custom cording.... I used Victorian Motto Sampler Threads Faye's Red on 36 count creme linen...

 
 

* Lizzie Kate, I think*** I forgot to make notes about this one.....

 

This flannel check is actually a little fuzzy and soft... A nice compliment to this pretty winter design...

 

Prairie Schooler Santa 2012... I stitched on a coffee stained 32 count linen using 2 threads over 2~

The envelope Santa is holding says Carolina Stitcher.... A touch of the unexpected.....

Prairie Schooler Santa 1988... A simple finish to not distract from the stitches.. I substituted GAST Country Redwood to give Santas coat a nice texture....

 

Prairie Schooler Santa 1984.... I have all of the annual Santa designs by PS and randomly choose about 3-4 each year to stitch.....

 

Prairie Schooler~ I thought this 32 count natural linen with the creme dots added a lot to this Santa...

 

(Out of print) Hands to Work tiny stocking.....

 

 

With thy Needle & Thread~ A Winters Skate

 

I line all stockings, even the ornament size stockings.... This one topped with tan chenille....

 

I have received an early Christmas gift an I absolutely cannot wait to put it to good use!

Silent Stitches is an on-line shop that offers some of the best finishing supplies, trinkets and stitching goodies.... When I spotted this oval 6x9" Hardwicke Manor hoop, I knew I had to have it!

I hope everyone has a great Christmas ~~~

 

Smiles,

Faye

 

 

 

23 comments:

denise said...

Merry Christmas,Faye! Your work is beautiful! My niece just adores Brody's stocking!!!

pj said...

Merry Christmas Faye! Loved seeing your stitching! You will love that little hoop....it is fun to do alphabets with it as you can easily stitch across without moving it as often as a round hoop. I always use a hoop so find oval ones work great for sampler stitching.

Best to you in 2016....more great stitching, hugs, and giggles.

Pam in Iowa

Jodi S said...

Everything is beautiful Faye! Love seeing your finishes! Have a wonderful Christmas. I hope you have a wonderful stitchy year in 2016!

Cindy's Stitching said...

Faye you bring such smiles to my face when I look at all your finishes. As a stitcher we appreciate all the posts you do. such stitching delights yout have made for yourself. Have a blessed and Merry Christmas. May the new year be bright and shiny ahead.

Robin in Virginia said...

What a fabulous assortment of ornaments you created for yourself, Faye! Enjoy your new hoop! Will you bind the inner ring with twill tape? Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Carol in MN said...

Beautiful finishes ALWAYS!! Enjoy seeing all your posts. Merry Christmas to you and your family. May 2016 bring much happiness and wonderful memories.

Barb said...

Faye, your stitching and finishing is always so incredible! I am so impressed with your beautiful work. I just can't figure out where you find the time to accomplish so much!!

Merry Christmas to you and your family and peace and blessings!

linda said...

Have a very Merry Christmas Faye with family and friends! Your ornaments are fabulous; you truly have a gift.

Karen said...

Merry Christmas, Faye! Your stitching and finishing is lovely. I always love reading your posts even though I don't comment very often.

Mary said...

Wishing you the very best and brightest for Christmas and the new year!

Lynda Ruth Bowers said...

love your stitching MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY HUGS

cucki said...

Merry Christmas dear friend x

woolwoman said...

Merry Christmas to you Faye ! Love seeing all your personal finishing. So many treasures there. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas ! Mel

Lisa B. said...

Merry Christmas, Faye. The finishes are gorgeous as always.

Pam in Virginia said...

What a nice Christmas surprise to find more of your lovely finishes. I especially liked the PS pillows finished with the vertical striped fabric. And what a darling chart with the key fob for Santa's workshop! And another surprise was finding the name Susan Biggers - she and I were part of a regular evening stitching group at our local LNS when I lived in Marietta, Georgia. Thank you for a year of delightful photos, and I'm looking forward to what you'll share with us in 2016. Enjoy your holidays away from school and all the best to you and your family in 2016.

Evelyne said...

Merry Christmas to you Faye! Lovely stitching and finishing.
I wish you a creative 2016!

Karen said...

Love all your stitches....you must not sleep! Merry Christmas my friend and to many more happy stitches in the new year.

sandi s said...

I love all your pictures, you do beautiful work. Merry Christmas! Hugs

Justine said...

What beautiful stitching Faye and clever finishes too! You are a true artist. Merry Christmas!

Anna van Schurman said...

Love how you offset the stitching on that black disk. I get so many ideas from reading your blog. Thank you!

Mary - Lecoeurceltique said...

Lovely stitching and finishing.

Silent Stitches said...

:-) Thank you Faye!
We enjoy seeing your fabulous finishes! Each one is more perfect than the last!
Best wishes for the New Year!

valerie said...

Great finishes, Faye! They are all so pretty! Hope you had a great Christmas!