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Sunday, April 17, 2016

Today's picture walk....

Good Sunday morning friends and fellow Stitcher's....

 

Spring has about finished popping out here in the Carolina's~ Pollen is settling some (finally!).... I wanted to share a few photos of recent finishes and indulge you in a few photos of the recent Primitive Stitcher's Retreat in Marietta GA.... I was fortunate enough to be a teacher at this years retreat and so humbled to be called on to instruct others.... We all had the times of our lives! Our community of Stitcher's, designers, needleworkers and artisans is bursting at the seams with commradery .....

 

Here is the 2016 PSS Retreat exclusive design by Lori Brechlin of Notforgotten Farm... I chose to sew my stitch into a project bag so each time I reach for it, I'll remember the good times....

This is the Retreat size which is 8 X 9" size....

I lightly stained my stitch once I was completely finished with the cross stitching...
 

The Retreat size bag is a perfect size to hold Lori's charts...

 

And.... Here is a glimpse of last years commemorative design by Nan Lewis of Threadwork Primitives....

 

 

 

I have also been getting back in swing of finishing for others....

These are the accessories for the Azulejo Sewing Casket by Guilia Punti Antichi.... They are beautifully stitched which makes my finishing easier to manage....

Scissor pocket, fob and Needlebook....

 

Front and back of Needlebook... Custom cording~

Inside felt insert
 
I love making cording and tassels....

My customer was thrilled to add these pieces to her stitched Casket.... Stitching needs to be displayed and enjoyed!

 

Many of you have already seen so many photos of the retreat....

Here is a glimpse of my table in the Merchandise Mall.... I was a vendor in addition to being a retreat teacher....

The classroom set up was very nice.... My assistant, Linda Page, and I were able to hold classes teaching 34 people in each class.....

 

We wanted to present each attendee with a complete kit nicely packaged with all materials included....

 

 
This is what I taught others to make... AND, each person was able to complete the project in class! Inside were all supplies to make this.....
They learned how to make the candle mat, wool strawberry attaching a metal end cap, applique and embellishing the tiny "x's" on the seams....
I also included the rusty oval tin to use in their display... This class was well received and I hope to teach it again.... Every person went home with enough crushed walnut shells to make another wool strawberry once home~ ** Please contact me if you are interested in purchasing a oval tin or metal end caps... I have some left and am happy to let them be put to use!****
 
As a thank you gift for participating in the retreat, I was presented by Terri of Dixie Sampler and Ridgely a BEAUTIFUL stained box with the 2016 stitch on its top..... It's truly stunning!
 
Lined with a nice complimentary fabric.... Look at some of the wonderful goodies everyone received in their Retreat goodie bag... Can you believe it??!

The top drawers come out for more storage below.... I LOVE this box and will actually use it daily... Thanks SO much from the bottom of my heart!

 
So, I'll stop here for now.. I hope everyone has a fantastic week~ My precious First Graders are beginning to wind down their school year... Soon we will be in End of Year testing mode.... It's so hard to believe! As I say each year, I have had a wonderful class of 20 darling children with eager minds who touch my heart daily with hugs, love and laughter~

 

Many blessings~ Faye

 

26 comments:

Laurie said...

Hi Faye, everything is beautiful as usual. You are so talented! Yes, I'm thankful that the pollen has finally started to settle down, too. It was really bad this year. And I bet your little first graders love you as much as you love them.

Delania said...

I want to order some of your caps what is rhe best way to place the order? You can inbox me on facebook or I can give you my gmail. Ann Thompson with Shepherd's Needle attended the retreat and had a good time. Should I have her contact you through the shop? Thank you Faye.

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Yessss! It was a great retreat, and you're an awesome teacher and merchant. Hope your spring into summer is smooth. Hugs and Joy to you!

Kim Van De Riet said...

Love love love you Miss Faye! I am so glad I finally got to meet you!!! Loved your class... can't wait to make strawberries for all my friends.

Mugwump Woolies said...

How lucky are your little students, to see your lovely smiling face each day! What a wonderful experience to have such a loving teacher as they begin their education journey! I have a few framed cross stitch pieces that I stitched years ago. I would like to "unframe" them and send them your way to see you work your magic. Love all the goings on at the retreat...thanks for sharing with us.
Robyn

Robin in Virginia said...

Faye, thanks for sharing your pictures from the PSS retreat. It looked like it was a great weekend. You have created more wonderful finishes for your clients. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

MelissaD said...

I would like to ask what the price is on the caps as I would like to order several. Not sure of best contact method asbo don't want to post my email here.

Sandy said...

I truly love your picture walks. Such inspiration and wonderful things to drool over. You are so talented.

cucki said...

I love my walk with you..beautiful stitches xx

April Taylor said...

Beautiful finishes as always Faye! Loved meeting you at the retreat!

Cindy's Stitching said...

Beautiful finishes. The projects at the retreat look great.

Anna Zont said...

Beautuf finishes. Sewing Casket by Guilia Punti Antichi is my favourite from the last time. But I changed some small details)

Faye said...

Just email me at lriggsbee@nc.rr.com
Thanks!

Faye said...

Just email me at lriggbsee@nc.rr.com
Thanks!

Anna Zont said...

Your mail-box doesn't work

"Google tried to deliver your message, but it was rejected by the server for the recipient domain"

If you mean me in your comment :))))), my e-mail is: zont01@gmail.com

Carol said...

Such a great time you must have had at the retreat, Faye--lovely box from Terri and Ridgely and I love how your project bag turned out. What a perfect reminder of your weekend...

Saying goodbye to Miss Faye must be awfully hard for those first-graders... I'm sure you've loved watching each little person bloom this year :)

laceystitcher said...

I always love seeing a post from you - it makes my day!! I love all of your beautiful finishes as well as the many gorgeous things from the retreat you participated in; it looks like such fun. Enjoy the rest of the school year as well as the upcoming summer. Happy stitching and finishing........

Faye said...

My email begins with a lower case L not the number 1.....

Maya said...

Gorgeous colors, patterns and fabrics. They look really aristocratic and attractive.

Martha said...

Faye, I would love to purchase the lovely caps used on the strawberries you show... you mention you have some available... any left? Martha_kirkcaldy@me.com

Karen said...

Thank you for sharing pictures of the retreat. Lovely finishes as always.

Sherrie Cazel said...

I also love the caps for the strawberries and have been looking for them for years. I would like to purchase some from you if possible.

I would also like to know where to send my projects for you to finish them for me.

I love the work you do and thank you for sharing your ideas.

Sherrie

Jeanne said...

Everything looks wonderful Faye! I was sorry to miss the PSS Retreat this year but I'm registered for next year - woohoo!! I've made little strawberries before but I love those caps you're using so will contact you about those. Thanks for the inspiration :-)

Marie said...

I get excited when I see your picture walk posts….Yahoo, eye candy.
Ahhhh, beautiful as always. Your finishing work is truly an inspiration. Your pre-packaged class kit is top notch. I would love to take one of your classes…maybe someday.

Your students are lucky to have you as a teacher.

Dobelover said...

When I open my email, the first thing I look for is your email as they always bring a smile to my face. You are so talented and I treasure the Moss Creek Shaker box and accessories that you finished for me. It has a prominent home on my entertainment center in my living room for everyone to see. Thank you for sharing your talent with everyone and turning our stitching into heirlooms.

Michele

Vickie Wallace said...

Hi Faye,
I received your blog post through my email and I just hit reply. That may have been wrong or you are just busy so sorry if this is a repeat and I think I will try just sending you an email also to your new email. I would like to order 6 of the strawberry caps,3 of each, and I wanted to see if you sold the little metal tags on your rolls. If you do sale them I would like a few of those. I just need to know how to pay you also. I do have a paypal account if that is good for you.
thanks so much
vickie wallace vmcrowe3@yahoo.com