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Sunday, July 17, 2016

Today's picture walk......

Hello fellow friends and Stitchers~ What a glorious Sunday this is and perfect for me to share a few of my recent finishes~ I've recently been watching a little Flosstube and have learned the acronym for a stitched project that has finally been finished is referred to a FFO... Finally Finished Object! So, I guess I have a new title..... Creator of FFO's! I love that~ Here a few of the most recent FFO's that have have mailed out of my craftroom.....

 

Pins and Needles~ Pheasant Street Samplers

 

I made a crushed walnut filled pincushion.... And put my Carolina Stitcher spinning on things....

Topiary in Bloom~ Blackbird Designs.....

I fell in love with the birds... I wanted to create a Needlebook to compliment the pincushion seen above... So, I coordinated fabrics and specialty stitches...

 

Leftover linen was incorporated into the inside pocket...

These two would be a beautiful gift set or the beginning of a sweet vinyette...

 

Another couple designs were finished as a "set".... Marrying Littlehouse Needleworks with Plum Street Samplers....

Merry One~ Plum Street Samplers

I enjoy making custom cording.... And, the round padded ornaments are the perfect finish to use the cording on.... For me, it gives that nice clean finished look......

The beginnings of her 2016 Christmas goodies, my customer was most pleased....

 

Here's a look at another sweet ornament....

Merry Mouse~ With thy Needle & Thread

Again, handmade cording that ties the various colors together.....

While I'm mentioning stitches that may be presented in pairs, or finished to compliment each other, this is a good time to show you a way you may want to consider when you have something small to attach to a stitched piece....

Here is a strawberry made to go with the sweet pillow...(Handprint on my Heart~ Heartstrings Samplery)
Hand sewing the strawberry to the pillow would be an option or simply laying the strawberry next to the pillow when displaying would be fine as well... Here's my alternative....
 

I attached a nice metal ring discreetly in the corner..... So I could do this or....

This.... Looping the top of the strawberry through the ring allows it to be attached to the pillow. Yet, can be removed with ease if you'd like to use it somewhere else....

Many of you are now making collections of strawberrys using my metal toppers.... (I now stock these toppers in silver tone and bronze tone so email me if you need some...fayeriggsbee@gmail.com) These toppers are your strawberrys crowning glory....

 

Finally, a special 19" project roll with a twist! Using your stitched piece on the inside lining of your project roll is the perfect way to continue to enjoy that beautiful stitch....

Martha Agnes~ Stacy Nash Designs.... Seen as part of the inside lining of the project roll....

Well protected when closed and you're not stitching on your current project.....

But, will be enjoyed when you unroll the project roll to start stitching again..... All sizes of stitched pieces can be used this way... On 12" or 19" project rolls, your small stitched pieces would look nice here also....

 

Hoping your day is wonderful! I'll be resuming my craftroom finishing on Thursday...Lots of orders on hand to get back to you guys and it'll be my pleasure to do so the last part of my summer break..... With my October 1 deadline for Christmas finishing fastly approaching, please get your goodies to me to secure your spot in my finishing rotation.... Just a thought!

Consider this to be your thought for the day~

Always,

 

Faye

 

16 comments:

CindyC said...

I'm in awe and giving this post a great big WOW, my super-talented Sis! I just loved enjoying my Sunday-morning coffee looking at your beautiful work! Thank you for sharing! I hope you'll enjoy the rest of your Sunday, hon! HUGS! :) <3

woolwoman said...

What a great way to start a beautiful Sunday with all your lovely creative finishes. LOVE the idea of the stitches piece inside the project roll.
I'll be thinking about a design for a big project roll, cheers! Mel

linda said...

Love your quote of the day, a keeper. In awe of your finishing skills as always.

Laura Richards said...

Your work is just amazing!

Charlene ♥ SC said...

At first glance I thought, this could be a set! You certainly pulled them together into a darling set! Your sweet touches make each one a specialty! Thanks for sharing the tips we may not think of! Yeah, that's a good title: the FFO Girl. ❣

Robin in Virginia said...

Another fabulous batch of FFOs from Faye's workroom! Thank you for sharing, Faye! You do inspire. Someone should chart the quote you shared.

Karen said...

Those finishes are fantabulous! Love the hint for little ring trick for attaching the strawberry. Perfect....

Evelyne said...

Wow lovely finishings! Beautiful strawberry finish with a nice cap, love, love!!!
Have a nice week Faye.
Evelyne

Joanie said...

What a beautiful post. SO relaxing to read. Your finishes are gorgeous and I have to tell you that I use my project rolls every day. I love them. Everything, from the details and the fabric is just so finely finished.

rebelrosecreations@gmail.com said...

Beautiful finishes! Love reading your post.

Jocelyn Thurston said...

I loved looking at your finishes; all inspiring. You are soo productive!

Willa said...

Faye, I love your work. It always brings a smile to my face that stays with me all day. I plan to send on Saturday, a few lovelies for you to finish. I can't wait to see what you do with them! XO, Willa

Paqui Galán said...

Preciosos todos tus trabajos.
Te felicito por ellos.
Feliz semana ... Besos, Paqui :)

Patricia Lessell said...

Okay here is something new for me I LOVE EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM. Okay so it isn't anything new but I do love them. You are so clever. P xxx

Iris said...

I just love taking these picture walks. Your finishing is so inspiring as is all the beautiful stitching.

Jennifer Janney said...

Your finishing work is so beautiful. I wish you'd offer tutorial's on how to do some of it....but then you'd be out of business lol..so i understand why you don't. :) I love the needlebook with the binding and the acorn gathering sewing roll. Very fun finishes.