Greetings friends and fellow stitcher~ First and foremost, know that I, like all if you, pray for all the families that have endured, are enduring and are facing the wrath of the fierce storms that are currently taking toll on so many..... The Lord be with all of you... As a side note, I have suspended shipping Carolina Stitcher orders this week so to not jeopardize any lost packages~
********************American Homestead Sewing Set by The Scarlett House, Tanya Brockmeyer was a delightful stitch of a collection of items.. I was drawn to the lady in the front yard holding the American flag... the log cabin and the group of animals.... I love these designs!!Stitched on Oats&Honey by Dixie Sampler Hand dyed linens40 countUsing all specified cotton overdye threadsInstead of the little pillow finish, I opted for a foldover pocket...Inside, I added a slightly padded cushion for special pins and buttons...And the pocket can hold packs of needles, a small ruler or notes...I love putting little extras in my finishing...The chart calls for my little pincushion to be a scissor fob. I made the pincushion because I wanted to make a spooled fob with one of my stork scissor charms....The hornbook was one I've had for a while... Just waiting for the right project... A just-right fit, I'd say!!The beautiful Shaker Tray by LeHay Shaker, rounds out the collection. I cannot say enough about this beautifully handcrafted red shaker tray~ Rob is a master at his trade and as the owner of many of his pieces, I cannot sing his praises loud enough...Again, an old fashioned sewing set for needles, pins, scissors....All nestled in a beautiful tray to display and actually use!****************I made a promise to myself in January that this would be my year of Quaker stitching.... I love the Quaker style and wanted to add to my collection of Quaker samplers and smalls. Threadwork Primitives, Nan Lewis, has a collection of beautiful Quaker Pinwheels that REALLY spoke to me!Using all Specified cotton overdye threadsUsing all specified cotton overdye threadsI loved the stitch so much that I stitched it a second time in a red/brown colorway~ .... pinwheels were actually used to house working pins and special pins back in the 1800's.... My collection is growing.... and again, my LeHay Shaker trays and shaker boxes are perfect to display these small works of art.... I will sign off with a quote from Robert Schuller... "let your hopes, not your hurts, shape your future..." Blessings, Faye
Sunday, September 10, 2017
Saturday, September 2, 2017
Little House Needleworks
Sleigh Bells Ring
(Beautifully stitched on her screenprinted linen)
Stoneware Bunny kit
Be of Good Cheer
Summer House Stitch Workes
PSS Exclusive Retreat Kit
Children at Christmas
I have had requests for a larger zippered bag suitable for your 11" x 11" Q-Snaps... So, I am now offering a 16" x 24" XL bag at 35.00.... Just like my 12" x 15" size, this zippered bag has french seams and is fully lined with a zipper charm. Very roomy to hold larger items.....
X-L Carolina Stitcher
Zippered project bag 16" x 24"
So, if you're a stitcher who keeps their stitch on Q-snaps and need a way to organize and transport your project, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or Facebook message me~
September brings on stocking finishes, ornaments galore and a little stitching myself... As I close, I will share a completed project and an ongoing project as I continue dedicating 2017 to my year of Quaker stitching...
Quaker Bird Pinwheel
My dear friend and talented designer, Nan Lewis, has released several Pinwheel designs that are all capturing my heart.... I will be showing the next one, Quaker Clover Pinwheel, very soon.....
And, my big Quaker sampler, Sarah Tatum, has been progressing nicely... I began her Jan.2017 and its my goal to have her completed before years end.....
Sarah Tatum Sampler
Thanks for sticking with me for this long blogpost....
Stay safe, smiling and stitching,....,