Monday, December 28, 2009

Sampler: Red is the Rose finish!!!

I wanted to show off this sampler I finished on Saturday....It was fun and fairly quick to do... Sherri at is showcasing several of her designs via her etsy and I think she created a winner with this one!! I know I had fun making it!!

Well, off to the craft room to continue on with my MASSIVE organizing binge I have been on for the last 3 days....labeling fabrics, floss inventory revamp and many other projects that I have neglected...something about the first of the year that puts me in that "nesting" frame of mind. And oh, that little 4 ft Christmas tree in my craft room just might not be coming down! More info to follow soon!~~ Until then, have a good one!!! Faye

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas Everyone!!

Julius is celebrating Christmas eve in festive style early this morning~~~ My older son has arrived home for the holidays with his doggie Julius.... He is so mild mannered and gets along with our Beagle Truffles so well..Everyone is coming together to enjoy Christmas as a family....Such a wonderful feeling!~~ Merry Christmas everyone!~ Faye

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Red is the Rose

Good morning everyone!~~ I was the lucky recipient of the new sampler chart Red is the Rose,by Sherri Hager of The Berri Patch last week!~ (Go check out her etsy!) I wanted to show you this pretty band sampler and the progress I have made on it... I am using 32ct linen (the closest shade I had to the specified mushroom lugana) and the dmc flosses it called for...I must admit I was surprised when I gathered my dmc to see the pink and turquoise shades...but now that I am into the piece I see how Sherri's selection of colors is perfect!~ I willpost a little more in the next few days.....If you are looking for a fun and quick stitch, this sampler is for you!~ Happy stitching everyone!~ Faye

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Its all about the friendship~~~

I was the lucky recipient of an ornament made by Amy at Saturday's Christmas gathering in SC. This darling ornament was done OVER ONE using Sulkey Blending thread...I fell in love with the Milday's Needle chart, I had to buy one!!! AND, the green Sulkey...It is heaven to use btw! Amy also made each of us a needle/scissor traveller out of a gift tin...pretty crafty of her!~ AND, its red....I also got some 36ct edinborough, dmc red and a cute snowman mug in the exchange...And Karen made each of us a fob and mine has a reindeer charm on the end....did I rack up or what?? Everyone had a great time admiring all of Amy's trees and Christmas decorations! A most gracious hostess she truly is!!
Also in the tin was a heart filigree pattern by gazette 94 that I just had to come home and try...I used some of my new threads that I bought on line by Victorian Motto really should check Nancy out because her hand dyed threads are beautiful, affordable and she gets them to you pronto!~ Now I am thinking a Valentine's tree might be in order for the craft room!~ We will have to see...

Lastly, I had to show you the pillow I have made for the lady I teach with... Paulette Stewart with Plum Street Samplers is always so gracious to share freebies on her blog and I knew when she posted this one last week, it was one I had to do...Fun, quick and the verse is absolutely perfect! I added my own prim buttons and stitched it all up on R & R Sea Fog 35 ct using Valdani red... Hope she likes it!~~
Again "With Exceeding Joy we DO praise him!".... Faye

Goodies to show you !~

Isn't this the cutest Quaker stocking ornament??? My friend Tommye made this for me and surprised me by tucking in the Christmas card she sent me!! Thank you so much Tommye and you know I LOVE the reds in it~~ It is hanging front and center!!
I had a chance to pickup my framing order and here is what they had done up for me! Back in February I finished this Quakers and Quilts design by Rosewood Manor... I love the molding that we ended up with!
And here is another Quaker piece I finished this summer by La-D-Da...the black interior edging seemed to bring out the pattern...I have found an excellent framing source: Eastover Artworks near Fayetteville NC...They are efficient, timely and reasonable!! Got to love that...
Next I was surprised yesterday to recieve my Fair and Square exchange goodies from Lenna...Thanks Lenna!~ And, I loved the cute red fabric she included....Nice bonus!~~~
Lastly, I have mailed off my LHN exchange ornament..It isnt due until Feb, but I wanted them to have for Christmas..Cant say who it is that is receiving it right now as I just today put it in the mail...Hope you enjoy this LHN Pear ornament that was in JCS a few years back....Weeks 30 ct using specified overdyes..

So that is it for now...Hope everyone is getting in the spirit of the season...I know we sure are at my house!!! Be safe everyone, Faye

Thursday, December 10, 2009

The finishing frenzy is nearly over!

Well, first let me show you an ornament I have made for a private exchange...recipient not named as they may have not actually received it in the mail yet....It is Carriage House Quaker Christmas and I modified things by leaving off the alphabet....Kinda of prim, but really the brown Gumnuts silk paired with the Ruby Red Slippers overdyed floss ended up being a nice compliment..
Secondly I must show you this beautiful ornament that my friend LeeAnne of "My Nifty Needle" made for me!! This was another private exchange and I just love the cute cherub she put in the top of the tree! I love this design LeeAnne and your finishing is outstanding! Thank you so much!

Then, last weekend I was invited to go to the Tarheel Stitchers Christmas gathering at Linda's (no blog)...Oh what a great time we all had...! Linda's house was fully decorated and we stitched and had a feast!! I thoroughly enjoyed myself and I had made this little ornie for Linda as a Thank you gift.....

We had a mystery exchange and I had made this ornie to tuck in my bag of stitching goodies...Its an older pattern by Heart in Hand called Angel Sings Hark!~I edged it with wide rick rack with complimenting holiday fabric on the backing...
As we all unite with friends, families, neighbors and co-workers to celebrate this most blessed time of the year, lets all remember to be thankful for what we have and lend a hand to someone who may not be as fortunate as you are. Rejoice and be safe during this wonderful CHRISTmas season!~ Love to all from North Carolina, Faye