Many of us are living our lives by the motto of "making do with what you've got!"... When I saw this freebie listed on Beth Twists blog Friday, I felt like it really must be my weekend project.... Beth stressed that everyone should be creative with their colorways, using threads we had on hand and just putting our own spin on her design....Here is my interpretation....
Make it Do....Heartstring Samplery
36 ct coffee dyed linen
threads listed below
I did end up changing threads and here is what I went with...
Called for I used
GAST Pumpkin Patch CC Pumpkin Harvest
GAST Daffodil GAST ButterCrunch
GAST Adobe GAST Adobe
GAST Fishermans Wharf GAST Portabella
GAST Woodrose GAST Woodrose
GAST Pomegranate GAST Holly Berry
GAST Butternut Squash CC Gingersnap
GAST Mustard Seed CC Ye Old Gold
GAST Baby Spinach GAST Endive
WDW Havana WDW Havana
WDW Red Pear WDW Red Pear
The point is to use what you have on hand, so use whatever you feel is right for you~~
I did want to share my exchange piece to Pat (no blog)from a couple weeks ago...She and I had a private exchange and I posted the beautiful BBD piece she stitched for me a couple posts ago.... She notified me that she received my exchange package and here is a peak of what I mailed to her....
Summer Star Pincushion and mini pincushion
A Stitchers Journey
The smaller initial pincushion is for Pat to use in her traveling stitch bag...It is small and just the right size to toss into her bag and have a little something to plant that needle in when changing thread colors... Both are filled with crushed walnut shells...I wanted to show the rickrack detail on the edges...The Robins Egg Blue hand-dyed trims by Victorian Motto matches the BBD designs so well.... I also included one of my homemade pins....
Hope everyone had a great Easter and got back in the routine today....I had alot of fun with family and these two sweeties.....
Have a great week everyone and Happy Stitching...........
I love your "make do" colors - so soft and beautiful!
love the exchange you sent to Pat .. very pretty! and your Make Due is lovely! Great colors :)
I love the Freebie. I got the pattern also. I love the exchange with Pat. Do you tack (stitch) your rick-rack down or glue? I been seeing it done this way on a lot of blogs. The furbabies are so cute!!! Take care...
I love your interpretation of Beth's design!! And your exchange pieces are adorable, as are your pups!
Great interpretation of Beth's freebie! Love your exchange pieces as well.
So cute as always Faye! Glad you had a good Easter weekend with the "family"!
I love your take on the make do project! The colors are really pretty. Glad your Easter was filled with a little fur! LOL!
Faye I love your make do weekend stitch, can't wait to see how you finish it~~I also want to see your finish of bloom. I love that design, I just ordered it. I am enjoying my pincushions, I love them... I am getting another order ready for the victorian motto. I love her things and her service is fantastic!!! Pat
Votre broderie est merveilleuse mon amie !
oh les chiens j'adore ! le noir et blanc à un regard rempli d'amour tout ce que j'aime ! je vous souhaite une bonne semaine et je pense que votre paquet va arrivé !
je vous embrasse, et à très vite !
Lovely exchange sent to Pat. Great finish on the freebie. Glad you had a lovely Easter.
Gorgeous Heartstring finish Faye. I loved it as soon as I saw that design. Your gifts are beautiful too - such lovely colours. I love that ricrac. x
I don't know what the original Make Do colors look like together but your selections are beautiful! Your exchange pieces are lovely too and the pups are just too cute.
Love it Faye, as well as all of your recent goodies!! I am glad to see that you are doing well given all of the storms recently. Looking forward to seeing more of your wonderful finishes!! Hugs!
Beautiful colors choices for "Make Do," Faye! I love that saying--waste of any kind just drives me crazy!!
I'm sure Pat is loving her little pillows--that Victorian Motto trim is luscious.
I love the photo of your pup with sunglasses--he wouldn't have needed them up here on Easter. Nothing but rain, rain, and more rain!
Isn't this a pretty freebie? You stitched it so quick, and I love your color choices. It turned out beautiful! Wonderful exchange package too.
Beautiful stitching! Adorable dogs!
Your Beth Twist sampler is so pretty. That is a great saying! I love the color changes you made. I also love the pin cushions for Patty. They're so pretty. You did such a good job on the finishing!
P.S. That should be Pat, not Patty! :)
Beautiful stitching Faye! I'm afraid that when I "make do", my results aren't nearly as lovely!!!
Love the "make do". The colors you picked are perfect.
That freebie from Beth came out so wonderfully! I love the colors you used! Love the pieces you sent for the exchange as well! Your two fur babies are so cute -- how do you get your sweetie to wear sunglasses? Priceless!
I changed the image of my avatar pretty? Kisses
I love the piece where you chose your own colors, it's beautiful. The items you made for Pat are beautiful also.
Great finished Faye and I love the colors you chose for the Make Do piece!
Thank you for the link Faye, I've visited Beth's site and found the chart for myself. I love the colours you've used and your exchange pieces are lovely. How cute is your puppy in the sunglasses! Happy stitching to you.
What a beautifully finished freebie!!!
Lovely exchange pieces and finish - great thread choices, too!
What beautiful finishes, the colours are fabulous xx
Your finish is lovely - the colors you used are perfect! And I'm loving the exchange you sent is gorgeous! I'm in love with that color rickrack you used!!
Your make it do looks great Faye! I love the pincushions you made for the exchange but what I really love are those adorable canines! Can you bring them with you Saturday??? :o)
I love your interpretation of Make Do. The colour choices are beautiful. Very nice exchange you put together.
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