Saturday, December 31, 2016

2016's last picture walk.......

Greetings friends!!!! Hard to believe we're flipping the calendar soon to January 2017!! Hard to believe....
 I hope everyone's Christmas was nice... Mine was.... My children and I spent Christmas Day together.... It always amazes me how they've become grown men with lives of their own..... I'm SO proud of them!
I'd like to take a quick moment to say a heartfelt "Thank~you" for all the nice comments, words of encouragement and inspirational feedback you give me with my blog posts.... I truly draw my creativity and designing inspiration from you, my friends and customers~ 2017 will bring continued stitching, sewing and finishing services... so, stay tuned~ 
I'd like to share a few finishes from early December...... 
Valentine Sampler
With thy Needle & Thread
A co-ordinated 5 piece set
I painted, distressed and waxed a paper mâché box...... Then mounted the padded heart trimmed with mini-Pom Pom trim~
I like to make a padded bottom in the box.....   
Pin pillow fits nicely inside.....  
....tiny "x's" line the seams......  
Rouched distressed seam binding on the scissor fob~  
...a tiny wool appliqué red heart on the back...   
A classic With thy Needle & Thread Needlebook... I love all the  buttons dangling along the bottom~  
A pocket and padded pin cushion is inside.....  
All topped off with a monogrammed 12 x 15" Carolina Stitcher project bag....  
    Stay safe and enjoy ringing in our new year today.....  Many blessings, much peace, happy hearts & creative stitching hands~  

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Tonight's picture walk.....

Christmas is nearly here friends! Tomorrow is the first day of the Winter Solecist.... Over the next week, enjoy family time making memories... or just relax with a little down time~  Tonight I'd like to share a couple more finished goodies.... please take a look~ 

~From left to right then below~ 

Lidia Bewman~ The Goode Huswife

The Angels Sing~ The Marking Sampler

C is for Christmas~ Shepherds Bush

Good Cheer~ The Goode Huswife


Americana bowl fillers... Bent Creek~ 


Holiday Spirit~ Samplerbird Stitchery freebie(2010)

...with a charm attached on the back~

Like most you you, I have the wrapping to finish, food prep to conquer and a list of to-do's I need to whittle down within the next 4 days... Stay safe, happy and stitching! 






Saturday, December 17, 2016

One of my favorites......

When you stitch something many times, it qualifies as one of your favorites~ Many of you have this older classic chart in your inventory at home..... I have to say that one of my all time favorites is an Out of Print chart 18th Century Stitchers Pinwheel by The Goode Huswife ...  I love monochrome stitches.... I love alphabets.... I love pinwheels because they can easily be finished into an ornament..... I love collections~ Take a look......  

I've stitched many of them.....


....mostly in reds.... I love red~ 


Here's a few in a tray to display..... approximately 3" in diameter......


Simple cording.... a charm on the back.... 

You'll see I like using leftover scraps of linens for my backing fabric.......



I've given a few way as gifts..... I try to stitch a couple each year..... 

Needlework Tree Ornaments

Sue Hillis~ Needleworkers Tree

~Another monochrome~

Just choose your color palette


My Stitchers Tree has a thimble charm....and special ribbon.....

  That's a few from my personal collection of monochrome ornaments..... tomorrow I'll be showcasing more of the finishing I have done for many of you.....   Stay warm and stitching friends!!   Faye          

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Today's chilly picture walk~

The deep freeze has arrived in the Carolinas!!!! Brrrrr.... I'm guessing it's about time since its mid-December~ We've been spoiled some, so it's time to throw another log on the fire!  Today's picture walk showcases several more of YOUR stitches that were sent to me to creatively finish.... here you go~  

 Plum Street Samplers 2015 freebie Christmas ornaments

The 12 Days of Christmas 

A blend of fabrics and similar trims..... I love this collection! 


I am so glad this sweet customer will be enjoying them for many years to come~  

 The fabric backings should be complimentary and pretty enough to display....  
Merry and Bright
Threadwork Primitives
This stitch is stunning and includes 3 appliquéd wool trees.... sweet~  
Plum Street Sampler~ Merry One I'll have a few more to show you soon..... Stay warm..... And, stitching! Faye  

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Tonight's Christmas picture walk.....

Greetings friends everywhere!  The countdown is on as the children in my classroom count days until Christmas break..... Bless their hearts... they don't really have a concept of time... but Tuesday is right around the corner!    Tonight's picture walk highlights many gifts I have finished up for my customers... Stitch Guild exchange gifts, goodies for friends and even gifts of rememberence~ Take a look....
  • Lizzie Kate Flora McSample stockings

 ....with piped edges.... 

...just like the large stockings... fully lined~

We all know that the holidays can bring on sadness and anxiety to many... it's not always a joyous occasion to some~ This stitcher wanted to commemorate the death of her husband by stitching precious, one of-a-kind ornaments for her children..... I was SO touched when given the opportunity to create these ornaments for her family.... A true labor of love that will be used to reflect back on happy times when their dad was living..... 

Merry Christmas from Heaven

I love you dearly, now don't shed a tear...

I'm spending my Christmas

with Jesus this year....


An ornament for each child... How sweet is that?


Lizzie Kate~ Jingle all the Way

I thought these cranberry, olive and light brown jingle bells were the perfect accent~ 

Stacy Nash kit offered by Country Sampler~ Dec 25

In a day or so, I will share a 12 piece collection of ornaments that I promise photos will not do justice~ As I've said before, I am a very lucky lady to get to see, touch and create YOUR wonderful stitching into treasured pieces for you to enjoy..... I look forward to sharing these goodies with you~ 

As always.... stay happy and stitching....



Monday, December 12, 2016

Today's picture walk.....

Greetings friends and fellow stitchers...... it's been a little while but the good news is that ALL of your Christmas goodies have been  finished up and are safely in your hands! It truly is the most glorious time of the year!  The hum of my sewing machine is gently winding down... I'm setting my sights on a few finishes for myself to give as gifts..... can you feel my smile as I write this?? I would like to show a few finishes each day from now til Christmas..... So, here are a few I'm highlighting today~   

~Bowl fillers~

Little House Needleworks Peace on Earth

Shepherds Bush Joy to Ewe


Homespun Elegance~Candy Cane Cutie



I love tiny charms and bells to pull it all together~


Homespun Elegance~ Holiday Home


Noah's Ark Tree ornaments (designer unknown)

A small tree filled with stitched animal ornaments is in the makings... more to come~  

Backside of ornament


Pineberry Lane~ Merry Christmas

Prairie Schooler 12 days of Christmas


Country Rustic Prims~ Family

That's it for tonight..... I'll be sharing more goodies very soon..... until then, keep a smile in your heart and your hands happily stitching.......