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Friday, March 9, 2018

Today’s picture walk....

Brrrrrr.... I know so many of you are surviving rough weather…… We’ve been cold here in the Carolinas as well~ Daylight savings time often signifies warmer weather and the changing of the seasons~ Bring it on! 

I’ve been happily finishing in my sewing room....Creating and and completing projects for many of you…… I’d like to share~

Spring Robin designed by SubRosa~ Mounted for and different look.... I simply love this look!!

A Stitchers Journey designed by Blackbird Designs.... Needlebook that’s a tri-fold...  Loving these soft colors...


3 pockets for packs of needles, notes and the like...


It ties up nicely.... shown with Summer Stars pincushion from the same BBD book....

Tulip Pincushion designed by Blackbird Designs... I used Pom trim by Dames of the Needle...a faded Confedrate Grey


Here’s the inside of the box... padded piece with my customers accessories.... a treasure~


Isn’t it fun? A classic design.... I love Blackbird Designs ~


The Winter is passed by Blackbird Designs.... My customer provided her own box found at Hobby Lobby~ The same beautiful light teal box used in the designers model....

Sampler Lesson1 designed by Plum Street Sampler.... I LOVE these pillows……

Sampler lesson 2 by Plum Street Sampler.... just look at the lady and her dog!

Sampler lessons 3 by Plum Street Samplers... the soft Taupes and lilacs are beautiful together....


Sampler lesson 4 by Plum Street 


Blackbird Designs~ My Pink Rose... The distressed linen just “makes” this piece!


Hello Spring by Plum Street Samplers.... I LOVE the lightly distressed mini Pom trim~ 



Little House Needleworks (?)... or possibly Country Cottage Needleworks... 


Stacy Nash Freedom.... one can never have too many Carolina Stitcher Project bags!

Of course, I’m loving all the sets I’m seeing of Summer School Abecadarian series designed by With thy Needle & Thread... 


They are classics.....


And, that Strawberry is Darling and soooo tiny!! I love finishing this grouping!! 

I’ll leave you with a recent personal stitch.... I’m a member of the Samplermaker Facebook group and was able to stitch this freebie by Lori Brechlin.... It’s perfect for me because it speaks to my love of stitching; especially Samplers.....


Are you a Samplermaker?


Hoping each of you have a great weekend....stay warm and stitching!!


Faye



Tuesday, February 27, 2018

It’s been a while.... but I can explain...

Hello friends and fellow stitchers! It’s been a little while since I’ve been able to blog~ Lots of balls in the air and I’m surely not complaining! Finishes for a couple designers Nashville Market releases were completed timely~ Preparing Carolina Stitcher goodies for 2 upcoming retreats.... (more about that soon……) And, having a delightful time finishing many, many treasures for you.... my customers! I’ve had a great 2018 so far and lots more fun to come!! 

I’ll keep it simple……… Here is tonight’s picture walk of my latest finishes for some of my customers... Enjoy!



Yes! I’ve been drumming! Here are a few finished up that are Dyeing to Stitch kit club designs...



Seasonal pillows.... 




Ornaments....





Special pillows....


Needlebook and fob sets....






My personal projects...


Hands on Designs freebie....



Isabella Uffindell 1829 Sampler.... My large Sampler Stitch for 2018



A newly found Vintage shop in Fayetteville.... Prim & Proper.... 


And many Carolina Stitcher Project bags have been rolling out my door………



That’s it for tonight... There is so much I can’t show you..... But, in time you will!! 


Blessed in so many ways, 

Faye


Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Commemorating a special visit and today’s picture walk~

Greetings friend!!  So many stitchy things have happened since my post a couple weeks ago.... 

Let me say right off the top, if you ever have an opportunity to meet Nicola Parkman of Hands Across the Sea Samplers, you really should! Her lectures and workshops are amazing~ I had the rare opportunity to attend an event at Sassy Jacks in Weaverville, NC on Jan 5 where Nicola shared historical details about many reproduction Samplers she has reproduced……… Every attendee was totally mesmerized with not only her beautiful British accent, but all the work she does researching genealogy details about the young girls who stitched these antique  Samplers.... Find her on YouTube and you will want to watch each of her videos~ 

Our class piece involved freehand stitching, which I was extremely inexperienced in doing.... but most willing to learn and practice. Here are my end results in the Stitch.... It was total fun!


A special design with satin Stitches, cross Stitches and free hand motifs..



I wanted to personalize my piece with a pocket on the back including  “Nicola Parkman 2018” so I could always remember my first visit with her... 


Our class kits included all materials to complete your freehand into a finished Pinkeep or needlebook.... Nicola also gifted each attendee and Auction Sampler book in a British Bag inaddition to the kit. And, to top it all off, we had an English.... British tea served in china cups with saucers with tea cookies of all types... I wished the day didn’t have to end…… it was just that amazing!



Of course, I’ve been creating finishes in my craftroom for many of my customers... Here are a few that I can share with you....


With thy Needle & Thread




Plum Street Sampler freebies


Carolina Stitcher Project bags


Blackbird Designs 


As I close I want to remind you to live your life to the fullest, with no regrets...  My daily reminder. 


Always, 

Faye