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Thursday, December 7, 2017

Today’s picture walk.....

Holiday greetings friends and fellow stitcher! A quick pause from my little corner of the world.... Today’s picture walk includes a small sampling of a few seasonal finishes that I’ve had the great fortune to create~~ Please Enjoy~

Lizzie Kate Tiny Tidings...... 

I like to make the backings fun too! 

Country Rustive Primitives Faith

Plum Street Sampler~ Farmstead Christmas.... A thinner pillow made to lean on a stand such as mine……

Very simple detachable bow and cinnamon red plaid piping/backing....

Homespun Elegance~ Avery’s Little Red Truck

(Left)... freebie from Dec 4, 2010 blogpost of Stitching and Cats oh my Blog...

(Right).... Joy Just Cross Stitch magazine, issue unspecified...

I located some darling wooden buttons stamped “Handmade” to attach on the backs...

Pineberry Lane design on 40 count Pearled Barley

Punch Needle &Primitive Magazine Winter 2016

I love simple charms and embellishments ~

More to come.... I’m on the home stretch for 2017 finishing.... I will be pausing Dec 20- Jan 2 from actual finishing.... Rest, recharge, family time and my long awaited reorganization of my Carolina Stitcher craftroom.....  But I’ll still be blogposting!!

Much love, 


Monday, November 27, 2017

Tonight’s picture walk....

I’m thinking (cross your fingers) my blog posting issues are behind me~ I sure do hope so!

Here is another collection of finishes I happily did for a sweet customer.... I’ll let the photos speak for themselves...

Summer Schoolhouse~ A lesson in Abecadarian designed by Brenda Gervais of With thy Needle & Thread

They fit perfectly in my LeHay Shaker tray... I trimmed them with hemp rick rack so it slightly pops out of each side seam...

That tiny stitched Strawberry is just too cute!

I loved that this was stitched on the recommended 28 count Lugana over 1... Each piece is quite petite!

I even rounded out things by making that teenie tiny red wool Strawberry attached to the far right pillow.... distressed seam ribbon and antique buttons pulled the red berry embellishment all together~  Like many of you, I am also stitching this collection.... So, if you’d like my help, I’m just a comment or email away~

More seasonal finishes will be on my next picture walk..... Until then, happy stitching!


Saturday, November 25, 2017

Today’s picture walk.......

Testing this app for posting to my blogspot....

This collection was a joy to finish! Stoneware Pinkeepdesigned by Priscilla’s Pocket using Country Redwood GAST Thread... My customer was MOST thrilled!

Each were edged with Nick’s Coat mini Pom-Pom by Dames of the Needle……… 

I have had so many blogging problems, so bear with me..... 

Happy stitching friends.....


Thursday, October 5, 2017

It’s my birthday month giveaway………

Greetings friend~ I have posted on Facebook that I'm offering this Carolina Stitcher bag in a giveaway in honor of it being my birthday month!! From the looks of things, I may have 2 to give away~  Soooooo, if you would like to play along and be entered, all you have to do is be a follower of my blog and make a comment! Easy~ I will announce the winner(s) on Monday Oct 9~~~  

Good luck everybody!!! 



Monday, September 25, 2017

Today's Picture walk......

Good morning friends!!! Happy Monday and lets get started.... I will get right with it because I have finishing ideas swirling in my head already this morning.... Ideas I will apply to your finishing orders in my craftroom.... Its such a great feeling! But, first, I would like to share a few goodies that have arrived at their owners homes.... Finishes that were created by me~


Mice in the Sewing Room

With thy Needle &Thread 

 I thought the tiny pillow needed a scissor pocket~ And, a spool of thread charm~


 Hats off to Uncle Sam

Blackbird Designs

Intended to be finished into a drum... however this cutie will hang in a grapevine wreath.... 

Spring Greetings Bouquet
With thy Needle & Thread

The tiniest of French Knots make this piece adorable! 

 Remember Me

Plum Street Samplers


I was lucky enough to get to Norforgotten Farms a couple weekends ago and purchased one of the Sewing Trays made right there on the farm.... It has turned into an invalueable treasure for me! Not only do my necessities sit on it when stitching, but it keeps all of my finishing trinkets in place when I am completing your pieces... I'm including the Etsy link.... 

Notforgotten Farms 
Sewing tray in Barn Red
I hope all of you have a great week with laughter, fellowship and stitching!! 

Sunday, September 10, 2017

American Homestead Sewing Set and more!

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 linens 
40 count
Using all specified cotton overdye threads
Instead 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!
Quaker Clover Pinwheel 40 count Lakeside Light Exemplar linen
Using all Specified cotton overdye threads
Vintage mini Pinwheel 40 count Lakeside light exemplar
Using all specified cotton overdye threads
I 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  

Saturday, September 2, 2017

A picture walk....

Greetings from North Carolina and welcome September..... I will be the first to admit that I am ready for Fall..... There are a lot of you out there who are too.... The days are shortening... the nights somewhat cooler... and, lots of stitching projects are in the making... I'd like to share a few finished creations that have come together in my craft room recently.  

 Prairie Schooler


Scarlett Letter
 ABCD 1817
 Thin piped edge~
Stacy Nash Designs 
**love his man purse!**
 ** scissor pocket on back**
Miss Lapin
With thy Needle & Thread


 Hand blessings

Blackbird Designs 

Club kit 

Prairie Schooler 

Little House Needleworks

Sleigh Bells Ring 


Primitive Hare

Christmas Bells

(Beautifully stitched on her screenprinted linen)


Pocketed back


Priscillas Pocket

Stoneware Bunny kit

Scarlet House

Be of Good Cheer


Summer House Stitch Workes

PSS Exclusive Retreat Kit

9 Patch



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 fayeriggsbee@gmail.com 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...


Threadwork Primitives

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,....,