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Friday, June 30, 2017


June birds and bees
Week four

Something New

It's week four and time for two new bee stitches.   Hope you like them.  

RJ - This week I stitched a chart by Fanci That called Honeybee.   She is a sweet, whimsical angel that was really fun to stitch. This is one of the patterns received from Cathy, the lady Mary met on facebook that sent us so many of her Fanci That patterns.  We hope to stitch many of them.  We have since found out that Fanci That is not making patterns anymore which makes them that more special. 

Honeybee will be our first one but we have lots more we will be sharing in the future. I would like to stitch one for each season and special holidays.  So I have decided to put them in a frame and just change them out according to the time of the year.   Besides the ones Cathy sent us, we have purchased others from Etsy and Ebay.  We would like to pass these on to others as soon as we both get them stitched up.




I added a bee button to the frame at the top

It's another Kohl's frame and the bee button fit just fine under glass.

Closeup of the cute little ballerina slippers she wears that criss - cross up her legs and then tie in bows.   How cute!!!

Closeup of her cute halo with stitched bee and the little bee button on her wing


Honeybee
by Fanci That
40 ct. vintage country mocha linen
a mix of overdyed threads
bee buttons from Joann's
frame from Kohl's

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Mary - My new stitch is a very sweet pattern from the very talented designer Eszter from the Subrosa blog.  The free pattern can be found here.

I added the words "We're Meant to Bee" because it is an anniversary gift for my niece.  I stitched with variegated threads but have no recollection which ones I used.  But I now keep track of all of my substitutions.  It was a pleasure to stitch on 40 count linen for the very first time.  

This was one of the few finishes that came together easily for me.  I coffee dyed the rosebud fabric to blend better with the country mocha linen.  I found the trim in a Michael's dollar bin.  RJ sent me the bee charm and the cute little pink buttons in a goodie bag awhile ago.  She wanted to know where I found such sweet little buttons.  I had to remind her that she sent them to me and she was not getting them back!!!  


I added the words We're Meant To Bee.

Closeup of the trim, buttons and charm.

Free chart from Sub Rosa blog
40 ct. country mocha linen
unknown over dyed threads

Happy stitching!   We hope to see you next week with our new styling with stitches project. Thank you for stopping by.   Your visits are much appreciated.
                                                           Mary and RJ



   As wings are to a bird, and sails are to a ship, so is prayer to the soul.
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39 comments:

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  2. OK I will try again as I replied to the wrong blog post here, my word I must have had a long day. I am loving seeing your work and very much enjoy the bees. Love the Bee Happy piece it has such lovely colours and I am thinking that using the same frame and changing out the pieces such a wonderful idea. Changing decor and saving money two of my favourite things.

    Looking forward to your next post

    Love Mel from Australia

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  3. Crikeys I must be tired I meant that the We're Meant to Bee here" piece has beautiful colours, please believe me I am not usually this feather brained

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    1. Mel we are so glad you stopped by. No worries...I do things like that all the time. Have a great weekend. RJ

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  4. OMG...you know I love both of these pieces! I remember when that series of Fanci That charts came out--so cute!
    RJ, I love that frame with the piece and your little embellishments--perfect!
    Mary, I just printed that freebie chart out. I love the wording you added..I may b"borrow" that idea and stitch that up for me and my hubby.
    You guys rock with finishing!!!

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  5. Sweet finishes!!
    Great idea to add We're meant to bee, it's so cute and finishes the design so nicely.

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  6. Two beautiful bee motifs, both I like very well, and different finish. Just look nice.
    Thanks for your kind comment on my blog.
    big hugs, Martina

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    1. You are so kind Martina. I love your blog and your beautiful work. Thank you for coming by to see us. RJ

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  7. Beautiful bees! I love them both. Great idea to use the one frame RJ and swap the designs. Mary your pillow is gorgeous!

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  8. I love the angel's ballerina slippers.♥
    Mary, that is super the way you personalized the chart!!

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  9. Hello RJ and Mary....
    Oh my goodness your stitching is just lovely and " bee " still my heart...I love honey bees! The little angel with the ballet shoes had me giggling even before my cup of tea...lol... and as soon as I am done posting this I will "bee" off to look up the free pattern! Thank you for sharing these with us...it was a fun way to start my morning!
    Have a great weekend! Sending hugs your way!

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  10. Both bee pieces are darling. Way to go, you two! Enjoy your weekend!

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  11. Hello dear RJ,

    Thank you so much for your sweet comments on my blog, highly appreciated!
    I love your bee stitches, love the way the little ones are circling!
    It seems I was on a stitching diet and I almost faint for hunger of making some stitches ... time to get moving :)

    Dutch waves across the ocean, Carolien

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    1. Hello dear Carolien! I so enjoyed your trip to France. It was pure joy! Thank you for liking our bee stitches. I look forward to your next stitch. RJ

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  12. RJ: I stitched this design so long ago and still love the design.
    I am sad when a designer stops designing but life goes on.
    That frame is positively perfect, thank-you for sharing with us.

    Happy Fourth
    Catherine

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  13. Mary: The pillow is so sweet, I like the words you added so perfect, the coordinating fabric is also perfect, the buttons are a sweet touch, thank-you for sharing with us.

    Happy Fourth
    Catherine

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  14. Comme c'est doux,j'aime les abeilles brodées c'est si mignon,et vos finitions sont charmantes!
    Délicieux dimanche a toutes les deux
    Amicalement

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    1. Merci beaucoup Marie Christine! Vous etes tres gentil. RJ and Mary

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  15. Oh my! I love bee stitching! Both designs are so cute...the bee angel is adorable! I see you are both stitching on 40 count linen...I just started that feat...a real vision challenge for my old eyes, but am loving it.

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  16. Love, love, love both pieces! Beautiful soft colors and finish techniques. I think it's so very cool that both of you sweet friends take care of this blog together. I enjoy both of your posts and always leave so inspired. Thank you for a wonderful blog.

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  17. Both of the Bee designs are very pretty!! Love the way you are dong the blog!!

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  18. beautiful bee pieces! I love them both very much ♥
    wishing you and your family a great 4th of July weekend!

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  19. Hello RJ,

    Thank you so much for your sweet comment on my blog and your signs of friendship! Have a great holiday!!!

    Love, Carolien

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  20. Oh great, a bee theme. I love everything bee myself but haven't stitched many of such charts so far.
    Honeybee is a great chart to start with Fanci That designs, RJ. And the frame is just perfect for it.
    Mary, I love the Sub Rosa design that you stitched. Such a wonderful freebie. And you finished it very creatively with al the embellishments you added to the little pillow.

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  21. Both stitching are wonderful.
    Best wishes Manuela

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  22. I am new to your blog and I visiting from Carol's :) Your finishes are so pretty.

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  23. How pretty the bee stitching!
    I love both of these pieces!

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  24. Wonderful finishes. I have just kitted up the freebie design, it's good to see it as a stitched piece.

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  25. Ladies you have done it again! Great stitching on both projects. I love your idea of changing out the picture in the frame for the different seasons Mary.

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  26. I love any patterns with honey or bees as my Granddaddy was a Bee Man. I want to stitch Annie Beez, God Save the Queen!

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  27. Well done I so love your finishing on little cushion.
    Happy Stitching.

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  28. Two lovely bee themed stitches here. Bees really are very popular in charts. I'm laughing at the story about the buttons too!

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  29. Mary and RJ - what charming stitching. I love bee motifs and have stitched a couple of dozen myself, but not the 2 you gals just did. Your two finishes are very creative and professional looking.

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  30. Thanks for your comment on my blog, I have now become a follower of yours after reading yours, the Scavenger photo hunt is not a photography club just some words set every month by Hawthorn at I livelovecraftIam me blogspot. Maybe you would like to join us. I have just printed the bee pattern you have done as an anniversary present , its lovely. Will have to go have a look at older posts now ,I just hope you won't turn out to be yet another enabler lol.Good to "meet" you

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  31. How darling these are! I don't know what it is, but bee themed pieces have been calling my name more and more loudly lately. I was never a bee lover, but there are just so many cute charts out there. Perhaps I should begin with the SubRosa freebie?

    Hope you both enjoy the 4th of July holiday--it's a beautiful, sunny day here in western PA. Hope you are having the same weather wherever you are :)

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  32. Thank you so much for your sweet comment on my blog and your signs of friendship! Have a great holiday!!!
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