Friday, November 6, 2009

pillow talk

NOT!!! We aren’t that intimate, are we? LOL But I do have finished pillows to share with you. The first…

Give Thanks by Heartstring Primitives. I decided on a cupboard pillow finish for this one b/c of its width yet small size. To keep with fall and the pumpkin theme I used a jute-type cording for a hanger which I really like. Stitched on 18th Century Grey linen by R&R. I used a combination of Crescent Colours and GAST threads. There are a couple of mistakes, but I decided on keeping them. I backed it with an orange batik fabric which really compliments the pumpkins and the overall feel of autumn. I am pleased overall. I hope Beth likes it too! =) It’s my first finish of hers.

My other conversation pillow piece is…



Crows by Bent Creek. I finished stitching this a couple of weeks ago but procrastinated sewing it up into a long pillow. I kept with the fall theme again and filled it with crushed corn that I got from the pet store months and months ago. I’ve used it before for filling and it works great. I’m just happy I have it finished-finished. I’m pleased with having something else for fall.

Finally, this will ultimately become a pillow…



Little Women by The Sampler Girl. This design comes from Booklet One back in December 2008. I pulled this out for two reasons. First, because I recently started reading "Little Women" in which the very first sentence reads “Christmas won’t be Christmas without any presents” grumbled Jo March. This brings me to my second reason. Reading that sentence reminded me that I had Booklet One; that this design was included, and that I began gathering materials when it came out. Right after I took the photo of my necessaries, I put the first several stitches in. See, it says Christ already. I hand-dyed that fabric myself with pomegranate – that was a fun and messy experience. Ironically I feel in the spirit to stitch something Christmas-y (so not me) so in feeling this way I had to watch something Christmas-y…so in went Christmas Vacation with Chevy Chase. I’m a weirdo, I know. Chevy doesn’t coincide with the March sisters, but that’s me. Miss. Weirdo!

Anyway, I can’t wait to go walking Saturday. Nashville’s high will be in the 70’s and not a cloud to touch us with low humidity. OMG! That is P*E*R*F*E*C*T weather people and I’m taking advantage of it with a nice looooong walk. Ah, I cannot wait to get out there! I’ve been pumped all day for it. I must go. I want to stitch more on Little Women. Thanks for listening to my “pillow talk” ;-). Talk soon!

11 comments:

Irene said...

Wonderful pillows !

mainely stitching said...

Oh! I made the same Sampler Girl ornament for Rowen last year!! :D

Your pillows are gorgeous - great job!!

Siobhan said...

Lovely stitching, Julie! Your finishing skills are fabulous, too. YGG! Great start, too. :)

~ Stitchin Sweet Sue ~ said...

Lovely finishes, love your Crows. Have a great weekend and Sweet Stitchin...

Shari said...

everything looks great Julie!!! Congrats!!!!! Enjoy that gorgeous Tenn weather!!!! We are to be in the mid 60's here & you can bet I want to get out in it too!! I have already done over 3 miles on the treadmill, but going outside to walk is the best!!!!

Tanya said...

Love your pillows and hey, love that post title ... thought it was going to be about the Rock Hudson and Doris Day movie ... a favorite of mine :)

Happy Walking, girlie!
Tanya

Anonymous said...

I love the pillow finishes. I'm going to have to stitch the Little Women pillow also. That is one of my ten all-time favorite books!! Sally

Deb said...

I love your pillows!! Hope you enjoy your beautiful weather. We're in the mid-60's today! It's wonderful!!

Courtney said...

ooh that crows chart is great!! are you interested in selling your used chart? ;o)

Nina said...

Oh Julie this BC is so adorable! And new for me, I've never seen before.
Super :)

Andrea said...

Lovely pillow finishes.