Friday, May 6, 2011

pillow happy

I have been on a finishing frenzy lately...quite unlike me, really :)...so I am showing off said finishes. First off, I heard from my partner Lisa that she received the pin pillow I made for the Blackbird Designs exchange, so here it is--on a peachy linen of some kind from my stash, done with the recommended GAST and WDW floss. I added some buttons from my stash and rick rack from the Victorian Sampler Motto shop.

This cutie is what I received for the same exchange from Sarah--Bird in Hand done with some gorgeous dark red floss, with buttons on the corners and stuffed with rice. I had stitched this myself for the last BBD exchange (I am crazy for designs with birds), and was kinda sad to let it go...now I have one for myself! Thank you Sarah, I love this birdie!

Here are a few of my recent finishes in pillow form. This was my first attempt at making a heart and probably my last for a while . Definitely not my favorite way to finish something and certainly not the best heart pillow you'll ever see :0


And here is a not-so-great snap of my mom's pincushion, which turned out much better. I trimmed it with chenille and stuffed it with ground walnut shells, which increased the postage tremendously since I think I used about six cups lol.


Here is the final finish of my finishing frenzy--actually stitched and finished in one day, which is almost unheard of for me...La D Da's Yellow Bird, done on a slightly distressed cream linen with WDW Havana. I think I've finally satisfied my compulsion to stitch birds for a while :)

Thank you all for visiting and for your kind comments. My second blogaversary is coming up next month so I think a giveaway will be in order...Until next time, happy stitching!

18 comments:

Nancy M said...

Great pillow finishes and exchange too! Sometimes you just need some time to get the finishing part done and it's not as bad as you think!

Mouse said...

oooo lovely finishes .. I went to try and get some crushed walnuts to be told it was far to expensive over here to get some !!! so kapok it is then for me ..lol how did you put the chenille on ?? did you over sew it ???
love mouse xxxxx

Claudette497 said...

The finishes are wonderful, even the heart. Congratulations on getting so much done.

Deborah said...

Beautiful finishes! i really like the heart.

Margaret said...

Wow, what great finishes! Like the exchange you received too!

Gabi said...

I love all your finishes...and the exchange you received. While Lillies turned out stunning. Your heart looks fine to me too. I like it.

carol fun said...

Love your finishes - so cute! What pattern did you use on the heart shaped piece? I'd love to stitch this one.

Anonymous said...

Lovely finishes and exchanges.

Marl

Catherine said...

What great finishes - love them all! And a great exchange piece as well!

Ellen said...

Gorgeous! Love all the pillows!

Hugs,

mdgtjulie said...

Everything looks great so far. Your birds look good. I couldn't make a square pillow, much less a heart!!

Chris said...

All your finished look fabulous. It is so nice to have things finished/finished!
HAve a great weekend!

Carolyn NC said...

Wow - awesome pillow finishes!!

htimcj said...

Great pillows!
Heidi-ILCS

Jennifer said...

Gorgeous designs! I really like the La-D-Da bird,it's very precious.

Jennifer
Feathers in the Nest

Sally said...

All your finishes are gorgeous:) The BBD bird for the exchange is so sweet. Love all the colours.

Elaine said...

All your finishes are beautiful!
Pretty exchange pillow from Sarah too.

Carol's Stitching said...

Beautiful stitching and finishes and looks like the exchanges were a smashing success as well. Happy Stitching!