Monday, March 15, 2010

Easter Exchange for Lisa S.

Here's the Easter pillow I made for Lisa S.. She was my partner on the Holiday Exchange. The design is a Shepherd's Bush. It was supposed to be a needleroll, but when I decided to change the color of the fabric to purple, I did a major screw up. So, the needleroll became a pin pillow. I also included some Threadworkx thread, note cards and Easter stickers in the exchange. Lisa's favorite color is purple so the exchange had lots of purple in it. She said she really loved it, so I'm a happy stitcher.

I stitched this design from The Sampler Girl for my friend Karen's birthday. I love the simplicity of it. Sure hope she likes it. I tried a new method of finishing the pillow. Instead of using the sewing machine to stitch the backing and the design together, I xxxxx'ed the outer edge all around, and then whip stitched the backing fabric on. I like the way it turned out and will use this method again. It's a little time consuming, but I like to finish by hand so it suits me perfectly.

My friend Mary Ann from Idabel is moving back to Okmulgee and if all goes as planned we'll be neighbors. She, Diane, Lynn and I went to Tulsa and shopped in The Silver Needle. Then headed to Hobby Lobby for some fabric. I didn't buy a single thing in HL. We also went to Southern Agriculture and purchased ground walnut shells. I want to try them out in a pin pillow. Then we went to a cafe-bar called Cosmos for an early supper. It was an interesting place, somewhat trendy, that had excellent sandwiches and and a killer cup of coffee. We had a great time.

Have a great week.





12 comments:

Theresa said...

Beautiful pin pillows~~~~ They are aborable~~~

staci said...

DARLING Easter pillows Becky!!!

Kathy A. said...

That is a perfect little Easter pin pillow. Your other little pillow is lovely too.
How fun for you to have a good friend come back home!
So that's where you buy crushed walnut shells. I've been seeing them lately and had no clue where you might get them.

Berit said...

These are so cute; I like this pillow finish, even if it was meant for a needle roll! I also love the little Prim bunny on your Easter Pillow. :)

Lennu said...

They are both so beautiful! The purple in the exchange piece is so pretty. The birthday gift pillow is darling.

I like to finish by hand too, I often make back stitches all around the edge and then whipstitch to the cotton fabric. It's also easy to add beads when whipstitching.

Nic said...

Your finishes are lovely - I think the pin pillow from the needleroll chart is a great idea, you can see all the design then!

Julianne said...

Becky,
Love your little pillows. The design from Tanya is really quaint and I love the fact that you sewed it by hand.

Your outing with your friends sounds like it was really fun. I especially like the part about the good cup of coffee. LOL

Have a great week.

Lynn said...

I like your little Easter pillow and I know Karen will love her pillow.

Daffycat said...

Two very lovely pillows!

I recently bought some walnut shells. Got them at Petco. In a big enough bag to last a LONG time. LOL it was the only size they carried!

Simmy said...

Hi !!
They are both so beautiful ...
Simona

Suzanne said...

Both of your pillows look beautiful.

Brigitte said...

A neat idea to finish this design as a little pillow. It looks terrific.

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