Saturday, July 2, 2011

Here's my latest finish. It's a birthday gift for my stitching, traveling, and Weight Watcher friend Lynn. It's Blackbird Design's "Bird in Hand" on 28ct mystery linen and stitched with GA's Black Crow. At first I stuffed it with ground walnut shells and lavender, but the gws made it too heavy. So, I took them out and use fiberfill instead with much better results. Since I took a hiatus from stitching, I could not remember how to do the pillow! If you don't use it, you lose it for sure. I spend a good portion of the morning trying to make the hanger. Again, I couldn't remember how to do it. All in all, even with my memory lapses, I believe the pillow turned out quite nice.

We are suffering from a heat wave here in OK, along with several other states. Yesterday when I left from work, the temp inside my van was 110! Much too hot for this old gal to be out in.

Luckily, I've found my stitching mojo. I've been working on a BBD Loose Feathers I've had for a while. It is coming along and I'm enjoying stitching on it.

Hope all who stop by this blog have a cool and safe 4th of July!


Gabi said...

What a lovely pillow. It turned out just great. Lynn must be thrilled.
Great you found your mojo back. Which BBD are you stitching on?

Deborah said...

Great pillow! I am sure Lynn will love it.

Hazel said...

Lovely pillow. It's still a better job than I do. xx

Daffycat said...

Lynn will be so pleased, Becky! This turned out beautiful! It may have given you trouble but the results look worth it!

Kathy A. said...

Great job on that little pillow girl. The know how may have been temporarily mislaid but well found!
I'm glad ot hear you have your stithcing mojo back!

mainely stitching said...

That is SO cute! :D

Denise said...

I, too, find ground walnut shells too heavy for some projects. Try this - mix half & half with rice!
Works great and not near as heavy.
Sometimes, I use just rice.
Best to you!

Sharon said...

It's gorgeous! Congrats!

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