Wednesday, March 31, 2010

My First Pillow




After threatening to make a pillow for months, I finally did it, using Netherfield Park by The Sampler Girl. It's hard to see the fabric colors - the background is green and the flowers are gold, picking up the colors in the pattern. In the picture the linen doesn't look quite even with the fabric at the top of the pillow, but in "real life" it looks pretty straight.

Pear Tree Ornament
Little House Needleworks
Cream Belfast linen and DMC

My other March finish is this LHN ornament (I haven't put the beads on yet). Now that I know how to make a pillow that may be what it ends up as; it's rather large for an ornament. I'm working on something else but it's a gift so I can't show it yet. In the pipeline are Carol R.'s Sew Peacock and Shakespeare's Peddler's Jenny Bean's Christmas Sampler; Anita at Little Stitches had a sale on the chart and floss for Jenny Bean and I couldn't resist. It's so nice to have projects lined up! (I have no idea why the font size in this paragraph is so small - another Blogger mystery).

8 comments:

staci said...

Oh Michele! Your pillow is stunning! You've done a superbe job with the stitching and finishing! Love your LHN ornie finish too :)

linenstitcher2 said...

Woo-hoo! Way to go, Michele!! It turned out great! And as one Jane Austen fan to another, let me say that you picked a great pattern for your first pillow. Nicely done!

Sharon said...

Beautiful pillow! Congrats on a great finish. Your ornament is pretty!

Sally said...

I love your pillow Michele! You did a great job! Your LHn ornament is lovely.

Siobhan said...

Michele, wow!! That turned out SO nicely. YGG. You did a great job. Love the ornament finish, too!

Kathy A. said...

Beautiful stitching and gorgeous pillow. Very nice finish.

Carol R said...

Beautiful pillow Michele! Perfect backing fabric.
Love the chair too!

Michele said...

love your pillow!!!! Hope all is well with you :)