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Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Irish Lady Pillow

After running a few errands yesterday, I finished up my Irish Lady Pillow:

I've already listed this in the Boutique in case anyone would like to take her home.

It didn't take me too long to do the finishing on this.  The biggest setback is that my cats just love to lay on my sewing machine while I try to sew!  And they love to lay on the cutting board too!  My husband knows that if he needs to find Nightmare, just look under my feet or in my face!  LOL!

Anyway, when I finished that up, I started this sweet little embroidered Pot Of Gold:

The design is from my collection of vintage embroidery iron on transfer patterns.  I've been collecting them for years and years and I still enjoy using them.  As you can see, I crayon tinted it before stitching.  All it needs now is just a few beads.  This will be a hanging pillow and since I only have about 5 more minutes of working on it, I'll sew it together today.

Yes, today will be a much needed "stay at home day"!  I will be running my treadle machine and sewing up a few new crazy quilt blocks.  And then I'll be stitching.  Here's is my next crazy quilt project.  This will be a purse:

Before I head out to stitch, I wanted to mention that I stopped in the new Hobby Lobby here in McHenry Illinois today.  What a beautiful store!  Slightly smaller than the Hobby Lobby in Crystal Lake but nice and bright, so neat and clean and lots of great craft supplies!  If you live in the McHenry area, do stop in and check it out!  It's on Rt. 31 next to the Hallmark store!


Beadwright said...

OOOMMMMGGGG this turned out better than I could imagine. This is stunning!!!!! I am so glad you posted the progress as you created this truly work of art.

Marjolein said...

Your pillow looks terrific!
I wonder what size it is.

Sandy said...

Lovely pillow. How fun-a stitching day.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I wish we were lucky enough to have a good craft store close to us. I don't think there are any Hobby Lobbies in Canada, but we do have Michaels.

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