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Monday, August 25, 2014

Purse Or Pillow?

Summer is winding down.  I've already trimmed back some of the plants that are done for the season.  We have a ton of Rose Of Sharon trees so when those are done, it'll take me about a week to trim those and the Lilac bushes.  My trumpet vine that I bought to attract my precious little hummingbirds will be ready to cut back in a couple of weeks too.  It's grown so much, that this year, we're going to have get a larger trellis for it.  Not sure how to get the old one out but I'm sure Scott and I will figure that out.  I had no idea when I planted it that it would over grow the trellis and drape itself all over my garden!

Our pumpkin crop has not done well this season.  We have 2 pumpkins despite the fact that the vines are growing into our neighbors yard.  Our neighbors pumpkin patch is growing into our yard but he has tons of pumpkins so I don't think we'll find ourselves "pumpkinless" this Fall!

I've been stitching on a few things too.  I did some Chicken Scratch hearts that I will sew into Crazy Quilt blocks.  I also finished up this block:

I asked for votes over at Facebook and I'm going to ask for votes here.  Should I sew this into a purse or a pillow?  At the moment, a pillow has the most votes but please leave me a comment and let me know what you're thoughts are.

Mom finished up a project too.  This pretty Cottage Style Pillow is made from a vintage tablerunner:

As you can see, Mom has embellished it with vintage lace pieces, beads, buttons and sequins.  A lot of nice things can be made from old embroidered pieces!


Magpie's Mumblings said...

My vote is for pillow too (but that could be because I have pillow-making on my mind at the moment).

Anonymous said...

Both finished pieces are gorgeous. You and your mom have different styles, but both so beautiful! I think a pillow because a purse would get that block so beaten up if you actually use it, and it's too pretty for that.

Judy S. said...

It was fun to see the Rose of Sharon blooming when we were in the area recently! They are so pretty and remind me of hibiscus. Your pretty block would look great as a pillow as it seems to be the perfect size. Either one will look fine under your care though. Happy almost Labor Day!

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