Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Pillows Everywhere

Last year my mom asked me for a "little something" to put in a basket for a raffle prize at one of my dad's National Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation dinners (evidently in addition to the guns and trips and hunting gear, they have a separate table of "ladies" prizes).  So I stitched a teacup and made it into a pillow, and we added an antique teacup, some fancy teas, and a gift certificate to....Barnes & Noble?  Target?  Anyway, somewhere.  THIS year, she wants to do a gardening-themed basket, so I pillowified something I stitched a couple years ago.
It is a Rosewood Manor greeting card design called "With In."  I like it, but the quote is not definitively an Emerson quote, so I don't mind giving it away!  (I know, I know, Crazy Person Logic.  Still, you are talking about the stitcher who modified a sampler because a quote had been paraphrased.)  The backing fabric is the same as the bow.

And then I pulled out this little kit and decided it was time to finish it, too.  This is an exclusive kit from Summer House Stitche Works, called "Pretty Maids."  The package is marked "2015 Celebration of Needlework," so I'm not sure if it is available anywhere else anymore.

7 comments:

Justine said...

Beautiful finishes, I hope your garden pillow raises lots of money.

cucki said...

so cute..love and hugs x

Kimberly Scott said...

Lovely Finish!

~Kimberly
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Melinda Forbes said...

I stitched that as a gift for my daughter and son in law on their wedding day. Thank you for sharing the information about the quote. Interesting!

Carol said...

I just love that garden pillow, Emily! It makes such a lovely raffle item :)

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Two lovely pillows. The information about the quote was very interesting. It's funny how things get mis-attributed to different people.

Astrids dragon said...

They are both lovely! The colours in "With In" are perfect for the garden.