Friday, October 25, 2013

Friday Finishes!


I had a slow week, a bit of sewing a bit at a time, but I was able to finish one project and make two small ones.

I have been working on the stitched pillow for months, and I finally finished it. It is nice to have a large project that I can work on when I am done with one and waiting to get the next, ready. This is a design by Kathy Schmitz in her book, Simple Pleasures in Redwork. I have made a few of the projects from her book and have a few more that I like, a book that has a lot to offer with all types of projects.

I added the border with a reproduction print to match the blue couch. I do wish I had looked at the border before sewing it on, it should have the top and bottom with the longer pieces to balance it out, but it will have to do. It is an odd sized pillow so I cut up an old pillow to fit the size.


Since my hands are still bothering me, I did up some small stitchery pillows. I can't just sit and do nothing, so hopefully my hands will heal soon and I can get more done. At least I will have lots of gifts for this year:)

The angel pillow is a design from the book Heart Warmings by Pieces from my Heart. I reduced the design for a mini pillow. The deer is a design by Robin of  Bird in the Hand Primitives. Robin has a lot of wonderful free designs that she changes with the seasons.

I antiqued these and then added some stuffing and Balsam. I add stuffing to keep the pillows from being too heavy for shipping.


15 comments:

Karen said...

I have the same Kathy Schmitz book but have not done anything from it. So many good designs in it.

Colleen said...

Very nice! I hope your hands heal. Arthritis is prevalent in the females in my family, and I am getting worried.

Orange Sink said...

I LOVE all three pieces Debbie! Such beautiful designs! Stitching is hard on the hands as I've come to find out working on my little quilt! I feel the same way about just sitting and doing nothing... never could quite figure out how one does that! LOL!
Hugs!!
Cathy G

Fiona said...

they are all lovely... the stitchery on the big one is lovely... so much to it....
Hugz

Dorothy said...

Your pillow is wonderful And I always like you're small stitcheries.

moosecraft said...

The Kathy Schmitz pillow is amazing! So many little details going on!

Have you tried soaking your hands in a pan of warm water and epsom salts? This usually helps any sore muscles I get from gardening and such...

Chris said...

Beautiful finishes!

Jacque. said...

Busy hands producing lovely work! YAY!

Raymond Homestead said...

Very nice! I haven't done any stitchin for a long time.

Merry Wind Farm said...

Your redwork pillow is exquisite! I love it...all the detail is amazing.
Melinda

annie said...

those came out just great!

Firecracker Kid said...

You did a wonderful job. I like the blue you put with it.
xoxo~Carol

Rugs and Pugs said...

Sweet little pillows!
Playing catch up here. Congrats on the new bike. You and hubby are so good at getting out and getting some exercise. Thanks for sharing so many beautiful pics.
Hugs :)
Lauren

Denise * KKL Primitives said...

I just LOVE your Kathy Schmitz pillow - it is simply beautiful!

Carrie P. said...

your pillow looks good either way you put the border on.
I just love that little deer pillow.