Back in the 1950s as a teenager, I inherited a bunch of stuff from my step-great-grandmother including furniture and paintings. They were my first antiques, and started me on a life-long collecting journey. Among those belongings from her was this small embroidery with painted accents. She was a talented painter, and I assume she made this. I've always wanted to do something with it, and recently found this image below in an old November 2007 Romantic Homes magazine.
I decided to incorporate the embroidery into a pillow.
I'm always looking for ways to make things out of what I have on hand. So, I used muslin scraps plus plaid fabric from an old 100% wool Pendleton skirt.
My grandmother's button box did not yield any suitable buttons, so I asked Bob to make me some out of his supply of twigs. I think the buttons turned out perfect for this pillow.
I love the completed project and it is so suitable for our Colorado home!
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