Tuesday, March 17, 2015

A RING OF POSIES

A ring of posies for those who are celebrating Spring ---- I'm still hoping for more Winter, so I appliqued them on 100% wool.
I made this pillow last week from two thrift store skirts -- both the black and the gray plaid skirts were from Harve' Benard (by Benard Holtzman).  The 100% wool was so soft -- my needle just glided through the fabric.  The reds and rusts were scraps from previous projects.
I've never used a variegated thread for embellishment before, but thought I would give it a try.  I like using #5 Pearle Cotton, and bought this variegated thread in two colorways at Hobby Lobby.  Not sure yet how I feel about it.  Guess it does add a little dimension.

I've started working on a table runner using my wool plaid scraps.  It will take me some time to complete; however, it is not going to make a dent in my fabric stash!

Happy Winter/Spring!!!!

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Ivy and Elephants for What's It Wednesday
Have a Daily Cup for Share Your Cup Thursday
Common Ground for Share Your Style Thursday
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6 comments:

NanaDiana said...

Sally, I love the varigated thread on there. That is a great pillow. I always liked that line of clothing. You do beautiful work. xo Diana

NanaDiana said...

variegated- Sorry-that will teach me to hit publish without proof reading....der....

Shelia said...

HI Sally! Oh, what a sweet pillow and I do like the thread. I've never used it on anything but just may now after seeing your work. Now I've got to tell you to STOP IT! You're wishing for winter to stay and now our snow is not melting! I need to see some spring green! :) You know I'm teasing you and thank you for popping in to see me.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Shelia said...

Hi again, Sally! Oh, I don't remember this header! I just love it. How sweet to offer your fabric. I'm sure it'll be discontinued soon as it's been around for a long time. It took seven yards to do these two windows. I'm just so glad I found some. Thank you for your sweetness!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Jann Olson said...

Oh, I love this pillow Sally! The ring of posies is just too sweet! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
hugs,
Jann

Linda Nelson said...

What a beautiful, handmade pillow.