Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Is it June Already?

How can it be June? What happened to May? I don't know where the time goes.

I've been busy stitching exchanges that need to go out in June. Some of these will be mailed this weekend so once they are received I will have pictures to share. Once my commitment stitching is done then I'm going to stitch red, white, and blue projects until the 4th of July. Two weekends ago I went through my stash and found several patriotic projects all kitted up, so I'm ready to go!

Here's an exchange that was mailed in May and I just received word that Suzanne received it. The theme of this exchange was Blackbird Designs and I stitched this sweet design called Tulip & Star Pinkeep from the With Needle and Thread book. I used the WDW threads that the pattern called for; the fabric is one of my coffee dyed pieces (32 ct). The fabric in the background is from the Blackbird Design Chelsea Boutique line for Moda; I used it to finish the back of the pinkeep. I think it turned out quite nice - it was hard to part with it, but I know Suzanne will give it a good home!

Last weekend I decided to do some real sewing. I've had this fabric and pillow pattern for about 5 or 6 years. I went through a phase where I thought I was going to be a quilter and spent lots of time visiting quilt shops and buying fabric. I never really got around do doing any actual quilting but I've collected lots of nice fabric. Anyway, the fabric has a sewing theme. Here's the pillow and then a close-up of the fabric.


Well that's it from me. Hope you are all having a wonderful week. Chat with you more soon!

24 comments:

Old Yankee Stitcher said...

Love your little BBD finish and the pillow came out cute. CJ ok;-)

BeckySC said...

I love the Blackbird pinkeep :) Nice work, Cathy!

Gabi said...

What a gorgeous little pinkeep. Love it. The pillow looks great too.

staci said...

Stunning pinkeep! I imagine that WAS hard to part with!!!

Theresa said...

The pinkeep is gorgeous~~~~ Such a nice finish~

Mama Joan said...

Nice pillow and pin keep. Hope to see your pillow on Friday.

Kim B said...

Love your pinkeep! And what a fun pillow! That fabric is great!

TattingChic said...

That pinkeep is absolutely lovely! What a pretty thing! :)

Lisa said...

Oh I love the BB finish, its really eye catching, and that beautiful fabric for the backing too. I can see why you didn't want to part with it. hehe

karenv said...

Your pincushion turned out beautifully, I like the way you twisted the ribbon round the outside.

gio162 said...

That pinkeep is awesome, no wonder it was difficult to part with it. Lovely cushion too. Well done on both!

mainely stitching said...

How absolutely beautiful!!!

Kathy A. said...

Love your pincushion. The fabric you chose is just gorgeous!!!
And your pillow - just too cute. I love the fabrics and especially the pink with the pins. Very nice work

Lee said...

That's a beautiful pinkeep and I love the finish of the pillow! I like the way it's tied on to the base pillow. I'll have to remember that one!

Cindy F. said...

gorgeous pinkeep! Love the colors and the fabric!
..and what a fun pillow!

Michele said...

I can see why you wanted to keep that pinkeep!! Truly lovely!

Your pillow is soooo cute :)

handgemacht said...

I like the pillow, but the ornament is great!

Colleen said...

Love the pinkeep...lucky girl :)

I can relate to the "quilting" phase! All my friends were quilters and I tried to follow suit and I did make a few things, but my heart just wasn't in it. So, I have lots of fabric and pillows are about all I make these days. As a matter of fact, I made a small one last night for a child's rocker that I bought at a TS yesterday. I had some blocks started for a quilt that didn't happen so I used them. I love CS so much more and I've been doing it for over 30 years (EEEKKK!!) so I think I'll stick to that :)

Deb said...

I do love your BBD finish. And I love that pillow and fabric too!

Suzanne said...

Cathy, I absolutely love the pinkeep. It's the first pinkeep I have ever received.

I love the pillow, the fabric is lovely.

Ronel said...

Kathy, this is such a nice BBD finish and design. Love your choice of colours. {{hugs}} Ronel

CindyMae said...

The pinkeep is fantastic!! Love it! I just love the material on the pillow, awesome!

Karoline said...

They're both lovely, congratulations

Lennu said...

The BBD pinkeep is so beautiful, great work! The pillow is cute too :)