Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Friendhip Pin Pillow

A couple months ago when one of my stitching buds asked about resurrecting the Friends Through Threads exchange blog, I turned over the reins to her and told her to go for it. It's been a long time since I have participated in any exchanges and I got really "comfortable" with not having to stitch around deadlines. When asked if I wanted to participate in the Red Exchange, I said "sure" and wondered if I would enjoy the process again.

I'm glad I did it...it took me a long time to figure out what to stitch. I perused through my patterns, but nothing seemed quite right. And then one day, I happened to see a post on the Heartstring Samplery blog and immediately thought "that's it!" I ordered up the pattern right away and got busy stitching (I've always been known to do better under pressure anyway!) With only a day or two to spare, I mailed off my package.

Hazel received my package yesterday and I'm glad that she likes it. I enjoyed stitching this little pillow for her. I really like the design and think that there will probably be more of these in my future!



Friendship Pin Pillow
Heartstring Samplery
32 count Summer Khaki
Victorian Motto Antique Red Fibers

24 comments:

Harmien said...

Gaped at it this morning on Hazel's blog... ;o)
It's so beautiful, Cathy!!

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Cathy, I love your red pillow and I'm sure Hazel does too. It turned out so nice! I know what you mean about working best under pressure. I'm with you girlfriend!

JillMN said...

Very cute, Cathy! It sounds like you really touched Hazel.

Shirlee said...

Wonderful pillow! Blessings, Shirlee

Natasha said...

Whata beautiful finish. Hazel will it enjoy it for years to come :)

Hazel said...

Love it Cathy. I am so grateful for stitching/blogging friends. x

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

That is fabulous, Cathy! You did a great job on the stitching and finishing! Well done!

Margaret said...

It's really lovely!! Love the design, the colors, and the finishing too!

Laurie in Iowa said...

Wonderful!

Shebafudge said...

Very pretty.

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful design to stitch for an exchange! Way to go, Cathy!

Robin in Virginia
rlbrowninva @ gmail.com

valerie said...

Adorable pin pillow for Hazel! Love the design. It makes a difference seeing it all stitched up!

jane said...

Saw this on Hazel's blog - it is adorable!!

Kathy A. said...

Beautiful little pin pillow and a lovely gift!

WendyJo said...

A lovely pillow Cathy. I am sure Hazel will treasure it alot.

barbara said...

Adorable!

Veronica said...

I was just commenting on Hazel's blog how pretty your pillow is :)

Hugs,
Veronica.

Lois said...

What a lovely exchange piece you stitched!

marly said...

Oh my. This is just wonderful!

Jean said...

Lovely! one of my favorite colors red.

Katrina said...

What a sweet pillow, love it!!!!

Bekca said...

What a gorgeous finish, it's beautiful.
Best wishes.

robindefender said...

Very pretty red pillow! Your friend was lucky to receive it.

Teri said...

What a beautiful pillow! Love the color too.