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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

PIN PILLOW EXCHANGE FOR BECKY

I am still excited over my beautiful pink princess frog I received from Deb, I still can't believe I actually won it even though it is in my possession. I guess I am just "tickled pink" over it still....

I participated in a pin pillow exchange recently that BeckySC hosted and here are some photos of what I stitched up for BeckySC. (Yes, I got Becky's name for the exchange).  It was strictly confidential not to post any photos until the recipient had received their exchange, so now I can share with you what I made since it has been received.



Since Becky seems to adore bees, I thought it would be fun to go with that for the theme.  This is a little pattern designed by Bent Creek called "Buzzzz".


I layered some eggplant ribbon with some "fuzzy" rick rack for a little decorative touch.  I stitched the rick rack down on the ribbon/linen by hand using a zig zag stitch.  I really like the way it turned out, kind of like a satin stitch, and the "guacamole" linen was a fun color to stitch on.


I love the little bee button "buzzzing" through the flowers.


Here is what the fabric looked like that was used for the back of the pillow.  Isn't is sweet?

Since we weren't allowed to "add" anything extra to the exchange, I thought I would be creative in packaging it for the presentation.  This hat box was "perfect",  the flowers even matched the ones on the pillow, just a different shade of loveliness.


I love the rich plum colors against the "guac" linen, I think it made a beautiful combination.  It was stitched on 28 ct linen by Weeks Dye Works, with GAST and WDW threads and Just Another Button Co. bee button.

There's still more to come......but I don't want to overload you and overwhelm me!!!  Taxes are due tomorrow (yuck) and I have to pay this year which is really affecting the pocket book.  I have some last minute things to finish on them so I can get them in the mail, a woman's work is never done......catch ya tomorrow!  Happy stitching.....Smiles!

Jolene

51 comments:

Myra said...

That is gor-gee-ous Jolene! I love the green/purple combination in just about anything.

FayeRaye said...

Absolutely stunning~~ You two wonderful ladies deserve one another..lol...NICE~~ Faye

valerie said...

I saw this on Becky's blog. Beautiful pinpillow! I love what you did with the ricrac/ribbon...well done!!

Margaret said...

Beautiful exchange gift! I love all the finishing touches you did.

April Mechelle said...

I love that green color also ! Very pretty !!

Tricia said...

I saw this on Becky's blog and loved it!! You did such a fabulous job and I know that she'll treasure it!!

DonnaTN said...

You made a lovely pincushion, especially the ribbon trimming! Did you make the hat box or did you find it somewhere? It is cute too!

Cari-in-VA said...

Jolene, your pillow is wonderful, love that little bee. And, I am so impressed with your finishing, the trim is gorgeous. You are so talented.

Oh, taxes - boohiss! I know it's five letters, but it is still considered a four letter word in our house, lol.

Can't wait to see what else you've been stitching.

Enjoy your week.

Theresa said...

I love your finish!!!!!! Simply beautiful!!!!!!

Paula C. said...

I think what you stitched for Becky is absolutely fabulous! I LOVE purple and green together and the way you packaged it up is wonderful =)

Kathy A. said...

Jolene - that is one beautiful pillow. I love the fabric color, your thread choices, your ribbons and your wonderful packaging. What a lovely gift.

明偉誠秋 said...

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Smily said...

Wonderful and colorful finish! Absolutely marvellous!

Michelle said...

A lovely exchange to have given - beautifully finished.

Nina said...

What a beautiful gift you have made :)

Elaine said...

Beautiful pillow and finishing!

Cisca said...

How lovely!!!
Greetings, Cisca

Bonnie said...

Totally awesome!

Alice said...

Soooo pretty and the packaging just perfect. Such attention to detail...my kind of gal! : )
Alice

Jane said...

Jolene, you're very talented and I love how you've created this pin pillow. The ribbon effect is so special too. Brilliant!

Maggee said...

great job Jolene! The color combinations are divine, as is the backing fabric. And I may steal your idea with the rick rack someday! I am sure Becky loved it!
Hugs.

Vonna said...

The stitching, the finishing and the packaging is gorgeous...how lucky Miss Becky was to receive a gorgeous treasure such as this one!

staci said...

Oh Jolene! You did such a beautiful job on this pin pillow! The stitching and finishing is exquisite and the colors and packaging gorgeous!!!

Loraine said...

This is really darling! I love the zig zag stitch on the ribbon. So creative.
Too cute!

Mel said...

Wow!
That piece is just amazing. Love the finish

Deb said...

That is one gorgeous pillow Jolene. Love the trim and the zigzag stitch! And the way you boxed it up too!!

Pumpkin said...

OMG Jolene!!!! This is just sweet, sweet, sweet right down to the minute detail! Love the design, love the colors, love the ribbons and love both fabrics. I wish I had time for an exchange. Becky is one lucky lady :o)

Daffycat said...

A truly gorgeous exchange! Clever you to use the hatbox ~ how wonderful!

BeckySC said...

Thank you again Jolene!! I absolutely LOVE it :)

BeckySC said...

Thanks again Jolene! I absolutely LOVE it :)

Carolyn NC said...

This is just gorgeous - what an ingenious to package the lovely pillow - beautiful job!
I just received my package - thank you so much; it is fantastic!!! You were way too generous, but I thank you so much!!

Kellie said...

Love Buzzzzz. Becky is one lucky gal. :)

Karen said...

I just love the way you finished this design with the ribbon detail. I still have this one in my finishing pile and may have to steal your finishing idea! Becky received a treasure.

Catherine said...

Those colors are amazing together!

Sharon said...

It's gorgeous! Lucky Becky!

Brigitte said...

Oh Jolene, this is such a wonderful little pillow. Becky must have been delighted.

Melissa said...

What a fabulous pin pillow you made! And you added the extra with the coordinated box! How clever!

Siobhan said...

Oh my goodness, Jolene!! That is so beautiful. Becky will love it, I am sure.

Have a great weekend!

Carin said...

I love it, I love it, I love it !
Can you tell I love it LOL, beautiful colors.

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

Jolene, the pillow is absolutely adorable and you are so creative!!! Love the trim you used - fabulous. clever and beautiful packaging, too - I'll bet Becky was over the moon!

Robin S. said...

The Buzzz! pillow is so darn sweet! Love absolutely everything about it! And the trim you created is awesome!

Maggie said...

I'm sure Becky will treasure that pin pillow Jolene, it's just so lovely! Love the way you fastened the ric rac with zig zag stitching.

Dani - tkdchick said...

wow Jolene you did an amazing job finishing that exchange for Becky!

Michele said...

love love love your new finish! it's just perfect :) might have to try it someday :)

Suzanne said...

Beautiful exchange you stitched for Becky. I love the trim you used.

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~Tonya said...

Beautiful work Jolene and the perfect color combination for the pillow, backing and the packaging. Becky is one lucky girl.

So sorry you have to pay in. Have a great day.

~Tonya

Sherry said...

Jolene,
New to your blog - read about it on a few others...definately will be adding my name to your followers list!

Love the ribbon finish and what a beautiful combination of fabric and fibers - I have recenly started a piece on the guac linen. It's a Christmas one so the reds really pop! Posting a progress pic sometime this weekend, I hope!

Sherry H.

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thanks................................................

Anonymous said...

It is beautiful Jolene. The finishing is lovely. Pat Matejcek

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