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!