Friday, August 5, 2011

Strawberry Pillow Tuck

I just finished stitching another wonderful sampler design...this one is by Beth Twist of Heartstring Samplery. It is called "With My Needle" and according to Beth, is inspired by:
Sweet summer strawberries and the thousands of little girls from centuries past who signed their samplers, "With my Needle".

I stitched my sampler on linen and decided to make it into what is either a somewhat large pinkeep or perhaps a rather small pillow tuck...I can't decide which! It is stuffed with wool roving and backed with a piece of wool that has been dyed a yummy "antique" strawberry color. I love doing these simple pinkeep/pillow finishes with no framing involved :) It keeps things nice and easy!

I can't believe that the weekend is here already...where does the time go??? Here's wishing you all a nice, relaxing two days filled with lots and lots of stitching!



Betty Lou said...

Such a darling little pillow, your work is outstanding.

marly said...

How do I miss all these wonderful designs? Very nice finish. Need to add this to my list.

Jan Conwell said...

Beautiful needlework and colors. Thanks for sharing!

Alecia said...

What a sweet little design- i really like the colors you selected.

HomeSpunPrims said...

Another beautiful finish! I know what you mean about making them into a stuffed piece. It is nice to keep it simple at times. Beth does wonderful patterns. Enjoy your weekend. I am rug hooking with a little x-stitching thrown in for good measure! Lori

Roberta (Cottonwood Lane Primitives) said...

Wonderful little pillow. I love the border! I'm taking a break from stitching and vacuuming! ~Roberta

Penelope's Beehive said...

Such lovely needlework! And a fine project for a hot summer day!

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Julie - My Primitive Heart said...

Hi Sandy,
Your work is just beautiful!! I used to cross stitch years ago but love the way you make it look like a sampler from long ago! Perhaps I will try my hand again sometime!!
Thank you for the inspiration!! I just love pinkeeps very sweet!!
Blessings to you~~

Karen said...

The color of the wool is just perfect for your stitched piece. A yummy addition.