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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Shabby Chic

My niece is having a baby and it's a girl to be named Avi.  I stitched the name and now I need to finish it into a pillow.  I had a piece of fabric that I thought would do to finish it.  But after I put the bands on the front, I realized that I don't have quite enough to do the whole pillow.

 So what to do?  Well, I used a strip from a jelly roll that I had to do the cording.  What do I do about the back?  Yet another fabric?  Then it would be sort of shabby chic style.  If I piece the cording fabric and the band fabric, I would have enough to do the back. I'm thinking . . . .

I got a lot done on the inside front of Indian Ink.  If I get this piece done, I can put the two pieces together.  That would be fun.

I got one more motif done on Friesland.  Just a corner and one motif to go on the main part.

I picked up this limited edition Just Nan off my sewing room floor.

I managed to find the floss and chart so I put some stitches in.  Then I realized why I quit working on this.  There is one more floss color that I need.  Also, this is the perfect color of linen but it is overdyed and too soft to work with.  Maybe I'll iron some starch into it.

I have to pack a few things today for my class this weekend.  Can't wait!


  1. Wow everything is looking so lovely...
    Sweet stitches xxx

  2. Where are you taking the class with Betsy this weekend? And which piece?. Have fun!

  3. very beautiful, love the colors

  4. I love your pillow - it looks great!