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Friday, December 18, 2015

Tah Dah (sort of)

As promised, here's a picture of the Christmas pillow cover (stuffed with the pillow and currently sitting on the couch in our living room)....



The 'sort of' part of the post title pertains to the fact that I really want to put a nice wide piece of ecru eyelet lace around the outside to finish it off.  I think I mentioned that my stash let me down (horrors!!) and didn't yield any that was long enough.  Rather than not use the pillow this year I opted to finish it anyway and will simply add the lace after I've made a trip to the fabric shop. 

The eagle-eyed among you might have noticed the wee cardinal cross stitch, the pattern for which  can be found in the current issue of 'Crazy Quilt Quarterly' available HERE.

Today your quote is from Craig Lounsbrough.... "Maybe the greatest hope of Christmas is that what it purports to be is exactly what it is" 



 


13 comments:

Createology said...

Stunningly beautiful work of HeArt. This is a treasured heirloom for generations to come. Merry Christmas...

Quinn said...

It already looks perfect to me! :)

Judy Cooper Textile Images said...

I like your pillow just as it is. Thanks for sharing.

Judys Lace Creations said...

What a lovely rich pillow. You did a great job. Yes, I think the lace might just be the crowning glory!
Hope you're having a lovely relaxing time now the visits are tapering off.Gets a bit hectic socialising this time of year.We usually see friends after Christmas has passed.More relaxing for them, although me don't mind as our Christmases are usually pretty quiet.

Vicki W said...

It's beautiful!

Emmy said...

so very lovely
have a great day

Kim said...

So much beautiful detail in your cushion. Oh my I could look at it forever. A truly gorgeous finish!

Christine Barnsley said...

Hello Mary Anne! Your pillow looks fabulous... I love it! I think you need to go on a shopping spree to add to your stash!! Can't have it letting you down again!! ;) Have a wonderful weekend! Christine x

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Gorgeous!!
Merry Christmas

Janie Krig said...

The cardinal is beautiful. I like your finish as is. However, we all know how fun lace can be...

FlashinScissors said...

Your Christmas pillow is gorgeous! Beautiful details!
Shame your stash let you down. Hope you are having a great weekend. Barbara xx

Baa. xxx said...

It looks super! All ready for Merry Christmas viewing and then next year with its lace it will super special all over again!

Rengin Yazitas said...

This is an adorable thing, I loved it.
Season's greetings,
Rengin