Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Ciseaux Heart Freebie for Becky

Dear Becky has let me know that the little pyn pillow I sent to her arrived safely (and thankfully she liked it!), so I can now share it here. I took WAY too many pics of it, and I can somehow only narrow it down to eight to post here--maybe you can look through them, pick a favorite, and then pretend that you never saw the others? Thanks. :)



Colors pretty accurate here.



Shows the little impurity/striation in the (mop?) button at the right next to my signature.



Love that brassy antiqued button!



A bit of a gleam from its companion--a nice, thick mop button! Or is it no different that the above. Maybe I just love that comforter. I LOVE that yellow duvet cover. So much that it's still out. In June. Some nights it's cold, you know. Right. Down-requiring cold.



I used an irregular pattern for attaching the perimeter red mill hills (3 types left over from some Christmas ornament kits).





I love how the red looks on this teal/cream bedspread. Too bad I bought it rather than making it! I really need to learn how to quilt.





I somehow marshaled the restraint to delete the other pics of the back from the to-be-blogged folder. I had a great time using some tan rit dye to overdye this red stripe ticking. :)



Fabric: 32 ct. Vintage Antique Ivory
Fiber: DMC 115 & 434, stitched 2/2
Other: Mill Hill Beads, buttons from stash.
Filled with crushed walnut shells for weight.

Other-Other: I drew SO much inspiration and instruction from Staci this time: I used not only her idea of making a little beaded pin pillow out of this freebie, but also directly referenced her instructions for dyeing with Rit and adding a beaded edge. Unfortunately I can't find where the pattern came from, having only remembered it when I saw her blog about the one she made for an exchange.

Thanks also go to Becky for her gift of 115; I had been looking for some and asked her where she gets it and she sent me a big fistful of it. Of course, I had to use some of it NOW. Also, of course having stitched 2 (but done the finishing of none) of these freebies, I wanted nothing more than to further spurn my WiPs pile and make ANOTHER one! Seriously, I enjoy this stitch. It also served as great research for what linen to use for "Good Morning". I liked it so much that I went with the same.

Next time: Pics of my finish-finished Sailboat Biscornu and perhaps some links to cool stuff I like/want to make soon. :)

Happy Mid-week, Everyone!

Yours,
Berit

30 comments:

Katrina said...

What a sweet gift, love it!!! And the fabric is perfect.

BeckySC said...

OOOH, You can never share too many pics!! I enjoy lot's of pics from all angles :) LOVE them!!
Thank you again so much dear one :) You are such a swetheart and I can't tell you how much your friendship and support mean to me :)
You did AMAZING on this giftie and I honestly love it!!
(((hugs))))

staci said...

Oh Berit, I am absolutely DROOLING over all your pics. You did such a gorgeous job...I love all your special touches. (I hope Paula doesn't come by and see this little piece of perfection because then she'll be so disappointed about the one I sent her!)

If you ever want to make another one...wink, wink, LOL :) Becky is a very deserving recipient and I know she adores it!

Deb said...

Oh, do I love that pillow! It is so sweet! You did a wonderful job on the finishing with those beads long the edges and the red ticking fabric for the back.

Do you know if this pattern is still available somewhere. I just love the scissors design on it.

Cari-in-VA said...

Never too many pics - I just love your sweet, little pillow - it's wonderful!

When you figure out the pattern name, will yo ushare it with all of us? it is just fabulous!

Enjoy your evening.

Carol R said...

Great pics - lucky Becky!

Margaret said...

You did such a great job on this pin pillow! I love the whole thing! The colors, the fabrics, the beads on the side -- it's wonderful! Becky is a lucky girl!

Karen said...

That is so pretty! I love the design and the red ticking on the back...too cute. I know Becky had to be over the moon. Great job....

Patty C. said...

Wonderful pillow
Great Colors :)

Laura said...

Love the beading finish on the edges. I can never get it quite right but yours looks fab!

Myra said...

I admired this over on Becky's blog and I am so glad you posted lots of pictures so I can get a really good look at it. :o) You outdid yourself with the finishing on this one, all the little details are what make it so special.

Sadie said...

Love it Berit! No wonder Becky loves it too. I like al your pictures. I always take loads of pictures and then whittle it down to the ones I end up posting. I'm looking forward to seeing your biscornu :-)

Kathy A. said...

I thought it was you who made that beautiful pillow for Becky. Nice work there girl. Love those beads
And the duvet - we use ours year round. They are supposed to keep you warm in summer and cool in winter. I rarely have to toss it on the floor at the end of the bed.

Catherine said...

Beautiful!

Carol said...

What a sweet gift for Becky, Berit--you did a wonderful job on it :)

Andrea said...

A lovely gift for Becky.

Kate said...

That is a lovely gift, I love it!

Elaine said...

You can never have too many pictures Berit. Beckys gift is just beautiful, love all the little details.

Solstitches said...

I'm happy to look at all eight pictures of this gorgeous finish.
I saw it on Becky's blog and had to come see it here so I have now seen it nine times :)
It's a gorgeous design and I love the way you've finished it.
Margaret

MyLifesAStitch said...

Great pin pillow! Love your yellow striped duvet... so happy an sunny!!

And I ADORE the red ticking backing fabric you chose!

Have a great weekend!

awikkidwomanswords said...

The scissor cushion turned out beautifully, well done :)
I'm sure I have that pattern, will let you know if I remember where it's from

Siobhan said...

That is a gorgeous gift, Berit!! I am sure Becky loves it. :)

Suzanne said...

Gorgeous pillow! What a wonderful gift your stitched for Becky.

Hazel said...

Wow what a lovely thoughtful gift! Love it... and all the pics! x

Sally said...

Oh that is absolutely gorgeous! Becky is so lucky.

Littlebit said...

How cute is that! Of course, I love RED. And that real/cream fabric in that bedspread is so beautiful.
I would love to see a picture of that Easter toile you mentioned. Sounds beautiful.

Jackie said...

I just love this! Red is a favorite color of mine. I love the subtle color variations! Just gorgeous!

Sheila said...

Another one who thinks this is a wonderful gift...and who wants to know who the designer is (if you ever find out - LOL)
Beautifully finished :)

Marjorie said...

Hello Berit,

Thank you for visiting my blog, and for your kind words. What a beautiful pillow, and the finishing is lovely! Is this pattern available still as a freebie somewhere? I would love to make one myself.

Denise said...

Like Deb, I would love a copy of the scissor heart chart! I love 115 and I even have some red ticking!
Please let us know the link for this sweet chart.
Best to you....