Sunday, January 22, 2012

Birds and pies

Hey there, my friends! Guess what? Lookie!
I finished that cute little bird pillow from this book!
It was a very fun project. The embroidery was a pleasure, and so was the applique...although I did change up the flowers a wee bit. The smallest one was supposed to have appliqued petals, but I didn't want to deal with teeny-tiny pieces of fabric so I just embroidered it and made the next-biggest one applique.
Plus I used buttons for all the flower centers....some of the ones on the pattern are satin-stitched, which is a stitch I dread. I did it for this half a bud...
...but for anything else, especially a thank you. To me, it is a deceptively difficult stitch. The welting was a bit tricky but I think it's worth it.
So that's it! hope you like it. It adds a nice little touch of sunshine, I think.
Tomorrow, January 23rd, is National Pie Day! Long-time readers of this blog know that we've been celebrating this "holiday" for several years now. I am going to make the traditional Lemon Angel, Nestle Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie. And what would dinner be without pizza pie? Quiche would be a good choice too!

I hope you are enjoying your weekend! Eat some pie tomorrow!

♥ Jen


  1. Jen - it is so cute! Love that pillow. I too don't like the satin stitch. It's not as easy as people make it out to be. I wish I could partake in National Pie Day but I'm trying to be REALLY good. 10 pounds and I'm treating myself to a Kindle!

  2. Oh--I love your pillow and you did a wonderful stitching job with it--and yes it does look like a bit of sunshine!!!!
    So what's your next project????
    Hugs, Di and miss gracie

  3. Jen, a nice touch of spring in the middle of winter! Great job on the sewing too!

    MMM, pie....but I'm not doing that tomorrow, no way. Neither dh nor I need it! lol

    Carol (NJ)

  4. Nice work on the pillow. And you're making me hungry for pie!LOL

  5. This is the cutest pillow!!! I love the colors you chose and the embroidery is gorgeous :) Now I have to look for the book!

  6. THAT pillow is soooooo cute!!! I love it. I'm going to have to get that book. Adorable!

  7. Oh! It is lovely. Really lovely. You're a great stitcher.

  8. Love your pillow, I think I should buy that book. Beautiful job.


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