Thursday, March 17, 2011

Just call me the Pillow Lady!

I completed a redwork stitchery and a wool applique last night and guess what. I will probably make them into pillows. That seems to be my way doesn’t it. Stitch it, sew it, stuff it. I like pillows because you can put them almost anywhere. I thought I would change it up and make a couple wall hangings but no, I decided today they will become pillows. They are both rather large, about 11” x 14”, wouldn’t they look sweet tucked in a chair or on a bed. I think so. Maybe I will finish them up tonight.

The redwork is a pattern by someone, someone very talented but I cannot remember who. When I figure it out I will let you know. I have this habit of tracing designs onto fabric, I believe I have told you this before, I have hundreds traced out and did not write who did them. So now I have to search my pattern notebooks and locate the patterns to figure out the designer. Isn’t she sweet.


I got the new pattern called “Bunny Tails” by Brenda Gervais.


I changed it up just a little. I love it!


Don’t they both scream spring! I love them. I really want to do the other two projects in the pattern, right now!

So, this morning was kind of exciting. When I got off work I went to have a mammogram – yippee for me. I get one every year. My mother was about 38 the first time she had breast cancer and she passed away after an 8 year battle with it when she was only 56. It will be three years ago on the 27th. She always swore the mammograms were not good enough to detect cancer, she said it missed hers and swore by the ultra sound,  but insurance companies don’t want to pay for that and I don’t have the money, so I will just take my chances with the mammogram and get squished every year.

Well, I should get going. Have a super day and don’t forget to find a little stitching time!



Christine said...

I don't think I've come across nicer patterns and designs that Brenda's for applique and punch needle! I love that new bunny you made up!
Have fun being squished - a case of grin and 'bare' it!
Best wishes

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

I love the projects you are working on you do awesome work..hope your boob squeeze in ineventful..and everything is okay with the "sisters".;) happy st. paddys day.;)

Lynn said...

Love your pillows and the bunny, really cute!

manos de chicureo said...

This rabbit is cute. Rabbit reminds me of the old tales.
Happy sew,

Calico Rabbit said...

Hey Jenn,
LOVE that pattern, I may have to go pick one up!

Good for you on the mammy! I am sorry to hear about your mom.

big hugs