Saturday, February 12, 2011

A Bird in the Hand

Look what I finished!

I'm so bad about finishing things up, so I'm really pleased to have this pin pillow done. The pattern is "A Bird in Hand" by Blackbird Designs. I stitched it into a pillow, stuffed it with a mix of crushed walnut shells and bamboo filling, and then trimmed it with some vintage lace from my scrapbooking stash.
Now that I've finished the pillow, I've had to decide what to work on next. I have an order in for some linen to work on a couple of new patterns. In the meantime, I've decided to devote my stitching time to finishing one of my samplers already in progress. This sampler is already about halfway done, and it's one I got in an Essamplaire class two years ago. High time I got around to putting some more stitches in her!

I was originally planning to go home this weekend, but circumstances changed, and I decided to stay in town. So today will be a long chain of loading the laundry, working on my sampler, and hopefully getting some more scrapbooking done. The cats are wrestling with one another, and I'm looking forward to a big box of Prima flowers landing on my doorstep later this afternoon.


Chris said...

Another beautiful finish Robin.
Sarah is looking great.

Carolyn NC said...

Your finish is just beautiful - are these the original colors? I just love them. And your sampler is gorgeous - can't wait to see it progress!

Faye said...

Your Bird in the Hand is just beautiful! I LOVE the colors in that bird.....And, the sampler is beautiful as well....Good progress...cant wait to see more!!! Yeah, the sunshine is out!! Faye

Theresa said...

Beautiful finish!!!!! I love it!!!!

Sue, a.k.a. midwestgirl said...

Lovely stitching projects! Sounds like a great weekend to me. I did not get to stay home and now I'm not ready for Monday!

Keshet said...

Just stunning!