Friday, May 11, 2012

Combining Talents

I am capable of doing my own finishing...for the most part. I can sew but I am not a professional like my good friend, MamaJoan.

This past Wednesday, I went to Joan's house hoping that she would help me make this piece of stitching into a pillow.


I had some fabric for the backing, some batting and some interfacing. I could have bought some lace for the ends, but since I just started to do some crocheting, I decided to crochet my lace.


Within minutes, it seemed, Joan had my pillow stitched up. I hand sewed my lace on and voila!


Peter and Peep
With thy Needle and Thread
28ct. cream linen/WDW, GAST, home-dyed and 1 DMC Variation
Date started stitching: 4/26/2012
Date finished stitching: 5/4/2012
Date finishing completed: 5/9/2012 


I am really happy with how this came out. Thanks to my friend, Joan, for helping me. You make it look so easy. But now I know how to make these!

Happy Stitching :)

JillMN

22 comments:

Hazel said...

WoW! Stunning. x

Daffycat said...

Oh oh oh ~ it's sooo wonderful, Jill! I love the lace you made and the fabric you chose for the backing goes just perfectly! Fantastic finish! (Well done, Joan too!)

Laurie in Iowa said...

Love this design... your pillow looks fabulous, especially with the handmade lace edge.

Mama Joan said...

Pillow looks great. Crocheted edging is a very nice touch. Can't wait to get mine stitched up:)

akaber9598 said...

"just started crocheting"? Your lace is amazing! I've completed some really simple crocheted lace, but yours is remarkable. Congrats!

Charlene ♥ SC said...

That is SO cute - you'll never convince me that you've just started crocheting! I can make a really nice chain... now that's "just started."

April said...

Beautiful pillow. Your lace is gorgeous.

Cole said...

Beautiful finish! I love the lace edging you made for it too :)

lynda said...

Your pillow is so cute...does Joan have directions for that style pillow anywhere? I think I might even be able to tackle this one!

Barbi said...

This is a great piece and a great finish! I love it!

Carol said...

Such an adorable pillow--you and Joan make a great team, Jill :)

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Wonderful! You two did a great job and your lace is the perfect accent.

Karen said...

How cute... and your lace gives it a special touch!

happy stitching...

Rhona said...

What a fabulous finish....what a great team you make! Love your crochet lace, how unusual!

Ellen said...

Gorgeous, really love this pillow!

Great design, stitching and finishing! That crochet lace is great!

Hugs,

Penny said...

Lovely stitching on your part and the lace you crocheted is so pretty! Joan did a wonderful job of making it into a pillow! :)

Robin said...

Really nice job! And the crocheted lace you made...wow!

BrendaS said...

Wonderful pillow! I love the hand made lace you made for the ends too:))

Happy Mother's Day:)

Christine said...

Wow - I was thinking how beautiful the stitching was and then ready you made your own lace! Beautiful job!

Mouse said...

ohhh well done to both of you for the stunning pillow ... gorgeous finish and just adore that lace too :)
might have to bob over for some lessons :) love mouse xxxxx

Bekca said...

Such a gorgeous finish! Congrats!

Bonnie said...

very very nice you done a great job on the lace
Love the pattern.
Bonnie