Thursday, June 16, 2011

Hand Stitching in Bed


It's been quiet around here this week, partly because I've been getting into the swing of things at work but also because I've been sick. Bummer, I know. It's just a Summer cold but it hasn't been fun and yesterday it was coupled with a migraine so I was down for the count until my migraine meds kicked in. I didn't feel much like getting out of bed so instead I took to a couple of hand sewing projects.


I started working on some hexies to match the table runner I'm making for my SUTK partner.


I picked up some bar towels at a local restaurant supply store and these are going to accent a new towel for my partner's kitchen.


Then I finished the Easy Echino Pillow. I ended up deciding to pull out the purple French knots, favoring the less is more approach. I figure that after I live with the pillow for a while I can always add them back if I feel the pillow is lacking.


I also decided to do a little embellishment on the back...


On one of the cheetahs I added French knots to his spots.


Then I used a lilac purple to hand stitch around one of the circles.


I love this pillow, as simple as it was to make. It just goes to show that complicated doesn't necessarily mean better.


  1. Dude! Seriously love that pillow! Hope you are feeling better!

  2. Beautiful pillow! Love it! Hope you're feeling better. Summer colds are the worst and then add a migraine...ugh!

  3. Very fun projects. I hate migraines, and yes - summer colds are the worst. Hope you're feeling much better.

  4. Ugh...migraines are horrible! I *love* the embellishments on your pillows. So cute!

  5. That is an awesome pillow!! Way to go!! You ought to link up tomorrow and get some whoop whoops..... ;-)

  6. Ooo this is gorgeous! Simple is definitely very effective!

  7. Love the pillow. Your hand-stitching is perfect. Just the right "something extra." I need to learn how to hand-stitch.