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.