Monday, June 13, 2011

Last Weekend of Freedom

Vacation is over. So sad. I'm officially back to work. I can't believe how quickly those three glorious weeks passed. This weekend we enjoyed some time at home, cooking, entertaining, gardening and (of course) sewing, which the hubs wanted to document on "film".


I decided to embellish the Easy Echino Pillow a little. I pulled some Perle Cottons (size 5) and started hand stitching. I started with echo stitching around the tree. Then I decided that I was going to add some french knots to some, but not all, of the purple dotted circles.




I liked the way the french knots looked so I started adding red french knots to the center of the coral flowers. I thought the red gave a nice, subtle contrast to the coral in the flowers. Then I did the same in blue to the teal flowers and added a little more hand stitching in blue and gold throughout.


After I put this altogether I started to re-evaluate the purple french knots. I'm not as crazy about them. I think I might pull them out. What do you think?


  1. I think they look neat but it's hard to know without seeing it in person.

  2. I love this! My diaper bag from my mom is this fabric, which she similarly embellished on the machine. Obviously, your's looks even neater done by hand!

  3. I love them! I also love the shot of you and your canine buddy hanging together while stitching. What a nice place to hang out.

  4. oooh i love it all i wouldn't change a thing :)

  5. Not to be difficult, but I can see why you're not sure - I think I would pull them out - or do all the purple dotted circles. I think it's the contrast of the printed circle and the french knot circle that looks odd. Very cool embellishments, though!

  6. It is hard to tell from the photo, but I think I like the purple French knots. I agree with Sarah, however, that you might like it better if you did all of the printed purple circles.

  7. I like the purple but I can understand it might be too much. Cute idea!

  8. Love all of the hand stitching. I think that it makes that fantastic fabric even better (who would have thought that would be possible?).