Amanda has been having such fun with our new Cosmo floss. She always has a project handy to work on during her lunch or whenever she has a free moment. As a result she has completed several really wonderful projects this summer.
Apparently you can accomplish a lot if you utilize those free moments here and there, but I wouldn't know about that.
Anyway, this is Vintage Postcard by Crabapple Hill. You may remember this pillow from this quilt market post. You know, the post where I hyperventilated and wanted to live in this booth for the rest of my life reading the tags that were signed by market goers then hung from tree branches? If I were planning a wedding, which I'm so not, I would copy this idea as my guest book in a heartbeat.
Focus Suzanne FOCUS! (This pillow does this to me every stink'n time!).
So. As I was saying.
This is Vintage Postcard by Crabapple Hill; officially my favorite pillow of 2010.
How did Amanda achieve those faded letters and subtle color changes you ask?
Why it's Cosmos' new Seasons variegated floss and the postcard pillow was stitched with just four skeins!
We even have a floss kit for it. (We're thoughtful that way).
This next pillow is a free pattern called Antique Roses also by Crabapple Hill and it's stitched with variegated floss too.
I had this pillow on the cutting table the other day when a customer asked if it was machine done. No, I said, it was done by Amanda and yes, her tiny stitches are absolutely perfect... and sickening!
Now if you'll excuse me. I have a few free moments so I think I'll go read my favorite blogs while watching The Real Housewives on Bravo (and I wonder why I never get anything done!).
Encourage one another,
PS: If you're wondering about the title of this post it means, "Little by little the bird builds its nest". It's a rhyme my mother used to say to me in french and so true when it comes to any task, be it stitchery...or business...or relationships. (Hopefully that bird will build its nest in a tree with lots of signed tags hanging from its branches!).