Sunday, December 07, 2008

Monday, Again!

Pillow--

Love this soft, soft backing.I remembered to include my little tag! Which doesn't always happen.

Added some fringey yarn. No sun today, so the pics are a little dark.Went to JoAnn's yesterday looking for square buttons, but there were none to be found. Went ahead and purchased some round ones, which I don't like as well.

When I got home I had an email from Linda in Texas who wanted to know where I found the square ones. Hmmmm! Frustrated at my failed attempt to re-stock, I made a lengthy, and initially disappointing, online search. Eventually, found some which I may as well go ahead and order.

Linda is not yet a blogger, but I hope she will become one as I want to see some of her art quilts!

Last night, as I watched the PBS special Celtic Woman, I used my trusty water-soluble pen and made a start on a new set of buttons. Why? I'm not sure, as I have no plans for them. They are just fun to do, and I'm trying to decide on a purpose for them.
Actually, this sort of thing is another one of those displacement activities. Some of the projects I have in mind require a little thought, and I'm not in the mood to think much!

What are you working on?

17 comments:

  1. I love this bee pillow. So cute!

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  2. Congratulations on a great finish - your pillow is adorable. My WIPs usually becomes UFOs when I put them away - for company, or because I want to work on another (new) project and want the old stuff out of the way. I am working hard on getting those to dwindle away. Right now I finish about 70% of all my projects - working on upping that number, hopefully to 100%.

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  3. Gerrie - :) It is for baby Bryce who will probably have it looking pretty worn in no time!

    Francoise - Thanks! It was my first experience with silk thread and the colors were so luscious that I couldn't quit playing.

    Shasta - I debated about whether to frame it or do the pillow, but I love that soft backing so much, I'm glad the pillow won.

    Company interferes with my commitment, too! If I'm separated from the project for very long, I find getting back to it difficult. New projects are also a problem, because I'm afraid I'll forget what I'm planning if I don't dig in.

    Good for you for being 70% through! Quite an achievement already!

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  4. Well, I'm not working on anything as cute as that pillow. How adorable.

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  5. the pillow is lovely and i think the little buttons are just gorgeous - how long does that pen last - i always found it faded - but perhaps that has something to do with the humidity here - or are you a very quick stitcher?

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  6. Ohmygosh musthavethat pillow!!!!! Absolutely adorable!!
    What am I working on...Christmas cards...I need to go to Michael's or somewhere and find a little stamp for embellishing the envelopes...I'm ready to print the actual cards, just need to make myself do it...

    I love your buttons...

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  7. Your pillow makes me smile.:o) What to do with the buttons? - you can never have too many buttons!

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  8. What a delightful project...and so well done. Love your tag as well. You do great work!

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  9. i love your whimsical embroideries! i'm finishing some flower girl dresses (a job) so i can't wait to start some christmas projects (a little late!). thanks for sharing the link to the buttons-more unique

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  10. Kay - just baking and using your pizza cutter like a rotary cutter, huh? :)

    Paula H - I have two water soluble pens. One says "disappearing" and has a purple ink. I have little use for it because it disappears so fast -- I never use water because it vanishes. The other one lasts until you apply water to it.

    Debby - I love the personal touch and will be over to check out your progress. You are posting pictures, right?

    Myra - The buttons can join the Dorset buttons which await a use. :) Fun to make, but not always a way to use them! You are right, you can never have too many buttons!

    averyclaire - Thanks! I ordered the tags about a year ago and forget to use them about half the time.

    suesueb - Hope you'll share the pictures of yur flower girl dresses! Love the pics from your plays of Christmas past!

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  11. that's the cutest pillow I have seen in a very long time!

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  12. I'm in the middle of a thousand projects...or so it seems. I just finished the most mind-numbing boring 'repair' project - one I volunteered to do for a friend 3 years ago or was it 4?....I resolved to have it done by the end of this year - started it a week ago sunday and finished it sunday.

    started a new (creative) quilt for a baby due in jan yesterday....plus, Ihave all the various gift projects underway...pillows, totes, wallets, collages, photos....

    okay I better get back to the studio and those thousand projects (it just seems like a thousand)

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  13. What a cute pillow! My girls would love a pillow like this.

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  14. Cuteness indeed! I like how the green fringey yarn adds to the motion - she's just flying along on her wheelie feet!

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  15. Debra - Thanks! I saw a toy advertised and used it for inspiration!

    kimy - Oh, a repair job. How easy that would be to forget! Can't wait to see all of your projects -- especially that baby quilt!

    Shelly - Thanks! It was really easy, if a bit time-consuming on the embroidery part. Since I love the process, I looked forward to it.

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  16. Kim - I love those little wheelie feet! The fringe was just the right color, and I had it out to work with something else when I realized it.

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