Saturday, September 21, 2013

What the?..

How did I forget to show you my second completed pin pillow?

You know me...all up in your face when I have little successes.... I can't believe I didn't blow my own horn the second I finished it.  Hmmm... must be getting old or forgetful or... something...

I know I showed portions of it...but, here it is now...all finished.















I gave it to my sister when I went to see her last week.  Her reaction was similar to mine when I held Karen's pin pillow in my own hand.    She said ... "I can't believe how tiny all the work and stitches are!" "It looks so much larger in photos" which is exactly what I said.  Even when we say the size..it just makes no impact 'til you see it up close and personal.  This little guy is 3 x 4...

Here are a few more views... this tiny edge on the lower corner (which I think may be tatting) is a tiny piece of a special hanky my Mom gave me when I was a kid...

As Karen says, for all of the projects we are making... why leave our treasures hidden in drawers where nobody sees them ... ever.  Even though we are cutting them ..  we are recycling and repurposing some lovely things...and lots of folks will now be recipients of the new items and be able to perhaps display them or use them.  It's a way to give new life to what was hidden treasure.

I'm thinking Mom would have loved to see these little creations and wouldn't mind at all that I've used my hanky to make them look beautiful.


















7 comments:

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I have come to be a believer that it's good to reuse those old treasures into something that is appreciated now. It was sheer torture to take scissors to my first treasured old piece of linen but it's gotten easier with time and now I tackle it with happy abandon. Your pin pillow is beautiful!

Twiglet said...

Totally beautiful and you are right - your mum would love it. x Jo

Gwen Buchanan said...

Vee, you are a wizard. and I so agree, enjoy the lovely things of life and don't hide them in the bottom drawer.

karen said...

it is so precious.....

Norma Soulet (AZArtist) said...

Oh Vee, It is lovely! I thought it was bigger....

Hugs and miss you over at my blog. :(

Catherine said...

Very pretty!
xo Catherine

Shashi Nayagam said...

It is beautiful