Sunday, May 9, 2010

From old to new

Today I decided to take an old piece of linen I found thrown in a pile of stuff and make it into a pillow. When I saw it for little of nothing I knew it was begging to be made into a pillow for our downstairs bedroom with the teal tulip quilt and brown.

And sure enough my Crayola mind went to working and I sewed this into a pillow and thought it unique to add some of the buttons I brought back from Boston in the corners.
It now graces the bed and adds a special touch.

Here's how it turned out today.

Whoever stitched this piece, I love the colors and the borders are intricate.

I had this fabric in my stash and sewed it right on the back.

I sewed on the cameo buttons with the brown background.

I love it now right in the middle of the bed......where I rest my head.......LOL

Isn't it fun to take something that someone evidently took a long time to stitch and really appreciate the value of old linen and time. I wish I could send a thank you note to the stitcher probably from many,many years ago.


  1. A beautiful finished project created by the hands of "two" strangers! The perfect combination of two talented individuals. I love it and the colors are great, too! Happy Mother's Day Jennifer.

  2. cute cute cute~~ That little pillow is awesome~~ Good job~ Faye

  3. Thats is very cute. I love those color combonations.
    Great job on making it into a pillow.

  4. What a wonderful way to use what you found. It's beautiful.

  5. I'm sure that whoever stitched that piece is very happy that you found it and turned it into such a wonderful pillow. Love the cameo buttons you added to it too!

  6. You can find the video here on youtube. It's so special and truly captures how pure God's and dog's love is for us.

  7. Absolutely beautiful! I love those buttons!


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