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.

9 comments:

  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.

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

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

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

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  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!

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  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.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H17edn_RZoY

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  7. Absolutely beautiful! I love those buttons!

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