Saturday, September 27, 2008

Pillow Talk


Reorganizing the workshop and playing around with my new embroideries is getting equal time.

pillow talk

I embroidered out the pumpkin pile embroidery and the acorn and sewed them into some fall pillows (in the shop now). I love the aqua color with the natural-colored fabric and oranges of the pumpkins. That vintage-inspired pumpkin fabric is so cute - see it up there in the corners. I'm not a real lover of Halloween, so I don't have a lot of ideas of what to do with the fabric, but I did buy a good amount of it. I made up some fat quarters to put in my shop but haven't listed them yet. If you'd like some, let me know. I have some fabric on the same line with ghosts already in there. My friend is always looking for green acorns to decorate in the fall. I have a bunch of green acorns falling around here, but by the time I save them up for her, they turn brown. So, when I saw this acorn applique design, I knew I'd have to make up a pillow for Teresa. Now the green will never fade.



Here are some pillows made before the embroidery machine with soft flannels and buttons. They are so cozy and remind me of the Adirondack decorating spreads in fall magazines.

Halloween Bib

I did make some bibs with the pumpkin fabric and backed them up with toweling.

Here is something scary:
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It's parents weekend at my son's college, and we are hanging out with him these three days. This is his half of his small dorm room. He told me he spent TWO HOURS cleaning it the other day. Hmmmm....

7 comments:

The Blonde Duck said...

I love the pillows!

jacquie said...

the pillows are fabulous...i adore those pumpkins.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

I'm starting to understand the embroidery - a little. The pumpkins are just the cutest things I've ever seen. What a cute pillow. Everything is lovely Michele.

Emiline said...

Oh man, good luck. I think he was lying to you...

Twisted Fencepost said...

The little pumpkins are adorable!
If he worked for two hours cleaning, I'd hate to see what it looked like before he started! (shudder)

CurlyfrySC's Collage said...

definition of "clean", please.

Jean said...

Your pillows are great! I have that same Red, White, Blue stripe!

It does tend to make you wonder what your son's room looked like B/4 he cleaned it doesn't it?
Too Funny!