Saturday, June 30, 2007

Day 379: 50th Anniversary Gift

I added a new photograph to Creative Journey in my Photography section, Bird Song

Today I spent the day turning my latest stitchery into a finished bolster pillow. I had to do this whole thing by the seat of my pants since I didn't have any directions for how to do it.

This pillow was inspired by some of the needlework blogs I read. Some of the artists out there have a great sense of putting various fabrics together. I wanted to give that a bit of a try. I found three flannel prints that worked well together.

1. The border around the stitchery has little polka dots and ladybugs. The dots mimic the musical notes and the colors balance the birds.

2. The back of the pillow and the "jelly roll" ends are a blue fabric with white clouds. This way the birds have someplace to fly.

3. The inside of the "jelly roll" ends is a blue and white stripe. I've turned the end back a bit on the left side in this photo to show it off.

I sandwiched some small pompom trim between the layers of fabric on the ends. Again, the pompoms echo the shape of the musical notes and polka dots.

Finally, I tied bows to form the "jelly roll" with some narrow picot-edged satin ribbon.

I'm really pleased with the way this pillow turned out and can't wait to give it as a gift tomorrow.

I recently reconnected with my favorite college music professor. He and his wife will have a party tomorrow to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. I haven't seen Duane and Pink in over 25 years! So this is quite a treat.

Duane still sings barbershop. His group is here for the party and I'll get to watch them perform. I'm so looking forward to it.

Dale washed and shined up his convertible and is letting me take it for the day. The party is about a 1-1/2 hour drive north, near Sandpoint, ID. I've not been up that way in quite some time, so this will be a nice adventure for me.

Plus, I bought myself a new outfit and the sexiest shoes I've had in eons. I generally don't care much about shoes, but these make my legs look amazing (if I do say so myself!) I may just have to post a photo.

1 comment:

Kathryn in NZ said...

Absolutely you must post a photo of the shoes to die for!! Enquiring minds want to see, LOL.
Love the pillow, esp the bobble trim.
Take a shot of you in the car, too!
Have fun Cameo