Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day!

My day started off on a sweet note: a box of chocolate pecan turtles was waiting at my place at the breakfast table! Hope your day is warm and fuzzy, too!

I stitched this one-of-a-kind pillow several years ago for an ANG discussion list Valentine's exchange. Threads included Sheep's Silk and Silk & Ivory in various solid and variegated pastels, accented with Kreinik gold metallic. The canvas was finished framed on the front and backed with ivory silk and corded with moss green.

You could make a pillow like this easily enough by outlining a series of hearts on blank canvas, then raiding your stash to fill in the centers with a number of different stitches.


Needle Nicely said...

What a great idea! It would also make a good class. Hmmm. Thanks.

Cool City Stitcher said...

It's a great idea for a class.

karen said...

We're wrapping it up, but we've had a mini challenge for Valentine's Day on Stitcherie. Cookie cutters are a stitcher's friend!