Thursday, 6 January 2011

Pillow Party at Stitched in Colour

Blogger's Pillow Party

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Come and join the Pillow Party at Stitched in Colour!  I'm submitting this little baby - my first ever pillow, my first ever zip, my first ever traced stitchery project, my first ever lazy daisies and an embroidery especially for my best friend:

I found the stitchery on a blog and loved it, loved the sentiment and the little angels, so I chose some colours and began stitching.  I added the border in myself.  I knew I wanted the pillow to be purple as that's the accent colour in her living room.  I bought this material in HobbyCraft as it was one of the few purples they had and, funnily enough, it matches her existing (store-bought) pillows exactly!

She's been my best friend for 25 years since we met at the age of 8 (yes, that's right, I'm 33!) in the queue for the trampolines at the local school's Play Week.  We've been through thick and thin together, good and bad, through my wedding and the birth of her daughter (my wonderful and often-mentioned on this blog god-daughter) and we're more like sisters than friends.  The stitchery reads "A friend hears the song in my heart, and sings it to me when I forget the words".  I really enjoyed stitching this project.


Svenja said...

Hello Wendy, thanks for your comment. I like your pillow as well. Looks super pretty and I am sure, ur friend was happy about it :D


Anonymous said...

What a nice heartfelt gift for your best friend!!!
She will love it and treasure it forever!!!

Joysze said...

Congrats on the pretty pillow and all those firsts. :D Your best friend is going to love it!

Robyn said...

I see you've been busy lately whilst bringing in the New Year and being ill! Lol at your granny squares as I had the same problem when I first started Knitting/crocheting....the concentration on doing it properly was making me tense so my stitches were that too - small and tight! As I became more confident and more relaxed so did the stitches. Changing to a smaller hook with the same yarn for your squares would be easier than trying to regain your original tension.

Bev said...

when i did my first zip i was slightly happy running around showing everyone, but it was nothing like this, you have a very lucky friend, congratulations on a wonderful finish

Teacups and Tiskets said...

Hi Wendy,

Thanks for visiting me.

I really like the blue and green one too.

But what do you mean, you already have a granny blanket going. Who said you cant have two - ;)


Jamie said...

Hi Wendy! Thanks for stopping by my blog! I love your pillow too. Your friend is lucky! Noce job on all of your firsts!

Katherine said...

What a beautiful gift for a special friend! Well done, Wendy.

Wishing you a Happy New Year!

Uzi said...

Hi Wendy, it's nice to meet other people who like embroidery as well. Your pillow looks cute and purple color is one of my favorites.

AMY said...

What a lovely saying and how nice to have such a close long time friend!

Pam @Threading My Way said...

What a beautiful saying and a lovely cushion!