Sunday, March 25, 2012

Lovebird Pillow Finished

When I was at my LNS after she came back from market, I spied this little pattern over in a corner of the table and what caught my eye was the red.....of course.  Upon closer look, it turned out to be this adorable little red cardinal sitting on a spool of thread.  It was love at first sight and it came home with me.  Because it was designed by Just Another Button Co., there were 4 heart buttons to add to the finished piece and a little black button for his eye.  I stitched it on 30ct. Creek Bed Brown linen with DMC floss and finished it into one of my little pillows.  
I received in the mail yesterday, a piece of linen I purchased from Nina and she was very gracious and sent me two samples of her beautiful hand dyed cotton floss.  She must know my colors because they are pinks and greens.....lovely indeed!!!  I have a little Jardin Prive design that calls for these two colors and I'm using them to stitch it up.  It will make a beautiful little pin cushion and I should have it finished this week.
I hope all of you are enjoying your weekend and getting in alot of stitchie time.
Blessings as always,
Barbara

27 comments:

Lynn said...

Oh, isn't he just the sweetest little fellow?! You've done such a beautiful job on the finishing too! This one's going on to my wishlist. I can't resist it either.

Natasha said...

What a sweet little design. Wonderful job on finishing her =)
Natasha

Mouse said...

ohhh that's lovely :) love how you have finished it too :)
can't wait to see what you have stitched with Nina's threads :0
love mouse xxxxx

Sweet Sue said...

He's quite dandy, plump and happy, great finish:)

~*Shar*~ said...

Too cute hun ; I just added this chart to my "cart" at 123 Stitch this morning...

Hugs, Shar

Rita said...

What a cute finish!

CalamityJr said...

He couldn't be cuter, and your finish is fantastic!

April said...

That pillow is so cute!!! I love how you finished it. I may have to check out Nina's linen. I have been eyeing it for to long now!! lol

Krista said...

What a cute bird! Love your finishing!

Deborah said...

Beautiful finish! I just love the cute plump bird. So cute. The finishing is lovely.

Penny said...

Beautiful stitching and finishing!

Veronica said...

What a cute design. Your stitching is lovely and you've finished it beautifully. Love that fabric ribbon you've attached to the pillow.

Hugs,
Veronica.

Chris said...

Wow! I love the way you finished this little guy.
I can't wait to see what you stitch up with the supplies from Nina.

Lesley said...

Oh, that is a lovely finish. what a gorgeous design.

Vickie said...

Too. Cute. I am trying to get in stitchie time, I just began getting arthritis in my left index finger. Very swollen and oh so stiff. :( I am praying it will go away for many years.

Bekca said...

What an adorable finish!

Carol said...

Isn't that the cutest! I've never seen that chart before...Love your choices of fabrics, too, Barbara :)

Sally said...

Awww he is so cute! You've finished it so beautifully too.

Barb said...

What an adorable little bird! I think I'll have to find that one.

Valma said...

Woo what a lovely cushion !
It has a 'vintage' look that I love
bravo =D
Hugs from France

Debbie said...

I LOVE THE DESIGN AND THE FINISHING... WELL DONE!

butterfly said...

Love the pillow , what a lovely chart.

Catherine said...

Oh my gosh, this is ssssooooo cute!

Joyce Clark Frank said...

I love your red bird. Chris at my LHN picked this design out for me just last week as she does I collect anything to do with red birds. It is such a fun little bird. Looking forward to stitching it.
Your pillow is well done.

mbroider said...

And he grabs the Cutest Cardinal prize!!

Sarah Beth said...

I love cardinals and this is just adorable. What is the wooden floss holder called. I have a small on in the shape of a stocking and a large plastic DMC one for perks cotton and wool yarn.

Julianne said...

Lovely stitching and finishing!

I am just drooling over your scissors in the picture. Those are so delicate looking.