Here I am to jabber about the pillow that I showed some snippets of in December. You see, it just wouldn't have been fair to talk TOO much about it, since it was Ashley's Christmas present, and no one wants a spoiled present, do they??
Mom spotted the Anchor wool needlepoint (some times it's also called 'tapestry') kit on eBay awhile back, and I knew it was just the thing for Ash's present. It took me a few months to do, since I had to set it down sometimes to stitch for our Market booth. This was the second needlepoint I've completed, but I'd never finished one completely -- blocking and making it into something.
I just had in my mind that I wanted to back the pillow with velveteen. The mix of textures seemed perfect. Apphia had some leftover burgandy velveteen from a sewing project, so she was sweet enough to give it to me. I sewed a zipper into the back as well, to make dry cleaning the case (if necessary) more easily possible.
It was SO much fun to stitch. Now I've already taken my first needlepoint and made it into a pillowcase. I just need to purchase a form, and I'm set! Stitching always seems like a good thing to do on a pillow, doesn't it? (Remember this one?) Let's just say, that I think I'll always be pillow-rich.
Happy Monday to all of you! xoxAchaia
PS Ash loved the pillow and said it was her in a pillow! Yay!