Friday, November 06, 2009

Peace and Plenty Pillow

. . . plenty of thrifted crewelwork, at least. This was a thrift store find stapled around cardboard (aren't they always?) and stuffed into a cheap rickety frame. I could almost feel its sigh of relief as it settled over the curves of stuffing when I finished.


The back is more of the loosely-woven gold silk, with a bright turquoise zipper boldly showing.

17 comments:

Lisateresa said...

That is really cute!! And a perfect Thanksgiving theme.

Christian @ Modobject at Home said...

Oh, this is beautiful and perfect for this time of year! Lovely.

Nan said...

I would have never thought of doing this! Very cute!

Christina said...

That is so very cute. I love it, what a wonderful way to display such beautiful needlework.

Suzanne said...

What a lovely find!

Julian said...

thanks for giving this poor beauty a chance to shine and breathe! Great work Anna.
Blessings, Christina Gomez

Rebekah said...

That's lovely!

Mrs. Jorgenson said...

Ooh...that is just lovely!

Shari from Big Yellow Farmhouse said...

Oh, this is a sweet one! What a great idea to turn it into a pillow. I always wonder about the hands that stitched these dear little creations and what their story might be. Glad you rescued it and gave it new life!!

Kati said...

That is so pretty!

Rose said...

In our little framing shop we too often see beautiful old handwork glued or stapled to cardboard. It's great to see how you've given this piece new life.

Shelley in SC said...

Oooh, you set it free. Love the colors!

...they call me mommy... said...

Beautiful!

Sleepless Stitch said...

That is beautiful!! What wonderful colors! That would bring sunshine into any room. :)

Hailey's Beats and Bits said...

lovely pick!

Rona's Home Page said...

Love it!

Chris said...

That looks like great. Just as if it had always wanted to be a pillow and was just waiting for someone like you to release it from it's frame. well done!

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