This week I managed to do some cleaning in the stash area and found a stitching piece from about twenty years and three houses ago. I wanted to make something handmade (lots of love, but not a lot of money) for the hubs for Valentine's Day way back when. That year I ended up giving him a different gift and this scrap of stitching was packed away at the bottom of a half-finished projects box.
Played around Saturday and added some scrappy sashing made in part from an attempt at doing a French Braid block several years ago. This ended up on the top and bottom with some sweet posey fabric on the side. While looking through the pinks/reds stash I found this luscious red polka dot!
The vintage linens tote (which was already out from working on another project, thank you) yielded this gorgeous table runner. How perfect a match is this! I cut and sewed the fabric from the table runner so the red border would be on the outside of what was quickly turning into a pillow.
This one will be for the hubster. He's been asking me to make one for him to use when he's in bed surfing the net. How fun that a piece meant for him so long ago, will still be given to him soon!
I finished the vintage linens repurposed table topper. All the quiltey love I got in the comments made me smile! Thank you! Oh, so over the moon in love with this. I added some large stitch quilting around the inner edge of the embroidered piece, meandered my way around the rest of it and used one of my favorite, stripey fabrics for binding.
Happy, happy, happy!
I also wanted to apologize for not including credit for the little girl's picture. It was an image I had saved a long time ago and when I go back to research it, Google tells me the link is broken.
Pinterest tells me it's from shebrews.com.
Hoping you're staying warm and safe here in the States where the cold is in control! A good excuse to curl up with a blanket, hot chocolate and links to some amazing blogs sharing inspiring and beautiful projects!