Thursday, July 12, 2012

Back at it

A year and a half, that's how long it's been since I've made one of my Crazy Pillows.  Just before we moved to Kentucky would have been the last one.  

Whenever I'm working on one, I have the next one in my brain and kind of laid out, so I can be thinking about it too.  So a year and a half ago, I had pulled fabric and drawn a diagram.

Finally--in the last couple of days--I've begun work on it.  And this one is a challenge.  I'm taking a Shaker Tree of Life that I embroidered

and adding some Swedish material that I LOVE, which I also embroidered

And am putting those two together with some costly silk that I'm in my madness trying to pleat.  

This is where you tell me that it's going to be okay...that I should persevere...

The next Crazy Pillow?  It's using some antique French laundry tape that has the initials B H on it, so guess who it's for?!?!?!?!  Yip...Bethie!  It could be for Ben, but I'm not sure he'd appreciate a Crazy Pillow with antique French laundry tape.  (might be wrong).


  1. Did you show me a 'crazy pillow' when we visited? Did I miss it among all the beautiful and interesting things there were to look at? I remember needlepoint pillows, but thought that D had done those . . . .

    In any case, MUST see the finished product: please promise to post more.

    And - Tell M to get his own blog and start posting some pastels, I've been thinking about them! This hot weather is a great time for basement studios.

    1. @Harra: I give them all away. There was one in the living room; I had made it for D way back when. Gray knitting split down the middle with orange embroidered flowers in the middle. I called it "Spring Peepers". I'll try and post it.

      Message on its way to M.

      I need to check YOUR blog. I'm sure you have some beauties up.