Thursday, February 5, 2009

The best pillow I've ever made!

Okay, so it's the first pillow I've ever made but that still means it's the best pillow, even if only by default. LOL! Here it is, hot off the sewing machine:

Actually, I'm pretty impressed with my first pillow. I opted out of mitering the corners or adding trim because it was my first sewn pillow effort but maybe next time. This pillow and the little pink book next to it will be given to my friend today or tomorrow.

If you're the praying type, please add Melissa to your prayers. She could really use them. If you're not the praying type, then we'd gladly accept any good thoughts/vibes you can muster. Thanks to everyone -- your thoughts and prayers are much appreciated.

Now for more pillow information in case some readers are interested... I got the finishing techniques from a book titled "Needlework from Stitch to Finish" by Summer Louise Truswell. She has a way of making things so much easier! The pillow measures right at 12" x 12". It is framed and backed with a pink ribbon breast cancer fabric I purchased at Hancock Fabrics earlier this week. The pattern is from Gloria & Pat and is free! It can easily be found using Google...just do a search on "Gloria Pat free What Cancer Cannot Do" (or something similar) and it should be the first thing that pops up on the list.

Thanks for looking and thanks for your comments. *hugs*


lynda said...

what a thoughtful gift! I will keep Melissa in my prayers and send lots of healing thoughts her way.

Cindy F. said...

You did a beautiful job on Melissa's gift! Congrats on a gorgeous finish! You are a wonderful friend to give such a thoughtful gift.
I will say a special prayer for her:)

Erynne said...

Well done and I'm sure she will love it!!
Prayers being sent for Melissa!!


Teresa said...

You did a great job on the pillow! I will include Melissa in my prayers. You are a sweet and loving person to make this gift!

Take care

tkdquintmom said...

I love it. You did a beautiful job.

Carolyn said...

Girlfriend!! Your pillow turned out AWESOME!!! I can just see Melissa when she receives it. You are the most thoughtful person I've ever met in my life. :)

Melissa has been in my prayers since you told me about her and will continue to be. God can work miracles, and she's definitely at the best place for treatment.

Soooo good talking to you yesterday. :) TTYL pantyhose! ;)


P.S. I LOVE LOVE LOVE your needleroll!! I think I heard it say it wanted to come live at my house. Yep...I heard that! LOL

kellieps3 said...

What a beautiful pillow and such a nice gift for your friend. I will say a prayer for Melissa. Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving me a comment. :)

kimstitch3 said...

beautiful pillow LoriRay. I hope you have a great day/weekend. take care,hugs,Kimberly in freezing Tn

Clara said...

You did a wonderful job on your pillow, and you have my prayers for Melissa also.