Saturday, November 14, 2009

"Button Tree" by The Drawn Thread

What a crafty day I have had! And it was a good crafty day, frogs, no mistakes, no big headaches...everything went well. Gotta love that!

Over the last several days, I stitched The Drawn Thread's "Button Tree" for my mother-in-law. I didn't have just the right frame in my stash closet so decided to come up with another finishing idea which led me to my first flange pillow finish ever. Thanks to finishing instructions by Summer Louise Truswell in her book "Needlework from Stitch to Finish", here is the finished product:

I folded down the upper left corner for this picture so the coordinating fabric could be seen. The buttons are from a bunch of sewing stuff my mother-in-law gave to me that belonged to her deceased mother, so it has special sentimental value.

The other crafty thing I did today was make this no-sew double-sided fleece blanket for a friend's baby boy:

I made another one last week for the baby boy's twin sister but gave it to the family before I took a picture of it. Oh well, it's the same except the backing fleece is pink instead of blue.

Now I have the rest of the evening to go stitch and perhaps read a bit before going to sleep. We'll go to church in the morning for the first time in about four months so that should be refreshing. :)

Thanks for visiting and commenting. Happy stitching!


Daffycat said...

Oh wow, that's a great pillow! I'm going to have to look up that book!

Donna said...

The pillow and the blanket are very nice. I love the way you finished the pillow!

Chiloe said...

Nice little finish !!!

Lainey said...

Beautiful pillow, your MIL is going to love it. The baby blanket looks lovely too.

jayne@~an eye for threads~ said...

oh my how I love that Button Tree.
Be always in stitches.

Deb said...

Those are two great projects. What a great way to finish off that pillow the the flange edge and the buttons. Makes it a very memorable gift. The fleece blanket is adorable too.