Friday, November 12, 2010

Great Things Take Time

Back in the beginning of September, before my classes really picked up and before I started this Research Assistantship, I had so much time to do all these things that I love to do.  In that great period of time, I was able to hang out with my friend, Amanda, and craft it up!  Amanda is a quilter and has lots and lots of scraps of fabrics from quilts that she has made in the past.  I had hit the jackpot with her scraps to make this pillow that I talked about on a Magnificent Monday post.  The funny thing about this pillow is that we got together and started working on it in September.  We cut out our fabric and ironed it on our pillow fronts and then the only thing that was left to do was embroider it around the edges.  Amanda is super quick and good at hand embroidering and so she cranked hers out in no time.  Mine, on the other hand, sat around and acted as a constant reminder of my slowness.  Today, on November 12, I finally finished my pillow and I couldn't be happier with it!!!

I hope you have a great weekend!  I know I will, my good friends Anne and Derek are on there way here RIGHT NOW!!!


I've linked this project up to:


38 comments:

  1. Dear Kari,

    I believe you have mad sewing skillz. You should start an Etsy shop. I would be a very loyal customer.

    Sincerely,
    Lia :-)

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  2. This pillow is gorgeous! Great sewing.

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  3. Congrats on finishing! I looks a-mazing! Thanks for sharing, found at Mad Skills Link Party.

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  4. It's just beautiful! Thanks for sharing your creativity.

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  5. Your pillow is beautiful, I love the pattern!

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  6. This is adorable! I have been wanting to make one for a while, but I don't think I have the patience for all the tiny cutting!!! Would love for you to come link up to Made with Love Monday on Sew Chatty! http://bit.ly/bSsG5b

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  7. Ahhhh...it's so PRETTY...love this idea!!!

    Blessings,
    Linda

    Would you like some extra Christmas cash? Enter my gift card GIVEAWAY!

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  8. So cute! I love the detail of the stitching!

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  9. Thanks for posting this beautiful pillow. I am looking for some pretty pillows to make for next year! Visiting from The Girl Creative.

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  10. That's just beautiful! What a great way to get a pieced look - can't wait to try it myself!

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  11. Very pretty. What a good way to use up fabric scraps. Good job :)

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  12. I just love this! I wish I had one for my family room. Great job!

    Vicki at Rusty Rooster Vintage

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  13. You did a seriously lovely job here!!! I just love this pillow...I'm inspired! Thanks for sharing this idea...

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  14. This is gorgeous! I absolutely love it!

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  15. That is awesome! I would love for you to come link up at our Strut Your Stuff Party!

    http://danajeanward.blogspot.com/2010/11/strut-your-stuff-link-party-and.html

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  16. that is so pretty as is your blog!! If you have a chance come link up at Ladybug Blessings Handmade Tuesdays @ www.ladybug-blessings.com

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  17. Thank you for your contribution to last week's linky party. I love these trees! Thank you for the tutorial!! Very good.

    A new party, at http://www.FineCraftGuild.com/diy-linky-party-21/ will be up shortly.

    Come feature your new tutorials. We love to see what you've created and be inspired again!

    Till soon,
    Have a craftful, happy day, Rose

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  18. Love your pillow - wish I had time to get one done before thanksgiving! Stopping by from Make it yours day.

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  19. Gorgeous! The fall leaves look beautiful.

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  20. You came up with a great idea and design. I loved and enjoyed visiting your blog.

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  21. Thanks for linking to TAke-A-Look Tuesday over at Sugar Bee Craft Edition - I featured you today! - - Mandy, www.craftedition.blogspot.com

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  22. I love it! I was also inspired by the Cluck Cluck Sew pillow and I made one of these a few months ago. Yours looks absolutely fabulous!

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  23. Beautiful! This would be cute to give as a gift with all the grandkids names on it to my parents. Thanks for the idea and for linking up at Trendy Treehouse.

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  24. that is so cute, and looks totally doable for a non-sewer like me. now i just need to make a friend with great fabric scraps!

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  25. Wow, that pillow is fantastic, but I can see why it took a while to finish! I like the idea that the only sewing is embroidery!
    Happy REDnesday!
    Carol

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  26. That is GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!! I absolutely love it! Thanks so much for linking this up to gettin' crafty on hump day! :)

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  27. Slow and steady wins the race! That's...what my mom alway says!? hehe. Long time no chat girl! I've been neglecting the compy. But I've been back online today snooping around for inspiration and I think I found some! I love your lil awesome cute adorable pillow! Egads! Gimme! :P

    ~ www.billiemonster.com ~

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  28. I'm in LOVE! Giving you an award tomorrow at naptimecrafters.blogspot.com

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  29. Slow and steady wins the race! Your pillow is GORGEOUS!!

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  30. Beautiful pillow. I saw it on Sew Much Ado! Love it!
    carla louise
    www.ohsewaddicted.com

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  31. I LOVE IT!!!

    I would love if you would link it up at my little talent tuesday party at

    http://vintagewannabee.blogspot.com/

    mucho love!
    nichelle

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  32. I'm featuring you at this weeks Link Party. It will post tonight at 8pm CST. You rock! Thanks for Hookin' Up with HoH!

    ~Allison @ House of Hepworths

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