Monday, June 4, 2012

quilted star

Happy Monday! Hope you had a wonderful weekend! 
On Saturday, I went to an estate sale, and came home with some lovely treasures. The lady who has the estate sales always has everything 1/2 off after 1, and I rarely go back, but this sale had so many neat things, I had to this time! I came home with two loads of goodies!! I will be showing them off throughout the next couple weeks. ;) 
 
This was one of the pretty treasures I came home with!! It is truly a piece of art! I thought it was a large quilted doily whenI bought it, but realized when I got home, it was a pillow cover. 
 The hand stitching is so perfect and tiny, and I am amazed at the skill this sweet lady had. Truly inspiring! Love the crocheted scalloped edging, with the pretty ric rac! Such a great idea! 
 The back was a hand drawn design that she hand stitched so beautifully. When you look up closely there are still the pen marks from her drawing this sweet design. Pretty neat, huh! 
 So after a good washing and stuffing with some cotton, I have a lovely new pillow for my chair. So bright and cherry! 
 In the mail today, I received a sweet little gift from the most lovely Velma of Down Our Country Road. I was lucky to win her adorable needle book from her giveaway last week!! So exciting!
 I love it!! Thank you so much Velma!! This is the sweetest needle book! I love the yo-yos adorned with cute buttons, and all the pretty fabrics. 
 Velma's hand stitching is beautiful, and all the sweet details are just perfect!!
 Pretty pink and white ribbon with all these needles, ready to be used! 
 Pink scissors, does it get any better! 
 I am so ready to start sewing! Thank you so much Velma for such an amazing and beautiful needle book!! You are quite the talent! Make sure you take a visit to her inspiring blog and say, 'Hi'!! 
 Some pretty granny squares!! 
 And, two more grannie blocks! I only have 7 more to go, and I am ready to put the quilt together. I just bought a pretty vintage rose sheet for the backing, so I am excited to get it done! 
Hope you have a blessed and lovely week!!


46 comments:

  1. That pillow top is the most beautiful thing ever! Even better than a crocheted doily!! I believe I am having a case of covetousness!

    Tammy

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    1. Thank you Tammy!! Your so funny!! Love reading your comments my dear!! They always make me smile! xo Heather

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  2. What great treasures!! Love the quilted pillowcase!! Your Granny Squares are coming along nicely!!

    chris

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  3. As my daughter says "I could cry with greed" over that beautiful pillow cover. What an amazing treasure! Never part with it, sweet girl! =D

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    1. Thank you Shirley! It will always be cherished in my home! ;) xo Heather

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  4. That is a beautiful cushion, work intensive, labor of love cushion.

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    1. Thank you!! Definitely a labor of love!! xo Heather

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  5. I'm afraid I can't top the other ladies 'covetousness' and 'crying with greed' how funny! But I must admit that the word covet did enter my mind when I saw that pillowcase..wow, that is something very special, indeed! You always have such pretty things to share on your posts.

    Have a great week! xo

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    1. Ha, that's funny!! Thank you Sherri! I am just so happy to be able to rescue these treasures from being thrown away or never used again. Have a lovely day!! xo Heather

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  6. That pillow is wonderful and I am always relieved to learn someone valued another creative soul's effort!

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  7. Your new pillow is beautiful as is the needle book :) x

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    1. Thank you! Have a lovely day!! xo Heather

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  8. Hi Dear Heather, Thank you for your good wishes for my burning. You are so kind and polite thank you very much. I like quilted cushion It is so hard work. Both two sides of cushion are art work. And I like your gift needle book so so much.. This is absolutely wonderful idea and this is my first time that I saw a needle book.. You are so lucky.. All best wishes...

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    1. Thank you so much Beck! Best wishes in healing your hand! xo Heather

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  9. That is the most gorgeous work I have seen in years. The rick rack and crochet is something I have never seen. What a work of art. Velma's needle books are so lovely. You will treasure it for sure. Can't wait to see how your grannies come together...smiles..Renee

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    1. I was pretty amazed when I saw it. I love the edging, so unique, and would love to give it a try it someday. Thanks, getting so close to the end! xo Heather

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  10. Oh my goodness. You find the perfect treasures to transform. Good for you!!

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  11. What a beautiful pillow cover!! You lucky girl ;) And, I'm so glad that you like the needle book and thank you for showing it off. It was such a joy to give this to someone who does alot of hand sewing. I know it will be put to good use.

    Oh, and I think I'm going to use this patchwork block pattern for a toddler's quilt I will be making for my new grandson who will be here this fall.

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    1. Thank you Velma!! I will be putting your sweet needle book to great use! Now if I could only hand quilt like the sweet lady who made this quilted star, I would be set! So inspiring!! Have a beautiful day! xo Heather

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  12. Everything is so pretty! I love the pillow, what a labor of love. I so enjoy coming here for my daily dose of pretty!

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    1. Thank you Renee, you always leave such sweet comments! This was a labor of love for the sweet lady! xo Heather

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  13. The pillow cover is unbelievable. Such a labor of love. It's beautiful and I love the crochet edging.You grannies and quilt squares are coming along nicely. I love all your pretty pictures and projects!

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    1. Thank you so much Leslie! The quilted star is quite unbelievable work of art!! xo Heather

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  14. Hi dear Heather,
    What a lovely find! That cushion cover is just gorgeous.
    The sewing book is cute. Well done on winning it. :)
    Your granny squares and quilt are just adorable.
    xx

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    1. Thank you Isobel! It was a lovely find, and I am so glad it was in such great shape, too! Have a beautiful day! xo Heather

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  15. The quilted star pillow cover is wonderful. Not an easy block to make, that is for sure. Lucky you to win that sweet little needlebook!

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    1. It doesn't look easy, but such an inspiring piece! Thank you, it is such a sweet needle book Miss Velma created!! xo Heather

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  16. I love LOVE that yellow pillow cover!! So pretty! What a sweet little gift you won, congrats :) I can't wait to see all your grannys together, its going to be so beautiful and inspiring I just know it! :) xo Holly

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    1. Thanks Holly! I am so excited to be so close to finishing the quilt!! Have a lovely day! xo Heather

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  17. That pillow cover is stunning! What a fabulous find. I have to tell you that your granny squares have inspired me to crochet a few of my own here and there over the last couple of weeks. I've always had it in my mind that I had to have "enough time" before I started a project, but now that I've been finding a few minutes at a time to get one or two done, my latest project is underway! Thank you! Fran :)

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    1. Thank you Fran! Oh, I am so glad you have been able to crochet some sweet grannies! I can't wait to see your grannies!! Happy crocheting sweet friend! xo Heather

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  18. Oh I adore your cushion...I am soooo loving yellow lately. Such a sweet gift you got as well....hugs for a great week...hope the sun is shining on you. xoxoxoxo

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    1. Thank you Koralee! Yellow is such a perfect color for the summer. Wishing you a wonderful week, and hope the sun is shining for you. We have had such beautiful, warm weather. I am lovin' it! ;) xo Heather

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  19. Hi Heather ~~~ It is fun finding those unique things at estate sales ~~ When I visit your blog, so many things remind me of my Grandmother who crocheted all day long making doilies and blankets That pattern on those grannie blocks was a design she typically crocheted.

    Many blessing to you Heather~
    Sincerely,
    Michele
    Pearl 13.1

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    1. Thank you so much Michele! So glad these treasures bring back such fond memories for you. That is why I adore vintage lovelies! Have a beautiful and blessed day! xo Heather

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  20. Holy mac, I love estate sale's! I hit one this past Saturday myself, and it's the same rush, and thrill of the hunt every time! Congrat's on you beautiful treasure's!:}

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    1. Yes, they are so fun to go to especially when they are good ones. Oh, sounds like you had some fun treasure hunting, too! xo Heather

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    1. Thank you! It is such a treasure to have, and admire her beautiful work! ;) xo Heather

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  22. That quilted pillow cover is gorgeous! So much detail. Congrats on winning that pretty little needlebook, too. Love your quilted and crocheted grannies. Best wishes, Tammy

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    1. Thank you Tammy! The detail is quite amazing. Have a wonderful day! xo Heather

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  23. I love that pillow! It is so beautiful! I love the crocheted edging onto the rickrack. I never seen that before? Velma made you a wonderful needle book! I will go visit her and say hi! Love meeting new friends. Your Ganny squares look cute, and I can't wait to see it together with the sheet!
    Blessings,
    Susie

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  24. Love that pillow!
    Congrats on your win - I'm a bit jealous! :)

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