Monday, July 9, 2012

vintage needlepoint...

Happy Monday! 
Over the weekend I finished my bluebird project, a lovely pillow! I am so happy with how it turned out. It is one of my favorite pillows I have made so far. I am really loving the crocheted edging. It adds such a sweet vintage touch! 
 I am thinking of making some more pillows just with some pretty floral fabric and a crocheted edge! Can never have too many pillows! ;) 
 On Saturday, I went to an estate sale and brought home these pretties. I have always wanted a plastic yarn basket. This one is so cute, and it was made in the USA! There was a lot of yarn, and these two needlepoints that are so pretty.
Both are unfinished, which I am excited to learn how to do it, so I can finish them! One came on the frame, which is neat, and I won't need to buy one. 
This one is my favorite. I just love the floral design and colors. Very summery.
 This is the bag it came in, and I guess this was a company that had vintage needlepoint designs. I am happy there is still the yarn in the bag, so I can finish it with the same colors. My list of projects keeps growing, but I love it!! ;)
I received a sweet package from the most lovely Jean of Ruby and Arthur. She has such a beautiful and inspiring blog filled with vintage treasures, so make sure you pop over to say hello! Jean purchased one of my sweet vintagey tea towel to use as a dresser scarf. Such a creative and cute idea! You can see it here
 I was so excited to find such pretty vintage linens, fabrics, feedsack, and even some fun vintage pink shoe tags! So neat!! 
 Love these beautiful florals!! I can't wait to use them!
 A beautiful embroidered flower basket tablecloth, sweet children prints, and pretty florals! Thank you so much Jean, for your generous and thoughtful gift! They will all be treasured and made into something pretty!
Wishing you all a wonderful day and week!



71 comments:

  1. Hi dear Heather, You always make gorgeous things..:)) I like to look your blog so much. Your pillow is so cute and so romantic. I like it so much.. And bluebirds are so lovely....:))
    Best best wishes...

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    1. Thank you Beck! Love to have you here!! xo Heather

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  2. Oh how precious are those little blue birds! I just LOVE the cushion and its pretty crocheted edge. A true work of art :-)
    xx

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    1. Thank you so much Gilly!! I just love the sweet bluebirds!! ;) xo Heather

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  3. Your cushion is charming! I love the blue edging!

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  4. Hi my new friend!
    I like your blog and your creations!!!!!!
    My name is Effie.

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    1. Hi Effie!! So happy to have you here!! Heading over to visit you sweet blog! xo Heather

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  5. Your pillow looks great, love the way the blue crochet edge you added makes it all pop!

    How nice of Jean to send you such a thoughtful package...Off I go to pay her a visit!

    xo

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    1. Thank you Sherri! Jean is a sweetie!! Hope your day is going great! xo Heather

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  6. Very very pretty! Love it with the crochet edging!

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    1. Thank you so much Clara!! xo Heather

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  7. Needlepoint is fun and so easy that you can do it and watch television. Remember Rosie Greer the football player doing it? That fabric is to do for! If you make another pillow like those bluebirds I'll fade away! Really, really cute job there dear heart!

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    1. Oh, I look forward to doing it, and glad it is easy. :) You're so sweet, thank you!! :) Hope your day is going wonderfully! xo Heather

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  8. Heather your pillow turned out perfect. What a nice gift you got from jean. All kind of pretty's.
    Hugs
    donna

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    1. Thank you so much Donna!! Jean is the sweetest!! xo Heather

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  9. You pillow looks great!!! And what lovely gifts! I've said it before and I'll say it again....blog pals are the best!!

    chris

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    1. Thanks Chris!! Blog pals are the very best!! ;) xo Heather

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  10. Love you pillow, its soo cute and those pretty little blue birds :) That's right never to many pillows!! I really like that yellow yarn basket, so fun! And a wonderful package to receive indeed! xo HOlly

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    1. Thank you Holly! The yarn basket is so cute, and it is already filled with yummy yarn!! Happy day to you! xo Heather

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  11. All of those fabrics and patterns are so wonderful to see. Your stuff always reminds me of my grandmother's kitchen and her cuteness. (hug)

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    1. Thank you Renae! Oh, so glad to bring you those memories of your grandmother!! xo Heather

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  12. That pillow turned out precious. So cute. Love that yellow basket bag...vintage is it?

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    1. Thank you Mary!! Well, I guess vintage for me, but treasured. ;) xo Heather

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  13. That pillow looks amazing. I would never have guessed it to put crochet edge on it. So jealous that you can do that. I completely forgot how to do that from my childhood...don't laugh. Beautiful finds and sweet packages. Smiles...Renee

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    1. Thanks Renee! The crocheted edging was one reason why I wanted to learn to crochet, so I better start crocheting the edges away of everything! haha ;) I won't laugh, and I bet you would remember once you started. Hope your day is beautiful! ;) xo heather

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  14. LOVE!!!! The bluebird pillow!!! It's just darling! Nice goodies you received.
    Happy creating!
    Deb

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  15. Wow, these are stunning! What beautiful pieces!

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  16. Your pillow is absolutely precious. Such lovely colors -- I do love blue. The embroidery and crochet edging are perfect. And those unfinished embroidery pieces are great! Isn't it sad that someone put so much work into them and yet never completed them. Of course, I have a lot of projects like that which makes me think I need to get to work getting things done around here. I know you will make great things with all those lovely fabrics and bits and pieces from Jean. Have fun and have a great week. Tammy

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    1. Thank you so much Tammy! Yes, and I am there with you on so many projects in need of being finished! ;) Hope you week is wonderful and creative!! xo Heather

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  17. A beautiful bundle of goodness, you lucky girl! Did you do the crochet around the pillow? It is just the PERFECT finish!

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    1. Thank you Kathy!! I did do the crochet edging, it is my favorite part, besides the sweet bluebirds. ;) xo Heather

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    1. Oh, these lovely treasures just make me smile ;) xo Heather

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  19. Dear sweet Heather,
    What a cheery post! Such a great way to start a new week...with all your delightful 30's and 40's prints! They are my favorites, for sure!
    You have created a masterpiece with your adorable blue bird pillow! I love every detail...from the lovely embroidered birds to the amazing crochet that makes it all come together so artfully! It has such old fashioned charm!
    I hope you have a wonderful week, my dearest friend!
    Blessings,
    Carolynn xo

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    1. Thank you Carolynn! I always love reading your beautiful comments!! Hope you week is wonderful and creative! xo Heather

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  20. I love the plastic yarn basket... what a great find! Beautiful fabric too :) x

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    1. Thanks! I was happy to find it!! Hope your day is lovely! xo Heather

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  21. Such a beautiful pillow. Love the embroidery and the edging - delightful!

    S x

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    1. Thank you so much Sandra! xo Heather

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  22. Love the cushion...I would love to try needlepoint, maybe I'll start with one of those kids ones to see how I go :)
    Loving the crochet edges too,
    Have a lovely day xxxxx

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    1. Thank you Jane! These needlepoints look a little intimidating, so will see how it goes. I might have to start with a kid one, before I jump into these. ;) Hope your day is going wonderfully! xo Heather

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  23. Your pillow is beautiful! I love the colors and the crochet edges. So pretty!

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    1. Thank you so much Karen!! xo Heather

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  24. You to-do list keeps growing and I continue to be more and more impressed. The needlepoint patterns are just delightful. I'm sure you will pick it up quickly. The crocheted edging on your pillow adds the perfect touch. What fun treasures/fabric from your friend Jean. I can't wait to see what you do with them.

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    1. Aaah, thank you Kim!! I hope I pick up needlepoint quickly, it looks a little intimidating. Wish me luck! Hope you are having a beautiful summer day!! xo Heather

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  25. Heather, so glad you like the vintage goodies. I'm so glad someone will be putting them to good use! Your bluebird pillow is just gorgeous, I've got pillow envy! Have a wonderful day! Jean

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    1. I will be using and treasuring them all!! Thank you, I love how the pillow came out!! Have a lovely day, too! xo Heather

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  26. Yes, the edging just makes it perfect!

    I think we had a similar yarn basket in our house when I was groing up! I love to have my memory jogged with items like that! ♥

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    1. Thanks Holly! Oh, how fun! I have always wanted one, so it was perfect to find it in a pile of yarn! ;) xo Heather

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  27. I just love those vintage linens, what an amazing find! I've nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award, see more at http://itbakesmehappy.blogspot.com/2012/07/who-me.html

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    1. Thank you Emily!! What an honor! I will head over to your sweet blog to check it out!! Hope you are having a beautiful day! xo Heather

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  28. What a bunch of goodies!! I just LOVE your cushion. So cute!!
    xx

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    1. Thank you Isobel!! I am loving how the pillow came out! They may be addicting to make. :) xo Heather

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  29. Your pillow came out so cute and with the crochet edge it's even better. I had to get up and look at a pillow I made a few years ago with a vintage bluebird embroidery , very similar , but not the same. Have fun with those pretty needlepoints. And what a nice bag of goodies. Have fun with all of that vintage goodness this week!

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    1. Thank you so much!! Oh, your pillow sounds beautiful! Thank you, I will!! Have a lovely day! xo Heather

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  30. Your bluebird pillow is just divine! And I love that yarn basket. Such a pretty design on it that it looks great sitting there empty, but will be just gorgeous filled with yarn too!

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    1. Thank you Carol! It does look pretty without yarn, and I couldn't resist filling it up with yummy yarn!! xo Heather

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  31. Heather your blog is so lovely, I have really enjoyed reading through your posts. Thanks for visiting me, I will keep popping over for more loveliness. I have saved the crochet tutorials, hope that might help! Ada :)

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    1. Hi Ada!! Thank you so much for coming by and visiting! So happy to have you here! Wishing you a lovely and creative day! xo Heather

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  32. Heather your blog is so lovely, I have enjoyed reading through it, thank you for visiting me, I look forward to more fantastic things from you! Ada :)

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  33. You have a lovely blog Heather. Im following you now!

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    1. Thank you Justine!! So happy to have you here!! Have a great night! xo Heather

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  34. LOVE your bluebird pillow... I need to be brave and try crochet edging. Actually not brave, less lazy! Do you use a sharp hook or punch the holes in with a needle? I enjoy seeing your vintage treasures x

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    1. Thank you so much!! I have become such a fan of crocheted edgings! I use a needle, and make a blanket stitch first, and then use a hook to do the chain, and the rest. Let me know if your try both ways, and what you like best. I been wanting to try a sharp hook. Can't wait to see what you put a crocheted edging on!! Have a beautiful day! xo Heather

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