Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Showing Off my Fluffy Side

Hello, Dear Ones and today I'm taking part in our lovely Kari and Kijsa's Pillow Parade. If you would like to see more participants in this fluffy event, just click on the Pillow Parade button!

If you know anything about me, you know I love the Roosters, and yes that's spelled with a capital "R". I posted about this pillow and the next one in one of my very early posts. I embroidered the Roosters in Red Work and made the pillows. You will notice the fabric? It's the same as used on the decoupaged platter from yesterday's post! :)
Rooster pillow number two! I sewed on some green buttons just for fun and added the ruffled edge around both pillows in a different but coordinating fabric.
This is my latest embroidered Red Work Rooster pillow! I made this for my first ever giveaway and it went to my sweet friend Bo at Winks and Blinks From Brown Eyes!!
This little pillow is also one I blogged about last year. You see, this little piece of embroidery is very important to me. I have been embroidering since I was a child. I embroidered two pillow cases when I was around 12 or 13 and this is part of it. The pillowcase was so old, I'm very olden, and I couldn't use it anymore but I wanted to keep it. I Cut the embroidered part off and the little sweet crocheted edging made by a friend and made it into a little frilly little pillow! I'm so glad I thought to do this. I can keep a little piece of my childhood!
This is another pillow I made. I loved the silky embroidered fabric ( I think I like embroidery, don't you?) and found some matching rope trim. I have the fabric cut to make another one, but have never gotten around to it! :)
Another pillow made by me using leftover scraps of fabric!
And my last little pillow. Just a little one looking so cute.

Hope you've enjoyed my part of Kari and Kijsa's Pillow Parade!

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song~

The Hands Of Time

If the hands of time were hands that I could hold,
I'd keep them warm and in my hands,
They'd not turn cold!

Hand in hand we'd choose the moments that should last,
The lovely moments that should have no future and no past!

The summer from the top of a swing,
The comfort and the sound of a lullaby,
The innocence of leaves in the spring,
But most of the moment when love first touched me!

All the happy days would never learn to fly,
Until the hands of time would choose to wave good-bye!
The innocence of leaves in the spring,
But most of the moment when love first touched me!

All the happy days would never learn to fly,
Until the hands of time would choose to wave good-bye
~sung by Perry Como

64 comments:

  1. I enjoyed the pillow parade very much! Such lovely embroidery and what a treasure you made with the childhood stitchery.

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  2. My oh my you have made alot of beautiful pillows!! You are very creative Shelia!

    Monica

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  3. You are a crafty lady! Each pillow is unique and sweet as can be.

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  4. Those pillows are so pretty! I have a soft spot for Roosters for sure.

    Unfortunately I can't take credit for that little bunny tassel. I bought it at Homegoods over the weekend. Only $3.99! It did give me an idea though, so I may try one myself. Have a great day!
    ~Michelle

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  5. Shelia, your redwork is just stopping my heart. I have to learn how to do that! Then I suppose you sewed them up beautifully too? I would have to get someone to do that for me. They are so neat!!

    Love all of your pillows. You can never have enough!

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  6. Your redwork is amazing...all the embroidery combined with the beautiful fabric! We love them all...that silky embroidered fbric is stunning!
    Thanks for joining in the parade!
    blessings,
    kari & kijsa

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  7. A wonderful pillow parade today, Shelia! Lovely designs! Great choices for today! Happy Tuesday!

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  8. Shelia, I absolutely love your pillows! You are so talented, and I wish you could teach me. My mother gave up! lol! Her tutorials were sadly lacking when it came to handwork. Other things, yes. Handwork, not so much. She felt you should learn through osmosis, and I felt I should master it in one sitting. If I couldn't, I was on to something else. Hence, tennis and needlework both went by the wayside. Tennis because it was too hot for my Scottish genes, and needlework because I was too impatient to do it right. So I became a water skiing, antique loving magpie. I gave up water skiing when I moved to Florida and found myself married to someone who doesn't enjoy boating.

    My oldesst sister got the gene for needlework. And my grandmother used to do the sweetest embroidery, (cross stitch) and crochet. She taught my sister to do that. Sister deaarest also does crewel work, and my mother did needlepoint. In college, I needlepointed exactly one piece (for Mr. Magpie... a KA crest), and that was all she wrote! LOL! I do love it, though, and appreciate it. And yours is just lovely. Sorry to get carried away like that. It's due to lack of sleep. I've had insomnia for three days running and have no idea why. Last night I fell asleep at the computer, and this morning I spelled my name Xheila. LOL! You gotta laugh. ;-)

    Love to you and the Precious clan...

    XO,

    Xheila :-)

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  9. You know Shelia...my rooster pillow I won from you might start getting lonesome & if he does...I think I see another rooster pillow you could send to keep him company... LOL I'm still one happy chick over winning your giveaway!
    ;-) Bo

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  10. What a lovely parade of pillows!! They're gorgeous!!

    ;-)

    It was great talking to you lastnight!!! :-)

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  11. How cute Shelia. :)
    You have some beauties!

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  12. My hat goes off to you my dear! You do such beautiful work. I love the pillow made from the recycled pillow case:-) And I do believe that I have the same Rooster pattern as your second pillow. You have inspired me to get it out and create! Thanks

    Rhonda

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  13. Oh my gosh...I teared up when I read about you doing the embroidery on the pillow you made. My father first taught me the basic stitches of embroidery when we lived for a short while in Galveston. It was my Momma who went on to teach me the details tho...

    What a LOVELY blog you have...you are sooooo talented!

    oxRebecca

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  14. Oh Shelia, I love all of your pillows, they are just gorgeous. I love the embroidered ones. I use to do tons of needlework and havn't for years, that's a project I should take up again. You have so inspired me. I love that you saved the pillowcase embroidery from when you were young. Such a great idea. Hugs, Marty

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  15. Oooooh how wonderful. I love roosters especially. You are so talented. Thank you for sharing. Janis

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  16. Well Shelia you certainly have a lot of beautiful pillows! I just LOVE your embroidered ones!♥

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  17. I love your pillows Shelia, how creative you are!

    *hugs*

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  18. Sheila,

    Thanks for visiting - you pillows are all so beautiful!!! I love them all.

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  19. Beautiful redwork! I don't see this style nearly enough anymore. I keep thinking that I should try embroidery, I just haven't gotten around to it yet.

    Thanks for sharing!

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  20. OMG Is there nothing you can't do Pickle?? these are just lovely girl..I love them all...give your Mama some hugs from me...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

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  21. Oh, Shelia, you are a girl after my own heart. I LOVE roosters!!!! I have them everywhere in my home!

    Thanks for visiting Bella Vista and your wonderful comment.

    Barb/Bella Vista

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  22. Hi Sheila, Oh how I adore your beautiful pillows. Each one is glorious in it's own right. You are so talented my dear friend. I always have these big ideas of making things and I fall short of my dreams so much. I am inspired by your determination to make lovely things. I want your energy. I'm working on mine. BIG smile.

    Hugs and love...Jeanne

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  23. Thanks for the link to the Pillow Parade. I love all your pillows but the redwork Roosters are brilliant.

    Roberta Anne

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  24. Dearest Sheila,
    Such lovely throw pillows!! I really love especially those with roosters. I heard that roosters are sign of good fortune. Your creations are really artistic.. I hope I could find the time of my life to do such lovely pillows. Thanks for sharing your works.
    Care,
    Loida of 2L3Bs

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  25. Yes, I saw that Bo won MY pillow. I am very H A P P Y for her! You have beautiful pillows and the idea of cutting the needlework is perfect! I have some I should do that...you know, someday!

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  26. Your pillows are so very lovely AND you have inspired me to go searching in my linen closet for a few old embroidered pillow cases my mother and grandmother made. I don't use them often and they would make amazing pillows for my bed!!!!!

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  27. I would say you do indeed love pillows - and they are all wonderful. Your redwork roosters are my favourites!

    Lorrie

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  28. Pretty Pillow Parade, Shelia!!

    All gorgeous!

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  29. Ooh, they're all so pretty, but I think my favorite is the one with the pretty little pinwheel flowers!

    Justiney :o )

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  30. All of your pillow are so sweet. I really like the one with the embroidered rooster. They are all very inspiring.

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  31. What a tresure you have !!!!! Clarice

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  32. Your embroidered pillows are so especially lovely!

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  33. Your embroidered pillows are so especially lovely!

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  34. Oh Shelia, You are so very creative - it's fun to pop in and see what you've been up to next! ~ Robyn

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  35. Beautiful pillows...love the roosters you are so talented.

    All the best,
    Kathy :)

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  36. Loved the pillow parade!! I've always liked red work; I keep thinking I'm going to do something, but never do. I even have some linen and a pattern. The pillows are especially cute combined with the different fabrics. Take care, Sally

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  37. Such a delightful parade...that rooster pillow!!! Be still my crowing heart!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Smiles ~ Ramona

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  38. You have some neat pillows! I'm trying to pick a favorite, I think it's the one with the embroidery you did as a child!

    You have a fun blog!

    Katherine

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  39. Sheila, Did not know about this "event". Thanks for sharing. I think pillows are lot of "bang for the buck", especially if a person is talented and crafty. Yours are great!

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  40. I love roosters (and hens) also. Your redwork is beautiful. I also think the lovely lady you made as a child is wonderful. I also have one and may have to make it into a piloow also! Very clever.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  41. they are all fantastic!!! I didn't know you had a side of you that was anything but "fluffy" or sweet or soft and dear! lol

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  42. You are a crafty lady!!! I love ALL the pillows you made. I used to embroider when I was a wee young thing but it has been so long that I can't remember how long ago it actually was.

    take care,
    Dawn

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  43. Oh Shelia what beautiful pillas!! I love them all!! But the one that you had embroidered when you were a child was the MOST special! I need to join in on this one...I'm pilla crazy!! *winks* Vanna

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  44. Shelia,
    Your pillows are wonderful and I LONGED so much for the one with the hand embroidered rooster. I just hope that the Sweetie that won it appreciates it as much as I would have. SOB!
    I LOVE your blog..but then you have already guessed that I am sure.
    Hugs to the sweetest of the sweet.
    Mona

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  45. Dear sister, we clearly have a love of pillows in common. But, it is also clear you got all of the talent. I have good ideas as long as I have someone to make them.

    I love every single pillow!!!

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  46. There all so pretty. Ihave a bed full of 'em too and hubby fusses every night and ask me what there all for. Men!!

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  47. I love all of your beautiful pillows Shelia. You do just beautiful work.

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  48. Sweet Sheila! How can you say you're not crafty?! Everything you do is adorable! Those pillows are beautiful! Where did you get that rooster pattern? Is it just a stem stitch you used? I have some old pieces that were my grandmothers that I need to cut apart and do something like the pillows! So much inspiration and never enough time!!!! God Bless, Lauralu :)

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  49. Hi Shelia...You are one talented lady! Love the pillows!!!...hugs...Debbie

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  50. Oh Shoot! I wanna be able to sew like that - it's not just the sewing--it's the imagination and creativity that goes into each pillow. I love all of them, but those roosters and that one from your childhood pillow case are absolutely the BEST! laurie

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  51. Girl you've got some hot pillows! I like the rectangle Rooster one...on the bed. Very Cute!

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  52. You have some lovely ones there;)French

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  53. I LOVE your redwork pillow....so adorable. I need to join the pillow party....PIllow talk is one of my fave movies. cherry

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  54. Oh Shelia, I just LOVE your pillows! I got a little book about embroidery a while back and I really want to give it a try. I think I learned some rudimentary basics as a child but I don't remember much. You do beautiful work!

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  55. You have such pretty pillows! I really enjoyed looking at each and every one of them. They've inspired me, I really need to get busy, busy, busy and get some needlework done again!

    Have a lovely day!
    Margie

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  56. Just loving your rooster pillows!

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  57. Hi Shelia, I would rather watch your pillow parade than an outdoor one. You are so talented! The embroideries are exquisite...Christine

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  58. Sheila what pretty pillow you have!! And you made them!! Talent galore! Rhonda is having a pillow giveaway and the prices on those pillows are crazy- Yours are just as pretty and I love your idea about using the embroidered part of your worn out pillowcase- I have several of those- now I know what to do with it!!

    blessings
    mary

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  59. I love all your pillows! I'm a bit green with envy as I wish I had just a fraction of your talent/gift. Alas, it's store bought for me.
    Hugs!

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  60. you got so many beautiful pillows.. I love it all! look so comfy.. thanks for sharing it.. have a nice day!

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  61. How wonderful that you have a piece of early embroidery. Such a precious memory! I love all your pillow photos!

    All the best, Lana @ Showers of Blessings

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  62. Shelia, you need to open an Etsy shop if you don't already have one! That embroidery is beautiful! Roosters are the thing right now, too.

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  63. Shelia
    These are lovely! Your embroidery is just beautiful. Its wonderful to have pieces you can use as you do...lovely pillows. You are so very talented my dear friend.

    thank you for sharing,
    have a lovely evening
    Judi

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  64. I just love your pillows, and I especially love that they are handcrafted with your special touch. Those redwork pillows are awesome!

    I love pillows too and now have my little wicker settee in my bedroom and it is holding my pillows.

    Kady

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