Thursday, June 17, 2010

I've Been a Busy Gal!!

Hello Dear Ones! First of all I want to thank you all for commenting on my last post! I really appreciate you all so much and I just love to have you come for a visit.

Well, Mr. Precious and I have been so busy and I haven't had much time to post so I pulled a real oldie out of the hat for you today. Since he retired, I've put him to work helping me paint and now he's loving it and we've painted three rooms and a hallway and closets and ceilings! He's wearing me out! :) I'll show you a little later when I get everything put back together.

Okay, this was almost two years ago when I first started blogging so be prepared for silliness...

Last week I decided to make a couple of pillows using some of my red work I had embroidered this summer. You know I kinda like the old roosters and found these great patterns to embroider in red work. Red work is really just using red thread for the entire design. You could use blue, or green, or whatever...but I guess you'd have to call it green work or blue work. Duh! :)I was really pleased with how these pillows turned out. The photo is a tad dark, but the red work is framed in a really pretty green fabric with big red roses on it. Then I added a little two inch ruffle around the edge out of a coordinating red print.

This is the first pillow.

Here is the second pillow. Isn't this guy a cutie? Now where am I going to put them?

I don't think pillows belong in a bookshelf, do you?

Don't think the kitchen counter top is a good idea either, especially by the microwave. Nope!

Not on top of great grandfather's clock! Now I have to get my stool to get this pillow down. You know I'm not very tall!

Roscoe! I know you have a bad back, but you cannot use this new pillow!

How did this pillow get here with Bunny Foo Foo!?

Chloe Dawn! Are you in on this too!

Oh, I think this just might be the perfect spot! Yes, this is it! I think my new rooster pillows look just right on the little love seat on the sunporch. Do you agree?

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia :)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~
Pillow talk, pillow talk
Another night of hearin' myself talk, talk, talk, talk
Wonder how it would be
To have someone to pillow talk with me
I wonder how I wonder who
Pillow talk, pillow talk
Another night of bein' alone with pillow talk
When it's all said and done
Two heads together can be better than one
That's what they say
They always say
All I do is talk to my pillow
Talk to my pillow, talk to my pillow
All I do is talk to my pillow
Talk about the boy I'm gonna marry someday
Somehow, some way, sometime

~ Buddy Pepper & Inez James


  1. They are very sweet, I just love your red work and roosters! :D

  2. I wasn't blogging back then, so I missed this post the first time around. Thanks for sharing it again. Those are cute rooster pillows. I really like redwork.

  3. Adorable!! I love the pillows!

  4. Adorable!! I love the pillows!

  5. Those are super,duper cute Sheila!
    I love them on the wicker. You are a very talented seemstress!
    Good luck with all the projects too!

  6. Beautiful needlework Sheila! The pillows are so cute, and they look like you've found the perfect spot for them-enjoy!

  7. Sheila, those pillows are just darling and I like where they ended up. I hope you get through with the painting. I have to start some more soon. Have a great weekend!

  8. Very pretty pillows! Glad you reposted for I missed them the first time around!

  9. Cute post - I love the pillows and they look perfect on the love seat with the toile pillows.


  10. Can't wait to see your finished projects, Sheila! I know they will be FAB!!!

    AND...I LOVE these pillows!! Where did you find a pattern like this? I have been wanting to do some crewel, but just haven't found the right project yet! Wonderful job! And they look awesome on the settee!!

    Hope you have a delightful weekend and that you get done all you want to!!
    Hugs n love,

  11. I well remember this post. And, I knew when I saw it that you were the Pillow Queen. I thought this were gorgeous then, and I still do.

    Really, Shelia. You should start a business. We would all keep you very busy.

    Love ya!

  12. Love the embroidery! As a small child, my grandmother taught me to embroider--many different stitches--and I enjoyed it. I've wanted to do some now but can't find the items that she seemed to always have such as lovely designs on pillow cases, scarves, etc. Do you have a special place that you get your designs?

    My husband is retiring at the end of next week. He will keep his consulting business (one day a week). The rest of the time, he'll be home. I'm a little concerned as to how I'll adjust but am looking forward to more time with him. Any words of wisdom that you can send my (our) way will be greatly appreciated!


  13. Those pillows are absolutely ADORABLE and they look FABULOUS on that wicker seat!! I DO think you found the perfect spot!

    Don't work too hard....see ya when you return.♥

  14. I adore those pillows, Shelia. You are truly talented in so many ways, and I love seeing your handiwork. Those are in the perfect spot, and they look adorable.


    Sheila :-)

  15. Hi Sheila
    Yes I agree they look perfect on your sun porch. The pillows are so adorable. I love your 'red work'. I have done 'black work' before with cross stitch. I think Chloe Dawn likes them too. Does she sit right there on your love seat when you are not looking?
    Have a lovely weekend.

  16. Love the pillows! And all of the silliness too.:)

  17. The pillows are perfect! So pretty.

    Thanks for posting a comment about the fabulous china room - it's amazing!


  18. These are so cute, Shelia :o) I think I'd like to try red work too, one day, lol.

    Be blessed my friend.

  19. Love your pillows...always am blessed by just stopping in...Have a great weekend...

  20. Pickle...girl I just love the Red work pillows you made...I seen the antique Red work and girl it is so expense...way out of my ole antique budget ha ha!! Hope you have a GREAT weekend Pickle...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  21. G'morn, Shelia ~ These are absolutely stunning creations, my friend. I love red work to view ... & your combination of fabrics is fabulous.

    I missed your post about 'blogging' as I've been sick ... I just read it ... you can never know the delight & freshness to each day that you bring as you lift spirits with the lighthearted enjoyable fun writes you share with us, Shelia. You are right ... this is our place of enjoyment & to lift others, also.

    Thank you for being you ...

    Happy Father's Day to your darling hubs. Have a beautiful weekend.
    TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

  22. Great job on the red work! Just the right touch for your love seat.

    Hi Chloe Dawn! Good to see ya! Don't let Bunny Foo Foo and Roscoe get you into trouble! I know they are the ones playing games with your mommy's pillows and are trying to blame it on you! I know you are a sweet girl and that you would never hurt your mommy's pillows. xx

  23. Morning Shelia~

    I'v missed you, too! Goodness I have a lot of catching up to do. :) You know I'm a fool over embroidery and your handwork is just beautiful! Love your new header, too.

    Hugs~ J

  24. Oh my I am a collector of vintage white roosters! Yours are beautiful!


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