Well, I finally made my pillows for the porch.
It took me forever!!!!
My girlfriend Liz suggested red.
And by now, most of you know,
that red is one of my favorite colors.
So I looked thru my large stash of linens and fabrics,
and found an antique feed sack from Europe.
Here is what I came up with.
I needed three pillows, one for each love seat,
and one for the chair in the porch to go along with
pillows I already had.
The feed sack gave me enough fabric with some to spare.
It had pretty initials, but they were
very close to the edge of the feed sack.
The only way to use them, was to cut them out,
and set them into a "peekaboo" window.
I had a piece of lace just long enough from my family in Germany.
I over dyed it so it would not look too white.
The ruffle fabric happens to look a lot like the bought
pillows I had already put in the porch.
The little key on the heart is also from my family in Germany.
So, this pillow touches my heart.
The hand crochet lace is from my grandma.
The feedsack was not wide enough to fit my pillow inserts,
so I added fabric on the sides.
And again I used my grandmas handmade lace.
Some vintage seam binding finishes the pillow.
On the other lumbar pillow I added a ruffle,
covered buttons and pretty ribbon.
I love the way they look.
And it is better, than having an unused grain sack
Well, I still have a few more.....
Looking at the cushion covers, I think I should iron them.
My friend Paula gave me a little talking to.....
....."not everything needs to be perfectly ironed, you know"....
But.....just maybe I will.......or not.
So, while I was on my red kick,
I realized that there are quite a few things with red in our home.
I think these two buddies are adorable,
a wonderful cat by an unknown artist,
and an antique toy,
a darling mouse!
Two more buddies relaxing against a pretty
pillow made from an antique sampler.
How sweet is this!
Both the bear ( an antique),
and the rabbit are from Germany.
A cute hand crafted dogie, ready to play fetch.
White porcelain pears and strawberries.
A precious children's book.
I am drawn to vintage books.....
especially red ones.
Right now even the bedroom sports red......
....showing a sweet antique little girls dress.
And on the bed sits a cute handmade rabbit, hiding
behind a most wonderful hand embroidered pillow.
I think red will always show up in our home somewhere.
And the color red will always have a place in my heart.
Wishing you pretty spring days,
filled with sunshine.