Thursday, January 8, 2015

A finish-finish just in time

to pack it away until next year. 

Bent Creek's Christmas Mantel from 2010 has been waiting around all these years for me to figure out what to do with it.  I finally make it into a pillow. 

It was a mystery released bit by bit that year.

The thing used Pearl Cotton #5 on a large weave fabric.  I have no idea what, at this point.  It was part of the kit.

That big open weave just didn't lend itself to framing.  I'm sure it would look nice but it just wasn't what I wanted. 

I am glad to finally have it off the work table.  If I had it to do over I'd use regular DMC floss on a much higher count linen.  I really don't have any interest in doing it over so it is what it is. 

The quilt the pillow is on is a sneak peak at another finished project.  I am participating in a blog hop later this month hosted by Cindy of Quilt Doodle Designs.  I know you've seen me working away at this project but the embellishments are new.  It was hard to stop adding details to the cute rows.  Can't wait to see what other people did. 



  1. Super cute! I'm doing the PS Santa on 18ct linen over two for a pillow, also. Using 4 strands DMC.

  2. Glad you finished this up, Pam--it looks great as a little pillow! I remember you saying this wasn't one of your favorite pieces to stitch, but it really did turn out cute!

  3. It's beautiful and will be a treasure to enjoy for many holiday seasons to come

  4. What a great idea. I did it a few years ago and could't decide what to do with it - I will make a pillow now. Thanks for the idea.

  5. I think it looks fantastic! Good for you getting it done!

  6. Your piece looks great finished up as a pillow. Some things are better not to frame. I have some of those in my pile as well. I bet you are happy to have it done! It looks great.