Monday, September 21, 2015

Something Blue for a Sweet Friend...

One of my favourite ways to spend a quiet afternoon is doing simple embroidery...❤


 I love how something so simple such as embroidery thread and a needle can create such loveliness with just a little time and love...

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A sweet young lady whom we met about year ago and have become friends with, is celebrating her seventeenth birthday this coming Thursday, and I thought a patchwork cushion with embroidery would make a special birthday gift for her...

 

Her favourite colour is blue, and I had a delightful time selecting different shades of blue fabric and combining them in a simple patchwork design...


Miss J loves butterflies, so once I had completed the patchwork, I drew a simple butterfly and flower design onto the cushion front and then stitched over the pencil in different shades of blue embroidery cotton...  
I also added two blue beads to the butterfly's antenna...



My sweet sister, Nancy, crocheted three little flowers for me {I can't crochet...not yet anyway!}; white, turquoise and and light blue and I added a teeny button to each one...


After I had done all the stitching and embellishing {which is the best part!}, I sewed a beautiful piece of coordinating blue fabric to the cushion cover, turned it right way round and filled it...

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Oh, I had a delightful time sewing this lovely cushion, and I prefer this shape to my usual embroidered cushions...  

I hope my dear friend will like it too!  {{Smiles}}

Do you enjoy embroidery, my sweet friends...?

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May your Monday be wonderfully blessed!  Thank you for so sweetly stopping by...it always brings a smile to my face when I receive your lovely comments!  ❤


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25 comments:

Sarah said...

Kelly-Anne,

Your patchwork cushions is beautiful! I am positive your friend will be blessed and delighted with your workmanship. The extra touches of embroidery and crocheted flowers are so pretty and special!

-Sarah

Rose said...

What a beautiful cushion!
I continue to be amazed at all the crafts you can do.
I love embroidery myself, did it a bit when I was younger but sadly don't have the time for it today.

By the way, even though I always forget to comment, I really do enjoy reading all your posts on the different crafts.

Shoregirl said...

What a beautiful blue pillow! I absolutely LOVE the patchwork with the embroidery worked over it! I never would have thought of doing it that way, but you can be sure I will in the future!! Your work is always so beautiful!

Elizabeth said...

Happy Monday to you, dear friend! This is just lovely! I always admire embroidery- it's so dainty and feminine, and reminds me of simplicity and old-fashioned beauty :) And the crocheted flowers add such a sweet touch!

I'm sure your friend will just love her gift!!

Hope you have a wonderful upcoming week! Sending many blessings and much love your way!!

Debby Ray said...

Kelly-Anne, this is just beautiful! What a lucky girl Miss J is to have a sweet friend to create such a lovely gift for her birthday! I love the soft blue hues and sweet prints...and the way you did the embroidery stitches atop everything else. So very creative! Have a wonderful week!

SpicingUpIdaho said...

What a darling gift for your sweet friend! You are so talented with all you do, and the cute crocheted flowers are just precious! It will be a much appreciated gift for sure! Have a beautiful and blessed day :)

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, what a beautiful patchwork pillow, Kelly-Anne, and I love the simple embroidery! I've done a lot of embroidery over the years, including silk ribbon embroidery. But I love the simple embroidery on this beautifully patched pillow. What wonderful fabric combinations, and I know your friend is going to love it. The crocheted flowers with the buttons are a lovely touch. And, I know how to crochet and feel very certain you will learn it eventually. It's quite fun and easy to pick up and stop and start again (far easier than knitting too). Hugs, dear friend!

Kim said...

Hand embroidery is the perfect way to spend a little time. Your cushion is lovely, Kelly-Anne. Beautiful fabrics and all those little whimsical touches are perfect.

Vicky Hunt said...

This little pillow is just lovely! I am sure your sweet friend will be delighted to receive it. I do enjoy embroidering very much but can't spend too long doing it as my hand goes to sleep and burns. I am afraid I have carpal tunnel syndrome even though I have not had it formally diagnosed as of yet. I am sure that is what it is. Have a splendid week!

Hugs, Vicky

magnoliasntea said...

Oh, Kelly-Anne, how cute! The pillow is just perfect, patchy and sweet, and the embroidery sets if off beautifully. I'm sure your friend will love it.
Have a great week!

Margie said...

Well done, Kelly-Anne! I'm sure that your friend will love the pretty pillow that you sewed for her. Alas, I am utterly without skill in the use of a needle and thread! Hee.

Cheryl Smith said...

OH, how pretty!!! I just love this! Your dear friend will be all smiles when she opens this lovely gift! What a thoughtful, dear girl you are!! Sending you much love from across the miles. :)

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Kelly-Anne, your embroidery is gorgeous. I love the blue fabrics you used and the delicate design in your stitch work is stunning. Yes, I love to embroider too and have since I was a little girl. You are so talented my sweet friend.
Wishing you a wonderful week and happy fall.
Hugs and Blessings to you, cm

Parlor Room Ponderings said...

It's beautiful Kelly-Anne! You did a lovely job and I'm quite sure your friend will love it. I love to do cross-stitch when I have time. I hope to get back to it this winter. Have a wonderful week ahead! Hugs, Diane

Alex said...

Oh that is charming. And made with love, talent and care ~ what could be better?
She will love it! I love it! (and blue is my favourite too : ))

I hope Spring is being lovely in your part of the world, Kelly -Anne.
Have you got warm temperatures yet, or is it too early?
I am thinking of you!
God bless, sweet friend.
x

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Oh Kelly-Anne, your patchwork pillow in shades of blue is just darling! Your friend will love all the special detail with the embroidery and the crocheted flowers. It is a work of art and I'm sure she will treasure it for years to come!

Paige said...

Beautiful work my friend! :D I like how you incorporated the different shades of blue without clashing, and the details are cute.

Christine said...

Truly a joy to behold! I love blue too and your patchwork idea is perfect! How pretty to add the butterflies and flowers!
It is absolutely a beautiful gift for your friend!
Have a blessed week!

Linda Walker said...

Kelly-Anne,
I do love this sweet little embroidered pillow! It is perfectly pieced with the prettiest blue fabrics and embellished with your beautiful stitching.The little flowers add the sweetest touch! I bet she will absolutely cherish this gift you made her! Truly a gift from the heart!
xo
Linda

Camille said...

So pretty! You did a lovely job...I am sure your friend was pleased with your gift. I spent a little time visiting here the other day and went deep into your archives. What a precious family the Lord has given you! Hugs, Camille

Stephanie said...

Hello lovely lady! Your sweet pillow immediately caught my eye at Roses of Inspiration. The pretty shades of blue and the patchwork make for an extra charming look.

Your friend will be richly blessed by you and this lovely pillow :) You are so gifted, my friend.

Love and hugs to you!

Dee said...

You are very talented. What a beautiful gift for your friend. I'm sure she will treasure it always because it's so lovely.

Hugs... :)

Conniecrafter said...

this is such a cute pillow for your friend, I am sure she is going to just love all the work you put into this, so sweet!

JES said...

Your pillow came out darling! Embroidery is such a relaxing handwork... I do love it! Thank you for sharing your lovelies on the Art of Home-Making Mondays. Always a pleasure Kelly-Anne!

Sheryl S. said...

This is gorgeous Kelly Anne, just love the blues, what a lovely gift.