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Cross stitch hearts pillow

A lovely cross stitch pillow with 12 hearts finished. Each one is different. Easy, fast and nice to do project.

Be careful to measure enough allowance around. I let about 15 points – pattern is 153/153, I calculated 183/183 and after another 2 cm all around. I started from left side down, made the frame first and then the heart. Colour is dark red 814 from DMC . I think that cream on white will look great too, or black… it will be a repeat for sure.

Beautiful pattern from http://www.carton-marie.fr/

SNC00303 SNC00309 SNC00324 SNC00326

Thank you Marie.

I have a heart pattern collection and yours is on top.Good for Valentine gifts too, one heart for a small potpourri or a pin cushion.

Still have to do the actual pillow, now is just the front . In fact 3 or 4 ready to be done pillows wait on “to do“ list. I am at work from 7.30 to 17.30 and “to do“ list is loooong.

Have a nice day ladies.

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Drawn thread or open work- free pattern for a decorative pillow

 

 

I love to change pillows around my house as much as my mother use to change the position of furniture once. One day my bed was here, second day at the opposite wall. Then I hate it but now…

I have summer pillowcases, winter ones, Easter, Christmas, bad day, good day,I hate you, I love you, I don`t give a sh..  and a tone of others to do, in my computer and in my work basket, just because I think that you can change a house by changing small things like pillows or curtains (about this another time ).

After I planned to do a cross stitch pillow case with a big heart full of letters, with beautiful colors (different tones of pink), I bought material, thread and all but then…. I stumbled over a drawn thread (or open work or punto tirato) project and I fell in love (again). My DH is still amazed how I can change my mind in one second and do a totally different project from the one I started. What !!! I have to feel guilty ??? No, one day I will still do that wonderful pink heart. Just not now.

This is  one of the  free books from  Antique Pattern Library where you can find wonderful patterns and details about how to do drawn thread work and pretty much everything about handwork .The one I used is here and is very good even if you know nothing about this technique because is explained very well and complete

Free  drawn thread book from antique pattern library

Free drawn thread book from antique pattern library

At page 32 is the figure 70 for an open work ground

drawn thread, open work, punto tirato

drawn thread, open work, punto tirato

and this is the result.

drawn thread, open work, punto tirato

drawn thread, open work, punto tirato

 

drawn thread, open work, punto tirato

drawn thread, open work, punto tirato

 

drawn thread, open work, punto tirato

drawn thread, open work, punto tirato

 

drawn thread, open work, punto tirato

drawn thread, open work, punto tirato

 

drawn thread, open work, punto tirato

drawn thread, open work, punto tirato

 

drawn thread, open work, punto tirato

drawn thread, open work, punto tirato

I still have to do those spirals over but is so delicate and I like it so much as it is. For the moment it stays like this.

More details next time.

Good night ladies.

 

 

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Romanian stitched motifs on small pillow case

Feeling blue again.

Good progress  on my blue small pillow case. I have to admit that is not because I am a busy bee. It has to do with my best friend K, who keeps me on the phone around one hour almost daily and I have to do something with my hands .

Voila !!

blue romanian stitched motifs on small pillow case

blue Romanian stitched motifs on small pillow case

Last time we`we seen each other 5 years ago.May be, it will be a gift to her, because she had a good word for me so many times when I was really feeling blue.

 

blue romanian stitched motifs on small pillow case

blue Romanian stitched motifs on small pillow case

 

 

 

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