One of them is Seek Joy in All Things, from Stacy Nash Primitives.
I absolutely loved stitching this!
It is stitched on 28ct Flax linen, using DMC.
I backed it with a rustic plaid.
For the stuffing, I wanted a primitive type, natural stuffing. I had thought of walnut shells, but I was inspired by my own back yard!
We had a huge 200 year-old Silver Maple come down during Sandy. It was quite a job to cut it up into somewhat manageable pieces. This was what was left after the sawing:
Lots of curly-que wood shavings!
I thought it would be a great way to memorialize the tree!
It worked out pretty well. It is a nice scrunchy, lumpy stuffing, just perfect for a prim pillow.
This is how it looks finished:
I think it fits in well with the natural Holiday decorations.
It seemed a good way to truly "seek Joy in all things". Just my little way of taking something back after the storm!
HA! TAKE THAT SANDY!
I love how you snubbed your nose up at Sandy. ;) Great finish! That's so neat that you were able to seek joy in all things by using the shavings from the tree.
How unique! I just love the finish and it looks so pretty and prim in your bowl!! Well done!
What a great way to honor your tree - gorgeus pillow, and I love the attitude :-)
Great finish and I love the stuffing idea!
It's beautiful! Using the wood shavings is a great idea!
I think your finish is lovely. Plus I love the sentiment that it expresses. It's just perfect for Christmas.
What a brilliant idea, good for you.
i love it - from pattern to finishing - great job.
It's gorgeous, I like what you've done with the stuffing
This was a fantastic idea, and it turned out beautifully!
A lovely idea to use the wood shavings, it's a great finish.
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