Daffy's Stitchy Friends

Friday, October 30, 2009

Trick Or Treat!

You are not allowed to laugh. This is the very first pillow I've ever machine sewed. However, overlooking goofy corners and a badly seamed shut end, it turned out satisfactory. I love how the black & orange gingham matches so well with the cross stitched border in the design. I glued on wiggle eyes instead of the tiny buttons included with the pattern as I'll want to use those buttons when I eventually stitch up the entire Boo Club design. I added a black poofy bow and spooky little bells to each corner. Hoping those bells will disguise my poor sewing skills? Again, the camera refuses to draw the fabric color. *&%$$#*&@

Design ~ Boo Club Series Creepy
Designer ~ Lizzie*Kate
Fabric ~ 28 count Wichelt Jobelan, Daffycat dyed Tangerine Orange
Fiber ~ DMC
Finish ~ Pillow


I'm Missy Ann's day 11 winner of the 13 Days Of Halloween! Go me! That is the sneak peek photo. I wonder what it is??? I'll find out very soon as Missy already had my address and got it mailed today. I can't wait to see. Thank you Missy, this has been a very fun giveaway!
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Thank you for visiting my blog today!
xox


76 comments:

Deborah/LavenderRose said...

Well, Sharon, I never took you for a traitorous stitch witchy friend like Queenie!!! But, here you are accepting my wins from Missy, as well!! Hurmph!! The goblins are gonna get you for this one!! EEE!
I suppose I should congratulate you, as you are one of my friends, but just don't do it again. I'm sure Missy had to stir you aside so my name could pop up next time. It's okay, I suppose. Enjoy your (supposed to be mine!) win! :P
Hugs, your greenish around the gills friend, Deb

Susan said...

Congrats on your win! I love your pillow...looks great to me.

Kathy A. said...

What a gorgeous gorgeous pillow. Are you sure it is your first one?
Congrats on winning Missy's Halloween giveaway..

Julianne said...

Sharon,

I think your little pillow looks GREAT! I don't see anything to find fault with. Enjoy:)

Missy Ann said...

That pillow is full of win! I love it, if you decide you hate it feel free to send it my way. I'll even pay the postage. ;)

Congrats on the win, I know you and the Random Number Generator were conspiring to thwart poor Deb. lol

Jan said...

Upon looking at the picture closely all I can say is I don't see any of the problems you say is there. It's beeeeeaaaauuuuuuuuutiful!
Congrats on the win too.

Karrie said...

Your pillow looks perfect to me, love the bow!

Congrats on your win, it's been an exciting contest to follow.

Karen said...

I don't think that little pillow is is finished "good enough" to use in your home....maybe you should pack it up and send it to me where it will fit right in! We're goofy and badly seamed!

Dee said...

No laughing here --- that's a fabulous pillow!

Congrats on the win. Can't wait to see what you won.

valerie said...

That's a wonderful pillow! I love the matching fabric and fluffy bow! Congrats on winning in Missy Ann's giveaway...lucky lady!

Ranae said...

The litle pillow looks great, if you don't like it send it to me, lol
It looks perfect to me.
Congrats! on the 11 day winner, I was day 3.
Happy blogoversary too!!!!

~ Stitchin Sweet Sue ~ said...

Your pillow is darling, a real nice job!

Meadows08 said...

It is SOOOOO cute! What a great finish, I love it!

Linda said...

What a fun finish. This is so cute, I love the little google eyes. Happy Halloween, hugs, Linda

staci said...

Hmmm, I don't know~~I think I have to reserve judgement on the pillow till I can have an up-close-and-personal look at it...so just send it along and I'll let you know, LOL!!!

All kidding aside, it really is adorable and looks expertly finished!!!

Rachel said...

Great pillow and perfect for Halloween! Love your win from Missy :)

Cole said...

Congrats on the win, it's been an exciting giveaway to follow!

Your pillow looks great, and I love the googly eyes!

Lindsay said...

The pillow looks great and congrats on winning

Robin said...

Your pillow looks great. Why are we always so critical of our own work? The fabric you chose matches perfectly. Good eye!

Theresa said...

Your little pillow looks so cute!!! The fabric and your stitched piece worked so well together~

Cathy B said...

I LOVE your pillow! I think it looks great!

Angela P said...

WOW, Sharon that pillow is awesome, you are really underestimating yourself on this finish! My sewing skills are very beginner and I had made a bet with myself this year to get better and learn to finish with the machine but my health has gotten in the way but next year for sure! This really inspires me :)

Lisa said...

Well done on your first pillow, I think it looks fab. Congrats on your win too!

Becky K in OK said...

Great looking pillow. It is bootiful! Are you sure it's your first try?

Nancy said...

Gorgeous pillow! Your finishing is beautiful!

Bonnie said...

I just love that pillow. Great job!

Myra said...

I don't see a thing wrong with that pillow - you can send it to me anytime! LOL I love the gingham check, matches just perfectly. Congratulations on your win. I peeked at your prize and you are going to love it!

Kathy said...

Your pillow looks great! I think you did a wonderful job.

Lisa S said...

Sharon,
Your pillow came out perfect!! I just LOVE it!! The fabric you chose is perfect! Love the bow too!
I machine sewed for the first time a few weeks ago on an ornament. I was a bit critical of it but DH said it came out good for "someone who doesn't sew" LOL Afterall it is his sewing machine :) I just got sick of asking him to sew for me so I took the plunge ;)

I am planning on sewing a small pillow with the design I am working on now. wish me luck!

Lisa

Jill said...

I love that "creepy" pillow you made. What a great finish. Congrats on being day 11 winner.

Annette said...

Wow great finish, what a beaytifull pillow you have sewed.
Congratz on being the winner

brokenfairy said...

Great pillow,I love the bow you added.
Congrats on the win!

Angela said...

Congratulations on your win.

Love your pillow. I've had a good look at it but I can't see anything wrong with your corners.

Christine said...

I can't see anything wrong with your pillow, in fact I think it is spooktatstic. Love the orange and black gingham too, you always seem to find such great fabrics

Sadie said...

Love the pillow, it's so cute and no laughing from me, i think you did a great job :-)
Congrats on your win x

Carol said...

Wow! Your first machine sewed pillow turned out great! Your fabric choice is just perfect, Sharon. And congratulations on being a fellow "Thirteen Days of Halloweeen" winner--fun, fun :)

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!

Andrea said...

Wow a great pillow. Love the fabric and bow, it matches so perfectly with the design.

Lynn said...

I think this is a very CUTE little pillow! Before you know it you'll be stitching up a storm making more and more of them in different design patterns too! (I know you'll try another and another..ha!)
Thanks for sharing this with us all!

Kellie said...

I think your pillow looks fabulous!! :) Very cute! Love the gingham!

Niki :-) said...

Very nice! Happy Spook's Day! :)

Cindy said...

I think that you pillow looks wonderful!! Congrats on your win :)

tkdquintmom said...

Ok that is your FIRST pillow???? Your joking right?...please tell me your joking..it turned out FANTASTIC woman! Very cute, very sheek....love it. Geez Sharon your lucky, sewing machines HISS at me when I walk by them.

Jo said...

Lovely finish Sharon, I especially love the googly eyes. And don't be so critical - no one seems to have found fault in it!

Gen said...

Are you kidding? Your pillow is just too cute, I love it!
Happy Halloween! =^_^=

Olenka's Stitches said...

Pretty finish Deffy! I love the fabric you used, it matches the design perfectly well.

Candace said...

LOVE the pillow - the tangerine Jobelan, the black bow, the bells, the pillow fabric, the finishing, everything!! Too cute!

Pumpkin said...

OMG! I LOVE the pillow! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!

Congrats on your win! I know what you won ;o) LOL!

corinna said...

looks fantastic from my vantage point
the fabric is just right with the design
love the owls googly eyes
happy halloween

Lainey said...

Your pillow looks amazing Sharon! Love the fabric, bow and those cute googly eyes.
Happy Halloween

Michelle said...

Sharon, your pillow looks great - Happy Halloween!

mainely stitching said...

Well, I'll just add my two cents worth and agree with everyone else that this looks great!

Rachel S said...

I love that pillow! It's gorgeous!

Amanda said...

Your pillow looks great! Wish my first attempt had turned out that well!!

Siobhan said...

Sharon, oh my gosh!! That is the CUTEST little pillow! Great stitching, and your finishing is fabulous. Really. Be proud!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Wow I think you did a fantastic job! I didn't see the bad stuff!

Annie said...

Super pillow! This should encourage you to make more.

Hope your having a bewitching day!

Lynn said...

I think your pillow looks awesome! I really love the fabric and think you did a fantastic job with the finishing. Your dye on the fabric turned out great too.
Congrats on your win on Missy's blog. I'm sorry I missed all those draws. It sounds like it was a lot of fun.

Paula C. said...

I think the pillow turned out great! Nice job =)

CindyMae said...

Your pillow turned out great! I love it, great job!!! Congrats on the win, can't wait to see what you have won!!

Sharon said...

Your pillow looks fantastic! Great job!

Tammy said...

What are you talkin' about?! That pillow is perfect, girl! How adorable! Congrats on your win too!! And Happy BLogoversary today!

Karan said...

Now that is one gorgeous pillow finish - looks perfect to me. Congratulations on the win. :0)

Brigitte said...

It's perfect, really perfect. Everything matches beautifully.

Lois said...

What a cute pillow! I love how you finished it, the fabric bow and bells go so well together.

Laural said...

It is adorable! Everything looks perfect on it

zoomcity said...

No laughing, I'm so sure. It's beautiful. Congratulations.

Tracey said...

That is a wonderful pillow! I wish my first try had looked so good!

Irene said...

Love the pillow finish !

Candi said...

Your pillow is so cute! I just love it. I am stitching all of the boo flips together. I would have never thought to make them a pillow!
~*Candi*~

Doris said...

i like the pillow, is a very nice pillow, I see no error in it, anyway if you do not want in my house there is room for it!(:lol:).

is a lovely pillow,and the fabric look great too.

Julie said...

Super pillow, the fabric is so perfect for it

StitchinKat said...

Cute pillow, and I love the googley eyes on the owl! It looks perfect to me!

Michele said...

your pillow is wonderful!!!!

Aussie Stitcher said...

Your pillow looks wonderful.

Lei B. said...

You are so silly. Your pillow is to die for! You did a great job as usual. Take care!

Céleste said...

J'adore cette broderie , vraiment très jolie , bravo .