Daffy's Stitchy Friends

Saturday, April 14, 2012

A Bird in Hand

Last weekend I finished my Nina's Threads Project into a pillow. I waited until now to share with you so to give Nina a chance to post on her blog first, since it was all her idea! She has had it up for several days and now it's my turn:


Design ~ A Bird in Hand
Designer ~ La-D-Da
Fabric ~ 32 count tea-stained Lugana
Fiber ~ Nina's Threads 


This was such a fun project. I really enjoyed working with Nina and getting a chance to try her lovely hand dyed threads. I am very pleased to learn you can buy Nina's Threads in the US at The Thread Basket. It was nice to see there are two sizes of skeins so if you only need a little you can buy a half size at a reduced price.

I found the finishing fabric at Hobby Lobby, taking my stitched piece with me to color match. I couldn't believe I was able to find fabric that went so well. It's like Nina had that fabric in mind when choosing the thread colors for the design. My pillow is lightly stuffed with fiberfill. Big thanks to Nina for letting me try her threads!

This pillow could be yours! If you would like to own it, leave me a comment on this post and I will choose a winner in a few days.

And the winner of the drawing for the Traveling Pattern, Thankful, is geeky Heather of It's Geek to Me. Thanks to everyone that entered and don't be too disappointed if you weren't drawn since you can follow it to Heather's blog and try again after she has stitched it!

Thank you for visiting my blog today!
xox

69 comments:

Carrie said...

Oh how I would love to win that beautiful pillow! I have tried to make a pillow like this with terrible results! LOL! To own a pillow so beautifully stitched and finished would be awesome, especially since I can't seem to make one myself!

Theresa said...

Your finish is absolutely gorgeous!!!!!!! And Nina's threads are beautiful!!!!! Glad to know we can order them in the US now~~~

Jennifer M. said...

Oh I love how this turned out! You did a wonderful job stitching and finishing it. I would love the chance to own it.

weestitchy.com said...

The pillow is gorgeous that is fantastic finishing and congrats to Heather!

Teresa S. said...

This design is a cutie! Please throw my name in.

Ewa said...

It's so gorgeous, and your finishing is lovely, too! I think it's a great idea to have half-size skeins available if you only need a little bid. Would love to be entered, thank you!

Barbi said...

Oh this is just gorgeous! I love the colours that Nina picked for this project. I had to laugh at myself though, cause when I read you title "A Bird in hand" the first thing that popped into my head was "Is worth two in the bush" LOL.
Anyway I know it's a long shot cause you will have a hundred people wanting this one...but put my name in the draw please! I love your projects.

TexWisGirl said...

aww. that is sweet! :) thank you!

milly said...

Hello

What a beautiful pillow, those threads are gorgeous!

Michelle said...

Oh how I would love to win this design. Not sure what it is with me and birds at the moment - hubby thinks its my mid-life crisis! Thanks for the chance. Its stunning xx

awikkidwomanswords said...

Gorgeous finish, great combination of colours.
It's reminded me that I need to order some threads from Nina.

I'd love to be entered in the draw to win this pillow

Penny said...

I love this little design. Beautiful stitching and finishing - love the colors! :)

Myra said...

What a wonderful collaboration! I love everything about it. I promise to love,honor,and cherish it if you should choose me. :o)

Annie said...

That really came out just perfect. Super-cute design too. My living space is full or I'd enter the contest, but I'll leave it for someone who as the room to show this off!

Fiona said...

Lovely finish, the colours are fab! Please include me in your giveaway :)

Margaret said...

Such a lovely finish! Love how it came out!

~*Shar*~ said...

Great job hun; I'd LOVE to be entered in your drawing..this is beautiful....

Hugs, Shar

Otter said...

The pillow and threads are fabulous! I agree, the fabric seems perfect for the design.

Lovely finish.

Linda said...

What an adorable pillow. I would love to be entered in your giveaway.

Thank you, Linda

P.J. said...

Wow, that is super sweet that you are giving your pillow way. I love the colors, great job with the fabric and finish. I would honored to be considered for your drawing.

Keep on stitching.

Ellen said...

Gorgeous, love the stitching and finishing! Nina's threads are so beautiful!

Please add me to the list for your giveaway, thank you for the chance!

Hugs,

Becky K in OK said...

Great finish there girl. It's a great piece.

Lisa V said...

Sharon your pillow is gorgeous. I would love the chance to win this little beauty in your giveaway please.
Hugs

Ziggyeor said...

Pretty finish.

Yeah Heather :)

Angela said...

Sharon, it's absolutely beautiful! How could you part with it??? Please throw my name in, I would love to give her a home :)

Anne said...

HAHA! I see you added the E!!! LOL~~~ I would love to be entered to cherish your beautiful pillow stitched with Nina's Threads!! I'm so happy that they are available at the ThreadBasket (even though I've never purchased from there) I will now!!

Congrats to Heather! The Queen of multi projects!!

Laura said...

It's so cute, I can't believe you are giving it away!

Stitchesbyme said...

lovely finish

Deborah said...

Thanks for tip on where we can buy Nina's thread in this country. The pillow is lovely and I would like a chance to win it.

Charlene ♥ SC said...

I stitched this long ago, made into a box top. It looks SO different! Very cute finish.

Tatkis said...

Absolutely charming and lovely stitched pillow!
I haven't tried Nina's threads yet, but her hand-dyed linens are wonderful!

Hugs,
Tatyana

Janet said...

Lovely little pillow. Thanks for a chance to win.

butterfly said...

Beautiful stitching, and love the finish.
Thanks for sharing would love to have a chance to own it thank you.

Diane (di) said...

I'm with Laura... it's so pretty Sharon!! Beautifully stitched and finished.

Please throw my name in, too! :)

Lesleyanne said...

I love your finish Sharon and would love to be in a chance to win it.

MartyG said...

Sharon, I don't know how you can part with this lovely pillow but I would be glad to give it a happy home.

Marty
Stevemarty@msn.com

Vickie said...

I was very surprised to read that you are giving this one away, it is very pretty. So I would love a chance to own it. I admired it since I first saw it on Nina's blog. :)

Lesley said...

A beautiful finish. I love the threads.

Chris said...

What a beautiful piece. The colors are wonderful, perfect fabric choice too.
Please enter me in this sweet giveaway.

Pat Matejcek said...

Sharon I would love to be entered in your giveaway. Thanks for the chance.

Shebafudge said...

What a beautiful finish and you're giving it away! Wow! Please enter me for the draw. Thank you!

Susan said...

Beautiful stitching and the backing fabric is perfect. It is such a treat when it all falls together.

CJ in OK ;-) said...

It came out great and I would love a piece you stitch. Please add me to the drawing. CJ in OK ;-)

Rhona said...

What a beautiful little pillow - the colours are just perfect! Thanks for the chance to win.

Nina said...

Thank you very much Daffycat to make this fabulous pillow! I'm so happy you was the second in this project :)
Thank you again!
Wish you a great week!

valerie said...

Awesome finish! The backing fabric is just perfect for it! And thanks for the tip on the Thread Basket!

Christine said...

That is absolutely beautiful, I'd love a chance to win it

Kate said...

Your pillow finish is just gorgeous - who wouldn't want to own it!
Congratulations to Heather on the TP win.

Chelle said...

Oh oh oh!!!! Put my name in!!! It's beautiful!

Lindsay said...

Love the pillow and I have the perfect spot for it :)

Beaj said...

Sharon,
Great Design...love the threads and your finishing is excellent.

Veronica said...

Beautiful stitching, Sharon. Please, please, please enter me for the giveaway. Such a lovely pillow.

Hugs,
Veronica.

Doris said...

beautiful pillow.

Sew Wilde said...

What a lovely pillow!! Please enter me in the drawing.

Julie

Sue said...

You did a marvellous job on the stitchery. The threads are really lovey.

The Inspired Stitcher said...

It really turned out nicely! I'm glad to know where to find Nina's threads too. Thank you for sharing!

Southpaw Stitcher said...

I hope I'm not too late to enter the drawing. Would love to win the pillow. It's gorgeous!

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

May I add my name to the people who love this little pillow? I can't sew so I'm collecting beautifully made things by other bloggers LOL.
Why do I find sewing so hard compared to stitching?

Lija said...

This just looks amazing! Well done. My only cross stitched pillow holds the teddy that has redirected me back to cross stitching a few years ago. Even managed to utilise an old scarf to give it a bit of colour as a border around the stitching. I do need to get back to making pillows. Please include me if you still haven't drawn.

Lynn said...

Beautiful work on your pillow Sharon! You're right, that coordinating fabric is perfect for it.I'd love to have a chance at winning this lovely, thanks!

Akila said...

Adorable pillow. You have finished it so neatly too. Thanks for the link, will check it out :)

Sally said...

You stitched and finished this so beautifully Sharon. I would love to have a chance at winning it please.

Meari said...

What a nice finish!

Edgar said...

What a super finish - throw my name... thx!!!

Mangogirl said...

what a lovely pillow :D throw my name in the draw if it's still going :D it's stunning.

marly said...

Hey! I have this chart. I know I do. I don't know where, but I have it! One day it will appear and I hope it's soon cause I like it!

Julie said...

Such a lovely colour pallette on this super little pillow, its beautiful.

Joysze said...

This is what I get for blog hopping late.... 4 awesome posts to catch up on here. :D This is so cute and thanks for the info of the skein sizes. Very good to know.

I miss Hobby Lobby. Give it a hug for me the next time you're there.... ROFL!!!

Catherine said...

It's beautiful!