Daffy's Stitchy Friends

Monday, July 30, 2012

Back in Black

I stitched up a little Blackbird Designs pinpillow over the weekend. This was quickly finished and was a fun mini-project. I stuffed it with crushed walnut shells and trimmed it with chenille dyed brown. I need some amber or golden brown beads to make a few pins to go with it.


Design ~ Wild Berry, Strawberry #3
Designer ~ Blackbird Designs
Fabric ~ 28 count mystery scrap, tea-dyed
Fiber ~ DMC

After finishing the pinpillow, I couldn't decide what to stitch next so I got out Finery of Nature and started the next block. The colors are so cheery and vibrant on the black fabric. I should work on this and get it done...I don't know why I haven't picked it back up sooner.

Thank you for visiting my blog today!
xox

53 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

very cute.

Solstitches said...

What a sweet little pin pillow.
I wish I could see more of your Finery of Nature WIP as from what I can see it looks beautiful.
Margaret

Margaret said...

Love the little pinpillow. And I love the Finery of Nature WIP! Gorgeous!

cucki said...

Sweet xxx

Cathy Pavlovich said...

Your stitching on the black is awesome! And I love the pillow. So cute!
Cathy

Annie said...

Hello Daffycat

I've just become a follower of your blog. I'm going to have a good luck around it tomorrow.

Your finish is lovely and your wip is looking great!

marly said...

Love that little pincushion! Perfect finishing.

Bea said...

That is a cute finish and I love the colours in Finery. Stitching on black makes everything look so rich.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Lovely little pinpillow, but it's the stitching on the black that caught my eye!

Lindsay said...

That's really pretty

Barb said...

A very cute little pinpillow!

Loretta said...

Lovely stitching and finishing!

Becky K in OK said...

I love it. Best way to spend this scorching OK summer...stitching!

Jan said...

That is so cute. Isn't it nice to do something you can finish fast?

Sandra said...

the pin pillow is a cutie! I've never imagined crushed walnut shells could be used for filling.

The colors on the black fabric look so pretty!!! I'm sure it'll be an awesome finish ;)

Karen said...

Cute pincushion. Love those colors on the black...very pretty!

happy stitching...

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Your pin pillow is darling! But, OH MY GOSH, Finery of Nature is just exquisite! I'd love to see more of it!

Ziggyeor said...

cute pillow. I wish I was working on dark blue fabric but I found it was too small for my olympic stitch. I now have to stitch a whole lot of blue! Black was fun to stitch on, just needed to stitch with tv so I could hold it up and see the holes.

Shaunterria Owens said...

I bet that pincuchion smells wonderful :) Beautiful finish as always, and I love progress you are making on Finery of Nature - great work so far!

--shaunterria
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tadamama said...

Adorable pillow! And I love the Finery of Nature...you're right, the colors just pop off of that black fabric! It's beautiful!

ROSELLA69 said...

Bellissimo il ricamo scelto,mi piacemolto lo sfondo scuro che fa risaltare il lavoro,anche il cuscinetto molto carino,bravissima come sempre ciao da Rosella

Lesleyanne said...

A lovely finish. Look forward to seeing your progress on Finery of Nature.

Giovanna said...

Very pretty - congrats!

Christine said...

Lovely finish and finery of nature is just stunning.
By the way, I totally just sang the title of your post in my head

Kaisievic said...

The colours are indeed vibrant. Gorgeous.

Chris said...

sweet finish! I think the Finery piece is so lovely.

Shebafudge said...

Very pretty pin pillow and your Finery of Nature looks lovely!

Silverlotus said...

I love the little pin pillow. The trim is just perfect for it.

And, wow, those colours do look so fabulous on the black!

Vickie said...

ooOoo! Finery of Nature is wonderful! It is so satisfying to get a small project done!

Roberta said...

Cute stitch and finish.

Rosemary said...

The pin pillow is lovely, I really like the chenille trim. Oh, and how nice are the colors on the other piece? Love that!

Akila said...

Such a cute little finish. Love Finery of nature. The black brings out the colors beautifully

Erica said...

That's a cute little pillow. Where do you find chenille? I can't seem to find it anywhere, but I'm probably looking in the wrong places.

I've been admiring Finery of Nature every time you've posted a picture of it. It's *so* pretty!

geeky Heather said...

Congrats on finishing the pillow!

YAY Finery Of Nature!! MAN, I can't believe how awesome those colors are on the black every time I see it!!

Keebles said...

Do you use a light box for the black material? I'm having a horrible time with my navy blue! But black looks absolutely gorgeous!

Patty C. said...

Love it - gorgeous finish!

Anne said...

Yessssss! Finery of nature is back in the mix!!! Love that sweet little pin pillow! Gotta get me some of those walnut crushed shell stuff!

Kate said...

What a lovely little stitch.

Prairie Stitcher said...

I just had to see who was using that crazy little cow icon, so I came over to visit. I don't do cross stitch but I inherited some from my Mom, when she passed away. I think it's in my future, once I get over quilting. I, too, like guns. My stitching passion is applique'. I'm a new follower (wishing I had an animated icon). Please stop in a visit, when you have a moment, and follow me too. Thanks for the fun time.

lynda said...

Cute little pin pillow! and I love your WIP...the colors look wonderful on the black fabric!

Lana said...

Finery of Nature is gorgeous! Those colors on the black background is stunning! Love your little cushion! Very cute!

Julie said...

Lovely little pillow, i love Finery, it's magnificent.

Annette Bevelander said...

That looks so beautifull stitching on black!! and I can imagine it's a bit beautifull too.

All your other project are so beautifull to!!

Charlene ♥ SC said...

I have a little pin cushion next to my stitching chair that someone gave me years ago, and I believe it is stuffed with shells. I use it ALL the time! Those colors surely stand out beautifully on black. Go ahead and finish it :-).

McKenna C. said...

Beautiful finish!

Michelle said...

Its lovely Sharon - love the trim x

Barb said...

What a pretty piece and on black at that. Great job so far.

Catherine said...

Very cute finish!!

Ranae said...

Lovely pinpillow

Catherine said...

What a sweet finish and I love your wip ~ simply stunning!

Sue said...

Your WIP is an absolute stunner! It is really striking on black. Your pincushion is really lovely too. Very pretty.

Carol said...

That Finery of Nature on black is one of the most beautiful WIPs going on in blogland!! Just beautiful, Sharon--and your little pinpillow is adorable, too!

valerie said...

Love your pinpillow! So sweet and elegant with the chenille trim. I really love seeing your Finery of Nature. The colors just pop on the black linen. Can't wait to see more!