Well, at least it’s complete on my end! I’ve mailed off my pillow to my partner (though it may take a bit to get there) and I received the most beautiful pillow from Tacha/Hanies from Germany!
Here the two are:
The pillow I sent is on the left and the pillow I received is on the right.
Oh, I’m so lucky! I’ve had the best partners recently! Woohoo! Tacha worked hard to make something that I would love, but really all she had to do was make anything. Because I always love whatever she makes!
It actually matches our sofa perfectly…though I think I may keep it in my sewing room for a while to protect it! LOL.
She did the most lovely quilting and designed the pillow to imitate an argyle pattern that I loved. She’s oh so clever!
I love the diamond pattern and the mitered corners on the little squares. And the solids! Oh, it’s just so lovely!
I received it a while back but it’s 20″ square and I didn’t have a pillow form that size. I’ve been attempting to buy one for a while now, but was finally able to zip in Joann’s right before they closed, use a 40% off coupon plus my 10% discount card…and tada! I have a beautiful new pillow all the way from a dear friend in Germany! This is why I love swapping. I have a wonderful creation from a women I met in my very first bee and have continued to be in the same bees and swaps together… I love it when I actually start recognizing international addresses! How cool is that? LOL.
In other sewing news, I’m now officially officially late on my 3 x 6 Bee blocks. My husband is trying to convince me to do a simpler pattern for everyone because the one I chose is ridiculously hard. But now i feel like I have to do it…you know, just to show that I can. I will not be defeated by a pattern. Even if I do have to make it six times! So hopefully I will have those to share with you soon.
I’ve been busy reorganizing my sewing room and once I feel like it’s in a place that I’m content with I’ll do the “big” reveal. I mean it’s really just a room full of shelving and fabric….but I feel confident that you all will appreciate that like others could not. 😉
Christmas has been keeping me busy as well with parties and decorations and slide shows that I’m responsible for…but hopefully I can get some good old-fashioned quilting time in! I think Christmas will be pretty low key and I’m definitely happy about that. We need the rest around here! And I need some more sewing time!