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........by Brightneedle is my latest finish to show, I wanted to finish it as something simple, and a double ended small pillow was perfect and as I am in the mood for spring so I chose a fresh green fabric for the cushion ends and back. The lace that you can see here, is what Marks grandmother made 60 years ago, when she used to make her own lingerie, Marks mum thought I would like it when she was clearing nana's stuff out earlier this year, the lace is handmade using silk thread and I love it.

I've stitched this on 36ct white linen, using the recommended threads.



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I have done all the finishing on my Here's to Ewe exchange and I am really delighted with how its turned out, so much so I don't want to part with it now LOL!! But I will of course as I stitched it for my partner specifically in mind!

Also on the exchange front I am getting a little anxious about the tea time exchange I sent, It was almost a month ago since it went on its journey and as yet no word about it all, I really hope it gets there soon - I think thats the one and only thing I dislike about exchanging is the not knowing it got there safely until your partner posts up about it or emails you.

Well I hope that everyone has a wonderful weekend, we are off to yet another Birthday party this time its Marks Uncle Alans 70th, it will a more quieter affair than the last one we went too (though only just), we are having dinner and few drinks and Dawn and family will be over again for this one too, this year must be a big year for nought birthdays anyone else having a year with a zero? I know I am later on, mine is the Big 50! (yikes)

41 comments:

Arthemise said...

That is so beautiful and delicate! The finishing is just perfect for the piece. I hope your exchange finally makes it to its destination.

staci said...

I just love everything you do!!! Your pillow is so lovely!!!

xstitch.nl said...

It's so beautiful, Su. And the family history and sentiment of the lace make it so very special!

Nic said...

The pillow is lovely, the lace sets it off beautifully. It must be so nice to feel the connection between crafters over the years with this ...

TinaTx said...

What a cute pillow.
Great job!
(hope this doesn't post twice - I hit a wrong key!)

VALIE said...

I love the finish. I have the chart,so maybe now, I'll make something out of it !
Have a nice week end,
Val

Vonna said...

Oh...oh....that's a winning pillow and so perfectly finished with the bit of lace with a story and memory...PERFECTION as always Su :)

Karoline said...

Your pillow is gorgeous Su congratulaions. I have one of those zero birthdays this year as well, I hit the one life's supposed to start at LOL

Andrea said...

Oh Su you've had some wonderful finishes lately, This one is no exception. Really pretty. Love the lace.

Ruth Rachel Vendsel said...

Absolutely beautiful, Su! Bravo!
How special to use Mark's grandmother's lace; it is gorgeous.

TeresaB said...

LOVE the way you finished this. It just looks like spring. Lovely finish.

angelasweby said...

Su,
What a really pretty finish on this. I remember seeing it when you showed me the lovely little stitched pieces in your drawer that were waiting to be finished. You have really been inspired with this and using Nana's lace makes it extra special.

I do hope your teatime exchange arrives safely. I agree, that's the worse bit. Have a great time at Uncle Alan's party and, it's not long now till your hols . What an exciting time :>)
Hugs, Angela

BeckySC said...

Just gorgeous, Su :) As is everything you do :)

Nancy said...

Such a lovely little pillow Su! The design is so delicate and springlike, and the lace is just indescribable.

Have fun at the birthday party!

cathymk said...

Just beautiful, Su!! I love the provenance of the lace.

Romy said...

It's beautiful!! I love this finishing and I love the lace. I think the finishing doesn't look really simple, it looks absolutely exquisite!!

lena-lou said...

Your little pillow is very pretty and made even more so with the gorgeous lace :-))

Enjoy your weekend :)

Claudia said...

I love this little pillow!! It's so adorable... and the antique lace is a jewel.

Carol R said...

A gorgeous pillow and the lace sets it off beautifully - a heirloom from 2 generations.

Garden Girl said...

Su, All of your recent finishes are just wonderful. The sweet BN Welcome has always been a favorite of mine and seeing your Mary Beale has inspired me to get out all of my old Pocketbook Needlework for another look. So I thank you for that!

Sally said...

This is absolutely beautiful Su and that lace really sets it off.

Julie said...

A beautiful finish and so special with nana's lace on it, an heirloom piece for future generations.

Myrna said...

That looks lovely. I hope your Tea Time shows up soon. I haven't heard that mine has arrived either.

Have a fun time at the party!

Myrna :-)

sari.i. said...

What a beautiful pillow.

Michele said...

what a pretty pillow .. sooo springy :)

Lorraine said...

Hi Carol, I ahve just found your site, remember me from CA in London (Lorraine), you have some absolutely beautiful work, and your photos are amazing. Thank you for sharing your work, I'll be back for more inspiration.

Lorraine

Marie-P said...

Gorgeous finish!!! How special to have the handmade lace.
I am but a year behind you with the big 50!

Have a great week.

Yuko said...

Su, this is beautiful! I have seen this WELCOME which some people finished, but never seen such beautiful finished piece before!
So romantic and delicate! The lace of Marks grandma's very beautiful as well!

Your 50's party, it will be so fun, I can imagine!!
can I join in from Japan? LOL

((hugs))
Yuko

Lelia said...

How beautiful! Very nice : )

Julianne said...

Su,

Lovely job with the pillow. It is a true treasure.

Kim B said...

What beautiful handmade lace! It really gives your precious pillow a little something extra :) Hope you hear about your exchange soon.

tkdchick said...

So pretty and that lace is just the perfect touch!

Heidi said...

Very pretty and wow handmade lace! My mom is also turning 50 this year, its hard to imagine her to be 50 years young! :)

Barbara said...

Your finishing is always so perfect, Su!

Carla said...

Lovely pillow!

Nicki said...

A belated comment but I had to say how gorgeous this is :) I love the old lace too.

Hope you have a lovely holiday :)

NIKY said...

lovely,lovely,lovely

quiltorstitch said...

That pillow is so delicate and beautiful. I love the lace, what a treasure! I am so happy that you appreciate and use what she made, that is so special.

Sharon said...

What a lovely way to tie generations together! This is just lovely!

Sonda in OR said...

You do such a lovely job with all of your finishing!!

Jenny said...

Hello there! I have just been admiring your blog and especially your beautiful Brightneedle finish.
I just wanted to tell you that I staretd a Brightneedle Blog a couple of days ago and I would love it if you would be a contributor and post your pretty photos.
You can go and look at the blog here: http://brightneedlesfblog.blogspot.com/
Thanks, Happy Stitching and hope to hear from you!

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