Monday, April 6, 2015

sewing up a memory.

Good Monday Morning.

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend and a blessed Easter. I had a very laid back day yesterday. I made our Easter dinner Saturday morning before I left for work. So I only had to heat up the "Cottage Ham" More about that in my next post titled "Foods of Cleveland" and make scalloped potatoes. Which ment I was able to work in the sewing room finishing a piece for a friend.

A few months ago my girlfriend saw a stitched piece I did in honor of my mother.HERE She asked me if I could do that for her boyfriends best friends Mother. This friend of his passed away in an ATV accident and she thought that his mother would appreciate it. I finished stitching it last month and decided I better get it sewn up into something quickly because she was going over there this weekend.

I am still learning when it comes to sewing. But you know what they say? "Practice makes perfect" I think for the most part this turned out great. Two things I noticed, the solid red fabric was sewn a tad crooked on the right and I wish I would have used a different color, like green or tan in place of that solid red. Things you don't catch until it's to late. But all in all I am happy with it. We decided to barter for this. I make this and she in turn is going to paint a canvas piece for me. I am not sure what it will be but I know I will love it.

This is fabric for the back

I have some pictures to share on my next blog posting of my trip back home to Cleveland Ohio. It was a balmy 25 degrees when we arrived there on Friday Evening and stayed chilly untill Monday where it reached 55 and sunny HALLELUJAH!!! LOL We only went for 4 days but next time I am staying for a week. I need more time :)

Wishing you all a great day today.
Smile and stitch on!!


  1. It's a lovely finish -- I'm sure the gift will be loved and cherished. Sorry you had such a short time back home. And so chilly too!

  2. How beautiful. I love the fabric and the finish. It's a true treasure.

  3. I think your pillow finish turned out lovely. Glad you were able to get home even for a short trip.

    Robin in Virginia

  4. Congrats on the really pretty finish Natasha.


  5. Very beautiful! I think we are our own worst critics so I'm sure it's gorgeous. I have several pillow finishes I need to do. Just need to get over the fear and do them! They look so great done that way and it's cheaper than framing.

  6. I think your finish turned out beautifully. I'm sure it will be treasured.

  7. I'm sure you're not missing the northeast Ohio weather, are you, Natasha?! I'm about ready to move south myself :) I look forward to reading your foods of Cleveland post--wonder how similar they are to ours here in Pittsburgh?

    Your finish is so meaningful and so special--what a treasure for that mother! It looks beautiful :)


Thank you for reading! Your comments mean so much to me!