Sunday, August 7, 2011

August 2011

Hi everyone!

First I'd like to introduce my newest member of my family - Smoky. I was doing some gardening a couple of weeks back and had tossed a rock really close to my front porch. I noticed a little gray paw come out from under and try to play with it. Well long story short - this little kitty was under my porch and now has become a member of our household.

Now on to stitching -

Another pillow completed from the Pine Mountain series. This was actually completed the end of July but I had to wait until I got my bird button. It's the May pillow - I just grab out of my stash in obviously no particular order - lol.

I changed the wing as the DMC color the chart used was almost identical to the body of the bird. I found a floss that was identical to what was shown in the picture which really made the wing stand out. I blinged the eyes and the bird house entry with black metallic iron on embellishment (glued on) and instead of stitching the bird on the flower I chose a button. Then I added 4 large buttons to the corner of the pillow to finish it off. I think it turned out pretty cute!