Not that I haven't been cooking and sewing...I mean a girl has to have some creative time, right? It just came down to cooking and sewing or blogging about cooking and sewing...and you know what choice I made!
The good news: I have a number of projects lined up to blog about - starting with this monogrammed linen pillow:
|Monogrammed linen pillow|
I do not have the gift of gift-giving. But I wanted a really special gift for my friend. I thought and thought about something to buy her for her birthday, but could not come up with something that was special enough for my dear friend. Then I remembered a book of monograms that she gave to me years ago. On the cover is a natural colored linen with a large ornate monogram on it. Perfect!
I had some nice linen left from a set of embroidered collars I made for some fall dresses for my daughters. I had a pillow form. I had a pocket of time to sew. A birthday gift was born!
Of course, the monogram on the cover of the book was hand embroidery and time factors ruled that out. I think that the embroidery machine did a good job with the monogram for the time that I had.
|A twist on a traditional monogram|
Overall it was a satisfying afternoon of sewing and I was happy to give my friend a gift that came from my hands and heart.