Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Still have Dresdens on the brain

Have you seen the great stuff coming out of this Dare to Dresden blog hop?  My day was last Friday (be sure to visit that post if you missed it, as there is a giveaway!), but I've been so inspired that I completed another Dresden project today.  A friend and her son watched my kids a week and a half ago when I had to work on a Sunday and my husband was out of town.  I wanted to give her something as a thank you gift, but what?  A co-worker suggested that I make her something.  I have no idea what she would like, but I had these leftover dresden wedges and a pillow form, so...
pillow is 12" x 18"

How do people get good photos of their hand stitches???

 Envelope style back with my little label
I like it, so I hope she will, too.  Machine pieced, but hand appliqued and hand quilted.  My only real criticism of it is that I should have lined the center circle as some of the dots and stripes show through from the ends of the wedges underneath, but whatever.  This pillow plus a thank you card with two coupons for free homemade ice cream at the shop in town should suffice, don't you think?

Work is kicking my butt.  Seriously.  I was on the verge of tears all day long.  A karate class and some time hand quilting and I feel almost human again.  Now for some restorative sleep before tomorrow, which I already know will be another hectic day.  I just hope to have time to do some hopping, as I haven't visited any of this week's blogs; have you?


tubilinha tiacarminha said...

Estou vendo um monte de delicias de sorvetes,ficou um encanto,tenho para mim que sua amiga vai te amar mais a partir de....brincadeira.Mas que estáum mimo....ah!isso sim.Beijos e Bençãos.

Julie Fukuda said...

I know I missed a lot while I was at the conference. I'll have to go back and check. The pillow is a really lovely gift.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

I'm sure she'll love the pillow. Sew cute! I spent ALL DAY yesterday getting caught up with blog reading. I was almost a week behind. I finally got some stitching done last night.

cyndiofthevortex said...

Your pillow is very cute. I think this is the best blog hop! I'm having so much fun.

Char said...

It's a great pillow. I'm sure she'll love it!
I hope things slow down for you soon

Rachel said...

The pillow is gorgeous! You're friend should definitely appreciate the gift!

I know what you mean about being busy. I haven't read blogs for a couple of weeks and feel so out of the loop. There's just too much to do in a day, isn't there!