Thursday, June 3, 2010

Patriotic Pillows

Hello friends!  I know I said in my last post that I had some new starts, which I do (and these are not them.)  I'm actually back today with some finishes!  I stitched Old Glory last year, but never got around to sewing it up.  And I started the Quaker heart last year too, but abandoned it halfway through.  And since June is the month that I normally stitch patriotic stuff, I thought it was high time to get them finish~finished  :) 


4th of July--Quaker Style
freebie pattern by Aury found here
fabric:  28ct "staci-dyed" evenweave
fibers:  WDW Garnet and Navy, and my own coffee-dyed DMC

Independence Day Roundabout kit
by Heart in Hand


Backing fabrics from my stash.


I'm thinking that these will be the start of basket #2  :)  Happy Stitching everyone!  And as always, thanks for stopping by my neck of the woods!

51 comments:

Paula C. said...

These are great! I love seeing all of your patriotic stitches!!! Yep, definitely time for another basket =)

KarenV said...

I alwasy love seeing your patriotic finishes Staci - these are great!

corinna said...

love the patriotic finishes
the socks on the side bar are cuties too
i am amazed at your pile o' socks

i know i still need to mail the chart your way....i have been lazy

have a great wknd

Hillery said...

Cute pillows. Love em!!!

Michele B. said...

Yankee Doodle is running through my head after looking at your great finishes. I'm feeling very patriotic. Love the backing fabrics you chose!

Lisa said...

Love them!

Lesleyanne said...

Gorgeous pillows.

pj said...

Staci, I always like to see your patriotic work. You seem so organized and I am glad to see you are back into cross stitching. Socks are fun too! I knit but have not tried to make socks yet. Thanks for continuing to inspire us! pam

Irene said...

Great finishes !

Andrea said...

LOVE these, so adorable!!

Dee said...

Adorable! Thanks for the link to the freebie. I'll definitely be stitching this one.

BeckySC said...

Oh, I just love them both, Staci! I adore anything and everything patriotic :) GREAT finishes :)
((hugs))

The Scarlett House said...

Very inspiring! Beautiful job. I'm so happy to be seeing these patriotic finishes on a few blogs. It makes me proud.

Jackie said...

Thank you for the link to the pattern. Both of these are just gorgeous. And the backing fabric is perfect!

Shari said...

beautiful finishes Staci!!!! I love the quaker one & just added it to my ever growing file of freebies!

Jennifer said...

Love the patriotic stuff! I'm also amazed by the white, gray, black socks from the previous post. Is there a cable pattern on them?

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

Absolutely awesome patriotic finishes! I love both of the patterns and have never seen them before - you did a great job, Staci!

Karen said...

Cute finishes! I love the navy fabric with the stars.....too cute!

Nancy said...

Both are beautiful additions to your patriotic collection! I always love to see what you have been working on Staci!

Angela P said...

I love patriotic stitching and fabrics and these look so wonderful!

Deb said...

I just love your finishes! I think that it's great that you stitch these in June. I wish I had the discipline because I really love these. Love the fabrics you used to back both of them too!!

Jan said...

Great finishes. I love the backing material you used. Thanks for the link to the pattern.

Kathy A. said...

Oh Staci - they are wonderful - gorgeous, beautiful and the backing fabric - perfect! What a lovely July 4th display you will have

Theresa said...

These are awesome!!!!!!!!

mariaerba said...

beautiful pillow ;)
ciao Maria

Moreen said...

These little pillows are fantastic Staci.
I love how the fabric matches so well.

Lillie said...

Adorable and beautiful finishes.

Siobhan said...

Gulp. Deep breath. Grab a bag and breathe into it. Gulp. Deep breath. You are freakin' killing me!!!! I love it. Love the socks, too.

Now I am off to kick myself around the room for not having stitched a single patriotic thing since last July, when my friend Carol and I vowed to have a basket each just like yours.

Gulp. Deep breath...

Harmien said...

Wow, those two came out of left field... LOL!! Truly fabulous finishes!!!

Annie said...

Perfect finishes for this time of year. I've had the one by Aury on my to-do list since she first offered it.

Maggee said...

Too cute!! Love them!

Hugs.

Maggee

Lee said...

I always forget about that freebie from Aury! I'm glad that you posted it because now I've pulled it out and kitted it up.

Carol said...

What darling patriotic finishes--I really should do the patriotic heart this month--thanks for the inspiration :)

Kajsa said...

Those turned out gorgeous!Thanks for the links to the patterns!

Judy S. said...

Very timely and cute! Loved the pillow backs too.

Julie said...

Great stitching and finished to beautifully

Elaine said...

Two gorgeous pillows Staci!

Carol R said...

Beautiful patriotic stitching!

Berit said...

Beautiful! I especially like the look of the fibers in the "round" one. :) The staci-dyed coffee white is tops!

Lois said...

What great patriotic finishes Staci!

Lynn said...

These are really great! Thanks for the link. I'm Canadian but my DS has become an American citizen and I'd love to do one of these for her.

Tammy said...

Oh man, do I remember your patriotic basket from last year - I loved it so much!! These new finishes most certainly deserve a new basket! They are so beautiful and I love your blog colors too-summer is awesome!

Vee said...

Wow! These look soooo good! Your basket will be wonderful.

Love those patriotic socks.

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Just the cutest! Thanks for sharing!

Olenka's Stitches said...

Your patriotic finishes are just perfect. I love the fibers you used and backing fabric too.

Cole said...

Lovely finishes! The backing fabric is just perfect too :) I think my heart skipped a beat when I saw your patriotic socks, they are too cute!

natalie said...

What great pillows! And those socks are fabulous. :) You are so talented!

Michele said...

I love these pillows :) Can't wait to see your baskets this year .. and I can't wait to show of mine .. I've been finishing up some 4th of July pretties :)

Mary said...

Very pretty stitching and finishing. Those are going to look beautiful in a basket.
Mary

Hazel said...

Stunning Staci! Love the colours too.

Caitlin said...

Hello!

This is such an adorable pillow! I'm one of the editors with favecrafts.com and this is exactly the type of thing we like to feature on our website.

I thought you (or your readers) might enjoy a similar project we posted.

http://www.favecrafts.com/Cross-Stitch/Boom-Boom-Patriotic-Pillow-From-Kreinik