Thursday, January 3, 2013
It's a little early for Valentine's Day, but this pillow came together for me out of nowhere, and I just couldn't wait until February 14th to give it to my husband. Lately he's been calling me the "Queen of Hexagons" since I'm so often working on stacks of them in the evenings while we watch old episodes of Poirot mysteries.
I carefully chose a bright palette of one and a half inch hexagons for this little heart, attached it to a piece of black yarn dyed Essex linen, and embroidered our initials below in red embroidery floss. It's not fancy, but I absolutely love it and thankfully so does my husband.
The prints I highlighted for the hexagons are sprinkled with little tidbits from our life: an early picnic date, our love of cooking, the fact that we both play guitar, etc. It was fun to see how many details I could include.
A few side notes...Amy at Badskirt had a wonderfully thoughtful post on curating this week. I highly recommend that you drop by to read it. Meanwhile, my dad went outside to get his copy of the Wall Street Journal this morning and came in to announce that the paper featured an article all about Craftsy. I personally started taking three of their classes over Christmas break, and I'm completely impressed with everything about that site. I'm thrilled for them to be getting some more exposure, and even more excited that everyone in my family is acquiring my radar for all things related to sewing. :)
By the way, my something special I mentioned yesterday is coming up on Monday rather than Friday. This is why I need to start actually using my new calendar...
Linking up to Finish It Up Friday.