Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Beading and Crazy Quilting Updates

First, I wanted to share my completed necklace for my October challenge. I know I posted it before it was finished and thought you might enjoy seeing the final product. I was going to add more down the front, but it didn't want to lay right and I kind of like this anyway for a little simpler piece that works great with a v-neck, scoop neck or even a blouse with collar.

Finally, my pillow is nearing completion. I am going to add some button clusters yet and I'm still waiting for my winnings from Andrew Thornton's giveaway to see if any of that will work with this piece.

I am pretty excited with this piece as it is loaded with memories. The 'ciggy' (female image) was a gift from a blog friend, Pat Winter, via another blog friend, Debbie at Mosaic Magpie. The lace surrounding the image is from the lace I won on a giveaway at Spun by Me. The brown petals and flower at her neck were taken from an unexpected gift from a very special lady. She may not recognize it. It was a fun band of three brown flowers. I had intended to add the actual ribbon and silk flowers on here, but they were just a little too big for the pillow. I took one apart and incorporated parts of it on her arm and at her neck. The gold piece on her head is a piece of needle tatting I did. The jewel on top of it is from a garage sale item. The embroidery floss was from another friend who gave me tons of it. In fact, I may never have to buy floss again. Some of the buttons I plan to add are from my grandmother's sewing box. Little did I know when I started this project the special memories that would come with it.

I will post the completed pillow at a later date. I got a great deal on some fun trim for the edges. As my husband said "that is going to be some pillow when you finish it". I'm pretty sure he meant it in a good way.


Unknown said...

The necklace is stunning!!!! That is so beautiful. INCREDIBLE!!! The CQ also is amazing and it looks wonderful. I love that it has so many special memories to it that makes it even more wonderful for you.

marie said...

Love the crazy quilt and all the special memories it holds. I'm so glad you let me know that you used some of the lace from my giveaway. I knew it went to the perfect person!
The neckalce is beautiful too!

You're certainly a talented gal!!

Blondie's Journal said...

The necklace is gorgeous and the pillow is going to be a masterpiece!! Nicely done!


Mosaic Magpie said...

Some Pillow is right! What an amazingly beautiful work of art this is. I am glad when you look at it I will be included in the memories. I love that fern looking stitching at the top left. The needle tatting added a nice touch as well. Great job my friend!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

ooooh - I love the colours you've chosen for your pillow - they look absolutely RICH!!

Anonymous said...

I agree....the pillow is stunnng. My favorite colors! And your treasures that you added are just so pretty!!! Nice job, Connie.

The necklace is truly stunning. Wow, what excellent work you do. I can see it worn with a black velvet v-neck dress. Not that I have one, mind you! Or could wear it here!!!!

May I have your address please? Just may need it in the next few weeks! :)


Silver said...

The necklace is gorgeous! It will really look great and stands out in a black velvet dress! If in any other plain background, it'll still look pretty cool too !


Unknown said...

Both pieces are beautiful! I love the colours in the pillow.

Ati said...

Both the necklace and the CQ block are very nice!
Thanks for your comment on my blog :)

Sandy said...

Both pieces are fantastic but the pillow top makes me swoon and how fun that it is a sampling of mementos from your sweet blog friends, a real keepsake.

The Rustic Victorian said...

Lovely necklace Connie!!! I wish I could do that.
The Pillow,,,gasp! Spectacular, and the memories that are in it are priceless. Well done and I will check back for the finish!

Anonymous said...

Hi there, wow your blog and art is so beautiful.I could look for hours.I just had to come and add to follow
hugs June xxxxxxx

Jillian's Bella Rosa Antiques said...

Both pieces are amazing! You have a lot of talent.

Bella Rosa Antiques

Anonymous said...

Wow ! the pillow is really beautiful. you are very creative.
Thank you very much for stopping by my artblog and for following me.

Have a nice weekend and Bonjour de France !

♥ Hélène Glehen - a French artist, fond of roses and romantic stuff ♥

Laura's Rose Garden said...

Hello Connie,
Thank you for stopping by and leaving such lovely comments. You really love that dresser top mirror, huh? Should I sell it to you? Let me know.
Your necklace is beautiful, but I lurve, lurve, lurve that crazy quilt pillow!! Holy Cow!!! you are doing an incredible job on it!!!
Happy Pink Saturday!!
Love and hugs, Laura