This is one (of two) of the Christmas blocks I had created a couple of years ago. I finally got around to creating a pillow with it. It feels good getting some of these projects made into actual items.
Christmas is over for now, so I'll probably put this elsewhere until Christmas 2014. My next project will be a green and lavender Christmas pillow I created around the same time.
Here are some close-ups...
Below is the postcard image. I stitched a wreath around the center oval layering multiple green shades of floss.
The candle was made using a piece of red metallic ribbon with metallic gold edges. I love how my little row of angels turned out. I created them using tiny pearls for the heads and simple stitches for the remainder, lazy daisy wings and gowns.
Little red beads created the berries and the stars are simply star shaped beads.
Chickadee is an applied embroidered piece I had in my stash.
Two pillows to go!