Thursday, July 11, 2013

Pillow done--and blog hiatus

I finished the ring-bearer's pillow over the holiday weekend.
I'm pleased with the overall result. I hope the happy couple are.

The pearls were a compromise when I couldn't find what I wanted for the seam. I like them now that it's done.  It certainly was easy.
I'm still not quite sure about the corner berry dangles. I added them last and with separate threads so they can easily be removed with no sign showing.
The same for the ring ribbon. Once untied, it will just pull out.
I made the holder ribbons a bit more secure--but they can be cut off at the pillow, under the pearls, and no one will know they were ever there.

This will most likely be my last post for a while. Right now I'm managing a two week summer school for 80+ East Asian professors and Ph.D. students. Once that's over, I'm getting a knee replaced. I may be out and about, but I don't see me doing much picture taking for a while.

Thanks for reading. I hope to be back soon.


Erica said...

The ring pillow is gorgeous. Lucky couple! I like the corner strawberries and think they finish off the pillow beautifully. All the best for the next wee while, especially the knee surgery.

Jane S. said...

What a lovely pillow! The happy couple is so lucky to have it. :)

Southpaw Stitcher said...

I love everything about your pillow. It's gorgeous! Good luck with your knee!

Anne said...

The ring pillow is absolutely lovely. I'm sure it will be treasured.

Creativity Station said...

Moonsilk the pillow is gorgeous and I'm sure will become a family treasure. I wish you well at work and with your knee surgery.

Jenny Woolf said...

I love it. I hope you're feeling fit again soon. I'm in the midst of writing you a letter right now

Aurelia Eglantine said...

WOW, your ring pillow turned out absolutely GORGEOUS!!! The corner dangles are so cute, and the pearl trim is lovely :) Definitely a wonderful heirloom for the family's future. Best of luck with your teaching, and with your knee surgery!!!

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