Thursday, January 24, 2008

Little Stitches

I absolutely love the look of Redwork and fond of both new and old. There is a simplicity and a rather pure look to it. It also goes without saying that red is one of my very favorite colors.

The above pillow I made and donated to our local Garden Club last summer for a raffle prize.

I am rather tired of these dark and gloomy days and taking pictures that turn out can be rather daunting and challenging to say the least. This little handmade quilt adds a little brightness to a day. This past year I have made a few things and have carefully stored them away in hopes of selling them on eBay someday. For the quilt I used bits of vintage tablecloth fabrics - lots of reds and whites with cherries, roses and geraniums. These fabrics remind me of a summer picnic! It would also be cute as a tablecloth.
Another little redwork piece that I incorporated into a pillow. Where is the watermelon to go with the red and white gingham? Oh, and check out the little cherry print flirty ruffle!
Like so many of you, I adore vintage textiles. This is a sweet vintage kitchen towel with the most adorable playful puppy! Sweet pink and white fabrics coordinate with him and vintage white and blue rick rack and a vintage simple pink button add texture. Now I did not make these, but could not pass them up! At first I was going to use them for pillows, but I could not bring myself to seperating this cute set. Whoever made them did an awesome job! All of the above items are for sale on our eBay site. Our link is on the sidebar for those interested.

There are a few new lovely blogs to visit!! Go and meet Dawn at Maebell Park and Stephanie at The Heart Of Hartman! Dawn has some cute old Valentine graphics to copy, too! Welcome ladies!

26 comments:

Lallee said...

Thank you for the red fix! I love everything you have listed. Between eBay and two new blogs to visit, you may as well have offered me a big bag of potato chips. All of the above are irresistible.

XO!
Lallee

Brenda@Spareminute cottage said...

Hi Becky the quilt is beautiful .I have a tablecloth that was my mothers it is damaged and I think this might be a good project for it.I still haven't put the music to my blogg I will be at home by myself tonight(hubby has to work) so I might give it a try while I have peace and quite.
Brenda:}
p.s.
If I have troulbe I will e-mail you

Scrappy Jessi said...

o my i love all of them~!! so cute!
lovely!
you are very talented!!!

Counting Your Blessings said...

I'm so taken with quilts lately. I wish I could quilt as beautifully as you do. Blessings... Polly

Julie said...

Thank you for sharing your lovely red pretties... I love them all. I also have a passion for vintage textiles, it's so interesting how everyone finds there own way of using the things they love.
Smiles.. julie

Rosie's Whimsy said...

Everything is a feast for the eye :-) What a wonderful eye you have for putting things together ((hugs)) Rosie

Kathleen Grace said...

Oh how beautiful! I love each and every item and your new blog header is so pretty too! I just love your style and the things you do:>)

Anna said...

Beautiful. I just happened by your blog tonight and I love everything I see. I love vintage things as well and your red and white items are just lovely. I hope to be back again.

Stephanie said...

Thast so nice of you !! I always enjoy looking at your blog everyday.
That little quilt would be so fun to display now to help get rid of the winter dulldrums !!

Thanks again, your so kind :)

Rosemary said...

I love redwork. I have some that I haven't made into pillows yet. You have inspired me to get busy.
Thanks,
Rosemary

BittersweetPunkin said...

Your things are lovely...you do nice work! I will hop on over and check out the other gals....

Hugs,
Robin

Cowboys & Custard said...

Hello Becky
I am not familiar with redwork but now I know that .... I love it too!
The little kitten embroideries are so enchanting..
Must go and browse your ebay shop this very minute!

Much love
Michele

P.s Will email you soon... forgive the delay.

Alison Gibbs said...

The red would certainly brighten your day. It is such a cheeery colour.
Alison

Denise said...

Love that red!!! do you hand quilt or do you have a machine.. I have so many projects to finish but I am trying to hand quilt them all.. I am thinking about just taking them to the local quilter and get them all finished.. I inherited about 12 quilts from my grandmother and about 8 of them are ready to quilt... and the others are in need of finishing the piecing... sooooooooo I just do not have the time to hand quilt them........ bummer... I am going to give them away to brothers and sisters and cousins.....

The Nostalgia Fairy said...

I love all the red, it's very cheering at this dark and gloomy time of the year.

Dolly said...

Oh oh Ohhhhhhh !!!!!!
Becky I am sooooooo loving the quilt and pillows!
Oh oh ohhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!

Wow what a beautiful collection!
I'd love all 3 red pieces to display together!

Thank you for showing us....I am off to see your ebay site!

Hugz, Dolly
p.S. I love your sweet banner!!!!

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

Hi Becky,

You make the most beautiful things! I'm just in love with that quilt!

Hugs,
Dena

KJ said...

There is something so satisfying about red and white together! It is so clean and crisp! Not only does it identify Valentines, but my favorite picnic color scheme with stripes and checks!

KJ

the feathered nest said...

LOL! I just posted about my latest redwork find! I so would have loved to have had that first pillow! The quilt and other pillow are beautiful too!

Manuela

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

I adore your redwork and the vintage puppy is pretty cute too! Just lovely.

Our Back Porch said...

Oh Becky! I love the redwork, and the vintage puppy one is toooo precious!! Thanks for the lovelies in your last post!!

Huggles,
Rebecca

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Wow, I love the pillow with the red stitching...actually, I love all that you have shown. Susan

Nancy said...

Love your red work. Red is one of my favorite colors also. Heidi is now in the process of having each member of my family do a red work square to make a memory quilt for me.

Mary said...

Oh Becky, how bright and cheerful! I have decided I MUST learn to sew this year! :)
xoxo,
Mary

Regina said...

Hi Becky the quilt is so cute.I love
red and white .
Hugs,Regina

Maria said...

I LOVE your beautiful pillows you make! You're very talented :)
love
Maria