May the saddest day of your future
be no worse
than the happiest day of your past.
You may have gathered that I love my Irish heritage. 😉 So, when I was looking for some quick stitching projects I seized the opportunity to work with some Irish lace that I was fortunate enough to find in an antique store in Westport, Ireland. Combining the lace with a silk background and some embroiderie anglaise fabric in my stash, I had the makings of a small pin pillow.
The lace was used for the mid-section of the pillow to give it a place of honor. I used a variety of stitches including French knots and web stitches to embellish the rest of the pillow.
I used a few small beads to add a bit of sparkle among some of the bullion knots and to scatter amidst the gimp that adorned the lower third of the tiny pillow.
The pillow is already on its way to a special person to whom I hope it will bring a smile of pleasant memories.
Linking to Nina Maries Off the Wall blog.