"Buttons and patches and the cold wind blowing,
The days pass quickly when I am sewing"
~Author Unknown

Friday, October 7, 2011

Things are getting spooky!

I am slowly starting to add my Halloween decorations to my autumn ones. This year, I decided I wanted to create a bowl of Halloween thread keepers as decoration. But I also wanted to make a bowl filler pillow to go with them. When I saw this freebie on Nan's blog ThreadworkPrimitives, I knew it would be just right. I sewed a piece of black and linen colored plaid to the bottom half and added a piece of lace made in black metallic thread. It looks like spiders webs doesn't it? The little stitched made above each zig zag is called a 'spider'. To each corner of the pillow, I added a black button to complete the pillow.

Combined with my black bead garland, I thought it looked really cute in my small dough bowl. The three thread keepers are by Isabella over at ThePrimitiveHare. I just love them!

I decided when I had the bowl done to keep it in my quilt studio. I put out a Halloween quilt too. And those pumpkins? You can see how they are made on my other blog on Monday.

Now I am off to hunt for my Halloween stitching UFO in my quilt studio to take to Cranberry Cottage.....

26 comments:

Pondside said...

What a pretty little fall/Hallowe'en display, Heidi.

Jantine said...

Lovely colours, this white and black. I love your autumn decoration. The quilt in your header is great too!

Christine said...

Lovely halloween display, and the pillow is gorgeous, the piece of lace sets the design off perfectly

Jackie said...

The black metallic lace definitely looks like spider web and is the perfect addition. Great Halloween display!

Your garden looks fantastic too!

DebbieSFL said...

I really like how you finished this pattern. The lace and buttons just make it pop.

Catherine said...

Wow! That lace is perfect!!
Cute quilt and pumpkin too!

Siobhan said...

What fun Halloween decorations, Heidi! I love your blog header, too.

Teri said...

The "All Hallows Eve" finish is adorable! Love the black check and the black lace spider web. As always, another beautiful piece.

Elizabethd said...

Although we dont decorate for Halloween here I do enjoy looking at other peopls decorations. Your are lovely, simple and attractive.

MoonBeam said...

That really looks sharp. Nice choices and finishing.

Bobbi

Jenny said...

Your little pillow is just perfect and I love how you finished it off. The lace and buttons are just perfect. I really love the autumn quilt on your header as well. I think it is from Prairie Schooler but am not sure of the name....Autumn Leaves? Anyway it is all very Fall and I just love it...of course....Take care my friend. I think of you often and hope you are okay. Hugs from CA.

Quilt Hollow said...

Love the new Header!!! How are you feeling?!!

Penny said...

The lace on your pillow is perfect. I'm in love with the Halloween quilt and the one in your blog header too! I agree with Jackie, your flowers are beautiful. :)

Deborah said...

First, I love the header. I did this piece and framed it but I love the wallhanging, The fabric is beautiful. The pillow is wonderful. The lace does look like spider web.

mainely stitching said...

Oh Heidi, you are so fabulous! Every time you post, I love your ideas. I'm printing this lovely freebie off now....

Nan ~ Threadwork Primitives said...

Your pillow turned out so pretty. The lace really does look like webs. Thank you for stitching my freebie and I'm so glad you had fun with it.
Smiles,
Nan

lillianscupboard said...

Everything is so great - and I also love the new header.

Argante said...

Oh Heidiiii, is so cute! I love this finishing!!!!

Hugs my sweetie

Isabella
The Primitve Hare

Karen said...

Love how you finished this one. I just pulled it out and hope to stitch soon. Seeing yours is definitely motivating!

happy stitching...

Susan in SC said...

How pretty! It's spook-tacular! LOL!

Blu said...

What a gorgeous finish!
Your Halloween decor is very cute.

Sonja said...

Zelfs van zwart/wit weet je iets moois te maken!

Lida said...

Al helemaal in Halloween sfeer ben jij, ziet er heel apart uit! Vind je borduurtje ook heel leuk en ja het is precies wat jij schreef, maar de rest heeft het nog niet geraden, maar ja ik ben dan ook weg van de Primitives! Groetjes
Lida

Nancy said...

Love the black and white pillow and the lace on it. Very cute.
The quilt display looks very nice too. Are you taking the things home, or going to go back to spend Halloween at the cottage?
Love you, Mom

Annie said...

What a beautiful pillow, Heidi ! Yesterday as we were walking through Beacon Hill in Boston, I take a shot of a front door with just a spide web on it to decore the entrance. I'll put it on my blog for you !

Anonymous said...

Helemaal mijn kleuren, wat een goed idee, eigenlijk best wel modern voor jou.

Liefs Bep.