Monday, July 4, 2011

~Buttons & Embroidery~

 Happy 4th of July everyone! Hope your day was filled with fun. Gary and I decided to stay in today and catch up with the "office mess" yep we have papers everyone in our office, and besides it was just to HOT to go outside to play..... while Gary worked in the office I decided to finally make a pillow out of the embroidery my sister Margo had made for us for our 20th anniversary, that was 15 years ago, "LOL"

 I know it took me for ever, I went into my stash of buttons and found these sweet red and blue ones that my friend Shirley had given me. Just look at the price yep you read it right (08 cents) and were from JC Penney. When was the last time we bought buttons for 08 cents?.  
 I love the little girl  she kinda reminds me of Shirley Temple.
 And these pretty blue ones..look closer they are stamped made in the USA.

  I had three pieces left  of embroidering that Margo had done on a pillow case of us. I tried to save as much as I could to make the pillow. And here it is, the red fabric was left over from the king size quilt I made that is being machine quilted right now and the buttons are the red vintage ones..I can't wait to see the pillow  with the quilt.

So that's how I spent my 4th of July, now its time to go start dinner. How did you spend your 4th.
Hope your week is sweet and may your heart be light.


Vee said...

Very sweet pillow. The extra care you took shows. Sweet little graphic with the vintage buttons. I imagine that you've saved it for some project or other.

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Not as creatively you as TV...went to dinner....and now back home in the cool airconditioning. That pillow turned out wonderfully!

Linda said...

What a pretty little pillow! I've been sewing all day myself...too hot to be outside here today!

Monica said...

What a beautiful pillow you made, Elizabeth! Love those vintage buttons in a row.
I'm recovering quickly, hope I'll have my sewing machine soon with me! I want to make and make and make. Anything will be fine!!!;)
Sending big hugs,
Monica xox

Susan Freeman said...

What a cute pillow and the graphics on those button cards are great! It's hot here too. Stay cool.

Susan and Bentley

Beverly said...

I love old cards of buttons and those are so special. No, can't even buy one button for 8cents.
You were very creative in the way you used the embroidery and buttons. I too, can't wait to see that bedspread and the pillow with it.
We had our family celebration on the 3rd and packed and traveled back to Riverside on the 4th.

Melinda said...

Very cute.
Parade, late lunch with friends
and fireworks later in the evening.
Recovering today. :)


Anonymous said...

Oh, I love your precious pillow! You did good and those olden buttons on their cards - so special.
Thanks for popping in to see me,
Shelia ;)

Unknown said...

Elizabeth, that pillow is awesome. So love the workmanship & those buttons are the perfect touch. Don't you just LOVE the graphics on the old button cards!

Nothing like getting things accomplish on a quiet day at home ...

Have a wonderful week ~

Tracy said...

Great idea to make a pillow out of the embroidery work, and the red really looks nice with it. The buttons are adorable!

Miss Jean said...

You are so creative!!! I spent the 4th trying to stay cool and the heat is even worse today! Trying to stay in and chill!!!

Barb said...

Hi you two,

Thank you for stopping by. I sure don't blog like I used to:( I do miss visiting everyone though. The pillow is a great addition, love the colors and the detail. So beautiful Elizabeth. The tile turned out well. I love tumbled stone. We've talked about doing that but I think it may be ME doing it so....not sure if that is a job I choose to take on-hehe.
The chairs with the slip covers- bella! I've always been a friend of red.
Busy working on Christmas things and things in general.

big hugs,

Do you facebook? It is so easy to do that while I work. Love it!

NanaNor's said...

Hi there, What a beautiful pillow-such a thoughtful gift for your 20th. Love the addition of the buttons. What a wonderful way to spend the day; staying cool and being crafty.
Have a great week.
Hugs, Noreen

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

I love your button cards! I pick these up whenever I come across them! Your pillows are so cheery and sweet!

Ana said...

It's been soooooo hot here too. We had family over for the fourth and we had a wonderful time. It was hot but not as hot as it was yesterday and today...Uggg! Guess it is offically summer here :-) Your pillow turned out beautiful...I love it. Hope you and Gary are doing well. Stay cool my dear friend. Sending you big hug.

Much love,

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

oh my love the pillow and the graphics on the old buttons!

Debra from Bungalow said...

I have friends who would just love all your needlework. They are part of a stitcher's guild and do amazing work. Your pillow is just gorgeous! Love those vintage buttons too.

Thanks so much for dropping by my blog!

Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings... said...

You do such nice work Elizabeth...
I will always adore my treasure you made me!
Still lovin your backsplash?
sure is pretty.
xoxo~Kathy @
Sweet Up-North Mornings...

ChaChaneen said...

Hi Gorgeous! It's so nice to be back and visiting you! My computer had crashed (it lived a good life for us for 8 years) but now we've got a new one and it's so nice and FAST! Wow, you don't realize how much you use it until it's not available. ha ha

Now that pillow is just adorable! I lurve the memory of how it's made with the gifty from your sister and those vintage buttons!! I LURVE IT!


we three dogs and me said...

Thanks for coming a new follower. Its nice to know there are people out there viewing my blog. Your pillow came out so sweet. Love it.I spent my holiday alone

Tablescapes By Diane said...

Hi lovely lady.
I love your vintage buttons !!! I also would love to have your Beautiful pillow for my vintage bed so sweet. I hope you have a Great Weekend.
XXOO Diane

Cindy said...

Your pillows are so sweet, I love the darling little buttons!
Hugs, Cindy

GardenOfDaisies said...

Such a pretty pillow! I adore the button card with the little girl on it!

Vicki Boster said...

Elizabeth - this pillow is to die for! You are an amazing seamstress - such a wonderful and creative use of the embroidery pieces. I absolutely love this! Yes - the 4th was HOT - I think you made the best of the day with your wonderful sewing!