My search for small, satisfying projects led me to a few small cross stitch kits that I finished some time ago (measured in years). They came with those round plastic frames…not really my style. And, they were only intended to be 5″ across. While I liked them well enough to finish them, I wasn’t sure what to do with them when they were finished. So, they sat.
Until, as part of my cleaning spree, I went through the drawer of needlecraft things. We won’t discuss here the partially finished projects languishing there. We will instead speak cheerfully of finally finding a finish for these.
My friend Nicole recently moved to a new home. Very exciting. I wanted to give her something for this fresh start in life.
By adding a little patchwork, those stitcheries became this pillow cover. The pieced blocks are the Go-Along Star #1 block from Quilters Cache. No symbolism; I just liked the way they looked. They were supposed to be 6-1/2″ unfinished. Mine were 6-1/4″. Don’t really know what happened. But, I just adjusted the sashing to make things fit.
I delivered the pillow tonight.
I felt very welcome visiting her home. Even in the pressure of moving and sorting she had time to be gracious and say that a new pillow was just what she needed. Friends are the best! And, I get to count those little things finished.