Wednesday, July 21, 2010

More Hope Valley and a Winner

I've finally finished up a few of those small projects that have been on my to do list for so long.  I'm hoping to get a new couch soon, so decided that some of my little decor ideas for my 'parlor' should be done before.

First of all is this pillow that I made to replace the Hopeful Hexagons Pillow that I decided to give away.  Since I have a wierd quirk that renders me completely incapable of ever making more than one item exactly the same, this one is squares.

If you think this pillow looks a little flat and empty-looking, you're not mistaken.

When we got married, my husband came with a well worn cushion adorned with cows and a barn in faded burgundy and cream.  In all it's ruffly faded goodness, it stayed around here for almost seven years only because of it's single virtue of being soft and flat and perfect for napping on the couch.  I finally decided it must go, but wisely kept the old insert and made this new one to fit with lots of room so it feels well-used and so soft.  The family has deemed it the right feel and shape so I think it's here to stay!

Here's a gift we received in a generic grab box at Christmas time.

I don't know about you, but I'm almost tired of being told to "LIVE LOVE LAUGH", etc.  but I thought the black frame had potential, so I spent about an hour and made something that's more 'me'.

I used my favorite Hope Valley print (LOVE this bright green)  and used permanent ink to write the verse on Kona Cotton.

Now on to my giveaway.  Thanks so much for each of you that took the time to comment.  I was surprise that the majority of you liked the rocking chair picture the best.  I'll need to look into perfecting the lighting in that corner.  Now the random number man chose # 39, Tracy.  I'll be contacting you.


  1. That pillow is perfect. I'm with you on the Live Love Laugh and what you chose is much better.
    P.S. Your header is so amazingly perfect.

  2. love your hope valley pillow. love the flatness of it! great job on repurposing that picture frame too...awesome!

  3. I really like your new pillow design. It's quite attractive. I dropped over from another site and I'm glad I did. I am enjoying my visit.

  4. That looks like the perfect napping pillow! *yawn*

    Jennifer :)

  5. I adore your blog! You pillow is terrific! And I especially love the verse you framed! Thank you for saying how you did the letters. I love the print...
    What an inspiring post! I'm going to cling to this verse.


  6. Thank you! I am so excited to win! Yippeee such beautiful fabric too. You are a great inspiration to me! Thanks again


  7. What a fabulous promise! I like how you showcased it!

  8. Hi, hope it's OK to contact you here. We would love to include your blog on our giveaway search engine: Giveaway Scout ( Have a look and if interested, use our online form to add your blog ( ). thanks, Josh

  9. love that verse, one we had to memorize in school.
    Great pillow, I still can't believe you generously gave away your hexagon one.


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