Friday, September 13, 2013


It started raining early Wednesday and rained all day and night and more on Thursday afternoon.   After running errands Wednesday, putting a roast in the crock pot and baking a chocolate cake, it was time to face my sewing area in the basement and reorganize things.  No "where I create" pictures here because it is not a fashionable sight but I did organize it! Then I filled one entire file cabinet with files about sewing, crafts, gardening, canning and shabby chic.    

On Thursday morning I moved on to the real plan which was to make some pillows in a shabby chic style using vintage white burlap yardage and cut up vintage linens, crochet and hankies for a softer "winter" look on my old Victorian sofa. 

 I made 6 large pillows and 4 smaller ones with vintage doilies, hankies, etc sewn on them for my larger sofa.  I am pleased with the end result.  It continues to rain!

I have to tell you that I went to Joann Fabrics this week and was shocked at this mega place with crafts, florals, painting supplies, framing and everything imaginable.  I didn't know they had become so widespread in products and I was most impressed.  If you love to make things - this is the place to visit.

Late note Saturday morning:  We have had more rain in a few days than we normally get an entire year.  There is massive flooding in many places but we personally have no issues - thankful!


My Cottage Diary said...

Beautiful pillows Bernideen! Your creativity is fabulous! Blessings, Bess

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

It has been raining here too because we are getting the remnants of Hurricane Gabriel. We haven't had rain like this in a very long time. It will surely help the water table here on the Island.

Your pillows are exquisite, Bernideen! I just love every lacy one. They really are lovely. You are such a talented lady. Thank you for sharing these pretties at my HOME and have a delightful weekend.


ceciliaencasa said...

Your home is so beautiful, is like a doll house.



Poppy said...

Hi Bernideen,

So nice to meet you! How lovely the little lace changes are on your existing sofa! The room is a perfect setting for a cozy tea with friends and great conversation during a rainy day!

Have a great weekend!


Ruthie Miller said...

Dear Bernideen,
Your pillows are very beautiful!!
Best, Ruthie from Lady B's

Karen said...

Hi Bernideen,
Your pillows are so very lovely! I love white pillows and yours look gorgeous on your beautiful settee. I wish I was talented like you. Have wonderful weekend.
Take care,

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

You have created some nice pillows Bernideen. I'd love to reuse some of my hankies this way but wouldn't know how to sew them together.

Kathy said...

Hello Dear Friend, Your pillows are gorgeous - love how they add a beautiful soft look to your couch - I hope this finds all well - seeing all the rain Colorado is getting - and the flooding etc...we're thinking of and praying for you all! I appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Ho Bernideen, it's the little touches that make everything special and your pillows have certainly done that..Happy Weekend..Judy

Anonymous said...

Hi, I just love your pillows! So very pretty. And I also love the room that they're in.

Have a nice weekend!


Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

What a productive rainy day you had! The pillows are perfect.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Your pillows and your house are lovely. I'm glad you are not in danger from the floods.

Angela McRae said...

Thankful to hear you are not in any flooding danger! And sewing beautiful pillows sounds like a lovely way to spend your rainy days!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Your new pillows are so pretty! I've been wanting to make some lacy pillows too. I think they add a lot to your sofa. We have had the rain too of course. SO impressive and unusual. We are glad for the moisture, but we have come close to having too much. I'm glad you haven't had trouble. It's so terrible what has happened elsewhere in Colorado. Glad you're okay.

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

I just love your new pillows you made and the way you decorate! Wish I had your talent! Nancy

xinex said...

Your pillows are so adorable, so charming and romantic...Christine

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Hi Bernideen,
your living room is so sweet with the new colors. And the pillows are a great addition. Now that the days get colder, you have a bright home to delight your soul.
Best greetings, Johanna

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Your pillows a just beautiful, Bernideen! You did a wonderful job on them.

Barbara said...

Was not able to comment on your last post so will do it here Bernideen. Enjoyed the tea in the lovely surroundings and certainly a beautiful picture of the whole room here.
Amazed at the owl coming to your bird feeder. When away last week in the countryside it was nice listening to an owl hooting as we dropped off to sleep but to see one during the day and in your own garden, that is special.