September 6, 2010

The Last Project For Williamsburg...

Our friend, Ellen D., joined us for dinner last night, and we had a wonderful visit. It was so nice to have her here with us. She's such a delightful lady, and Handsome and I both love her.

I did have time to get some sewing in earlier in the day, so I decided I'd better make that pillow for the second raffle prize for the Williamsburg Consort scholarship fund next week. It's the last project for Williamsburg this year.

Miss Ellie sewed the Consort logo onto some of my creamy, dreamy fabric and then I chose three fabrics to work into my pillow design. Although it won't match the Williamsburg Welcome quilt, it has a musical theme, and has some of the same fabric elements.
I sewed three borders around the logo, and added an insert for another pop of color before adding the ruffle . I then created the ruffle using the same music score fabric that's in the quilt. The brick-colored fabric is also in the quilt. I'll attach the ruffle today and then attach the back (which will be the same fabric as the cream color in the center of the front.

I'm looking forward to taking it, along with the quilt, to Williamsburg. I also have a beautiful afghan that's going to Williamsburg. My vocal soloist friend, Kim, created it and it's fabulous. I'll take a photo to share with you before we take it north.I'm hoping they all raise a lot of money for the student scholarship fund! (Fingers crossed.)

PS. Happy Birthday today, Amy! I hope you have a wonderful celebration, and wish you many, many more! xoxo

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DeeDee said...

Yet another lovely creation..I so wish I lived by you so I could get the sewing bug back in me....I need to do some sewing so badly...and yours is so lovely..

keeping fingers crossed for lots of money at the auction...good luck

Jane said...

What a gorgeous pillow. You put so much care and thought into your projects. The consort is sure to make a lot of money.

Shirley said...

Hi Donna, Your pillow is so adorable.I like the musical instrutment fabric. Enjoy your trip north. We are starting off at 58 degrees this morning. We didn't get any storms when the cold front came through last night not even rain. It didn't hold together. It was an enjoyable three day weekend with beautiful weather. Definitely reminds you of fall. Have a great day. Your Missouri Friend.

Meri Wiley said...

Hi Donna,

I hope you raise tons of money, how could you not with something you've goodness your creations are breathtaking. I use my tote whenever I can, I'm so proud to have it.

Love ya'

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

You think up the best ideas! You must create things in your sleep and have a wealth of ideas upon awakening each day.

Rettabug said...

This pillow is BEAUTIFUL! I'm amazed at how different the fabric looks gathered into the ruffle as opposed to lying flat on the front.
It will be a beautiful addition to their raffle.

Have a safe trip & I'll see you in Feb.!!!

Createology said...

Your stitching is always so very elegant and your fabric selections are perfectly coordinated. This pillow and the quilt you made should bring a very generous amount to the scholarship fund. Happy week ahead...

MosaicMagpie said...

Such a lucky scholarship fund, to have beautiful things like this to auction off. Your items will be the hit of the auction.

Honey Lamb and I said...

Donna, how sweet of you and beautiful! I hope it brings lots on mooo la for the cause!

Honey Lamb and I said...

Donna, how sweet of you and beautiful! I hope it brings lots on mooo la for the cause!

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Oh Donna with your things there they will make lots of money for the students.
So happy I visited you tonight so I could see what you have been up to.
Give Handsome a big hug and you be careful on your trip
Love ya

Michelle May said...

A beautiful pillow! How wonderful you make things for a scholarship. Have I told you how much you rock???? Well, you rock!
xx, shell
ps 5 more sleeps ;) said...

Hello my friend, the concert sounds like it was so much fun and your handmade treasures for it are scrumpious. It's been a crazy summer and I've missed visiting with you. I've just moved my studio into a bigger room. Gotta get cooken, lost to do.

come visit
big hugs


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