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Dutch Sisters Pillow Swap

by greenrabbitdesigns

A little while ago I told you all that I was taking part in the Dutch Sisters Pillow Swap. Well my cushion arrived at the end of last week and lovely it is too! It came all the way from Canada from Lee. We had to say what our favourite colours were in the initial email and I have to say that Lee definitely included all my favourite colours! Green, duck egg blue and brown are all there! 🙂

Lee also included these lovely fabric cards that she makes!
I would just like to thank her very much for the gorgeous cushion and also for the pretty cards.

Now that Lee has received the cushion I sent her I can show you my effort and I have to say I’m quite pleased with myself on this one!! In Lee’s email she said that she would prefer a fabric cushion to one knitted or crocheted. I have to say I panicked a bit at this as knitting and crochet are what I do but I had a go at what is a very simple patchwork and applique cushion. Lee also said she liked traditional colours and that a Christmas cushion would be quite nice. I think and I hope it turned out ok, probably to the eye of a professional it will have many faults but I did my best!

You’re maybe wondering now will I be taking up sewing, patchwork and applique! Well the answer to that is absolutely not, sewing bag linings are as far as I’m going with the sewing! Give me my needles, hooks and yarn any day!! 🙂

Hope you’re all having a great week and are managing to stay warm. It was -12 deg C here last night and it’s supposed to get colder tonight! Brrrrr! Although the forecast said it should be up to 8 deg by Saturday, that’s practically tropical!!! 🙂

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Emma Angel December 8, 2010 - 8:47 pm

Two fabulous cushions! The teal fabric in the first one is yummy.

marigold jam December 8, 2010 - 9:26 pm

I’d say that was very well made – your corners all met up in the right way but I know what you mean about not taking it up! I think both cushions are great – good idea to have a swap.


Amanda December 8, 2010 - 9:40 pm

I think you did a wonderful job and I’m sure Lee is pleased. The pillow you received is beautiful and what a little treat to get the cards :)! We are suppose to get our first real snow fall this weekend in Connecticut.

Mia December 9, 2010 - 6:17 am

Very beautiful pillows, both of them! And I jumped over Lee’s blog and I think the pillow you made has just the right colors and feel for her Christmas-home!

Have a wonderful Thursday, Viv!


Dani December 9, 2010 - 8:13 am

Very nice pillow you received and congrats on the one you made, it’s beautiful. I smitten with hook and needles too.

Have a wonderful Day, hugs Dani

jill December 9, 2010 - 8:43 am

You did a fab job with your cushion swap, especially when sewing isn’t your first (or even second) craft love. It all looks very neatly done.
I could blame my extremely old sewing machine for my poor efforts in the sewing department, but I don’t think I’d be able to do any better even if I had a fancy-pants one!
Jill x

julie December 9, 2010 - 10:04 am

Both cushions are gorgeous – love the combination of colours on the one that you received and the little hearts on the one that you sent combined with that christmassy fabric works perfectly. Hope you’re keeping warm over there – I’m using the cold weather as an excuse for snuggling up by the fire with my knitting!

Helen Philipps December 9, 2010 - 10:57 am

Your cushion looks lovely – I really love the red hearts with white stitching round! Nice to have a swap, too and get a surprise. Have a lovely cosy day – I hope you are back enjoying your knitting and crochet now to your heart’s content! Helen x

harmony and rosie December 9, 2010 - 1:54 pm

I must have been hiding under a stone because I’ve missed all the lovely things you’ve been making (not to mention the fabulous giveaway, rats!). Hope you’re well and keeping warm.

Kate x

Liz in Missouri, USA December 9, 2010 - 3:55 pm

Well, I think they are both just dandy! Pretty colors and well made. I don’t really have pillows and cushions in my home until Christmas time, and then out come a half dozen lovely green and red and white ones. Such a fun swap for the holidays. Well done!

alisonb2 December 9, 2010 - 4:04 pm

Both cushions are very pretty and huggable! Well done you!

Jane December 9, 2010 - 8:18 pm

What lovely cushions Vivienne and what a great idea. Great to see you making a Christmas cushion, that is such pretty fabric, your sewing is really good. I do hope it’s warming up for you out there? We actually had some sun today for a change. Have a great weekend.
Jane x

handmaidliset December 10, 2010 - 10:04 pm

Very very nice pillows! What a great swap/change! Enjoy your weekend.

corry December 14, 2010 - 9:21 pm

A perfect swap! I love the pillow case you made for Lee. So pretty with the red hearts and nine patch pattern. Well done! The pillow Lee made for you is very nice too!

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