Saturday, July 28, 2012

A gift from Mom

When Mom was visiting Oregon, just about everyone asked her if she'd ever made a quilt. She hasn't, but she's made some very nice needlepoint pillows, and her latest one happens to be a quilt pattern! It looks very much like Cross and Crown, a favorite of my friend Mary Bywater Cross. Oh, I think Mary might be envious when she sees it!

The pattern came from In Stitches, over in Forest Heights. Shop owner and corporate etiquette and protocol consultant Lori Hennessy has great products, and they use an excellent finishing service for pillows. Mom brings all her pillows to In Stitches. This pillow has a simple finish with a coordinating multicolor edge. Looks great! And Mom had fun with it- she varied her stitches throughout, and made it into a needlepoint sampler within a quilt design. Wonderful! Thanks, Mom!!


  1. Great pillow! Your Mom does nice work...even if it isn't a quilt...

  2. My needlepoint days were decades ago...but this pillow just might make me start again.... it is truly a wonderful piece..... and beautifully finished.