Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Four Seasons Pillow



The local shop that sells my rug hooking told me last week they would like a seasonal pillow - like a flag, etc. I'll be getting together Friday and Saturday with 3 other hooker friends for a mini retreat and will start (and make good progress) on a pillow for the shop. I'm really looking forward to my time with them and it will be good to get me back to some hooking since I've been doing only stitching the last couple of months.

Yesterday I was going through pictures of some of my hooked items trying to come up with an idea for a pattern for Friday when I took a 2nd look at my Four Seasons table runner (which I previously had listed in my Etsy shop) and thought, why not turn that into a pillow? I took the binding tape off of the back and turned it into a pillow. It was really lovely as a table runner but the pillow just seems to do it for me - what do you all think?
I'll take it to the shop too. I know it will be EXPENSIVE (it measures 8 x 14.5 inches) however I think my chances of selling it as a pillow are better than as a table runner. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that Jane can sell it.

Here is an updated rhoddy picture too -

8 comments:

Lorelei said...

I love it as a pillow! SUPER! I think it's better suited as a pillow. And my gosh, that photo is great, with it propped on the old adirondack chair! Nice job Beth!

julie Haymaker thompson said...

Oh Yes ..This is wondeful!!! Great color and design I love the border too adds whimsy...And it will sell as a pillow !!! You can be sure !!!One of my favorite pieces of art is a needle point pillow my sister did for me . It has a place of prominence in the living room on its own little rocking chair!!! Julie

Chrissie Grace said...

This is great!
I love the watermelon:)

lilylovekin said...

I also love it as a pillow. The design is great and I love the border. The colors in it are wonderful. I think it will sell as a pillow, it would look lovely on a couch or on a bed.

Beth Anderson said...

thanks - glad you all like my pillow....here's hoping it will sell.

Angela said...

I really like the idea of the 4 season pillow! I can totally see one with a tree going through the seasons too!

Beth Anderson said...

Good idea Angela!

Brenis said...

Just found your blog! :) Always so great to find other hookers out there in cyberspace!!! LOVE your pillow and your bees!! :D