Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Blogger's Pillow Party - February 2011







I have decided to enter this gorgeous pillow in for February's Blogger's Pillow Party

This pillow was made for the Queensland flood appeal auctions during the week the disaster was unfolding in front of us on the TV. I wanted to make something pretty and immediately knew what i would make. As most of you know I have fallen in love with my Scandinavian stitches book I got for Christmas. This pillow is inspired by the mini art quilt in the book and I stitched on the words 'Fly Away' as I hoped the new owners troubles would do just that. I couldn't be happier that I managed to raise $150 for the appeal with this pillow.

Since January Australia has experienced cyclones in North Queensland (where I live), heatwaves across the whole South of Australia, fires in Perth and flooding in Victoria that have been ongoing since January. I'm not THAT old but I can't remember a time in my 30 something years where there has been so many events occurring at once. Of course we live in a Country that is used to having all of these things happen but seriously not all at once and not in such a short time frame. I think we're all wondering when it will end so we can breath easy again.

I will share my cyclone story soon. When things calm down a bit.

Take care all xox

15 comments:

  1. Such a lovely pillow! Did you hand cut all those birds?

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  2. Good for you! It's a very lovely pillow - I'm not surprised you raised so much. Thanks for playing along.

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  3. A beautiful pillow and for a great cause! Wonderful work!

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  4. Sounds like a nice little prize there, good luck! I do love this pillow and wasn't surprised that you managed to raise so much for the cause.

    So glad that you are all ok and glad I could make you laugh with my little typo!

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  5. This is such a lovely pillow, made with love and I think that you deserve to win.

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  6. That's a wonderful pillow! I have Kajsa's book and it's such an inspiration - love the little birds! ;)

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  7. love your fly away stitches:) nikki

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  8. I love your pillow, your stitching is great! Thank you for the nice comment on my post! It's so neat to check out what others are working on!

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  9. Oh goodness, I LOVE this! Wonderful job! So, so pretty!

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  10. Hello! Your pillow is really really beautiful! I love the way you have made it! And of course Skandinavian style because I'm from Finland like Kajsa!
    Sunny wishes from Crete! Teje

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  11. Your pillow is wonderful. I have the book too but haven't yet gotten round to playing with the patterns, love how you have adapted this one

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  12. Such a beautiful pillow ! Great work!You are so talented!

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  13. LOVE this pillow. I'm going straight to your shop. Also, gotta find out more about this pillow party business, I think I would like that very much! x

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  14. Argh, what I thought was a store is just your flickr page... tell me you have store... please have a store... x

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