Thursday, March 26, 2009

Show and Tell Friday!


Welcome to “Show and Tell Friday!” Do you have something special to share with us? It could be a trinket from grade school, a piece of jewelry, or a treasured collection. Look around your home for something to share; dig through those boxes in your closet if you have to! Share photos and the story that goes with your special item.


Pillow
Happy Friday! My friend, Jackie had a giveaway a few weeks ago, and I won this beautiful pillow that she made and embroidered! It is the perfect addition to my Sunbonnet Sue collection. Take a look at Jackie's detail work...

Lace

Dress

Hat
I love the little curls!

Embroidery

Pillow
Thank you for taking a look at my pretty new pillow and a special thank you to Jackie! I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.


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63 comments:

ceekay said...

Darling pillow. Lucky you! Enjoy!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

What a beautiful pillow! So nice that a few people still make these. I really like them! Great details!

Katherine

REAL ME said...

What beautiful and very special goody!

LDH said...

Such a sweet pillow with beautiful workmanship.

Belinda Mae said...

What a walk down memory lane for me. My granny use to make & crochet the Southern Belle pillows and pillow cases. I still have some of her old patterns. She taught me to crochet when I was eight. Thanks for this wonderful post.

Lisa said...

What an amazing pillow and how fun to win it from a friend! :)

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

That is too darn cute!!!

m ^..^

moreofhim said...

How beautiful! What a fun thing to win a contest - that's always a good surprise! Thank you for sharing - I always love seeing your beautiful things. It always makes me smile.

God bless you - Julie

The American Homemaker said...

That's so cute. I didn't get a show & tell something posted yet :( Maybe tomorrow.

Mrs. Miles said...

Oh my GRACIOUS - this is one amazing pillow, how many (loving) hours went into this project I wonder.

What a sweet item for you to cherish and think about your dear friend.

Thank you for sharing, Kelli - and I actually am joining in the fun this time! YAY!

Julie said...

I love that pillow. Someone put a lot of hours into making it! Have a wonderful weekend...Julie

Anonymous said...

This is lovely! Pink is my favorite color. I'm happy for you that it fits in with your collection.
Sarita

Zebu said...

Oh, my goodness! I LOVE sunbonnet girls, and I love pink! My grandma made me a sunbonnet quilt when I was 14, and I still have it. Thank you for showing us!

Gattina said...

What a lot of work and patience she had to make this pillow !!

Scrapdolly said...

Oh My - it is lovely and it takes me right back as we had dressing table mats witht he almost exact same design that my Mom sewed when she was a teenager.

I love it - thanks for the memories too

JanMary said...

What a sweet pillow. Thanks for sharing.

Leanne said...

What a lovely little pillow.

Gracie said...

Charming pillow, just so beautiful!
My post at http://mylittleplace.blog.com/4764536/

Janice said...

A very pretty pillow, the curls are great.

Susan said...

How adorable!
Susan

Spruce Creek Farm said...

What a beautiful pillow.
Growing up, the comforter on my bed had Southern Belle's on it.
Brenda

Hootin' Anni said...

It's adorable.

My Show and Tell this week, is all about Easter Lily!

Have a beautiful, sunny weekend.

Jane said...

So nice that she put time into a pretty pillow and then gave it away. Thanks for hosting show and tell and letting us meet wonderful new friends.

Smilingsal said...

I'd say that you won BIG!

IRENE said...

So much time, talent and patience involved! Admirable.thank you for hosting, I look forward to it every week.

Simply Heart And Home said...

What a precious pillow! I love the colors.

DiddleDaddleDesigns said...

Beautiful pillow. I love Show & Tell.
Teresa

Kia said...

Wow, beautiful pillow! :) Happy Friday!

Queen Of Her Castle said...

Thank you for another fun Show And Tell.

Enjoy your weekend!

~Becky

Heather said...

very pretty pillow! i love the skirt part of her dress.

Elena said...

That pillow is adorable. She does excellent work! I have done embroidery and I know all the work involved. What a lovely prize:) Have a wonderful weekend and thank you for all your work in hosting this event. Blessings, Elena

Rhonda in OK said...

Old fashioned embroidery is so sweet!
thanks for hosting!

Susie Homemaker said...

Hi Kelli...I love these beautiful Southern Belles...your won a treasure for sure!

Blessings,
Susie

Jules said...

How beautiful! It's very lovely. Thanks for sharing. :o)

glorv1 said...

Hi Kelli. That is a great pillow. In fact I have pillow cases that belonged to my Grandmother with the lady in the bonnet. Thx for sharing. That was a nice present you were given. Take care and have a great weekend.

Tea said...

I can't believe it. I've never uploaded a photo. For show and tell I uploaded my beloved cat and my books.

By the way, your blog is just lovely. I love embroidery.

Mrs.T said...

How beautiful, Kelli! What gorgeous details and workmanship. Jackie did an incredible job.

Linda C said...

Your pillow is so pretty, Kelli! I love how the bottom lace and finish is the bottom of her dress! And the embroidery work is beautiful!

And it's so nice that you have a collection that it can belong to:)

Have a great weekend!

Linda C

TJ said...

A beautiful gift!

Have a wonderful weekend!
TJ

Just A Gal... said...

Beautiful pillow and thanks for hosting Show And Tell

Thanks for sharing...

Just A Gal...

Raggedy Girl said...

Her needlework is amazing as is your ability to take such perfect photos of it.

Have A Fabulous Friday
from Roberta Ann--the Raggedy Girl

Ashley ~ said...

I LOVE your pretty pillow, and the fact that it was made with love from a friend even makes it better*! _Ashley*

Carla said...

Lovely! Reminds me of my grandmother's needlework.

PEA said...

I was so happy for you when I saw that you had won one of Jackie's pillows and Mary the other:-) It's gorgeous and as you say, the details are just beautiful!! It's found a wonderful home with you:-) xoxo

Bernice said...

That is a nice pillow. I have always liked embroidery. Maybe someday I will learn how to do it.

I have posted my show and tell on my blog. Anyone is welcome to visit.
http://ourhomehappenings.blogspot.com/2009/03/show-and-tell-friday.html

STITCHINPRIM said...

Hi Keli:
So happy to read all the wonderful posts and such an assortment of all the sentimental things we keep with loving memories..

Blessings,
Maurine

My open roads said...

too cute :)

Lady Katherine said...

The handwork is so lovely on the pillow! Just lovely! I like the curls too!

teachermomof2 said...

Very beautiful! I love the ruffles!

Katie S. said...

Grate pillow! It's lovely and girly!

Tracy said...

Kelli, I love it! It is so pretty & feminine. :)

Jackie said...

Kelli, I am so glad the pillow made it all the way to you. I was a bit worried that it got lost in the mail.

God bless.

betterislittle said...

Love the pillow! Congratulations! I love unusual pillows. They add interest to a room!

MyJourneyBack said...

How pretty. At first I thought it was old. How nice she made it for you.
Thanks for sharing,
Sherry

Lulu said...

what a beautiful pillow..

Reva said...

I remember when I was much younger, I used to do some needle work similar to that but not nearly so fancy in the stitch work. It's beautiful and you do a great job. I would be proud of that myself. Thanks for show and telling.

Mandi said...

What a sweet pillow! It reminds me alot of a quilt my great-grandma had when I was young...I adored it and her.

Thanks for sharing!

Rachel said...

beautiful!!

Shopgirl said...

Your pillow brings back memories of when I was a little girl learning how to embroidery from my Grandmother. This is just lovely.
Your coffee tag tutorial was really special...I will do this.
Happy Spring, Mary

Linda said...

I loved this sweet pillow and the lavender one too...congratulations and enjoy...hugs, Linda

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My open roads said...

Wow, those are toooo yummy!

Farrah said...

Congrats on winning!!