One of them is Seek Joy in All Things, from Stacy Nash Primitives.
I absolutely loved stitching this!
It is stitched on 28ct Flax linen, using DMC.
I backed it with a rustic plaid.
For the stuffing, I wanted a primitive type, natural stuffing. I had thought of walnut shells, but I was inspired by my own back yard!
We had a huge 200 year-old Silver Maple come down during Sandy. It was quite a job to cut it up into somewhat manageable pieces. This was what was left after the sawing:
Lots of curly-que wood shavings!
I thought it would be a great way to memorialize the tree!
It worked out pretty well. It is a nice scrunchy, lumpy stuffing, just perfect for a prim pillow.
This is how it looks finished:
I think it fits in well with the natural Holiday decorations.
It seemed a good way to truly "seek Joy in all things". Just my little way of taking something back after the storm!
HA! TAKE THAT SANDY!