Monday, January 26, 2009

Primitive Valentine....

Happy Monday....I was feeling a little down and out today for some reason...guess it was hard to roll out of bed on a frosty Monday morning...but I did it...up and at 'em at 4:45 a.m. Got my first 20 minute date with the elliptical done, read some blogs and then I got a load of Primitive Bettys "Oh Sweet Valentine" freebie pattern and went to work... I couldn't resist it! I stitched it up, added some embellishing to the pattern...scattered some hearts and added my husband and my initials, then I sewed the pattern into a primitive heart using some old scrap homespun I had, added a length of vintage lace, then I dunked the whole deal into a pot of old coffee...baked it at 250 for a 20 minutes, then put a few metal key charms and a heart charm on it and viola! Instant primitive pillow for the upcoming holiday! I think it turned out darling!


Oh Sweet Valentine ~ Primitive Bettys Freebie
sewn into a primitive heart pillow

Now to get my house straightened, make some supper, advise on some homework, twenty more minutes on the elliptical - then it will be Peppermint Twist time! Thank you for visiting me and all you lovely words of support and enthusiasm! They make my heart sing :)

Until next time...count your stitches and your blessings!

48 comments:

  1. What a sweet prim pillow...The fabric is perfect for it. I have one that I'm working on that needs painting and baking and I've just not been in the mood to work with it; your post gave me a little push :-)

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  2. So sweet! The fabric is perfect and I love all the changes and additions you've made - wonderful!

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  3. Oh I love it! I don't know where you find all the time to work on all these crafty projects!! I wish I had half your drive...so behind! And thanks for turning me onto a new freebie site. Very cute charts!

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  4. "I got up at 4:45 am" LOL! Yes, well, you are amazing to do it. I stay up late stitching, then get up late... maybe I need to do it opposite? The heart is SO cute, you did a great job on it Vonna!!

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  5. Absolutely perfect!!!! I love the design !!

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  6. What a sweet little desing. I absolulty LOVE how you finsihed this.
    Natasha Who was up at 8:30 YAH for sleepoing in. Not often that it happens

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  7. I love how you finished this simple design. I know Betty's gonna love it too!

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  8. Vonna, That is gorgeous!

    Sue
    Western Australia

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  9. Anonymous6:09 PM

    Love the pillow.........I guess the "keys" are the keys to your hearts....such a clever girl I have!

    Love Mom

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  10. Oh! I love how you finished, perfect!!

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  11. Wow!! You are so talented. What a beautiful keepsake!

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  12. It's beautiful !! I stitched this, but it just plain old white fabric and no where in the scope of yours.

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  13. Anonymous6:39 PM

    Love it!! I would get so much mor stitching done if I would stay off the computer, but miss out on all this fun NO WAY! Maybe I will get
    snowbound tomorrow and stitch all day. YEE HII
    Cathy from KY

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  14. Vonna, your primitive heart is just beautifully divine! Love it.

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  15. great valentine
    i like the addition of blue too

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  16. Vonna,
    Everything you touch turns to gold girl! I love your heart! Perfect!
    Hugs,
    Donna

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  17. As always, wonderful job on that Primitive Heart!!! So very talented you are.
    Ewwww, up at 4:45am ~ how do you do it? :)

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  18. Wow!!! That pillow looks fabulous!

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  19. I was up at 4:45 this morning too! Let the dogs out, left the back door open for them and crawled back in bed. I woke up again at 8 am, dogs lounging on the couches, back door open, so cold in the front of the house. Oops!
    I "heart" your heart! You do such nice things.
    I did some exercising, so that much I got done. Good for you on the elliptical!

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  20. Fantastic Job Vonna!!!! Smile, smile, smile....HUGS

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  21. WOW, what a beautiful finish Vonna, you are just so talented. I love the angle the stitching is on and the bow is lovely.

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  22. Very pretty! You are so talented:)

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  23. Oh gosh, Vonna, it's SUPER! I hope you're feeling bright & cheery now! :D

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  24. What a lovely finish!

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  25. I would comment, but I find I am lost for words. Except for 'How the H - E - double hockey sticks does she do it?' All in one day? Get out!

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  26. Lovely!!! And what a great idea for Valentine.
    I'm going to look for it and probably do it also. It will not turn out so pretty but it will be a good present for DH.
    Thans for the good ideas Vonna.
    Hugs

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  27. I like this heart:)

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  28. I'm sorry you were "down" :(. - you did a wonderful job with the heart - it's so pretty!

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  29. Wow! Another stunning finish! I love the shape of the heart and the fabric bow are a perfect match! Amazing :)

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  30. Your heart is just so pretty Vonna. Wish I was as clever with a sewing machine as you are:)

    Hope you feel more upbeat soon.

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  31. Very sweet Valentine, Vonna! I'm sure that helped to bolster your spirits, but don't you just find Mondays are like that?

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  32. Just perfect for Valentine's Day. Great finishing!

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  33. What a beautiful finish! I think this is just perfect for this sweet design, and you did a wonderful job on it. This truly says Happy Valentine's Day.

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  34. Wonderful job & so fast, too!

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  35. Vonna, it's so sweet!! I love it! You are amazing! :)

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  36. So did you feel happy you exercise as Leslie Sansome says on her video? SHe says: "you never regret to have took time to exercise"!!!

    Beautiful finish ;-)

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  37. Good heavens! What a focused woman you are! And the Sweet Valentine is completely sweet. I could roll out of bed to stitch, but the elliptical--would have to wait for later in the day.

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  38. That looks great! The finish is just beautiful. I love prim things. And congrats on your exercise program!

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  39. How darling! That really is cute, and of course, anything that brings you up out of the dolldrums is more than worth the effort! :)

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  40. Darling finish Vonna! I'm sure it would make you feel doubly-better to stitch one up for me, LOL ;)

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  41. What a sweet pillow! I absolutely love it!

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  42. I love the fabric you choose for Betty's design. Lovely!

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  43. Love it! What a cute prim finish!!

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  44. Oh yes, Vonna, it really turned out darling. What a creative way of finishing it into this lovely heart. You're a real artist.

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  45. Stunningly gorgeous, Vonna! I love what you did with this one... the heart is perfect! Love the fabric and the lace trim and the coffee was the perfect *antiquey* touch! Gorgeous stitching and finishing as always!

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  46. Hi Vonna, wonderful prim finish, a girl after my own heart! It's way past Valentines Day, but I like it now ~ thx for the great link:)

    Sweet Stitchin...

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