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Sunday, June 28, 2015

Picture to Pillow Before and After

Hello everyone,
I have another Before and After project to share with you today.  While getting the patio ready for summer I was looking for more vintage style pillows to add to the swing. I was in the thrift shop and found a needlework picture for $5.00 dollars. I knew it was going home with me and I could make a small pillow with the needlework bouquet of flowers.
I found an old white tablecloth I was no longer using and I had a little 12 x 12 pillow form in my stash. I took the picture out of the frame and pressed it with the iron. I put a white zipper in the bottom that I found in my mother's sewing notions. Lucky me a pillow for $5.00 dollars. 
Put the pillow on the swing and Da Ta cuteness!!
I love to do needlework, but this was so beautiful and already finished.
My little angels are watching for the stray cats from the neighbor's that keep coming over and making themselves comfortable on my swing and chaise lounge.
My granddaughter was visiting me last week and we came outside to enjoy the patio. She loves to swing...She has been swinging on this swing most of her life. I think it must be back sweet memories for her. 
I love the little blue cross stitch on the bottom.
Pillow for the Patio swing.
Thank you for visiting and please enjoy your 4th of July holiday.
Linking to:
Rustic and Refined for Table It Link Party - Sunday 
Between Naps on the Porch for Met Monday
Amaze Me Monday at Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home
Lavender Cottage for Mosaic Monday
The Scoop at Cedar Hill Farmhouse 
A Return to Loveliness  at A Delightsome Life 
Tweak it Tuesday at Cozy Little House
Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesday 


  1. Such a great, cute find! It is so pretty, it makes me smile to look at it with all its pretty colors! Such a wonderful idea to make it in to a pillow!

  2. Very clever, and it makes a perfect pillow! Can't believe someone sold it for $5!

  3. Absolutely adorable and now pinned to my Outdoor Spaces board.

  4. Weren't you clever to put the crossword piece on to a pillow, and I like it on the swing. I wouldn't be too happy to come out to sit there and find neighbourhood cats sprawled out on it. :-)
    Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday Betty.

  5. That's a very pretty use of a stitched item found at the thrift store. Your pillow looks great on the swing.

  6. Such a beautiful cross stitch picture and what a great idea to turn it into a pillow. It looks lovely and cozy on your swing.
    Hope the cats stay away, cause your swing looks so comfy and inviting...................and can see why they want to go there.! lol
    So neat that you already had everything you needed to do the project too, love when that happens..........makes you feel like the
    Proverbs 31 wife............
    Blessings and thanks for sharing this, the pic caught my attention right away!!

  7. Hello, your pillow is so pretty. And the swing looks very inviting and comfy! Lovely images and post. Enjoy your day and have a happy week ahead!

  8. Oh Betty I love seeing how creative and crafty people are ...and this is wonderful!

  9. Such a gorgeous pillow and a wonderful spot to enjoy the day! Thank you so much for linking up at the Table It Link Party and I hope it brings you some great traffic too.


  10. Hello, Betty!
    Your new pillow is beautiful and looks lovely on your swing.
    Have a happy Sunday and week ahead!


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