Wednesday, October 28, 2009


inspirational book

I have been inspired by the sweetest book I requested from my library.
Somewhere out in blogland someone had this book on their sidebar, and anything that has the word "simple" in it's description is one I am naturally drawn to.
Isn't the cover "inspirational"?
(now, if I were that tall and thin, that apron would be right up my alley)
But, alas, I am not.

My 3 button, YES!, I said 3 button pillowcase!!!

So instead, I tried my hand at this linen pillowcase.
Linen being the key word here as I have simply yards of it left from when I had slipcovers made for my sofa 3 years ago.

My handmade linen, 3 button, pillowcase
(did I mention there are 3 buttons on this?)

See how nicely it matches my other pillows and quilt?
And I have heard linen feels wonderful as bedding, all wrinkley and lineney, and such.
I'll find out tonite.

There are lots of simple projects in this dear book, and I believe it could be on my Christmas wish list.

Can you believe I had to make 3 buttonholes for this????

Who would have thought, 6 months ago, heck, even 3 weeks ago, that I could accomplish such a feat?
And I didn't shed one tear.
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PlantSomeRoots@Lakewood said...

No tears...good girl! Your pillow looks fantabulous!
Living it up at Lakewood,

Farmchick said...

Wonderful!! Love it and no tears--what more could you ask for! :)

Beautiful pear tree lane said...

Hi Cyn,
I was thinking the same thing when I saw the thin model, as I love aprons, and the one on the cover is long and I like that. You did a fantastic job on your pillow cases. Glad you had no tears, wish I could say that about my last project.

Gwynie Pie said...

How many buttonholes did you say there were?? THREE !!!! :) You're funny, Farmgirl.... I love that you tackled those first buttonholes and then kept on going and did some more. The pillowcase is beautiful. I like it so much in fact - it might urge me to learn how to do buttonholes too. :) yikes...that's scary

Gwyn Rosser
The Pink Tractor

Maria said...

Cyn, I'm so proud of you!
Love ~ Love ~ Love the pillow!
God Bless!

Old Centennial Farmhouse said...

Congrats, Cyn...on three tearless buttonholes! You have conquered another fear! I love your completed project and now it's making me curious about the book!

Anonymous said...

Your pillow is so pretty -I would love to make one like it. Too bad you only put 3 buttonholes on it.
Beautiful job.

Kay-The Rustic Cottage said...

I am impressed at the THREE buttons!! Soon we'll be calling you the Button Queen. Love linen and the pillow is so pretty.

Pomona said...

Such a beautiful pillowcase - and I am very impressed that it was so painless!

Pomona x

goatmilker said...

It looks great you did a nice job. Such a accomplishment when you can have things around you made yourself and did not have to buy from the store. Enjoy those pillowcases. Have a great dat Rebekah.

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Janean said...

do NOT get me giggling about your apron "episode" that i thought looked FAB on you! wonderful job on that pillowcase. stay dry, sweet one!

cityfarmer said...

I can see a bright future for you and pillows ... after the initial fear of the BH isn't so bad. You should be darn proud of that little linen beauty ... with three, you heard me I said three buttonholes!

Stacie, A Firefighter's Wife said...

Very cool! I love those pillow cases!

Donna said...

How many buttons did you say? LOL. It looks adorably simple! (except for making the buttonholes)

Beautiful pear tree lane said...

Hi Cyn,
I wanted to come by and thank you so much for coming by yesterday, you will never know how much it meant to me.

I was out shopping Thursday, and saw some pillows that had the big buttons on them, and thought of yours, and I think yours were just as pretty. The big buttons on pillows must really be in style now. The only thing I forgot to go over and price them but will soon. I bet they were high
Enjoy your weekend.
Billy Ray Cyrus at offering time!!!, now that takes the cake!

Stickhorsecowgirls said...

Love the pillow case. You are about to inspire me to try to sew for the first I dare? C

Lola Nova said...

Beautiful work! You are well on your way to sewing mastery. I too have been eying that book. The wait list for it at my library is long. Maybe I could drop some hints :)

Aunt Jenny said...

Just lovely Cyn!!! I love linen..and I always end up crying when I do buttonholes. I am proud of you for sure!