I apologize for the delay in posting a winner. Yesterday was our once a month stitch club. Then I needed to finish up laundry. Somehow I managed to wash and dry a full load of laundry with a deck of playing cards. Needless to say - it was not a pretty sight.
The laundry is now done and the boys are at their first day of school.
I can't thank you enough for the tremendous response to my quandry and for all the kind words! They were most appreciated! I received 59 comments and emails. And Maggie Bonanomi herself was even kind enough to weigh in in the debate :) There was a heavy response in favor of keeping the projects separate and my decision was:
to keep them separate. My decision was made once I realized that I have two more fall themed table mats waiting in the wings to be completed... :)
I recently found a few yards of this great vintage fabric at an estate sale. I thought it was perfect for backing these projects.
And this is where the pillows now live.
I had so much fun with this that I decided to giveaway all three of the pillows. The winners are:
1. Paulette D. of Canada - she chose the red dianthus pillow
2. Susan L. of PA chose the purple conflower
3. Betty of primitivebettys unfortunately didn't get to choose, but she will be receiving the sunflower pillow.
I'm thinking that this was so much fun that I should have a giveaway every month or so. It might not always be a handmade, but maybe a little antique that might need a new home or some stitching or wool supplies.
I have a fun idea for a larger giveaway for the month of September, so stay tuned...
I have one more hour until the boys get home, maybe I'll start one of those penny mats :)
Blessings & Thanks,