Ghosts of Christmas Past

Visiting family for the Christmas Holidays is always fun.

While there I noticed many of the past Christmas presents are still being used, so I snapped a few pictures.

Pillows from Christmas Past

Pillows from Christmas Past

These pillows were made several years ago to coordinate with a gold/olive green/rosey red Victorian decor.

The monogram is an “M” in a cranberry red and a “H” (lower case) in an olive green.

It was hand stitched using back stitch and satin stitch on white dupioni silk.  I remember the silk was remnant from the then much larger Stash.

Monogram Pillow MH

Monogram Pillow MH

The “dots” are beads.

A twisted satin cord was used to edge the pillow.

The Crazy Quilted pillow was one of my early Crazy Quilting Projects.  It includes many Stash fabrics, including some green velveteen that had been in my mother’s Stash.

The pillow motifs includes the names or initials of everyone in the family.

CQ Pillow Details

CQ Pillow Details

Each of the seams is embellished with embroidered and beaded typical CQ stitches.

The pillow is edged with a loopy gold fringe.

It is very gratifying to know that handmade gifts are still enjoyed!


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