Finish: Words of Hope by ‘Oh My Bloomin’ Threads’

Hope Pillow

A friend of mine finished this as a pillow. I stuffed it and slip stitched it closed. All in all, it turned out really cute. This will be up for silent auction in Cauldwell, Idaho, along lots of other goodies, during the Elks Summer Convention in Idaho.  Remember, this auction will benefit the Betty Heiss cancer research foundation.

If you are a member, I suggest you get your butt there and check it out. If you aren’t a member, go to your local lodge or visit the website, to find out how you can become involved. It really is a great program that focuses on community.

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Finished: Words of Hope designed by Oh My Bloomin’ Threads

Words of Hope designed by Om My Bloomin' Threads

Words of Hope designed by Oh My Bloomin’ Threads

The first one is done and is already being turned into a pillow for the Idaho Elks summer convention. I have two more to do for the Relay for Life team. Okay, I just need to finish the sunflower on the second one.

However, they all look the same so I won’t be posting all three. I just thought you’d like to see how the stitching looks on at least one of them. Happy stitching!

WIP: Words of Hope designed by “Oh My Bloomin’ Threads”

Words of Hope designed by "Oh My Bloomin' Threads"

Words of Hope designed by “Oh My Bloomin’ Threads”

Okay stitchers, it is WIP Wednesday once again and today I am working on Words of Hope designed by “Oh My Bloomin’ Threads.”┬áThis one would have been finished yesterday but my power went out due to gale force winds and an idiot who didn’t want to trim his tree. The power company cut the tree down and fixed the transformer that blew up; however, the power was off from about 2:30 pm yesterday until 5:30 am this morning. It’s kinda hard to stitch when there is no light.

I am a member of the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks (aka BPOE or Elks). During the summer and winter conventions here in Idaho, the Elks auction off items to benefit the Betty Heiss Cancer Research Foundation. I have always tried to stitch something for the last year or two for this auction. I saw this pattern and decided to stitch this up and turn it into a pillow for the summer convention in Cauldwell, Idaho.

Then, my local stitch group was asked to stitch a couple of these up to help raise some money for a Relay for Life Team. Of course, we agreed and begin to stitch away. My mom has stitched six of these, one in the regular colors shown in the image above, and one in each cancer ribbon color.

I have finished the one for the Betty Heiss auction. The next two will be for the Relay for Life team. I might do some bread clothes using this design but I only have until July so we will see what happens.

Happy Stitching!