Promise Me was a Project of the Month for August 2014 put together by Embroidery Central. However, I didn’t actually stitch until this year. I had other projects going and I kept finding new projects to stitch so this one kinda got put on the back burner for a while.
Until, I lost my job and didn’t have the money to spend on new projects. I dug out my stash and found this one and went, I forgot I had this one. Of course, I changed it a bit.
First change is I used a hand dyed fabric from Pol Stitches called Spun Gold purchased through Embroidery Central.
Second change was the thread colors:
I used Garnet, Weeks Dye Works, for Antique Rose.
I used Chives, Simply Shaker, for Endive.
I used Almost Auburn, Classic Colorworks, for Woodtrail.
I used Blue Jay, The Gentle Arts, for Blue Heron.
I used Brown Sugar, Classic Colorworks, Cocoa.
I used Bright Leaf, Weeks Dye Works, for Pecan.
I used an unknown yellow that was in my stash for whiskey.
The brown fabric with words I had purchased a year ago on one of our trips to an Elks convention. I wanted to use this fabric for this particular piece and turn it into a pillow for my daughter. Of course, my sewing skills with a machine are zero to none so I asked a friend of mine to put it together.
She found the red fabric with the flowers and then she offered to appliqué a blue bird and some flowers on the fabric. She admitted that she hates appliqué but she thought it would make the pillow stand out more. I said If you want go ahead. Now, I just have to stuff it, slip stitch it closed, wrap it, and put it under the tree.