She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands. Proverbs 31

Friday, November 21, 2008

I Finished Stitching
My Raggedy Ann Redwork Pillows

I finally finished up the set of Raggedy Ann Redwork pillows for my sister's Christmas present. She has a large collection of vintage and new raggedy ann dolls, and I thought these would add a nice accent in the room where she displays them. Since my sister is an excellent cook, I chose the little cooking Annie just for especially for her. You can click on the photo for a closer peek!





I stitched the little Annie's with floss on old linen using an Aunt Martha's transfer (#3987 Shaggy Maggie). The transfers are so cute. There's even a sewing Annie that I might just stitch up for myself after all my Christmas gifts are completed.

My little Annie doll just had to get into the picture!


I bought this particular stitchery pattern at Hobby Lobby, but you can purchase direct from Colonial Patterns online as well. They have all sorts of fun designs to choose from. My friend, Dani of Dani's 1951 Shop, also sells some wonderful primitive stitchery patterns from her stitching blog where she links to all sorts of wonderful FREE stitching tutorials and patterns. If you enoy stitching, or would like to get started, her journal is a great place to visit.

Have fun,
Lea

23 comments:

tam said...

Oh My Gosh Lea they are so adorable-I Love them! You are a very talented girl! And I love your Annie doll too!
~Tam :D

Kim~"HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs" said...

The pillows are so adorable...I love the fabric.

basketsnprims said...

Lea, those are just so cute and I know your sister will love them. Thanks for posting the links. I'm off to check them out. I'm so addicted to stitchery patterns. Have a great weekend.

blessings,
~ Pam ~

Shannon said...

Lea, those are so adorable~ Your sister is going to love them! You'll have to make you a set for your adorable Annie too :) Thanks for sharing the links! I love Raggedy Ann myself :0)

marie said...

Lea ~ these pillows are great and your redwork is beautiful. What a special gift for your sister!

Your little raggedy girl is so sweet too!

Thanks for the links ~ I'm off to check them out!

mary said...

These pillows are wonderful! I love to sew, but don't like to make pillows. I see every pillow as a real labor of love :) I made your pasta dish for dinner last night - yummy! My oldest daughter is coming home today for the holidays. I better get busy! Have a blessed weekend with your boys.

Dani said...

Your redwork is beautiful and I know your sister will love the pillows...they turned out great!

thanks for mentioning my blog and Etsy store....I've been making lots of prim/vintage tags right now...fun!

Renna said...

The pillows, and the Annie doll, are adorable, Lea! :-)

Janelle said...

Lea...you do BEAUTIFUL stitching!! I know your sister will treasure them forever!

Janelle

KKJD1 said...

What a lucky sister you have! I love the pillows. They are just to cute! Hope you have a great weekend! Blessings, Karen

Cary said...

Your pillows look beautiful! I just love that sweet doll!

Julie said...

Absolutely darling. Your sister will LOVE them. Also, thanks for sharing the link to other's who stitch and such. Very kind of you. Have a great weekend. Julie

Toni said...

They look fantastic Lea!! Your Annie doll is cute too!! I would love to start a Raggedy Ann collection!!Hope you have a blessed weekend!!!

Sharon said...

The stitching is great! I love the pillows you made from them.

Wanita said...

The pillows are so sweet, Lea. I know your sister will love them.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Blessings,
Wanita

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

Lea, those are so cute. I never had a doll like your "Annie" but my grandchildren have. It is so sweet. You are so talented. My husband is also in the things that he makes. I have not been blessed in that way. But I love it when I see that other have been. connie

ohiofarmgirl said...

They are so cute. I think after Christmas I will try my had at a pattern too. She is going to love them.(hope she doesn't read your blog). LOL Blessings, Dianntha

Shelley said...

Hi Lea,thanks so much for stopping by to visit me. I love you blog! The pillows you made are so sweet. I am a Raggedy fan to. How sweet of you to make them for your sister. I bet she will treasure them forever. Your little Annie is adorable!
Have a blessed weekend...

Blessings,Shelley

momstheword said...

Hello! I found you from the Titus2 blogroll. I love these pillows, they are precious! Red is my favorite color (well, that and blue).

lindanuts said...

Good evening, Friend! I am safe and snug here in Colorado. The kids are traveling in 3 weeks. Unfortunately, that puts them in China over Christmas but when I think of the gift they will be bringing home, I feel so blessed.
Your pillows are precious and your sister is very fortunate to have you for a sister. I am very fortunate to have you as a friend!
Have a wonderful rest of the weekend!

Primitives By The Light of The Moon said...

Your sister is one lucky gal. I'm sure she will treasure the pillows you made her. Your stitching is awesome and I love how your Annie looks with the pillows.
:)Ginger

Countryfolk Keepsakes said...

They are precious Lea! You did a beautiful job and your sister will be thrilled with such wonderful gifts!
Your lil' Annie is a doll. Pardon the pun, but she is!! :> )
~Karin

Julie said...

Oh, Lea!!!!!

You made these?!?!?
They are gorgeous!

Your sister is a lucky woman to be receiving such beautiful gifts from such a sweet sister!

Blessings,
Julie