I must confess....I am a swap virgin! Thank you Nicky for providing me with the perfect moniker....
I was working on these courthouse steps for a super secret swap....I have only done one other swap and that was a personal swap between me and Clare. But secret means secret!
Super Secret means no sneak peeks...not yet!
So I am forced to start again on my swap....and keep the steps for myself....I will try to be strong...
I kind of LOVE this pillow....and it looks charming on my old ladder back chair.
I stitched it with perle cotton gray and orange...
No fear...I began a new super secret swap project...and I love it just as much. But this time my lips are sealed!
I also began cutting out some leaves or petals for the wedding quilt....
And I am thinking very soon it will be time for a giveaway. So check back....details will be posted soon!
Have a wonderful Sunday. Stay cool and safe! We had a horrible storm in Central Ohio.
If you're sad you have to keep the pillow you can certainly send it my way :) Beautiful work!ReplyDelete
haha Tara beat me to it!ReplyDelete
Yep you nearly have 1000 followers, you have to celebrate!!
The cushion is great! It's quite hard to keep secrets especially when you want to share something so beautiful- I'm sure you are forgiven! Ada :)ReplyDelete
Lucky you to get to keep your beautiful pillow! While I'm sure your next effort will be just as wonderful, I do feel sorry for the person who missed out on this one.ReplyDelete
I've been in swaps where sneak peeks were part of the fun. I bet your swap partner wouldn't mind getting that most amazing awesome beautiful pillow. Now we're all wondering what your secret project is...ReplyDelete
I love your pillow Mary. :0)ReplyDelete
Oopsies about letting the secret out.
I have never done a swap so you
are in good company. :0)
I hope you are having a nice weekend too.
I holy (!) agree with everyone else- that pillow is a winner wherever it lives! And whenever it needs a new home, you'll have plenty of takers! I'm glad we have the wedding quilt to 'ooh' and 'ah' over until the next pillow is finished! Stay safe and cool!ReplyDelete
Oh yes, be strong Mary - and keep that courthouse step pillow right on that chair!ReplyDelete
Can't wait to see what the replacement is.
You have just given me a severe attack of coveting! Don't know if I will ever recover....ReplyDelete
Lucky partner ....whatever she gets from you Mary!
Absolutely fabulous! It's so perfect -- the fabrics and the workmanship.ReplyDelete
i am so in love with this pillow too!!! your tiny courthouse steps are amazing...i might have to make my own (since i am pretty sure you won't send me yours..hehehe). ;)ReplyDelete
really beautiful pillow Mary. swaps make me sooo nervous...and in general, too much pressure, but in my opinion, you have the Midas touch, so Im sure you will shine!!ReplyDelete
we had a horrible storm too! Friday afternoon? we are STILL without power. its been a tough, HOT weekend.
Your cushion is just lovely...ReplyDelete
Love this pillow...you deserve to keep this wonderful creation!!!ReplyDelete
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that pillow. Lucky you (even if you can't keep a secret!).ReplyDelete
I LOVE your pillow too! Especially with your off kilter stitching. Just fabulous!ReplyDelete
I absolutely love your pillow! The stitching is just wonderful and makes one want to rest their head on it. A great finish. And if you don't have room for it, I will gladly take it and give it a good home!lolReplyDelete
A very beautiful pillow! Love the way you quilted it. So glad it got to stay with you. Hope you're done with the stormy weather and can plan your secret swap!ReplyDelete
That is one amazing pillow! Great work!ReplyDelete
How many inches is each strip of the stairs?ReplyDelete
Kisses from Brazil
gorgeous pillow! how tiny are those strips?!ReplyDelete
Just gorgeous cushion! Love the hand-quilting...ReplyDelete
That pillow is just so gorgeous. It's turned out so beautifully!ReplyDelete
I've just been asked to do a swap (personal, though) for the first time - never done one before, so I'm right there with ya...!
I think we'd all love to be your swap partner for anything. That pillow is seriously yummo. I'm glad you get to keep it.ReplyDelete
At least now you don't have to part with it!! Good luck with your new swap project - I'm looking forward to seeing what you make!ReplyDelete
Mary! I love this pillow and your choice of fabric! Please make this a class at the shoppe!ReplyDelete
Beautiful pillow! I'd keep it too!ReplyDelete
Love your inspiring blog!
Just love that cushion!ReplyDelete