Let your soul stand ajar, always ready to welcome the ecstatic experience. ~ Emily Dickinson

Sunday, April 10, 2016


Hello, friends!

I have been on the look out for a long while for a comfy stitching chair!

Sadly, the ones I really wanted were way beyond my price range........Sigh!!!

While looking around at a favorite thrift store I came across this very sweet chair!

Right fit, check!
Right style, check!
Right color, check!
Right price, check!

So it came home with me and now sits in my little corner in the living room!!

As I was moving it in place I noticed a tag on the bottom that I had missed at the shop!

The chair was made by Sam Moore Furniture

A La - Z - Boy Company from Bedford, Virginia!  Whoo hoo!!!  

I am beyond pleased!!!


I also finished my little flower mat that I shared a few posts back!

I made it into a pillow and really love how it turned out!!

I used an old army blanket for the sides and back and think it really coordinates beautifully!

I made two short and two long pieces as a frame for the hooked piece and hand stitched them in place!

I took some old seam binding and gathered it for a ruched effect and hand stitched that to the front!

The back has been machine stitched to the front and then stuffed firmly with polyfil!

I hand stitched some dyed embroidery floss to the sides of the pillow 

and also to the seams of the framed pieces!! 

You can display the pillow vertically or horizontally!

My new chair seemed the perfect spot to display my new hooked pillow and I think it looks so pretty there!  What do you think?

After much debating, I have decided I am going to offer the pillow for sale and if you might be interested in it, please send me an email at myprimitiveheart@gmail.com and I will be happy to give you the particulars!!  It really adds a nice pop of color and looks like Spring, something we all seem to be needing right now!!

I was feeling so badly yesterday as we were enjoying such beautiful weather and I wanted to send some to those of you with snow, but today it is cool and actually RAINING here!!!  Quite the change from 85 degrees to 63 degrees!!  We can certainly use the rain though, and now I don't feel so badly about our nicer weather, since now it is NOT so nice!!!  What a difference a day makes!!!!  I sure hope it is also changing and warming up where you are!!

Thank you so much for stopping by, for leaving your encouraging comments, and for your sweet friendship!!  It TRULY warms the heart!!!

Wishing you Clear Skies and Warm Spring Days, my friends~



Barbara Shores ~ Village Folk Art said...

Julie, what a fabulous find...I Love It!
The finish on the pillow is super. All is looking great.

Enjoy the day.. it is gloomy here with hopes of some rain but, I won't hold my breadth...

Take care with Peace for all,

The Eveningstitcher said...

I love your pillow and the chair is just perfect! Your home is just lovely! It seems like you have already made your house a wonderful home in just the short time you've been there....I really, love your decorating style...I borrowed a few of your ideas from your sewing room to my sewing room...I needed some inspiration!!! Have a great day, Julie!

Julia said...

Julie, what good luck for finding this beautiful Lazy-Boy chair. I love it... That makes it a perfect corner for stitching.
Your little pillow turned out very nice and I love your touch of creativity. Your home is looking so very nice and welcoming and reflects who you are.
We've had several beautiful sunny days to enjoy so far. A bit of rain in the forecast for tomorrow mixed with sun. Not too bad...
Have a great week.

Saundra said...

What a perfect chair, wonderful pillow you made and love the ruffle using seam binding. OMG.... I used to sew and am purging my overabundant stash. I will definitely use that in the future. Thanks for the inspiration.

moosecraft said...

Beautiful hooking finished perfectly into a sweet pillow! A lovely piece! Looks to me like you've found a great stitching chair too! Cool, windy and mixed sun and rain here... we should be warm and sunny by next weekend though! :-)

Gayle said...

Love the ruffly bit you added to that wonderful hooked pillow! Great find at the thrift store - must've been your lucky day, huh?

Primitive Stars said...

Afternoon Juole, love your hooked rug pillow, so very pretty. The chair looks so comfy, what a great find. Where is Spring, still so cold here, wishing on Spring.Blessings Francine.

old crow said...

Hi Julie, what a great find! Perfect chair for your stitching and hooking! Your pillow looks pretty sweet in there too! Hope you are enjoying a sunny day today!,
Hugs, Mona

Mugwump Woolies said...

Wow...did you do good! Great new chair that fits perfectly in you new home. Your stitching/hooking corner looks like the perfect place to work your magic!