Sweet Birdie Pillow With Matching Hanging Pillow

Happy day to you, dearies!
The weekend is just around the corner - do you have any special plans?
I have several family members coming from Canada including my dear Grandpa
so they will be coming over for a cookout on Saturday.
I can't tell you how excited I am to see them!
I have not seen Grandpa since my precious Grandma Betty's memorial service
which was over a year ago.
Grandpa will be staying with my parents for two weeks
so I am looking forward to spending time with him.

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The other day a very special friend of mine had a birthday.
I met Abby through blogging a couple of years ago
and she has been quite instrumental in my life.
She is an encouragement, a blessing, a joy, a friend, and an example of wisdom.
For her sweet day I made her this bird pillow - after all, her blog is called
I also added a matching hanging pillow.

The pink strip on the pillow was purposely frayed on the edge for a shabby look.

Crocheted lace was added to one side,

and the cut-out bird was hand sewn on.
The wing is a piece from an old doily

On the corner I sewed on a cut out piece of another old doily.

And for the hanging pillow I sewed the fabric wrong-sides together
so that the edges would eventually fray.
Pearls and a yo-yo flower were attached for the finishing look.

Abby is a sweetheart so if you have never been to her beautiful blog
than I would highly recommend a visit :)

Have a splendid day, dear friends!


Esther Asbury said...

What a sweet little gift -- perfect for the sweet lady you are giving it to!

Anna said...

Lovely pillows !!!! You did a great job mixing textures and colors !
Have a nice day !

Sola Scriptura said...

What a beautiful, homemade gift! Such a lovely present for a dear friend. Hugs to you!

Little Birdie Blessings said...

Dear Stephanie, I am so thankful to be the recipient of such a lovely handmade gift. I love all the tiny details right down to the doily scraps to make the bird's wing. You are very good at putting things together in a collage type format. I'll always treasure these lovelies. Blessings to you dear one. ~ Abby

Visits With Mary said...

You made a very sweet gift for your special friend. Aren't friends wonderful ? !!

Debbie said...

so pretty, so very special!! i really like the way you incorporate doilies in to these projects!!!

Teri said...

Dear Stephanie ... such a sweet blessing with family coming to visit. Such a charming little gift for a dear friend. Hugs ♥ Teri

Marilyn Mathis said...

Lovely gift for such a sweet blogger. I know she will treasure it. Love your generosity and your beautiful blog. TFS

Conniecrafter said...

It will be wonderful for you to visit with your Grandfather, what a treat.. enjoy every moment. Your gift is just wonderful she will treasure the work and love you put into her this gift!

Julie Marie said...

Oh Stephanie, I am so happy your grandpa is coming for a visit!... I am sure you have missed him terribly... grandpa's are such special blessings in our lives... there honestly is not a day goes by that I don't think of my own dear grandpa's and my great~grandpa... usually, something in my days stirs up an old memory and there go my thoughts... lost in daydreams of beautiful times spent with them as a little girl... be sure to give your grandpa an "extra" kiss... every time I had to say goodbye to my grandpa's and we had already hugged and kissed... I told them I had an "extra" kiss for them... I must have been about five years old when I started doing this... and it continued throughout our times together... your pillows for your friend are just adorable!... you are such a talented lady... wishing you a blissful September day... xoxo Julie Marie

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

What a lovely gift you've crafted with love for Abby, Stephanie. Both of the gifts are just darling.
I know you're excited to see your dear Grandpa, my friend. Enjoy your cookout with him and with your family. Love and hugs!

Anonymous said...

Abby is very fortunate to have you as friend. This is adorable and just perfect for her.
Hope you have a wonderful visit with family/grandpa.

Julie's Lifestyle said...

How wonderful to make such a thoughtful present for your blogging friend! I love the zippered pouches you made too. So nice that you have the talent to sew such nice things. Have a wonderful time with yiyr grand father. Have a nice weekend.

Ceil said...

Hi Stephanie! I have been to Abby's place! What a lovely connection you have, the blog world is a generous place. Especially with people like you in it.
I was just thinking of you...I was reading my book, and the book mark I was using was the one you made for the tea cup exchange. So lovely!
Have a blessed day my friend,

Anonymous said...

I just found your blog. It is such a lovely place to visit.



twinpeakprimitives said...

Pillow is looking so sweet! I like your color combination Stephanie!So tasteful!
Greetings from far far away!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful just beautiful. This is amazing. Stephanie, hugs and blessings to you.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful just beautiful. This is amazing. Stephanie, hugs and blessings to you.

Janneke said...

Such a sweet gift for your friend, both pillows are so nice, you must be very creative and good in sewing.
Wish you a happy time with your grandpa and family.

Pamela said...

A special gift! Abby is such a dear and will enjoy, not just the gift, but the love behind it. Love the crocheted wings! ~Pamela

Anonymous said...

Beautiful! :) Those came out so cute. You are so talented! I "dream" about being creative but then I always wake up. Thanks for sharing your sweet projects. I can only imagine that your home much be filled with all kinds of lovely things that you've created.


It's Abby's 50th birthday! She will love your handmade treasures.

magnoliasntea said...

I'm amazed at your creative talent.
Have a wonderful evening. :)

bj said...

What a sweet sweet thing to do for your friend and the pillows are adorable. I know she will love them to pieces.
xo bj

Merlesworld said...

A lovely gift.

Vicky Hunt said...

What a sweet friend you are...:) I know Abby will just love the sweet little pillows. I love the embellishments you chose for them. Have a blessed and beautiful Friday my friend!

Hugs, Vicky

Wanda said...

How personal, how lovely, and customize just for your friend. I love that you do that.

Met a friend today for lunch and she had a book for me. Of course I had my handy tote you made me and carried my book home in style.

Hugs, and smiles.

Anne Payne said...

Love these. They are sweet, I know Abby was thrilled that you made them for her. Love her blog and freebies. She's another blessing in blogland :)

Robyn said...

What a perfect gift, Stephanie! You have such a lovely sense of colour and detail that I am always so impressed with your unique creations!
Your friend is lucky indeed!
Have a great weekend and a wonderful visit with family - especially your Grandfather. Hugs!

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Stephanie,
Such a beautiful morning to visit here ~ and along with your lovely music, be inspired with your talents.
Oh how gorgeous the gift to your sweet friend. She will love it because it comes from you and your heart!!
Wonderful posts below too. You are September busy my friend. "Hands to work, hearts to GOD"

Have a great weekend.
Hugs and Blessings

Anonymous said...

beautiful post friend...always so inspiring...nice gift you make for your friend...thanks for sharing

Anonymous said...

Such a beautiful gift! So much love in it. I love it. You have golden hands :)

Do you write about the visit?
Have fine days.

Ida said...

What a sweet gift. It's so pretty. I know your friend will love it.
I hope you have an amazing visit with your family and Grandpa.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for visiting my blog and for following as well.

The more I read your blog, the more I just want to sit awhile and visit.

You have created such a lovely place.



Sandra said...

Oh Stephanie, what a sweet gift! How thoughtful of you to remember a friend with this gift. I just love the little bird appliqued to the pillow.

I'm sure it will be very much treasured by friend.

Cheese and Sparkles said...

That's so cute!! I love it. :-)
~Katie@ liliesofgrace.blogspot.com

Linda said...

Beautiful! Have a good visit with your family. Blessings

Maria said...

Love your homespun sweet gifts for your friend! Love the little bird and wonderful colors! Happy weekend and many blessings to you, hugs!

pinks said...

I hope you have a lovely time with your grandpa and get good weather for the weekend :) I love these pretty gifts, I especially love the lace on the sides and corner :) You're so creative!

Camille said...

You do lovely work, Stephanie. I am sure your friend will be blessed by your gift. Happy weekend with your Canadian relatives!! :) Hugs, Camille

Unknown said...

Hi Friend,

It's always a blessing visiting your site and reading your posts. You are one super-talented wonderful lady.

I never would have thought hand-sewing animals onto fabrics could be this beautiful. So many possibilities...

Do have a great weekend and make the most of Gramp's visit. Sure you'll have a great time.



Unknown said...

Hi Friend,

It's always a blessing visiting your site and reading your posts. You are one super-talented wonderful lady.

I never would have thought hand-sewing animals onto fabrics could be this beautiful. So many possibilities...

Do have a great weekend and make the most of Gramp's visit. Sure you'll have a great time.



Danni@SiloHillFarm said...

so pretty Stephanie! Your friend is a lucky girl! You always have the prettiest fabric.

SarahGeorge said...

What pretty gifts for Abby! Yes, isn't she very inspiring! Lovely gifts!
I had to leave the book reviews and jump straight to this post, because I like to read it patiently not missing your beautiful review. So I'll have to come back again for them :)
Since, I missed some of your posts I'm going through each one now :)

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