Blue Bird Garden Pillow

This piece includes motifs from old samplers and represent hope (birdcage), playfulness (butterflies) and youth (flowers).
Threads are bright and include shades of green and pink and give a special new life to old symbolism. It is also a teaching piece for special stitches and it is very easy and quick to realize.

Beads: Mill Hill Frosted Beads Plum # 62012

Fabric Victorian Cream Cashel Pillow PLL-31 from Linens and Lace (no longer in production, to be made with trims and ribbons around the stitched area)
Threads The Thread Gatherer Silk'n Colors: Mauveberry, Nan’s Mulberry, Willow Green, Midnight Cobalt, Sophie’s Strawberry, Slate Blue, Zuni Sunset, Honey Blues, Meadowgrass, Latte
Stitches Cross Stitch, Eyelet Stitch, Diagonal and Vertical Satin Stitch, Backstitch, Rococò or Queen Stitch.