Garden Duet is the 3rd release in what has become known as the "Penny Pillow" series.
It all started last fall with Twice Blessed. I had been carrying that white swirly pumpkin around in my head like...forever! (said in my best Valley Girl voice). I was so pleased when the design turned out exactly like my vision & then...shops called and said - "what's next"? oy!
Winter Solstice evolved easily as we were embarking on another cold NW Iowa winter. I also happen to love little saltbox houses (I don't know why I don't design more with houses...I used to draw them all the time as a girl).
Designs all start out in different ways. With Garden Duet, I struggled with the inspirational words. I had just about settled on Harmony & Prosperity but found I couldn't make "Prosperity" fit in the allotted space...sigh. As I auditioned new words, a good friend said "oh I love Harmony & Prosperity, it's one of my personal mottoes. If you live in Harmony, you will have Prosperity!"
Well, that was that...I was going to make Prosperity fit into the space any way I could! (I think it worked.)
Here is the whole line-up of Penny Pillows!
A closer peek at Garden Duet. Each chart in the series includes the woolfelt pennies to make the border. I have designed each one of these on 32ct Hand-Dyed Fabrics by Stephanie. I think she interpreted my color needs perfectly for these pieces.
What's next?...a summer penny pillow of course!
Enjoy the stitch!