Monday, February 21, 2011

Moda Pillow Talk Day 21 and One More Day to Go

Welcome to day 21 of Moda's Pillow Talk blog hop. One more day to go.

In case you have not been reading all the way to the bottom of my blog, we added one more person to the bloghop.
Lissa Alexander, Moda's director of marketing will be joining us tomorrow. I hear there will be fun, games and prizes.

Today's featured designer is Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts.
Edyta has more creative energy than anyone I know.
I get winded just listening to her.
Hop on over to her blog to learn a bit about her and see the pillow of the day.

Edyta endorses Aurifil Thread for her machine piecing and hand work.
Go here to see a couple of videos about the thread.

I will make thread the subject of today's painting.
I have titled today's painting…

Thread Count.
I wanted to name it A High Heel.
A high heel????
Yes. As kids, my sisters and I glued spools to our heels and
wrapped seam tape around our feet and ankles for "shoes".
(I am sure Edyta has never done anything so silly.)
Or anyone else for that matter.
But was it silliness or creativity???
Or were we ahead of our time - Re-purposing???

Be sure to stop back tomorrow to see the painting of the day and link up with Lissa Alexander of Moda Lissa. It will be the last day of Pillow Talk.

February 1st … Aneela Hoey

February 2nd … Blackbird Designs

February 3rd … Brannock and Patek

February 4th … Bunny Hill

February 5th … Cotton Way

February 6th … Fig Tree

February 7th … Kansas Troubles

February 8th … Kate Spain

February 9th … Kathy Schmitz Studios

February 10th … Thimbleblossoms

February 11th … Me and My Sister Designs

February 12th … Minick & Simpson

February 13th … Oliver + S

February 14th … Pieces From My Heart

February 15th … Laurie & Jessi Jung

February 16th … Sweetwater

February 17th...Barbara Brackman
February 18th … Deb Strain

February 19th … American Jane

February 20th … Primitive Gatherings

February 21 - Laundry Basket Quilts

And we have added one more.
February 22 - Lissa Alenxander from Moda Lissa

Be creative and re-purpose or re-cycle something today.
From my heart.


  1. I'm sure you were ahead of your time with your 'shoes' because I'm sure I've seen shoes around these days which appear to be nothing more than a spool and a piece of ribbon tied around the ankle ;)

  2. You are so funny! My sister and I did silly things similar to this when we were kids (back in the early 1960's). I think that we were being creative and resourceful and most of all having fun! Love those thread colors -- I'm going to have to go check them out after I visit Edyta's blog. :-)

  3. Sounds like something me and my six sisters would have tried! Love those fancy!


  4. How imaginative! Now I know I used those empty wooden spools, tightly wrapped in Grandmas's scraps, for small stools for my Barbie dolls but I have to admit - I would never have dreamed of using them for "High Heels". You definitely "one-upped" me on that one!

    I wish I had lots of those empty wooden spools today to cover to make a garland for our Christmas tree.

    My "Thread Count" is pretty good when it comes to my embroidery threads, but I am a bit lacking in the sewing "Thread Count". I need to hit the shop.

  5. My and my 2 sisters, growing up in the early 60's as well, were always coming up with new purposes for old, used items. We didn't think of using spools for high heels... but we used all sorts of items for Barbie furniture, and our Mom would save empty boxes and cans for our play kitchen. My 3 daughters did the same... I think creativity is passed down from one generation to the next. :-)

  6. OH you were creative and ahead of your time! My sister and I slid around in empty Kleenex boxes. LOL!
    Cute picture though.

  7. I like the repurposing of spools you and your sister utilized ... you must have had fun, if not a few bruises, along the way! Thank you for sharing!