Saturday, February 03, 2007
There I go Again
Can you believe after all the hullahbalooh from my husband I would dare make another pillow!? My friends tired of playing truth or dare with me as a kid because I would do or say anything. Oh and the "a" stands for another pillow. He loves this one though, more than any of them. Because this one is a gift! (haha, I'm not that obnoxious, I'll wait at least a few months before I make another for me)
And the "a" stands for a baby Abigail who is due in about six weeks. If you're my friend and you're pregnant you will likely get some sort of homemade baby something or another. Usually fabric inclined, of course. But the real fun in this was gathering up a charming little assortment of things that have collected around the studio...vintage buttons, leftover felt pennies, scraps of fun things past, and a'course a smattering of my bohemians. I played around with the elements and arrangement for a few minutes, then went to it. It was whipped-up on the couch last night while my sweetie and I watched the world's weirdest movie.
The kids fell asleep quickly after all day in the snow. Having the gift on my makelist this week was something to really look forward to. So I saved it for a scarce quiet time-pocket. Sitting and sewing reminded me of how much I used to cherish nursing all the babies, because it meant I could get my feet up for 30 minutes and no one would expect me to do anything else. Small beautiful interludes. The pillow went to one of the most deserving mothers-to-be I know. Clearly deserving of my stitching time, but really deserving of motherhood. Enjoy Abigail's sweet mommy!