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5. Seven Hundred and Fifteen of My Most Embarrassing Moments
However, during our anniversary dinner, my husband was downright giddy at the possibility of me someday selling pillows on Etsy. We even developed a marketing/business plan over bbq. It was fun! According to Kevin, there is a future in homemade pillows! Someone has faith in me!!! Which leads me back to learning how to sew.
Sunday night, I got out my new fabric and my pillow pattern and started to cut and pin away. Instead of sewing pillows that would make my kiddies happy, I decided made something to make myself happy. For years, I tried to knit and to be honest, I failed miserably. If I tried to make a pattern, I could never remember where I was in the pattern. I was always losing stitches, and my "scarves" just looked like pieces of shapeless cloth. I never wore one of my scarves and would not dream of giving one to anyone else. Never. Ever. Never. But, last night, I made a pillow that I am proudly displaying in our art room/office. Instead of doing a top stitch to create a border, I hand sewed the opening shut. Sewing by hand has never been something that I enjoy, but I made a neat line and it looks pretty good. I even tried my best to line up the pattern on the material. And, for my first try at matching a pattern, I did okay.
|Pinning the pattern|
|While I do not look like I am enjoying myself, I am!|
|The boring brown chair, is not so boring anymore!|
|Up close and personal with pillow #3|
Now, if I can make a pillow for myself, I figured I can make one to give. My daughter Mimi, loves to make things and create pictures. She has a very free form style but it is so fascinated by the details and process of how things work. So, this afternoon, while her little sister was snoozing, Mimi and I had some alone time. First, we snuggled up in bed and read the first chapter of Alice in Wonderland. After we were finished, I thought it would be a good idea to take a little rest, meaning I needed to shut my eyes for a few minutes. Mimi did not agree, she wanted to sew so she kept playing with my facial features. Mimi's job is to hand me the pins and ask lots of questions, which she does quite well. Mimi also got a little ticked off when her sister decided to wake up from her nap. She actually thought we could just somehow stop Violet from getting up so we could continue to sew. Anyone who has spent anytime with a two year old knows that 1. She will not sit in her room while her mom and sister sews. 2. There is no way anyone can sew with a curious two year old in the room, it is just not going to happen. Sewing waited until the girls went to bed and I finished pillow number four. I think I am going to give the pillow to my mom. I think it will be nice to actually give her something that I made. Plus, I don't think she will put it on a chair or couch just because it is from me, I think she will actually like it!
|Mom's pillow - hope she likes it!|