My New Pillow

When I was little, my dad had a book called How to Be Your Daughter’s Daddy, and the only parts of it that I remember was a section that had a bunch of little “date” type activities for dads and daughters to do together – things like roast mini-marshmellows on toothpicks over candle flames and the stipulation that every girl needs at least three pillows on her bed.

Queen Anne's Lace Embroidery

Well, if you don’t count Mr. Cleaver’s pillows, I have been languishing with only two pillows for years now. Well no more, says I! I had a pillow form sitting around for about a year and this weekend I gathered all the materials together and made this throw pillow.

I drafted out a quick envelope back pillowcase and spent the majority of yesterday morning watching MR. Cleaver play his first tennis game of the season and doing the embroidery, which I had bookmarked for this pillow since it showed up on Sew, Mama, Sew! I definitely got to practice my french knots. I love the way the pillow turned out and it really ties the bedding together.  And really, it makes me feel as if I’ve fulfilled my girly quota on pillows.

Embroidery Close-Up

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