I confessed on Wednesday that I haven’t been in much of a quilting mood lately. Not sure if it’s the crazy weather or the fact that I was in the process of coming down with a nasty cold. All of which is to say I haven’t gotten a whole lot done
. Last night, after it became apparent that my cold was now full-blown, Co-Def #2 decided she was going to take care of me: she propped me up on the sofa with a quilt, pillow and her favorite stuffed animal and proceeded to make me dinner. Mind you, she’s seven, so the make-mommy-feel-better-meal consisted of a diet soda (which she solemnly informed me killed
her nails to open), dry ham sandwich and cheetos. I couldn’t taste a thing, but she sat beside me and rubbed my back and patted me and somehow I felt just a bit better.
So, this evening she has a birthday party to attend and I wasn’t in any mood to buy yet another Barbie or My Pretty Pony. And I just hate that I wind up spending almost as much on the gift wrap as I do the gift itself…so aggravating! Amanda Jean at crazymomquilts had blogged about a pillow she’d made for a birthday party her daughter was attending. What a cool idea…I have fabric, I can sew, looks pretty easy, and I won’t have to leave the house to get it done.
CONFESSION TIME: Amanda Jean, I apologize profusely for stealing your awesomely awesome gift idea. I should probably feel a little guilty, but it turned out so cute and my daughter’s gushed over how much her friend will love it so I hope you’re going to be supremely flattered rather than exceptionally put out that I copied you!
I found the tutorial on YouTube (where else?) from The Crafty Gemini
. The lady gave really good, clear instructions through the eight minute long video. I embroidered the little girl’s name by hand since my Featherweight doesn’t do anything beyond a good old straight stitch. It went together very quickly and I think it turned out really cute! Crossing my fingers in hopes that she likes it.
I’m linking up to finish it up Friday with Amanda Jean at crazymomquilts
Happy quilting, y’all!