Monday, May 19, 2008

That kinda says it all, huh?

John decided to make a thank you pillow for his Aunt Isobel. He had a blast once he understood the concept of wonky! He made all the letters, and sewed them together and I just set them in the green fabric and doodled up the pillow with some quilting. It is so cute! She's gonna love it. I have decided that I might make some for my couch- I rarely have throw pillows on the couch, because it just becomes part of the daily chore to pick up the pillows from the floor. What is so hard about keeping the pillows on the couch, I ask? But I made this little pillow cover removeable and so it washes up nice- we prewashed Aunt Isobel's- like that wrinkle-dy look. So... What shall I write on my pillows? I think it would be cute to write out all the little things that we say a 1,000 times a day. Like, "Talk Sweet" "Be Nice" "Love You" and "You're A Buggerhead"- what you think that one isn't quite right? Well, we'll see... Maybe one should say, "Please don't throw me on the floor."

I'm off to the fabric store, today. I have an urgent soldier's quilt to make. You guys know I usually take months to finish a soldiers quilt, but I am determined to getterdone, this week! He is already "overthere" and while the temps are over 100, he says he gets cold at night- can't have that, now can we? I have decided on the coffee time quilt that my Mom made in green- only I'll being doing it in red, white, and blue- hopefully. We'll see what Hobby Lobby has to offer. Hope everyone has a great week with sewing fit into their plans!


jovaliquilts said...

An amazing pillow, and what a great idea! Words everywhere!!

And as for "buggerhead," well, there are times...!

Peni said...

It's great! Hope you find what you want. "Buggerhead" needs Bill's smile on it. Like the idea of those gentle reminders.

I'm making greeting cards today ... fabric/ quilting. Setting aside those paper scraps -- fabric is a winner.

Could John come teach me how to do letters?

GM kisses all around!

Candace said...

Your pillow is so adorable. I think I need to make one for my 12 year old nephew. When he was a little boy he decided that he was going to call my mother "Thank You", and so that was his name for her from then on. She always thought that was really funny.

Darcie said...

That John! Way to cool!!! I love the different lights for the backgrounds...and then the darker letters. Very whimsical and lively and not so matchy-matchy! I can't wait to see the next ones that follow.


teelduo said...

WTG John! and before I forget I forgot to tell Rebecca that she wrote an amazingly beautiful story. OXOXOX

I like the idea of the sweet phrases. How about HUG YOUR MOTHER! LOL

Love you OXOX

zoofan said...

Wow, John is leaping ahead in his quilting!! That is an awesome pillow and love the idea of making it removable.

atet said... vote goes for the "You're a Boggerhead" pillow -- that way you always know it belongs at your house!

Amy a.k.a. dragonryder4 said...

Love the pillow ! He did such a wonderful job on it.

Bingo~Bonnie said...

I love the TY pillow! Great job John, Aunt Isobel will love it too!!

Great idea about making more pillows with sayings..Maybe you could do something similar to your Birthday feasts and work one on one with each of your kids letting them help make it - they choose what they want it to say, and their fabric colors.

What a great way to spend one on one time with yoru kids and makeing sweet memories and pillows too! :)

Love from Texas! ~bonnie

Laura said...

John did good! I love this pillow and the idea for all the 'pillow talk' is awesome. I can't wait to see them.