It is Wednesday night — two days before Christmas. Really only 24 hours for us since we always do our thing on Christmas Eve. I did all the baking I intend to do a little while ago. I waited as long as possible, because the sooner it is made, the sooner I will eat it. I should be wrapping presents (I haven’t wrapped even one), instead I’m at the sewing machine. No, it isn’t a last minute gift, it is just a pillow I feel like finishing. This pillow is one you might have seen bits of while I was making videos of hand embroidery stitches. I have had the pattern (Wish Upon a Star by Fiber Mosaics) for years. At one point I intended to digitize the embroidery and stitch it out on my machine. But, I’m into handwork at the moment so I used it to demonstrate various stitches. There is cording around the outside edge of the pillow. I had the fabric, but not the cord. So I looked around my basement for something that would work and spotted cotton clothes line which I have for another project. It worked great, and I didn’t have to get in the car to go buy something else.
Here’s the finished pillow.
Yes, I see the wrapped presents in the background. I took the picture the next morning when there was better light and back dated my post.