What we have here is a wedding gift I finished last week for my cousin....who got married a few years ago. Yes. I hadn't so much as sent a card yet. It's embarrassing how back ordered I am on wedding gifts for several dear friends and family members, but I have a fresh wind of inspiration, and the wind is comprised of these three facts: we leave Texas in a little over a month, then Zoralee and I spend two months in Montana preparing for a new baby, and then we join Jason on the prairies of North Dakota. I am not dragging these scraps of material around to any more States of the Union.
Since it took me this long to sew a simple pillow, you can understand my rationale that making an entire quilt was hysterically optimistic. But I like the idea of something hand-made, something old-style, something classic for such an event as a wedding. Thus, the mini-quilt in the form of a pillow was born. It looks like a quilt, see, but it is a decorative pillow for couch or bed. It unsnaps there on one side and is machine-washable. It's made in the colors of the couple's wedding, and the W is for "Wedding." ha ha ha. Actually, W is the first letter of their last name. The way I figure it, this procrastination / disorganization is actually helping people to extend the celebration of their enduring love. Why stick with a month of gift-opening? Let's get scandalous!
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Note: I am noncommittally resolving to diversify my blog by including more of my craft projects, favorite recipes, and informal product reviews, because I really love reading those things of y'all's. That's what people have done forever, man - they've shared recipes, they've inspired each other artistically, they've invaded each other's homelands and stolen their seashell necklaces. Let the good times roll.