Monday, March 23, 2009

sushi pillow

Remember my first attempt at embroidery? I talked about it here. Well, I finished embroidering the tofu bowl sketch and then I also sketched and embroidered some chopsticks. Then (and this is big) I made my first patchwork pillow! I've talked about how challenged I am when it comes to sewing, but this was fantastically easy and there were very few tears! I got general instructions about patchwork from this book, but I kind of went off on my own. I think it helps that the look I was going for didn't require squares of all the same size. I love my new pillow and it sets proudly on a wicker chair on the landing of my staircase. The only problem? Everytime I pass it, I want sushi!