Finished my Style School pillow assignment today. I was kid free for a bit and was able to get some crafting done, and some laundry!
I used some of my Timeless Treasures fabric, finally. I’ve had a little plastic bag of fat quarters sitting around and decided to use one up. I almost put the owl fabric on the back but decided to just use a plain brown fabric to match our duvet. I sewed the doily onto the fabric around the outside and near the middle. Then I embroidered the words curving around it.
Here and there the letters dip down and are stitched through the doily. I figured it would help hold it down and I liked the un-perfectness of it. The words are from a Dave Matthews song, “Oh“. I embroidered them in a dark plum colour, the photos don’t really capture it as nicely as it looks in person. The line is from the chorus, “I love you oh so well like a kid loves candy and fresh snow”.
I also added a bit of a finish to the edge just to make it a little bit fancier and different than my “Sew in love” pillow since they’re both going on our bed.
Soppy story alert!
When I met my husband we lived about 2 hours away from each other. He burned me some music CDs, Dave Matthews being one of them. We met in March and spent every weekend together for about 3 months, then he got the news he had to move for his job, putting us about 4 hours away from each other. I distinctly remember sitting on the creaky fire escape like steps up to his little apartment on a warm night, staring at the stars and listening to Dave Matthews while I , ever the worrier, asked over and over “what are we going to do?” A month later I was with him in his new apartment while I looked for my own. I never got one. 6 months later we were engaged. Here we are now, coming up on married for 5 years. We danced to “Oh” at our wedding and it’s a cute soppy song. Every time I hear it I smile and my heart gets all warm and fuzzy.