Aussie Stitcher wrote to tell me that she's received her prize from last month's blogiversary drawing. That thing really flew to Australia is all I have to say because I just mailed it a week ago.
I love how Tanya finishes her pieces a bit off-center, and I thought that would be perfect for this piece. I did decide to go with a pillow instead of a wall hanging, mostly because I have become so awesome at making pillows. It's my go-to finish. As I was photographing this delightful pillow, I was thinking everyone needs one for Christmas. But then I exhaled and realized, a woman's got to know her limitations, with apologies to Clint.
I found the wooden star buttons as I was wondering around Joann's in a daze--am I the only one who does that? You go to the craft store to buy something specific and once you find it, it's like you're in a Vegas casino, where you can't head straight for the door. Instead you find yourself wandering through the button section or the scrapbooking section or the frames...and you realize you are feeling lightheaded, like you are out of your mind. My sister used to call it my "Ben Franklin orgasm" back in the day when Ben Franklin was a craft store, and not an old man wandering around Philadelphia.
Anyway, I forgot to buy lining fabric for my tote, and I really want to finish this today. Let's hope I can get out of Joann's with my head screwed on straight...as it were.