Thanks to everyone for their kind thoughts and sympathy over the loss of our dear Miss Sophie. It hasn't been an easy time for us, but the friendship of everyone in Blogland has been of great comfort.
I have been spending some time back in my sewing studio and just finished a Valentine pillow!
The pattern is called Nostalgic Christmas Pillows from my friend Lynn Wilder of Sew'n Wild Oaks blog. Lynn is a very talented designer and has the most delightful blog! But this isn't a Christmas pillow, you say. Lynn has shown many different "holiday" styles for her design - the possibilities are endless!
You can jump over to Lynn's blog and check out several of her posts on the pillow for ideas. The lighting in our house isn't the best for photos right now. We have gray and cold skies, so I moved it around to try and get it in a good light.
I used Basic Grey's new Kissing Booth line for the most part. I believe the gray houndstooth is the only fabric not in the line. The back is done in the classic "envelope" style so all you have to do is open the envelope and slip in a pre-made pillow form! It's a fun and relatively easy pillow to make and I got to learn how to make double flying geese - something I had never heard about before this project!
I am slowly getting back to blog reading and commenting. Next week Mr. Squash and I plan to get out of the house for a bit and possibly drive to California for a week or so.
Best wishes to everyone for a great 2013!