it is done! it’s really, really finally done! m’s special pillow. whew.
this is a bajillion stitches. i’ve counted. not really. because that would have required more patience. but, the pillow is done! it’s wonderful to see my little doodle come to life and i’ve enjoyed embroidering it. like knitting, there is something to creating something stitch by stitch. you think about for whom you’re making this and you stitch in all the love, hope, and warmth that you can.
if not, i imagine that one might give up out of tedium.
anyhow, lil miss has a constant companion: ginger. this doll is beyond loved. hugged so much, her stuffing is all bunched around in odd places, mostly downwards. she is never clothed. i suppose it makes for better hugging. bedtime doesn’t exist without her. and new adventures cannot be started without ginger’s approval.
this charming age is fleeting and i’m happy to have memorialized it. some details:
– pillow is a simple envelope style
– purple fabric is lecien’s memoire a paris lawn (though it doesn’t feel like a lawn to me). i also used this fabric for a dress for lil miss.
– gray linen
– dmc cotton floss
(oddly, the pillow appears pointy. it really isn’t. i am not a good pillow fluffer apparently.)