I do believe that is sunshine coming in through my bedroom window. Oh, what a beautiful day! The first days of spring are like heaven. We spent most of the afternoon outside, sitting on the back porch with friends. There was fun sewing too! Just what more could a girl ask for? I credit the blog for keeping me on task with this pillow idea, made from the afore-mentioned tea-towel. I decided to make a "sleeve" to slip over an existing pillow, and as it turned out, the ticking-striped bolster (my $1 thrift shop bargain) was the perfect size. The towel fit around it exactly. All I had to do was stitch two strips of bias-binding along the finished edges of the towel, and sew the ends together to make a tube. Then added (tea-dyed) twill-tape ties at each end with mother-of-pearl buttons to fasten them. The whole thing took about half-an-hour.
I love old hand-carved mother-of-pearl buttons. The little flowers and animal shapes are my favorites. I like to find creative ways to use them and think they added a nice finishing touch to my pillow.
Other news, the "ABC of Wine Cookery" book give-away winner is, our dear Miss Jenny, who makes the sweetest art on earth, inspired by cupcakes and other treats. (She wasn't able to leave a comment on the blog because of a glitch in the system, but was the first to respond, albeit thru email.) So I'll be getting this little book wrapped up and sent on its way lickety-split. Apparently there are even more categories of these books than I imagined. Who knew? Thanks Ann for pointing out sources for them, I'll have to check those out.