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Sunday, January 23, 2011

Allison's First Pillow

Would you just look at this face?  Isn't she cute?  Isn't she happy?  Know why?  She just made this pillow all by herself.  This is my sweet young friend, Allison.  She's a newlywed graduate student and from time to time we get together and teach each other something.  Sometimes it's as simple as sharing a couple of recipes, but it's always fun.  This weekend, Allison taught me some computer skills, and she wanted to learn to sew, so I taught her how to make a pillow. 

Just take a look at this beauty!  Seriously!  She did it all by herself.  First we went through fabrics I had in my workroom.  Fortunately, she has the same colors in her apartment that I have here.  We picked a solid linen with some brown and green flat trim.  It was a good choice because it had no right or wrong side and no up or down design.  And it's beautiful.

And do you see the cording that she covered? Magnificent!
The joy of accomplishment! 

Is there a craft or a skill that you could teach an eager young person?  When someone is ready to learn, it is such a pleasure to teach.  We had SUCH a good time.  It was a perfect way to spend a snowy weekend.


  1. I would love to improve my sweing skills and I have always wanted to learn how to needlepoint! My mom tried to teach me when I was young but I was toooooo impatient.

    I love the pic of your friend holding her new pillow...priceless!

    I am new to your blog so I am off to check out more of your older posts.

    Happy Sunday!

  2. Wow, I think I need to take lessons from you. I would love to know how to construct beautiful pillows. Allison must be a quick study. This pillow is beautiful. ~ Sarah

  3. Linda what a fun post. Thank you so much for teaching Allison how to make not just a pillow, but one with cording! Now she'll have to teach me. You have given her the confidence to try to make a duvet cover and shams for her bed. Thanks for teaching my girl some useful skills. Barb

  4. I so agree, she did do a great job...especially on her first pillow to do cording! How great is that?!

  5. What a sweet post! Allison did a great job - and obviously had a great teacher!

  6. The pillow came out great. Good job. Linda

  7. What a fun post I agree! I have been looking for a sewing buddy.

  8. easy but sew

    Good Job.



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