|A little grungy, but I thought it re-purposed rather well.|
|Did I over-stuff it? My kids will take care of that eventually!|
So..., After? I didn't have much time left and my brain was feeling a little resistant to um, structured work. I've had some little re-purposey projects on my mind of late--the results of haunting the second hand stores I'm sure. The burlap bag was very functional, but with a cute little raw-edge applique, I thought it could be very sweet. A few free-hand cuts into some scrap fabric and my idea was taking shape wonderfully, but then halfway through, the pillow idea redirected my focus. The poorly matted (oldish) cross-stitch piece needed to be removed from a picture frame and it needed to be done now. I impulsively decided to add on a red border fabric, then I sewed the backing fabric onto the front and filled it with pillow-stuffing lickety split. Just as I thought, I was running out of time. About then, my oldest son asked if I could go with him into town, not our town but the one approx. 40 miles away. What? I'm in a groove here! I bundled up my goodies, my needle and thread AND, while he drove, I finished my raw-edge applique and sewed the open seam on my new pillow closed. I was so enthralled with my new endeavors that I did not look at the speedometer once (or even mention the fact that I noticed when he tried to drive with his knee).