A little while back, I stitched a small thank you gift for a friend. I
stole borrowed one of her photos from Instagram–it’s a pic of the view from her window at work–and manipulated it to remove the color from everything except the bright orange fall foliage. Then I printed it on fabric. I found a wonderful poem by Robert Frost called “Tree at my Window” and decided to add the first stanza to the image to resemble Magnetic Poetry. I quilted the mini and sent it off, and I enjoyed the process so much that I knew I’d use it again.
Then I learned about Poem on Your Pillow Day.
The idea is to put a piece of paper with a poem on someone’s pillow. That’s it.
I decided to stitch a poem onto a pillow instead.
My first thought was to use a Shel Silverstein poem that I love:
But then I ran across Mr. Silverstein’s “I Know You Little” and knew it was perfect.
Especially when I realized that one of my favorite Winnie-the-Pooh illustrations includes ten “hunny” pots, and that I have a small collection of Pooh Bear fat quarters that coordinate nicely with the picture.
I used a log cabin design to showcase the illustration and the coordinating prints, then quilted in the ditch. This was also my first time installing an invisible zipper. It wasn’t difficult, but I forgot to change my bobbin thread to coordinate with the exterior fabric–fortunately, it’s on the bottom, easily hidden, and not immediately obvious to the casual observer!