So I fell asleep. Fast asleep.
At least over here I did.
In day-to-day life I was everything but asleep. Somehow life changed gears in May and is only now starting to wind down again. At first I had just no time to get anything up on this blog. Later I found that not having it on my mind was very calming. And a little later my mind started filling up with the existential questions one harbors about the internet and all of this virtual living. Nietzsche would have been proud of me.
But lately I was thinking, oh what the heck. Virtual life or not, it's life in one way or another. So here we are again!
Mind you, it's the summer holidays by now so the frequency of blog posts may still be a bit all over the place.
So I hear you thinking 'with all of that busy life going on, did you do any crafting at all?'
Well surprisingly, yes. A whole lot in fact. Among others I managed to knit 5 winter scarves, I am 2/3rds done with a hand quilted play blanket, I did a custom baby blanket... oh there's a thing with teeny tiny hexies half way done, some embroidery started, a cardigan is just missing one sleeve, another one is taking shape and in between a new crochet project is coming to life. A retirement gift was made for a teacher, a birthday present for the daughter and why not start with another version of the pillow I fell asleep on.... this time a story time pillow.
For this version, I got the leftovers from the previous pillow and arranged them to form a square -I had a square pillow insert laying around hence the choice of shape-. I made the quilted patchwork part into a pocket in which my offspring can tuck away the books she'd like to read. The edge of the pocket is finished with some English lace and white piping.
I adjusted the embroidery to fit the shape and changed the text into 'Story time' as it's meant to be the pillow you lean against while reading one of the many wonderful books we hold in our modest library.
It's a great pillow and the two of them together make a nice set. And most importantly, both of these pillows have become items the offspring must have around at all times!