Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Making Some Pillows

I was looking through some boxes that had ended up in my eBay room. I found two nice pieces of fabric that I am going to have made into pillows. The Purina sack has an orangy yellow checkerboard and a faded blue lettering. The photo shows the piece doubled over, so I think that two separate pillows can be fashioned from it.

Unfortunately my sewing skills are non-existent. When I went to school, boys did not learn typing or home ec. Both skills that would have been much more applicable to my later life than metal shop or social studies taught by the basketball coach. So here I sit hunting-and-pecking away on a keyboard with 3-4 fingers at low velocity, eating my microwaved breakfast contemplating a sewing project. Shows you what the expert educators knew.

The second pillow will be made from this naval signal flag. The square yellow with black (now faded to gray) circle represents the letter "I". A signal flag pillow may make a nice accent to a maritime decor.

Mr. Flannery

1 comment:

Debbie said...

Those will make some great looking pillows......nice idea! And remember, it's never to late to learn something new.....buy you a sewing machine at the next auction and you'll be stitching away in no time. :)