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Having been all over the states of Washington and Oregon in the last few weeks, I hadn't started on my twin's birthday present. In an act of desperation and stupidity, I decided to make her a pillow instead of the luxurious bath-robe I'd intended. It seemed like a thoughtful plan, as we share an insomnia that seems to peak in the Summer months.
She labeled herself domestically challenged years ago, easing my guilt of sewing her a "no-brainer" project. Well, as it usually goes for me, this supposedly idiot-proof plan resulted in near disaster and a subsequent tantrum of frustration. I'd forgotten a zipper, didn't have enough ribbon for the edges, ran out of time for fancy piping and ended up utilizing my parents sewing store, having been 50 miles from my own machine! Luckily I sought -out the aide of Gari, one of my fathers employees who I adore, and she helped me with the computerized embroidery machine. These are the results, still needing a hand-stitch at the top end:
It's hard photograph the detail of the embroidery since the fabric is fuzzy, but you get the general idea. One night without sleep, 2 1/2 pots of coffee, lots of running around my folk's store and my own tears went into this pillow. If she doesn't like it, I'll be forced to beat her up on our birthday. That's just how twins roll.
You know that saying about a watched pot never boiling? I'd been not-so-patiently waiting for a week, and only baby weeds made their grand entrance into my soil. I left Robbie with my usual over-specific instructions on the finer points of gardening. Left Tuesday night, convinced I'd come home to a pile of dead plants and a very un-sprouted yard.
Came out this morning and saw little wisps of green popping up!!! I promptly commenced with the happy dance and rejoiced in the birthday I now share with my grass.
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Your sister is sure to love her pressie Lexxi and she'll know how much love (blood, sweat and tears too LOL) went into the making of it for her. I really like the personal touch of her name in the corner - makes it even more special.
>>> If she doesn't like it, I'll be forced to beat her up on our birthday. <<<
awww, Frank stole my smartalec comment, pout. I love that pillow color! Bet she'll spend many a sleepless night sitting up with it reading.
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