May 8, 2020

Won't You Be My Neighbor Pillow




Hello again! Today I want to show you a cute pillow I finished this week. A little pillow isn't that big of a deal, but it feels very meaningful to me for several reasons. First of all, this finishes off the guest room! And....da da daaaa- my college sisters are going to come soon! We are SO excited to host them.


If you're wondering about any of the decor in this room, you can find links in this post. I have my Swoon quilt on the foot of the bed for now and I love how it looks, but I do still plan to make the 5" squares quilt that I've shared before featuring Clementine fabric. I'm so excited about that one. 


I had been wanting to make a project that commemorates this "Stay Home" period. I used the Thimble Blossoms Dwell 2 pattern for the houses, though I altered them a bit. I moved the chimney over a smidge and split up the top pieces so I could have a different colored roof. I had so much fun adding little touches like the crochet trim, embroidered flowers, and button doorknobs. Thank you to my Instagram friends for all the good ideas on this project! I wish that my embroidery skills had allowed for more things like a mailbox, a bird, and other touches. I can add them one day! And I love it so much as is. 


For the backing I used Lella Boutique's black stripe from her Lollipop Garden line. I think the Etsy shop where I usually get all my colored zippers went out of business, sad! This shop has colored zippers also. I usually buy 22" zippers and then I can cut them shorter if I need to.

If you have any more questions about this project feel free to email me or reach out on Instagram since my comment responses here still aren't working. I'm happy to chat about it!


The last reason this project feels so special to me is that in the last 2 weeks some good friends have purchased the house next door to us! I can still hardly believe it. The brand new house has been empty since we moved in last October, and we have been nervous to see who would buy it, considering how close together the houses are here and how...active our household can be :) Imagine the relief of knowing it's good friends, with kids too! And to top it all off, the mom is a quilter and my very dear friend. Dreamy! We have pretty much moved them up to cousin status and are so so excited to have our kids grow up together. 

I have to end with a cheesy quote about neighbors, I'm just really feeling the neighborly love right now! "We make our friends; we make our enemies; but God makes our next door neighbour." - Gilbert K. Chesterton. It really feels like it was meant to be, and an answer to prayer in a way I wasn't expecting. It's been crazy to see how everything has fallen into place despite all odds! 

Thanks to you guys for being my internet neighbors :) I hope you are finding time to sew, to find joy, and to enjoy this strange, crazy time. I send my love to each one of you!

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