Jul 17, 2018

"Ideas...

sleeted down from the multi-verse, pelting his brain in a constant barrage." 

Something Terry Pratchett used to describe a character, but sometimes I feel like that.  It's not a complaint, unless I'm in a spot where I don't have the latitude to just go make stuff to see if it'll work. 

At such times, having ideas sleeting at you is not nearly as fun.

This weekend the idea that hit me was Fidget Pillows.  I know they exist, along with lap quilts--one search on Pinterest was enough to learn that.  But you know how ideas can occur spontaneously anywhere & when, so the pillow thing was one for me.

My In-Laws came up from Phoenix (hubby's brother & wife) for the day Sunday.  She has her chair by my end of the couch, and I'd put my recently finished crazy quilt pillow in her chair, knowing she likes to have something in her lap.  One side has little charms and tactile bits of embroidery, lace, buttons, etc.  The other is smooth flannel.  During our visit, she sat with the "scratchy" side down on her lap, with her arms resting on the flannel.  But at one point, her conversation ventured into an upsetting personal subject.  I noticed the pillow right side up, the little cat charm and buttons proving an outlet for restless hands.

Today is Tuesday, which (every other week) is a day I clean for a nice lady around the corner.  I clean for another one tomorrow, much larger job.  But maybe this weekend I can come up with a Fidget Pillow Pattern and see if it works. 

I hope your week is fabulous!

6 comments:

  1. I had not heard of a fidget pillow until reading your blog. Sounds like a fun thing to make and to fiddle with. It was neat hearing how you saw it work for your SIL. Pretty too! :o)

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    1. Thanks! I love crazy quilting.

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  2. There's no doubt there will be a fidget pillow this weekend! :~) We all need one at times. I zoomed way in on your gorgeous crazy quilt pillow, and found so much to admire there.

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    1. Thank you, Mary. It was a great time of sewing and just playing--no rules!

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  3. The pillow is very pretty. Everybody loves to have pillows around on the couches, chairs and I have two pillows in bed. One to help support my arm. I love all the little animals and such you put on the pillow. It is ( like you say ) odd times we discover a new project to make. I can imagine all the great pillows you might make.

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    1. We should make doll pillows! :~P

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