Recently, a friend and faithful reader of this blog had to have major surgery. Given that she lives on the left coast and I live in fly over territory, I couldn't visit her in the hospital or bring her dinners when she got out. I thought about sending her chocolates or flowers, but both only last a little while. Then I remembered she had really admired the hexagon flowers I've been making. I decided to make her a pillow to match the quilt I made her a few years ago, something that would bring her comfort and joy since I couldn't be there myself.
I started working on the flowers here and there, but it was taking too long. One morning I decided I was just going to get 'er done. I put on TV shows for Petite Mademoiselle and sat and hand stitched ALL day. By the end of the day, my fingers were numb, but I had 7 hexagon flowers sewn together. I'm now rethinking my plan for the rest of the hexagons, but this pillow turned out perfectly.