It’s finished! At least six years ago, I started a Santa pillow. It was made from this pattern which was published in a Better Homes and Gardens Holiday Crafts magazine but, to my surprise, is still available online. I chose a background of turquoise corduroy and used regular craft felt rather than the wool of the pattern; I was in a rush to get it finished for Christmas. The hand embroidered beard was done, complete with sparkly seed beads, when my daughter, in school away, came home from Christmas and admired it. My other daughter, still in high school, liked it too. Clearly I needed two pillows… The whole operation ground to a halt.
Every year as Christmas approached, I’d sew a little on the tops, and eventually finished them. Last year I put the back on one and stuffed it, and this week, finally put a zippered back on the second, and inserted a pillow form in it. The corners pooked out too much, so I trimmed them back using this trick I learned on Craftsy. And now they’re done, just in time for Christmas 2018, and I have one fewer item in my PHD pile.
Wonder if the girls still want them?