I sat in this room Monday night until 10:15pm and watched the last college football game of this college football season.
It was the national championship game.
Alabama v. Clemson.
The Crimson Tide v. the Tigers.
Normally I wouldn’t be watching football. I would be watching the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and wondering how Bethany from the New York Housewives showed up in Beverly Hills, but I bartered the Golden Globes telecast from my husband in exchange for watching the national championship last night.
It was a good trade.
The game lived up to its name.
It was indeed a match of champions.
One team was ahead and then the other team was ahead and then there was an incredible run back for a touchdown and a field goal and then another touchdown.
I stopped wishing I was watching Lisa and her swans going to the hospital and sat on the edge of my seat to watch every minute of the championship game.
There was yelling and screaming and people sighing and hands in the air and eye rolling and pillows tossed to the ground.
Pillows just like this one.
A linen scrap pillow my sister made for me for Christmas of the house.
She printed off the house from my logo and used it as a guide to trace the house onto linen fabric.
And then she cut out the pieces of the linen and stitched them onto a linen pillow.
Piece after piece painstakingly cut out and placed and stitched.
She overlapped the trees and bushes in a different fabric.
She cut out the shutters and created an outline of the windows and then sewed the roof and the door and the porch.
A little piece of Thistlewood art for my football watching party.
I won’t tell you who I was rooting for.
I want us to be friends.
But I’m happy to report that all the pillows made it through the game safely.
And now they’re ready for basketball season.
PS If you want to make your own, and you don’t sew, you could always glue on the pieces of fabric with fabric glue.
PPS If you ever bought a pallet letter or helped support by brother’s shop, thank you…thank you….thank you for being part of his adoption journey.
They are in China right now meeting the precious new addition to their family.
You can read his journey on his blog (and see the cutest pictures of his family)….here.