Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Fabric Tuesday with Quilt Story

When you were little, did you have a security blankie to help you sleep and comfort you? 

Maybe a stuffed animal

Or even a special pillow you had to have before drifting off to dreamland?

For me, it was a special pillow named "Squishy".  I can't remember a time I haven't had him to sleep with.  People who know and love me (and even some who don't! LOL) know I still have and sleep with my childhood pillow.

My boys have all taken turns sleeping with Squishy to help them sleep and comfort them when they needed it.
Before you get all grossed out, LOL, Squishy gets washed, dried and sanitized regularly.  And, occasionally, he needs a new pillowcase.  For a while I was using pillowcases that my great-grandmother had embroidered and edged with crochet. 

His last incarnation was a scrappy mix of blues and pinks.
This time I wanted something a bit "perkier" and since I'm still crushing on the tessellation block...

...this is what I came up with! 

Doesn't he just look awesome!  I'm so happy!  The colors are so sunny, cheery and fresh to look at any time of the day.

I'm usually not much of a hand quilter, but I knew that Squishy was worth it.  I personally think he feels much better too!

Squish has been all over the state of Indiana and goes with me on every trip we take.  There's even a small piece of him buried on the beach at St. Petersburg in Florida so I would always be connected to the ocean!  So it only made sense to take him with me to the Conservation Club we belong to and have a photo shoot.
(if by now you're just getting the picture of how crazy I am, welcome to the party!)

Hubs and I decided to go canoeing yesterday and I wanted to introduce one of my favorite things from childhood to one of my favorite places to be as a grown-up.  There's a 15 acre lake, meadows, flower gardens, places for campfires and camping and a winding trail to the club house.  I love sitting in a camp chair on the dock reading a book while the guys are off doing manly things.  It's so quiet out there!  Just fish jumping, birds singing and the wind in the trees.

So very peaceful and relaxing.  I think Squish enjoyed it as much as I did!

On our way home to the boys, we came across this cute little fellow.

How sweet!

Thanks for sharing a bit of my nuttiness!  All of my boys have their security blankets put away if they should ever want them or pass them onto their children.  Hubs knows that instead of those silly little pillows they put in your casket when you die, I want Squishy in there with me to see me into the next life!
Creepy, I know, but if people can get buried in their favorite car...why can't I have my pillow?

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  1. Love the new Squishy - I can't believe how plump he still looks after all those years of love! Having children I'm sure you've seen Nemo a thousand times but your post reminded me of Dory and the Jellyfish - I shall call him Squishy and he shall be mine and he shall be my Squishy.

  2. i love this squishy story!!! i had a teddy bear that i slept with for so so long, well into marriage. anyway, my little Delilah loves her bluey, that is her blue blanket. she named it bluey not that long ago.

  3. Your pillow is gorgeous! I love the centre feature fabric!

  4. What a great story, and the pictures in the beginning are just super cute, will you look at those big blue eyes? Goodness so precious. The pillow is just beautiful.

  5. Such a great story - your pillow is really lovely!


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