My first born child is starting College far from home this month. ？We’；ve had fun all summer making plans for her new dorm room. ？I knew that I wanted to make sure that she had some reminders of home when she was far away.accent pillow case baby burlap home and living
We’；ve filled her moving boxes with lots of reminders of home like her favorite BBQ sauce， a Louisville art print， lots of UofL championship t-shirtspersonalized gifts for her， and some stone ground grits! (My southern girl is headed west).
In addition to all of the above I’；m sending her with this Memory Pillow as a soft reminder of all of us back here in Kentucky.
The pillow is made with some of my favorite Sarah Jane fabric with printable fabric sheets by Electric Quilt. You can find a free pattern download for the entire pillow over at WeAllSew.com today! The project is part of my year long partnership with Bernina.
and on a more personal note， ？for those of you who’；ve already dropped kids off at school far away， any tips for me would be greatly appreciated ？？
Right after I got engaged and started scouring Etsy & Pinterest for ideas and inspiration, I decided that I wanted an alternative to a guestbook. I found the idea of keeping a book with signatures in it a little too reminiscent of an autograph book that you keep in junior high.
The newest issue of Through the Needle ONLINE is out! This issue features easy-to-embellish guest towels?to?jump start your holiday sewing, adorable gift boxes for small treasures,??instructions for cutting and stitching appliqued quilt blocks using your embroidery machine, a recipe for embroidered and bleached jeans, a fleece blanket bordered with spiraling alphabets, and an elegant jacket embellished with beautiful flowers.