You may remember these pillows:
The weird thing is, I liked the pillows for a while. But, as is the case with most things loud and over-the-top, they grew tiresome and I began to hate them. I had no choice. I had to kill them.
I got out my seam ripper and painstakingly ripped out every single stitch that was holding down that felt. When I was done, I had this:A blank slate.
A few weeks later...I have this:Four pretty (yet much more subtle) pillows.I would have finished this project sooner but I've been a little swamped lately. There were doctors visits to go to, beer to drink, reruns of King of the Hill to watch, and so on and so forth. In all honesty, when I was ripping out about the 20 billionth piece of felt, I was starting to think that a smarter person would have given up on this project long ago. But, eventually, I made it to the finish line!These were totally made from scraps I had laying around, or fabric that was bought on sale. The entire project cost me next to nothing. My favorite is the one with the birds (chicks?).It's one of my first attempts at embroidery and I love the outcome. (pattern can be found here.)
So yeah....pillows I love.
To commemorate my love of these pillows (and my 200th post which actually came and went a while ago) I will send $1 to the first person who can give me the name of the oh-so-sexy fellow pictured above. That's right....One whole, crisp, new, virtually worthless, American dollar. (I know, shitty prize...I have medical bills to pay people!) Actually, I'm not even gonna promise that it's crisp. It may be wrinkled and totally unacceptable to vending machines. I will autograph it though if you wish.
International contestants welcome. (Which is funny, because the shipping will probably cost me more than the prize.)
Winner will be announced as soon as I'm aware that someone has answered correctly. If no one has answered correctly by Thursday after 30 Rock (10:00 est) I'll pop over and give a hint. We'll take it from there.