On Left: Pillow cover, made a couple of months ago on Mother's Day, with thrifted fabrics, a gingham, a paisley, and a piece of linen embroidered with a fawn in the woods, all from the same bag sale, almost just as they presented themselves here (as Amanda implied, sometimes it's easier to just grab what's on top rather than digging into the piles of fabric.)
On Right: Triangle pillow someone made for me when I was little. (A close up of this print also seen here as one of Lisa's fabric all-stars.) and pink gingham pillow cover someone embroidered with my first and middle names. I'm not quite sure who made these but I think my mom told me that at least one of them was made by a babysitter/neighbor, maybe projects they made in girl scouts or home ec. classes?
In mid June, when the grass is at it's tallest and therefore provides the best cover, the deer give birth to their fawns. Last year, as an incentive, I promised the boys a chocolate bar, to be shared by all of us, after seeing the first fawn of the year. Unintentionally, it became an instant tradition.
This year, we saved a bar of good Norwegian chocolate, bought at the scandinavian grocer in Ballard while we were in Seattle. Two nights ago, on the way home from the movie theater, we finally spotted our first fawn. It didn't stick around long enough to get much of a picture: