Don’t Get Too Comfortable

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As promised, here’s how I turned my sidewalk find puppy needlepoint into pillow art.

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First I found it.

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Then I cut it off the pillowcase that it was attached to and stitched it to a cushion cover that I had purchased for another, unrealized project.

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This didn’t feel finished enough so I added a second, roughly embroidered border.

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Still didn’t feel finished so I chain stitched on an aphorism that I used in another art project that I’m working on (and have been working on for five years — I really need to finish things). The words are “Let’s Die Alone Together.” Along with my snake pillows, I’m calling these cushions my “Don’t Get Too Comfortable” collection. I may still add a border of pom pons.