I was looking around my house the other day and noticed that things are getting a little shabby. My bedspread is wearing through, all my towels are dog-ready and my sofa pillows are mostly boring and worn. I used to change the pillows with the seasons, like my table settings, but for several years these green/gray ones have become the unvarying default. I have long thought I should make some new ones, but have always been pulled away by my tablecloth projects. Cleaning out my studio (still an ongoing effort) has refreshed my appreciation of how much fabric I have stored in it. Every tablecloth produces scraps and I have never thrown any of them away. Dye experiments, failed tablecloths, over-dyed calicos, white base cloth for this or that prospective project-that-never-solidified...all still waiting in file boxes, Rubbermaid tubs, drawers and closets for inspiration to strike. Now, perhaps, it has. I'll make pillows following the fabulous patchwork, collage-y examples of the wonderful cloth conjurors (stealing Mo's term) here in blogland. I will do it alongside of whatever tablecloth I am working on, as a companion project or as a relief and contrast. Little bits instead of always the large scale pieces for the table, to freshen and energize another part of the house.