After seeing my "We Can Do It!" poster pillow, she dropped a none-to-subtle hint (because subtlety does NOT run in our family) that something similar would be a welcome addition to her boudoir. I've done this pillow twice, so I was trying to think of something else, when I decided on Uncle Sam & Columbia!
Uncle Sam has a connection to the area of Upstate NY we grew up in, so I thought that would be an added bonus.
|I Want You Uncle Sam|
Columbia is the female personification of the USA that was especially popular in the 19th century.
My big sistar has a quirky sense of humor so I thought I would kind of play around with the "I Want You" poster & the outstretched arms of Columbia.
|Columbia is welcoming|
I stitched it on a flour sack towel. All my mom did was sew up the sides inside the red stripes, put a pillow form in the bottom & sew up the bottom. Now that I have taken my 1st sewing lesson & made a more complicated pillow, I don't think Mom is going to help me with something like this anymore!
|Embroidery layout on flour sack towel|