The Pillow Thief

In my house there is a pillow thief. The thief strikes early in the morning. She yells I’m awake, then comes barreling down the hall with her “bubble blanket” also known as the “Dresden Tumbler Quilt“, climbs into bed with me and promptly demands my pillow. My nice, warm, perfectly soft, comfortable pillow. The one under my head! That I was just fast asleep on moments prior to hearing her yell “I’m Awake!”  Then after I give it to her she tends to get frustrated because she has a hard time getting the pillowcase off…this frustration is due to the fact that she has no real interest in my pillow, but in the fact that my pillow is covered in minky dot fabric.  As soon as I, oh so obligingly, remove said pillowcase she curls up UNDERNEATH my pillow. She isn’t even using it as a pillow!

This thievery must come to an end!  I am hoping I have put a stop to it…yesterday after my terrible dentist appointment which has resulted in my needing a second root canal on a tooth that had one on it five years ago (don’t get me started!) I decided I needed some retail therapy. We found ourselves at JoAnn’s and I let the thief select 2 different minky dot fabrics. During nap time…a blanket was born!

Here are a couple of pics after it was unveiled.

Now I’m sure you can probably guess that there is no shortage of cuddly blankets in our house and you already know from last week that there is certainly no shortage in Anne’s room, but I needed to rescue my pillow. I will report back later and let you know if the thieving has come to an end!

(This was the fastest blanket I ever made! I bought 2 pieces of minky that were 58″x58″ laid them right sides together, pinned the heck out of them. Started sewing using a 1/2″ seam with my walking foot. I left an 8 inch gap in the center of one side for turning and then I just top stitched that seam closed. Super fast and easy!)

Have a happy Thursday! The long holiday weekend is almost here!

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14 Responses to The Pillow Thief

  1. Debbe says:

    I’m laughing so hard at the ‘pillow theif’. I hope she enjoys here new ‘pillow’ and will keep her hands off of yours.

  2. Lisa L. says:

    Lol!! You are hilarious! I hope the pillow thief has been stopped! 🙂 It looks like a nice cozy blankie. 🙂

  3. Connie says:

    That has to be the cutest little thief I ever saw! I hate to admit it Melissa………..even with another beautiful blanket of her own………..she will still try to get your pillowcase!! Sorry about the dentist visit yesterday and what a great idea to go to JoAnns for some therapy!!

  4. Sondra says:

    LOVE THE PICS, as always!!!!!! and the post!

  5. Carrie P. says:

    I heard that Minkee was slippery when sewing. good thing you pinned bunches. Anne looks very comfy.

  6. Snoodles says:

    LOL What an adorable thief! I bet she loves that minkee blanket! Hope your tooth is much better now…. 🙂

  7. Mary says:

    I hope you get to keep your pillow now. I have a daughter who loves minky too; only she’s 20 years older than yours! I made her a minky blanky with giraffe print on one side, chocolate on the other. (Great hint for sewing minky? use the quilt clips–the ones like hair clips–instead of pins. Works fantastic!) Hope Anne loves her blanket.

  8. Gene Black says:

    ooh. I never thought of a minkee pillowcase. I may have to have one of those.

  9. Carolyn Goddard says:

    I have never sewn with Minky, heard it was sort of slippery. Know why you pinned it a lot. She is a sweetie pie! What a good start to a day………….

  10. lawana says:

    precious picture Melissa…..

  11. Mrs. L says:

    Until this post I had no idea what “minky” was (a nickname for Minka Kelly???, the first baseman for the Mariners???). Now I know 🙂

  12. Barb N says:

    Too funny about the Minky thief! Don’t want to get you started about your root canal – I’ve been there, done that. Hopefully this will be the last time for that tooth!

  13. Susan says:

    I certainly hope there is no more pillow stealing going on! That looks like a great solution to the problem.

  14. Katy says:

    Lol, at the pillow thief, still, she seems satisfied with her far larger replacement (I used to wake my parents by tickling my dad’s very sensitive feet 😉 )

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