There is a bit of a story behind why I came up with this idea. The day that my husband proposed to me, he surprised me on Mother's Day. I awoke on Mother's Day and was surprised with gifts, cards, flowers, and a lovely breakfast in bed. I was very happy and already thought the day was perfect. I had no idea. After I had finished my breakfast, my husband took the tray away and then got down on one knee and pulled a small box out of his pocket. Since then, I have always loved breakfast in bed.
Years later, I gave birth to a daughter. During the early weeks of her life, my husband prepared breakfast in bed for me on a regular basis. One day I said "I love eating in bed. I wish I could do it every morning." Another day I was very groggy and hadn't gotten much sleep the night before. I said "I'm so sleepy, I wish I could just cuddle up to this warm plate of food and go back to sleep." That's when the idea came to me of what I would do with this brown fabric I had recently purchased.
This pillow was very fun to make, but probably took the longest of all my completed projects. The strawberries were surprisingly easy to figure out how to make the little "seeds" appear with the yellow embroidery thread. The napkin and fork were much more difficult. First it took me a couple trips around town to find the right fabrics. Then I probably discarded 4 forks as I couldn't make the tines look right. The cup of coffee proved a little challenging as I had to make a flat object look 3 dimensional. The plate and all the other food items were the easiest. The whole thing just took a little patience. But, in the meantime of sewing this, I found that I was a huge fan of the show LOST. Since Hulu was streaming all five seasons, I could go back and watch the whole show. So this pillow was made with lots of love behind it. And also LOST.