Sometime in 2009 I decided I wanted to stitch a canvas for a pillow for my single nephew, so I began thinking about what he would like. He lives on the other side of town and we don't see him that often, so I was not even that sure of his tastes. But I knew he had a brown leather sofa and was renovating his living room to more of a tan stucco with dark wood floors and eventually wanted to replace the spindles in his stairway with iron ones. So I began designing this canvas with those things in mind.
Eventually, the canvas was finished with much silk thread, tan Very Velvet and Kreineik metallic threads and became this.
Then I found these fabrics and sewed the canvas into a pillow, adding an appropriate trim and fringe, and about 2 days before Christmas along with second trip to the fabric store, because I had underestimated the length of trim I would need (and of course, they no longer had the trim I originally bought), I had this:
I was very pleased with it and I think he liked it as well.