Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Ironman Pillows

Here is Momo's pillow - I love this one! It's white corrugated chenile, dark pink calico cotton, and light pink fake fur. The back is the dark pink. I can't see too many of the guys wanting the little balls around the edges, but heck - as Momo says... "Pink is an Attitude". Momo - send me your address and I'll mail it to you tomorrow. And again - thank you so much for your donation to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. mmmwwaaaaahh!!!

Hi everybody - OK, I made two pillows so far. They are 20" x 20" and 95% feather/ 5% down. The top one has white corduroy on the front, and muted plaid flannel on the back. The lower one has the same grey flannel on the front, and is all white corduroy on the back. The trim is black cotton "roping".

I decided not to charge a fee for them, but rather just ask that you make a donation to my girlfriend Micki's Team-in-Training site:

Every now and then I blog about my ski coach who is battling follicular lymphoma, a form of non-Hodgkins. John is Micki's husband. Please take a look at her site even if you don't want a pillow. The money goes to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, which funnels money into research for a cure as well as patient aid.

But if you DO want a pillow, just let me know after you donated and I will send one out to you. Please specify foam or feathers. If you have any particular colors, details you'd like me to customize yours with, let me know! I have access to zillions of fabrics at the outlet here in town... or if you want to send me your own fabric, I can do that, too. The postage and materials (pillow, trim, fabric, thread & needles - I don't know why but they break a lot) are somewhere around $25, so if you can donate at least that much, it'd be great.



momo said...

jenny - count me in, i'd be honored to make a donation. can i have some pink on mine.... ;-)

ironjenny said...

Momo - sure! They had some furry fake-fur pink the other day - should I go get some?
Email me ... ;-)

Lisa - Slow & Steady said...

FYI - I have made my donation.

Hopefully you'll receive the package I sent you tomorrow or Friday. :)

Laurie said...

Your pillows look great. I love that you are donating your time, energy, and money to make them as a fundraiser for TNT. You are such a sweet and thoughtful woman.

Brian said...

Count me in for one too. I will make a donation. Can I make a special request for a 70.3 version for my girlfriend?

brendaj said...

What a great cause and a nice thing for you to do for your friend. I made a donation. I'd love to get a 70.3 pillow too. :)

tri-mama said...

Ok, do remember "The Three Amigos" with Chevy Chase, Martin Short and Steve Martin. Remember the! sew like you've never sewn before! ok, I'm done now. I love the pillows! See you Sunday.

TRI Vortex said...

Those pillows look great. As soon (and by soon I mean later...much later) as I cross the line to Iron-ness, I'll "order" one. I'm moving up to Olympic by the end of the year. I think its great how you help out friends. See you around the TRI-blog-O-sphere.

Fe-lady said...

This is a great idea...where do you find the time????
I will definitely buy IM and black background with pink it will match my new bike (Not that I will be riding with it or anything...)
Oh yeah, and feathers so I can squish it into a suitcase to take it along to my races!
(I will make a $30.00 donation and will get with you later as to where to send it, etc.)
I am excited!!!

Ridinfences said...

Wow! You are so creative! How do you find the time? They are beautiful.

trinick said...

Jenny, you always seem to come up with fresh new ideas, I guess that's why you are amazing! I read your post where you are drawing the line on new pillow orders. I was wondering if your tri-buddy could get one when you have time. You've seen my decor, so you can decide what color would work, either the white version or the black plaid version.