As you can see, there have been a few more additions to the pillow cover. There are two sailboats, along with a fence with flowers (all done using cross stitch on waste canvas). I also added a pretty trim along one of the water seams (thank you Pam!!).
I thought this poem, written by my mother, dated 1941 (while she was in the tuberculosis hospital) rather fits the theme of my pillow cover...
White caps set on a stormy lake
Beneath a sky of grey,
A sea gull stirred by the moving wind
Sails smoothly across the bay.
A sailboat set by a cool green shore
Rocks heavily in the breeze
And the bright red hues of autumn leaves
Are showing in the trees.
While here I lie on a bed so dull
But in my heart a ray.
I dream of the day when my love and I
In our ship of dreams will sway.
I know the ship may sometimes toss
As the waters roughly roll,
But I'll feel secure, with the one I love,
And hold within my soul.