My boyfriend and I are from NJ, but since August, he has been living in Binghamton, NY, and going to grad school up there. And he's homesick. So I made him this pillow for Christmas.
It was inspired by these hand-embroidered region pillowshttp://uncommongoods.com/item/item.jsp?itemId=14733
I saw online that were selling for $136!!
I hope he likes it!
The completed pillow:
Close up of the top:
Some of the things you see here are a black bear, the High Point monument, the Paterson Great Falls, Giant stadium, a light bulb for Edison, NJ, a Bon Jovi guitar, and a Bruce Springsteen guitar. I also included a NY Yankees logo with a baseball and bat, since that's our favorite team, and I live close to NYC.
Close up of the bottom:
Here you can see the NJ devil presiding over the Pine Barrens, a big old pizza pie, a pint of blueberries, cranberry bogs, Atlantic City, Wildwood, and the Cape May lighthouse.
Another closer shot: