Secretary bird pillow made as a 50th anniversary gift for some good friends of mine.
The inset materials include tea-dyed burlap, cotton scraps left from my sister's 1980's pajama pants, and a fabric swatch from Mrs. Blume, a decorator friend of my grandmother c. 1960-70.
The top and bottom of the frame is made of Woolrich wool, and the floral sides are cut from a French wool tapestry sample from the '90's.
Upon arriving at its new home, the bird hopped Goldilocks-style from chair to chair trying to find the right fit. This one is tres cool but more anatomically suited to a human than a bird...
... good color and the 1970's tubular acrylic is hip, but it's a little too small.
This one is great if you're in a tweedy mood.