It started with my friend, Jennifer (www.jenniferlanne.com), procurer of much that
is good. She purchased a banner that practically shouted, because of its 15′ length,
“Elm Tree Farm”. She had the “Farm” part made into a huge pillow for herself and gave
me, pal that she is, the rest of the banner. I picked up her finished pillow from our mutual
friend, Jerry, the upholsterer since I would be seeing her before he would.
While I still had it, Diane, a friend and customer of both Jennifer’s and mine,
from Washington DC, was at my house and took a photo of a bunch of us holding Jennifer’s
pillow. A few days later, Diane showed the photo to yet another friend, a picker (also
named Diane, so we’ll call her Diane #2), who is from Pa. and from whom both Diane (#1)
and I buy. Diane #2 was, with good reason, crazy about the pillow and called me right
away. To make an already-too-confusing story short, I had Jerry make “Tree” into a pillow
for Diane #2 using a plain grain sack for the back. Above is what it looked like on my sofa.
–Lucky me : I have “Elm” tucked away, so there might still be a pillow in my future.
–Too many people? From too many states? Too many Dianes? Too many pillows? Never!