In the summer when the herbs of the hedgerow stood high, Phoebe cut bouquets of mint and sage.
She tied them up with string and let them dry under her eaves.
After a couple weeks, the herbs were crisp and dry.
Phoebe crumbled up the dried herbs. They still smelled spicy and good. She decided to make a sweet smelling herb pillow for her friend Lucas, so her friend could smell the smells of summer all year long.
Phoebe asked Ella for some fabric for the pillow.
They picked out two pieces. They cut them into squares of the same size and shape.
They put the two squares together, with right sides touching.
They marked all around the edge with little dots, so they would have a guide for their stitching.
Then they started sewing around the edge.
They sewed along three sides of the square, and halfway along the fourth. They left an opening in the fourth side, so they could stuff the pillow.
They turned the pillow right side out...
And they put the dried herbs inside. They used a little funnel made from paper.
Then, Phoebe sewed the last bit of the pillow closed. She used overcast stitches.
Here is the pillow, all ready to give to Lucas.
The friends decided to surprise Lucas. They left the pillow on his chair, while he was out harvesting frogweed.
He loves it!