I did end up finishing the stitched pillow in time for Valentine’s day. I am really happy with how it turned out.
Let’s not mention that it is a couple of inches short to fit the pillow.
Let’s not mention that even though it was my birthday too, that the man of the house didn’t even supply a card*
Let’s not mention that we ended up at the hospital on the morning with Caleb to get his leg x-rayed after excited trampoline jumping (thankfully nothing broken, just a minor crack that will heal in time, as will the $400 bill ).
* Glen has since realised that this can be very dangerous for one’s health and I think will be spending the rest of the year attempting to live it down.