Only NFL legend Rosey Grier will tell you how to sew a box pillow.

A Flickr photo of my NERD-lepoint pillow project got picked up on BoingBoing this morning, thanks to Wonderland and Craftzine. Yay, thanks Cory!

On Christmas, Kate’s grandmother gave me a copy of Rosey Grier’s Needlepoint for Men, which is a real book published in the seventies featuring football star Rosey Grier, who apparently was a man of parts. Or he had a ghost-writer, but I’d prefer to think the former.

I already have a copy of the standard needlepoint book called “The Black Bible“, but only Rosey Grier’s book has instructions on how to sew a box pillow with piping. Because, I guess, a box pillow is more manly than a knife-edge pillow. In any case, that’s what I’m going for. Thanks, Rosey! (And thanks, mommygam! You rock!)

The book is totally worth looking at — click on the cover to see some scans of the book that Flickr user “Extreme Craft” put up:

UPDATE: Oh man, Rosey Grier is the one that sings It’s Alright to Cry” on “Free to be You and Me”. Rosey Grier is the REAL THING, baby.

Only NFL legend Rosey Grier will tell you how to sew a box pillow.

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