the wool chevron pillow and our amped up wine budget

our couch is in terrible shape and should really be replaced.  but at the end of the day wine often seems like a more urgent purchase…especially at the end of a wild, couch-jumping, food smearing, runny nosed day.  at those moments, it becomes terribly clear that a new couch would only be jumped on, smeared on and booger-ed on.  the wine helps with this rationale.  and that, my friends, is how it all comes full circle.

wool chevron pillow

but, a new pillow!  well, that is totally sensible and a manageable little happy project. so I used some of the luxurious fine wool my grandmother gave me to make a plucky little chevron pillow.   the cat is thrilled, can you tell?

cat meets new wool pillow

the pillow is made by piecing together triangles to form the chevrons.  I kept the red and brown in a random pattern so the pillow didn’t get too stuffy. I like the look of the wool but the seams did get pretty bulky and then things didn’t line up perfectly. but, I am perfectly happy with the level of imperfection in this little pillow or I’m trying to be at least…I’m moving past glaring at the wonky seams every time I see the pillow.
wool chevron pillow full

I installed a bottom zipper, the invisible kind. I actually re-used this zipper, it used to live with an old pillow that was completely falling apart.  so, I’m happy it found a new home and it means that my new pillow costs a total of nothing…not a thing!
invisible zipper on wool pillowyou know what that means, right?  yep.  more wine!

4 Comments on the wool chevron pillow and our amped up wine budget

    • ahappystitch
      February 15, 2013 at 7:38 pm (5 years ago)

      thanks! maybe I should be a little embarrassed but I’m not.

  1. Stephinie (gypsyforest)
    February 18, 2013 at 6:06 pm (5 years ago)

    I’m far behind in visiting some of my favorite places…… all house work and no play these days! I loved this post so very much…… I knew we’d make good friends. After that wine vs new furniture bit, I am certain of it 🙂 The pillow is completely adorable too!

    • ahappystitch
      February 20, 2013 at 9:28 am (5 years ago)

      Kindred spirits, I tell you! I love that you got to discussing the pillow dead last! We might have to share a bottle once you are ensconced in Rhode Island!


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