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.
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?
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.
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!
you know what that means, right? yep. more wine!
mama-pan | mary frances says
thanks! maybe I should be a little embarrassed but I’m not.
Stephinie (gypsyforest) says
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!
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!