CheeryPosted: March 6, 2013 Filed under: Bartleby the Scrivener 4 Comments
While we were in Southern California for the funeral a few weeks ago, we had a chance to look through some of the stuff Jarom’s grandma had collected over the years. She had an extensive fabric collection, and it was fun to see the patterns that would now be considered vintage. I fell completely in love with one fabric but knew I’d never get around to doing anything with it.
So it was delightfully delightful to get this pillow in the mail yesterday! Jarom’s cousin’s wife Crystal, a master with a sewing machine, used the awesome fabric to make a phenomenal pillow for my orange couch. Isn’t it cheery?! I wish I had a dozen of them!
Also, the kids have been pretending that the dog on the pillow is Ender (it does look awfully similar), and they talk to him. A lot. It gives poor Ender a break from their attention!
So maybe this is super weird, but occasionally I think about stuff like this – like when I die, and my kids and grandkids are going through my house, what will they find? I want them to find cool stuff. Or at least interesting stuff. I’m not a big collector, but even if it was lots of exotic recipes, that would be something. Just some kind of tangible legacy (as well as good memories), you know? It would never be my thing, but I think finding lots of old fabric is super neat!
I LOVE it! That pillow is so you!