Sunday, May 16, 2010

frogs who don't fit it

So, I bought this frog pillow about 2 years ago. I really like it but it just does not really go anywhere in my house. It's cute but it's just not me. So, I decided to recover it with a patchwork pillow front.

I'm pretty happy with how this turned out, mostly. It is a little less sophisticated than I would have liked but that is ok. The back is brown with small white polka dots on it. I have never put welting on a pillow or anything else for that matter. It was a pain in butt until I figured out how to do it and then it was pretty easy. I would be a little embarassed for anyone to take this cover off and look at the inside of the pillow since I had to run the corners through the machine at least 4 times each. I trimmed them up after the fact but it is still rather "stitchy" on the inside.

It definately goes better with my house now. I think I will put it in the nearly ready guest room.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010


My father passed away February 22, 2005. He was 66 years old. Today would have been his 70th birthday. The picture above is from his first birthday. He had a pony at his party.

I am not sure if I should say happy birthday or rest in peace. Maybe I should just say this - not a day goes by that I don't wish I had known you better.

Thursday, May 6, 2010