Did you know that Eli is trying to take my place on the couch? Well, he is. The big fat chair belongs to Eli. To sit for a minute and put my feet up on the coffee table, I now have to beg and plead. This sweetie pie can be stubborn as a mule. I just don't like sitting in the middle of the couch!
This big dog is an angel, but still, the wear and tear on this small house and especially on the living room furniture is unbelievable! Looks like we've kept a horse in the house.
Speaking of the couch...
Several, and I do mean several, years ago, Lynn gave me two beautiful pillows for our big leather couch. These pillows are now ragged, worn out, and dirty, filthy dirty! I have taken them apart, washed, and re-stuffed them. I have patched holes and stitched up rips. Seriously, the time has come to let them go.
Plundering through my stash of fabrics, I found a piece similar to the old pillows. Friends, I went to work trying to sew two pillow to look like the old ones.
Actually, the new pillow turned out much better than I expected. Making the ruffle from the heavy fabric was the hardest part. Still have to finish the second one.
What an improvement! I'm not that crazy about the purple in the new fabric but I can live with it. I'm just tickled that we will have two nice clean sturdy fabric pillows!
Cousin Pat has sent me another surprise package. She is good at that, you know.
Lots of vintage, doilies or scarves. Are these called doilies? What were all these tiny doilies used for? Does anyone know?
Pat sent these things for me to cut up and use for doll making. It would be hard to cut these pretty things.
and a teeny tiny pocket that measures 2"x 2", embroidered with a rooster.
I do so appreciate these things. Thank you, Patty!
Our weather this morning!! It is windy, pouring rain, temperature 59 degrees. This is supposed to continue on through the weekend. We should all be down right depressed by then! I'm fixing to bundle up and run to the grocery store for a few things.
Hope to be back soon. I appreciate your visit.