I recently ordered new pillow covers for the living room from an Etsy shop. Actually it was not my plan to buy them that particular day.
But I found myself on Etsy and happened to look at pillow covers, specifically red and white pillow covers. And I’m glad I ordered them then because one is already sold out in the 18 x 18 size I ordered.
Once I saw these red and white pillow covers I was smitten. Well, you know me when it comes to anything red and white.
They were sold at this Etsy shop called Twisted Bobbin Designs.
The Red & White Designs On My New Pillow Covers:
I loved the bright and cheery red and white designs. So I ordered this one and the one below.
I wanted them both in red and white, but not matching patterns.
This pillow fabric is one of my very favorite fabric combos: red and white checks.
It just perked my summer living room right up. Actually, it’s my first summer in my new apartment here. A place I’ve come to love.
Grief & Sadness Still Reigns:
Though sadness was to hit this home a few months ago, losing little Gracie, I have tried to move on. But it’s not easy.
This morning I was crying over Charlie Ross. Often I also cry about Gracie, who died so young. Just 10 months of age. She didn’t even get to have her first birthday.
I try hard not to look at the place where I found her in my bedroom because it’s just too hard.
Grief is always there in the periphery of my mind for my beloved pets. But one must go on. Ivy and I must go on together.
For some reason, mornings are the hardest for me, though Gracie died at night.
My Life Is Tilted In The Wrong Direction:
I guess because I wake up and my world is still tilted in the wrong direction. Life is still askew.
It wasn’t supposed to happen this way. Never could I have imagined that a kitten that young would die. And leave me heartbroken.
I have to play music and muffle the sounds so Ivy won’t hear me cry. Because it upsets her.
Old Cutting Board With A Shaker Recipe:
I found the cutting board at a garage sale or flea market many years ago. When I look at it, it says “home” to me.
The etchings on the wood are of herbs, a mortar and pestle, and a recipe from an old Shaker recipe.
I’ve never used this cutting board because I don’t want to mar the words.
Your home is your refuge, your port in the storm. It is the place where, as they say, you can’t be turned away.
Where you hang your hat and put your apron on a hook. And where you lay your head at night and wake up refreshed in the morning.
So it should be light and bright and just how you want it. Any home can be cozy and bring you happiness no matter how small it is. Or how much money you spent.
Back In The Day:
I used to make all my pillows and pillow covers. Quilted my own quilts. My home had my touch everywhere you looked.
And I suppose it still does, though I don’t sew these things anymore due to arthritis.
I wake up in the mornings, and there is my sweet Ivy, ready to begin the day. Urging me out of bed and leading me in the direction of her food bowl.
There is just one meow I hear now, not two. I don’t hear Gracie’s scratchy little meow that I so loved hearing. And oh, how I miss it.
Ivy is now the single flame on the candle now. My beloved, funny Ivy. She makes me laugh every day.
She is my everything.
Twisted Bobbin Designs:
Go over and look at Twisted Bobbin Designs because she does beautiful work. She has 13,703 sales and a five-star rating.
My order was delivered in just a few days.
She sells pillows, covers, valances, home decor, and fabric by the yard, and is from Greenville, New York.
And you can just tell that love is in every stitch she sews into her wares.