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We all went back to work Wednesday after being off since December 17th. Of course, the to do list continued to burgeon over those three weeks. Both my husband and I agreed we were overwhelmed by our three days at work, but happy the weekend came quickly.
My little pillow I planned to show off this Saturday is almost complete. I was running out of light for photography and decided to save that reveal for next time.
I AM so excited that I did start a project which was in planning for almost four years. Inspiration packets! Although it isn’t a handmade confection, it did take a surprisingly long time to gather up the treasures.
• A generous fat quarter of older Ralph Lauren floral upholstery weight fabric
• 36 inches of 3 inch drop ribbon loop (loopy fringe) on a rose stamped tag
• Pink tipped flower with a pin backing and vintage pink button center
• 36 inches of precious pink sequin flowers on organza to use in a strip or cut apart into individual flower accents
• Handmade ivory flower pin with a faux pearl center
• 5 yards of soft vintage pink grosgrain ribbon
• Pale pink and ivory seed bead chair tie to use as is or deconstruct into shimmering bead accents
• Denim butterfly appliqué with pink sequin and seed bead detail
• Silk floral rosebud
• Pale pink chain style tassel
• 5 yards of pink seam binding on a white tag
• Pink organza pouch
For more Pink Inspiration, check out Pink Saturday hosted by How Sweet the Sound.
I have always known my great grandmother died as a result of childbirth. My grandmother was born on December 13, 1903 and in four days she was without a mother.
My grandmother was named Leoria just as her mother was twenty-two years earlier and adopted by her mother’s parents.
Great-grandmother: Leoria Carolyn Wilbur Meeker
Grandmother: Leoria Carolyn Meeker Wilbur
She told me this story many times always emphasizing they had the same names with the last names reversed.
The trained psychologist portion of me is going all the places you are and more. This baby is without her mother and then adopted by her older grandparents. Her grandfather “father” fought in The Civil War. And, they lost their only child. Wow! It must have been tough for little Leoria.
Other things of note in this little piece:
Our son is here for the holidays and my husband took three weeks off. We are still in vacation mode. But, I can plan.
Here are the materials and by next week I will have a pink pillow to share.
8 1/2 inch pillow form, ring bearer size
Cohama/Riverdale vintage new “Celia” fabric
2 inch ribbon loop, as flowers
Pink Saturday is hosted by How Sweet the Sound.