Remembering Thomas: Progress on pillow
20 September 2014
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It has been some time since I posted on Thomas’s sad return to the fold. As with Raspy & Atilla, my plan has been to make a personal pillow for his remains that reflects a little of his personality, rather than keep the bland & hard bamboo pouch supplied.
One reason for the delay in completing this has been my need to find a piece of fabric that accurately reflects the bright blue colour he was. Perhaps I have been a bit fussy but nothing seems to be quite right. If it is the right intensity of blue, it is the wrong shade… & so on.
Anyway, recently I finally completed his inner pouch. This is a very simple design. I used white, as he had a white face & added some blue embroidered writing, saying:
27th April 2013 (adoption day)
to 27th January 2014
Thomas with Raspy & Atilla
Thomas’s pillow (inner)
Thomas on his bath
I think I have decided on the design for the outer cover. It is difficult to encompass everything I want to express in such a small item but hopefully the care taken & time invested in creating his final ‘home’ will show, at the very least, that he was loved very much.