Remembering Thomas: Pillow complete
1 March 2015
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Thomas resting with Atilla & Raspy
At long last, I have completed the final resting place for Thomas.
Previously I had reported that the inner cover was finished. I also mentioned the difficulty I had in completing this housing for Thomas’s remains. For some reason, it has taken me ages to make decisions on what fabric to use, what colours, what design & what photos. I suspect the long drawn out agonising was due in part to Thomas being with us for such a short time; we only touched the surface of his personality before his health problems took over.
This was also an ideal opportunity for me to give him a permanent tribute that shows his short time here did not lessen his importance to us. I did not want to get that wrong, hence, I think, the long time it took to finally complete the work.
My rough designs have been hanging about for some time & I guess it was inevitable someone would use them for target practice (naming no names… Phineas):
Double poop in the middle of my designs
As with Raspy’s pillow & Atilla’s pillow, I have a different design on the two sides. I wanted one side to be a vibrant blue as Thomas was a striking colour. The other side reflects on the softer shades of blue that he had.
Vibrant blue side
Muted blue side
Thomas also had a leg ring. I have attached this to the inside on some velvet ribbon:
Thomas’s leg ring
I like to think that young Thomas is with Atilla & Raspy, even though they never met in real life.
All together, hopefully…