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7 January 2013Posted by on
Further to my previous post, I am happy to report that Atilla’s pillow is complete. It now sits besides Raspy’s, next to the digital photo frame, showing their photos. I was unable to get a soft velvet material of an appropriate colour so chose to put a velvet bobble ribbon around her picture instead.
9 December 2012Posted by on
As previously posted, I have made a pillow to house Raspy’s remains. Naturally, Atilla’s will have the same treatment.
Atilla’s pillow is not finished but I have made some progress. I decided to pad the pillow with something she loved, tea-towels. She had done a good job shredding a couple that I had draped over the back of her beloved Poang chair. It was these two I used to pad her pillow & protect her remains.
As with Raspy, I used yellow velvet to make the inner sleeve. This was embroidered in a thread that matched the delicate colour of her cheek patches. This cushion/pillow now sits by the digital photo frame, alongside her sister.
I am currently working on the outer sleeve. I have embroidered her name.
All the other parts are ready but need to be assembled. Watch this space.
Love you, my beautiful ‘Tilla.
1 September 2012Posted by on
Previously, I had posted that I had started to make a new “home” for Raspy’s remains.
Her final resting place is now complete.
I was not happy with the original writing on the inner sleeve, so replaced the wonky writing with…. wonky embroidery… I chose to do the letters in a colour closely resembling her cheek patches.
This little yellow pillow is now inside a little blue pillow. One side is blue velvet, soft to touch as Raspy was. The blue is similar to the colour she was before her first moult. I embroidered some wild grass underneath an early photo of her.
The other side of the pillow is a cotton material with a feather design. It has shades of blue & green which are very close to her colours. Next to a favourite photo of her, I have embroidered her name in yellow – the colour of her little face.
You will notice I have done one side portrait & the other is landscape. This is so I can be flexible with where I keep the little pillow. Currently, it is beside the digital photo frame, ready for a gentle touch & a quiet remembrance each night at bedtime.
Night night my beautiful Raspy Bella. Have sweet dreams of wild grass & millet….. x
7 August 2012Posted by on
Raspy would have been 4 years old today.
I think of her every day.
A warning: some people may think this post is a little morbid & to them I apologise. Not so long ago, I would have thought the subject matter morbid too, but in reality, I actually have some comfort having Raspy still close.
Raspy was cremated. Her remains have been in a small pouch in a little wooden casket. Each night I touch the casket as I say goodnight to her. Each night I have thought it does not seem right that something hard & rigid represents her. Today, I finally got around to making a slightly better “home” for her. This is only stage 1. Here is what I have done so far:
The yellow velvet pillow will just be the inner part. Stage 2 will be constructing the cover. I just want something soft & gentle to stroke when I say goodnight to her. Velvet seems an appropriate material to use as, on the rare occasions when I had the opportunity to touch her feathers, she felt like velvet – soft, smooth & silky. Raspy was my beautiful girl. She needs a fitting memorial.