WHEW! What a busy two weeks I’ve just had.
Just got back from a week with Mom and here is just a snippet of what we did.
You'll have to read more for the rest of the story.
I just spent a week with my mother which is a high priority as well. It was a great visit with both her and my sister.
So to get back to work here I wanted to share a story of my trip to Mom's and it involves a slipcover.
My mother is battling cancer, stage IV and diagnosis is not favorable but the attitude to beat it is, is that not half the battle. Mother is battling her fight through her diet to keep things as normal as possible. But this is another conversation for another time.
At 84 my mother’s norm is busy, she does circles around me with her going and running and she loves it. Mother doesn't like sitting idle for too long. She loves being busy and out doing things. Just this week alone while I was there, in a three day span, we went to two movies, a high school stage production, spent time playing cards with friends and delivered a slipcover.
Yes, you read that right, we delivered a slipcover. At 84 my Mother still desires to make slipcovers. Like I said Mom likes to be busy……here are the pictures to prove it.
This cute slipcover was the easy solution that the clients chose to cover their Duncan Phyfe sofa. The cover was totally worn out as you see from pictures below, plus it needed to be a removable washable cover so their animals could live on the furniture as well. The fabric they chose was a washable fleece. It turned out to be an excellent choice as you see here how nice it turned out.
Fleece is available in so many patterns now that it can be used for a huge variety of items for either home or clothing. It is very durable, cleanable and stylish all in one piece of fabric, just think how comfortable it will feel under your skin as well. Can it get any better?
The best part for the DIY’er is that fleece is easy to work with, easy to cut and easy to stitch.
This is the first time I’ve seen a slipcover made out of fleece and boy do I like it. The construction was simple with no fussy detail, allowing the pattern of the fabric shine. It is a basic throw with separate covers for the cushions and it will last a long time.
I’ll be looking for projects around my house that I can cover with fleece for these cooler months. I love changing out covers for seasons and fleece would be a perfect choice to warm the feel of the room. Well I’ll let you know how that goes for another time.
For now, enjoy the other photos I have shared with the process and the finished product.
Thanks for stopping by to visit.
Until next time…stay warm in your neck of the woods, this winter is not over yet!
May the fleece be with you.
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