"If providence did beards devise,
To prove the wearers of them wise,
A fulsome goat would then, by nature,
Excel each other human creature." - Thomas D'Urfey

Friday, October 28, 2011

The Halloween Pillow

Now that the cat is out of the bag - or is it the goat out of the barn? - we can talk about it.  Oh, no, it isn't a big, deep, dark family secret, but it is rather interesting just the same.  You see, the first thing you need to know is that the goatmother is not much of a seamstress, or so she professes. She spent the first 8 years of  her education in Catholic school and somehow missed out on all the home economics classes the public school kids were required to take. Despite this obvious lack in her education, the goatmother decided to try making the goatdaughter a pillow for Halloween.  Now the goatdaughter loves Halloween almost as much as the goatmother, but the other thing the goatdaughter loves is fairies.  So you can well imagine, when the goatmother found a wonderful old reproduction of a Victorian Halloween card on fabric, she simply had to have it.  But what to do with it?

It took a bit of time, because, as I said, the goatmother is sadly lacking in the seamstress department. That is probably the reason I've never gotten a coat.  It has to be the reason, because, of course, everyone knows I need one. Anyway, the goatmother planned it out and worked and worked.  She picked out complementary fabrics and even added some charms, some bats, some decorative stitching, and a couple of antique buttons.  When she was finally finished, she boxed it up and sent it off to the goatdaughter.  That is why we can talk about it now.  At any rate, I thought you might like to see it.  She's kind of proud of it and she's been a little hard to live with.  I keep telling her she'd be a lot prouder if it was for me, but so far she hasn't paid any attention.  Still, one never knows, and I'm a persistent goat if nothing else.

Anyway, click on the picture for a larger version.

I guess you just never know until you try, right? 

"It is through accomplishment that man makes his contribution and contribution is life's greatest reward." - John Portman.

 Personally, I feel life's greatest reward comes in a shell. 

5 comments:

Lisa T. said...

Look at that! I'm so very, very proud of the goatmother. It's amazing what we can do once we decide we can do it. (How philosophical of me, huh?)

staples said...

If the goatmother ever does make you a coat, we can all tell it will be spectacular, just like the Halloween Pillow.

Kelly said...

Marigold I am very impressed with the Goatmother. You should have more faith. Maybe, just maybe if you are nice and share, she will make you one for Christmas and fill it with peanuts. Hmmm.... Oh, and were you calling me a Sasquatch? I could get my feelings hurt ya know. I could cry and make you share your peanuts with me. I can make a lot of noise, just sayin.

J (who never gets carried away) said...

The goatmother has some serious talent. That is the most exquisite Halloween pillow I've ever seen; it's one of a kind! I wonder if she should go into business? The world needs more beautiful pillows and one could do some serious harm with the dangling bits during a pillow fight. (evil smile)
Come to think of it...we could have full blown wars with other countries or planets where everyone slams and smashes each other with goatmother pillows. Oh the possibilities!

Faith said...

Despite said lack of home economics lessons it doesn't show, fab pillow!