A lot of my readers know that one material thing I have that I LOVE is my
Mr. Sweet bought me a new one 2 summers ago and I really am proud of it.
I have ALWAYS loved porch swings and not sure why.
I mean, we didn't have one when I was growing up until
my freshman year in high school.
My mom, my Aunt Lillian and I would sit on it and they THOUGHT
they were telling me all about the
birds and the bees.....
I mean, GOOD GRIEF...I was 15.
Although we didn't have CLASSES on it in school back then,
you know how all the 'big' girls love to tell the 'little' girls
THOSE kind of things.
I would be scared to tell Mother that I already knew all about this.
Aunt Lillian was a nurse so she had to get her sweet little 2 cents worth in.
She didn't have a daughter...
and she wanted to be MY mother soooo bad.
I pretty much had 2 mamas but it was ok with me.
So, I would sit, sipping iced tea with mint, and nod my head yes
and then no.
"Do you have any questions?" they wanted to know.
HOLLY COW......I would have fallen over and DIED
before I would ask them THAT kind of question.
and what WONDERFUL memories for me.
O, I loved my mama and my Aunt Lillian.
SOMEtimes, I wish I could be a little girl again..
with them on the front porch,
in a swing.
Getting back to the SWING...
THIS is what it looks like at the start of every spring.
I take all the covers off the pillows and seat,
shake the fire out of them,
take them inside for a good soak and wash.
NOW....at the risk of being turned in to the
I PIN MY FABRIC ONTO MY PILLOWS I use outside.
Am I totally just TERRIBLE ??
We have so much sand and blowing dust out here on
the Plains of West Texas, especially thruout spring
that these pillows need washing or at least shaken,
several times throughout the summer.
Oh, I know I could make pillow covers with zippers or whatever...
Waaay too much sewing for me...
and besides, I usually have to buy new fabric every couple of years.
I take the easy way out.
I am going to make new covers out of
and then I won't have to replace the fabric so often....
maybe make little envelope covers....
I use any kind of pillow form I can find...
and also, I use olden pillows and just wrap the fabric 'round
and pin those babies on.
I'll invite you over for
BREAKFAST AT THE SWING.
In the meantime,
I have a basket full of
on the ready for the time when the sandstorms are over
and that will be sometime in MAY.