Saturday, March 10, 2007


Cherish all your happy moments; they make a fine cushion for old age. -Booth Tarkington

And many happy moments are made while rocking one's daughter. For the past two years (yes, F turned two last Saturday), I have been rocking my daughter in this chair, picked up at a garage sale for $20.
I have been cushioning it with a bed pillow and a throw pillow (for the back and seat, respectively) and while it hasn't been the most comfortable, at least we didn't have to take out a loan to buy a nice new glider (have you seen the price for a good Dutalier?).

On F's birthday, my dear friend and excellent seamstress Holly surprised me with this:

The fabric is gorgeous.
I haven't quite gotten used to it yet; I still find myself craning my head forward in order to avoid resting my head on the wooden frame. I love sitting in my glider so much now that this morning I had my coffee and knitted in F's bedroom while she played. Thank you so much, Holly!


Coleen said...

That is so beautiful, and it looks very plush! What a talented and kind friend you have!

Holly said...

You're so sweet. :) Thanks for the compliment!

amandajean said...

what a great gift!!! it looks like holly did a great job making the cushions.

my rocking chair that I rock my baby in is an old garage sale find with a coat of white does the job. I use quilts for padding...often thought of making my own cushions, but never got around to it.