In Memory of...
Of all the myriad ways of honoring the memory of a loved one, now departed, this one might be my favorite! Of course, I have Madame Pinterest to thank for it. I'd never have come up with the idea on my own. I don't think.
So after my dad passed away last year, I asked my mom for his plaid shirts. But anything that was still wearable had already been donated to the care home where he spent the last 7 months of his life, so that was that I thought.
Recently though, she discovered a large bag of his summer shirts that were stored....waiting for....yes, summer! And there were exactly the right number of them! One for each of his grandchildren.
Most of them I turned into pillows, complete with existing pocket for kleenex, remote, notes, whatever, but 2 I turned into aprons. SO dang cute I can't stand it.
What I particularly love, is that when I filled them (with pillows that aren't actually meant to fit them) they made the button pull a little, just like always happened when my dad wore them himself!
Oh and bee tea dubs? That recipe written on the chalk painted wall is for the Olive Garden salad dressing.