Due to some people in this house whacking each other with the living room throw pillows, I needed to replace a pillow cover. I have a pillow cover for hot weather and one for cold weather. That is about as seasonal as my decorating gets! They ruined the hot weather cover.
I made a pillow cover of reds and greens, with the colors lightening up into the middle of the pillow. Normally I love the surprise of patchwork, but this time, the results lacked the gravitas I wanted in the living room. It looked like a little girl's bedroom to me, and I could not unsee it.
I kept turning this problem over in my mind at odd moments, poking through my fabric stash at other odd moments, and then I came up this red striped fabric and doily. No patchwork this time!
Ah, now this fits my vision of a summer I want to have: a little cottage by a lake, with tall trees and wildflowers and blue pitchers of milk, whitewashed walls in the sunshine, and a rocker creaking on the porch. Probably I would be alone. I love my people dearly and am very grateful for the community support we give and get. . . .but oh, my, I am a little fried from my people home all the time.