Pirates Need Pillows Too, Arrgh!

Yesterday’s post showed Anne’s knitted gloves for Chris.  Today’s post features her project of most current interest, a pirate pillowcase.  She is sewing this pillow case for Dan, but there is a story behind the pillow too.

Anne made the pillow and its original pillowcase way back when we were in college.  Back then it had a corduroy fabric pillowcase, sewn in a geometric pinwheel pattern.  The years passed, as they will and this pillow migrated first from my bed, then to our bed and eventually to the kids’ rooms.  There it languished.  The pillowcase did not hold up, but the pillow that she made, lo these many years ago is still viable.

Dan always seemed to be enamored with pirates.  Maybe this love of his harkens back to his Lego pirate ship days?  Anyway during college, he was always firmly in the pirate camp, as opposed to the rival ninja camp.  Riffing off of this piratical allegiance, Anne sewed a new pirate pillowcase cover.  It is almost done …

Dan was home when I got home.  We talked plans some more, but are still not at a resolution of how Dan, all of Dan’s stuff, Annie and her stuff and their Moms are going to make their westward journey.  At this point, I’m going with the team of oxen and the Conestoga wagon.

Bugs and Horsey, happy 57th anniversary!  I think that Horsey likes their nicknames better than Bugs; maybe because he came off the best on that nickname exchange.  Any complaints can be forwarded to Dan, the originator of these nicknames.  Remember though, he was only two at the time.

4 thoughts on “Pirates Need Pillows Too, Arrgh!

  1. My mother-in-law Sally, who died in 1994, never quite “got” the name “Bubs” and always referred to her as “Bugs”.

    If I get it right, when Bubs was born, her oldest brother, our uncle Don, who was 12 or 13 or thereabouts, decided he didn’t like that they named Bubs after some old bag that he wasn”t particularly fond of. So he proclaimed that her name was “Bubs”.

    Happy anniversary!

  2. Dan and Dave got the Lego Pirate Ship as a shared Xmas present when they were 8 and 5. I know their ages b/c Lego listed the pirate ship as being suitable for ages 13+. So we had to add their ages together. We were visiting Bubs and Harry that Xmas, so that’s probably why you remember it. I’ll have to see if I can find the photo that shows D+D plus Rey and Ashlan and Jay watching TV in the basement.


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