So yeah, the couch remains. Despite many frequent and lovely emails from you all linking me to my 'dream sofa' on your local Craig's List (but giving me hope that they're out there!), I have yet to find one here. No worries...this one, still going strong, is growing on me again.
Last week, I had an 'aha!' moment about that couch. Settling in to read a story, I repeatedly 'fluffed' the cushions as I habitually do, trying to make room for, well, me. "It's the cushions!" I jumped up and announced to the kids who stared back at me blankly. But it's true! The big overstuffed, always falling over, getting in the way, and highly irritating cushions that sat along the back - they were the problem with the couch (well, one, anyway). With great happiness at the sudden realization, I ditched them. And swapped them out in favor of a few big pillows I had around the house. (And then I sat back down and read the book, much to their relief.)
I needed just two more - so, with the pillows from the recent Toast Home catalog fresh in my mind, I made this little set. From two old and thrifted wool blankets I had already cut into for another project. None of the buttons match, and I'm kind of liking that. They're all old. And brown. And the whole thing feels comfortably simple and easy. As does the couch...just a little bit more now.