Ben and I have had our sofa pretty much as long as we've been married, which means it's coming up for 20 years old... It's also not so much a sofa as a settle, with a wooden, bench-style back and, originally, nothing but a thin futon mattress to sit on, which has made it pretty uncomfortable seating for lots of surprised visitors!It's become more comfortable over the years, as we've added a second futon matress, and now a huge piece of furnishing foam which Son 1 cleverly found by the side of the road (bring 'em up thrifty, that's our motto!)It's seen some wonderful cushions, including those made by Sarah of Red Gingham and Serenata the Balancing Kiwi (thanks, ladies), and been christened The Worldly Sofa by Sarah. (Why, Sarah? Is it because of its global connections, or that it seems to hold all my worldly goods?)
But somehow, it's been very lack-lustre recently. One dog and two boys are part of the problem, of course... mud, hair and constant shuffling about take their toll, however vigilant the home-maker (yep, that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it...)
Happy Birthday Steph!
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