Mom mentioned a while ago that she needed a new cover for her futon.
We'd looked at several stores including in Japan, but couldn't find one. People will sometimes sew a sheet on but that's such a bother to launder. You have to resew it every time you wanted to wash it. Hmmm... I remember doing this as a kid. I had to baste the cover back on the futon.
When we were at Ikea in Illinois, Art noticed some duvet covers. Even the twin size looked like it would be too big. Still, the cost was reasonable so Art decided it was worth a try. The liked the snap closures.
We all thought this purple pattern would really appeal to mom and we were right. She loved it. I used the old futon cover to measure the size and sewed the sides of the duvet cover to fit the smaller futon.
Oh happy day! It worked beautifully! I still can't for the life of me understand how mom can sleep with a futon, but that's what she likes. In fact, I remember growing up sleeping under a futon. I wonder how I could have liked sleeping under a futon when it's so hot in Hawaii. Come to think of it, my brother still uses a futon.
I think my blood must have become thicker while living on the mainland. Whatever the case, mom is happy with her omiyage (gift) from Illinois. She's happy, so we're happy.
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