Hello Everyone! Who is ready for storytime with Maureen Rose?! Today I’d like to share with you something I’ve been working on for myself for the last week. After a long and arduous time of it at Bed Bath and Beyond last week attempting to find a comforter for under $150.00 made with %100 cotton fabric I concluded the day at Joann fabrics.
I have been looking for quite some time for the perfect comforter which when you have fibromyalgia and sensory issues is not an easy task. It has to be lightweight because as it is my body lives in a state of feeling like it has nerve damage pretty much without any actual damage. I know it sounds crazy but believe me when I tell you it is very real and very challenging. I am not one to complain I am a woman of action! hahaha! 🙂
Have any of you shopped for a comforter that might cost anywhere from $39.00 to $150.00? Well let me just say its a pain in the butt! They are all zipped and locked shut. After taking the first 3 up to the service desk to be unlocked so I could feel the fabric and try to guestimate the weight it might make me feel on my legs I was like come on now really why lock them in the bag?? I need to open them and lie them out. Especially when you are going to pay $100. or more I want to touch it!
Then I remembered working in retail as a kid and learning that shoplifters will slide all kinds of things into the middle of a thick blanket, zip it back up and buy the comforter with no one knowing they’ve just stolen $100.00 worth of beauty supplies to boot!
I was determined this day to find the perfect one! I was not coming home without a new blanket for me and bear. Something super pretty and super comfy! There is no more settling for this redhead! (well redhead this week but whatever) 😀
When I tell you I went through 20 different comforters trust me I went through 20 different comforters! I was glad I didn’t forget to put on deodorant because it was quite the workout for goodness sake! Luckily I found a bunch with broken zippers or no locks and that made the task a bit easier.
Finally I found one that felt lovely and it was a bit more than I wanted to spend but I was ready to. Then I looked at it again and again opened it up onto one of their beds and thought ‘holy crap this thing is ugly!’ Figures! hahaa! It was gray and looked almost dirty. Folded it up and set it back thinking to myself ya know what screw this! I’ve made nice special comforters for others as gifts what the actually hell is stopping me from making myself one?!!
Is there a point to this story you ask? Why yes dear readers there certainly is! If you are still here with me on this boring but necessary and drawn out journey this is the part where you get to learn something about me ❤ ❤ ❤
Each and every day I am allowing myself to love me as much as I have always loved and taken care of everyone else and it feels fantastic!!! I am keeping my promise to create everyday. And all the while I get to enjoy this beautiful 100% cotton fabric super pretty Liddle Bear tested and approved brand new comforter that only cost me 60 bucks to make! A true labor of love!
Thanks for reading and for all of your lovely comments and gracious support. I love it! Every liddle bit of it! ❤ ❤ ❤
Yes Im one to leave out punctuation. If its a run on sentence it is because that is how I would say it if we were speaking to one another. I write like I talk you’ll get use to it hahaa!