Friday, 28 August 2009

SOFT AND SQUISHY

I've got rather interested in patchwork lately, and my beloved heroically took me to a HUGE quilting show at the NEC last week (I can no longer drive, so somebody had to take me - isn't he a pet?). It was absolutely amazing, and I practically wore out the tyres on my zimmer frame, but I managed not to buy a new sewing machine (it was a close run thing!).

I didn't buy any fabric (I prefer to support my local shop) but I invested in a few patterns, and this was one of them. It's really for a wall quilt but I increasingly prefer what I make to be useful so I changed it into a pair of cushions. I love these checked "homespun" fabrics, and anyone who's ever seen my scrapbooking knows that I'm crazy about buttons, so I put plenty on my cushions. You'd think they might be a bit lumpy to lean on, but extensive testing has revealed that this is NOT the case ...

I'm still writing my book but have promised myself some creative time every day as well. I've been making a mini book today, and making a friend's curtains. Oddly enough, after stressing out about DD3 coming home to live, she's gone away for the holiday weekend and I miss her! No pleasing some people ....

4 comments:

Anni's Art said...

Rosie your star cushion is wonderful and so are all the fabric you used, I have made patchwork for several years and I love it.

Lynn said...

Well of course hubby is a pet, he loves you :) Mine would do the same, even though I can drive, these shows are usually in Toronto and I would never drive the highways there.
I love your new pillow Rosey, nice to do something different isn't it?

Linda said...

He's a treasure, that man of yours! (Birmingham three times in a month...he deserves a medal!)
Cushion looks very squashy and comfy...bet that patchworking is incredibly neat.
x♥x

Jackie said...

I think thats why we resist our children coming home for a while becasue we know how much we'll miss them when they go.
That cushion is beautiful.