Imitation may or may not be the sincerest form of flattery, but I have been doing one heck of a good job making like a sloth here. I have moved at record slow speed from one task to another, managing to keep the family fed, invite friends over for them, and little else.
I contemplate doing things, but taking the action from mind to productivity seems to be quite a problem. So please bare with me, there are only ten more days until school - and therefore routine - returns to our lives.
Despite that dire warning, I do have something to show you, which is the finished hexie cushion top.
This is different from anything I have done before. All that EPP, for one - then appliquéing it on the background fabric. The embroidery as quilting thing. I think it is even my first proper rainbow project.
I didn't plan the embroidered flowers. Just stitched them freehand in whatever style I wanted. I like some better than others (the yellow one and the wee little green ones are currently my favourites) but over all I think it makes for an interesting effect.
The little stitched 'ties' in the hexies took me way longer to do than I expected. I changed the colour of the thread as I worked my way round, to keep with the rainbow theme. It might have been time consuming but I like the effect of these too. It is fun when a project takes us out of our comfort zone and shakes up the sewing routine some.
Now, what one earth will I do for the backing?!
Thank you for all the comments about our plans to go ice skating. I have been on a computer hiatus for the past few days but will get to the emails eventually. It was a great day out. The girls all had fun, and ate themselves into a stupor in Pizza Express afterwards. Emily also made a new friend. His name was Sebastian. He was instrumental in making the skating such a success for her. Without him I think she would still have been clinging to the boards two hours in.