Wednesday 6 March 2013
... I've taken one of my favourite pieces of English paper piecing projects and turned it into a cushion. I am so pleased to have finally pulled my finger out and done it. Especially as Emily declared it the coolest cushion ever. I do love how some projects totally capture their imaginations.
I backed it with some brilliant blue Stof linen. Actually put in a zip (as the only really long one I had was just the right colour), and with a little quilting in the ditch to give it a bit more substance and attach the backing fabric to the block to protect all those perle thread ends, it really wasn't a big job. Which begs the question, why did I leave off doing it for so long?
Today it is gloomy again, but yesterday was absolutely gorgeous. We have officially spotted the first new born lambs in the field up the road. When the girls were home from school we celebrated that very happy feeling the beginning of Spring and glorious sunshine gives you and had ice lollies before we had a good bounce on the trampoline. Winter can keep trying to creep back but it is nice to know it really is on its way out.