You know those days where you are aware that you probably shouldn't sew, but things need finishing so you do it anyway? I was having one of those days today. Suffice to say me and my brain were not communicating and I blame it on the painkillers I am taking (don't ask, long story and nothing to worry about). Whatever my excuse, my face must have been a priceless sight when I realised that I had sewn the envelope cushion back to the wrong side of the front. But to add insult to injury I had trimmed the corners and zigzagged all the edges too.
It took much longer to do a simple job than it should have. Good thing I left the complicated sewing for later!
The Christmas cushion was done, eventually. And despite my irritation with myself, I love it! I have never contemplated making Christmas quilts and cushions for our house before, and now if I pull my finger out I might get the quilt to go with this finished in time too.
I used DMC red perle No8 for the hand stitching, and quilted the pieced squares simply with a row of stitching either side of every seam. The back is just a plain envelope enclosure. And I even had the correct sized insert ready and waiting. Yay! So, it may have taken me three times longer to finish it than it should have, but it is done and brightening up our ugly sofa already.
When I was busy thumping my head upon our table repeatedly after I realised my stupid sewing mistake the post arrived. Well timed on the part of the postman as I received this lovely needle book from the gorgeous Lynz which managed to help me shake my 'I don't want to play anymore' mood and get on with the ripping out of stitches. Wouldn't this have cheered you up too?
It's beautifully made and those pin toppers are priceless. Thank you Lynz!