I am so behind at the moment with reading my blogs. What with sewing, and gardening, and relaxing in the sun, writing the occasional post and answering e-mails, there doesn't seem any time for reading blogs. Last night I even got told off for making a noise on my computer (tapping keys, beeping) whilst Gordon was trying to watch Wallander! I give up. So apologies if I haven't been very active.
Anyway I'm pleased to show off my first finish for Rhonda's Q2 Finish ALong. I finished the Cathedral Windows cushion! Yey for perserverance!
Flap to cover the zip
It wasn't too difficult, but I think I could've taken a bit longer over sewing down the curves and got them to meet a bit better in the middle and cover up the stitching underneath. If I do another (and it is a very big if) I will know better. In the meantime, anyone who points this out will get told what to do about it, in no uncertain terms!
I started it last summer I think, but it you add up the hours spent on it, it reallydidn't take that long. I think the longest was ironing all the squares of white fabric which was mind numbingly boring. But I just seemed to hit problems along the way. And the final straw was getting a cushion filler for it. It's 50 x 50 cms which is a bit larger than normal and I don't have a Dunelm just up the road, so I thought I'd support my local trader, went into the "stock a bit of everything" shop, and she said she'd order one. That was 2 weeks ago, and having visited the shop several times, often finding it closed, the final straw came yesterday when the lady wasn't there and the guy didn't know and obviously didn't care either. So I was heading for the Big City anyway and got one there.
So thanks Rhonda for helping me to finish it. On to the next one now - the Supernova quilt.
Oh and before I forget, I'm a great auntie again. My nephew's partner gave birth to Vivienne Ellie on Thurday 3rd May in sunny (?) Manchester. She had a bit of a rough time, but both mum and baby are fine. So I've got to finish my pheonix quilt for her now! Back down the list Supernova.