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Friday, February 6, 2015

Friday Night with Friends...

The first Friday of the month when bloggers from all around the world work on projects and then share/show and tell, via a blog post. Thank you to Cheryll for organizing this monthly event.
There hadn't been much crafting going on around here in the last 3 weeks and earlier in the evening, I didn't think I would have enough 'get up and go' to do some last night. But by 8.30 I found that 'mojo' and worked on that poor neglected cushion cover that I had started back in December. 
The last photo I had shown of it was taken at Sunday Stitchers on January 18...still lots to do at that stage, as hardly any centres had been stitched in.


In the first week of working in the election office, I stitched in my lunch break, filling in the squares in the middle of the hexies. But after that first week, it got too busy to stitch at work, and at night, I was too tired. 
Last night I finished the sewing in the triangles on the 4 side edges, so only have the corner triangles to do. 


Now those white centres 'jar' the senses a bit don't they? 
That's because they are only meant as a background...

These sweet little hand dyed lace motifs will be stitched in place...
The lace comes from an Ebayer called Wattleinspireyou. This lady, Robyn Everson, 'rescues' old/vintage lace (lots of old tablecloths only suitable for cutting up) and unpicks the motifs and sells them to crafters. Sometimes they are sold as is, in the white and off white, but sometimes, the motifs are dyed...and the colours are gorgeous.before I retired, I bought a number of lots from Wattleinspireyou and they have been very useful. Robyn's Ebay site is here.
DH and I have our first full weekend off in 3 weeks now so there is a good chance I will get that lace stitched on and maybe even start assembling the cushion cover...yes I know I have to catch up on neglected housework! Lol. But stitching is 'food for my soul'! Lol

12 comments:

Nanette said...

Pretty hydrangea colours there Maria in your lace motifs. The cushion cover is looking very nice, must feel good to have your weekend off and be able to settle to some sewing.

Bev C said...

Hello Maria,

That is such a lovely design especially with the addition of the special laces. Enjoy the weekend.

Happy days.
Bev.

shez said...

Hi Maria ,this is gorgeous,well done xx

Jindi's Cottage said...

The lace motifs make a huge difference, it is going to be very pretty...hope that naughty Eduardo has started behaving himself, cheeky puddy cat hiding!!

Michelle Ridgway said...

Your project is coming along nicely Maria x

Susan said...

Such pretty florals in that maria - and how handy are those motifs!

Lin said...

Oh my goodness - that is going to be so gorgeous! Those lace motifs are beautiful. xx

Marit Johanne said...

It is lovely! I like the flowers and it will look great with the lace.

Raewyn said...

Your cushion is lovely - and the lace motifs look delightful on it.

Susan said...

Those lace motifs look so pretty on your cushion Maria. Glad you got your mojo back, those hands of yours never stay still for long do they :D)

Katherine said...

Beautiful project!

Maureen Clare said...

It's starting to come together. Can't wait to see the finished item.