Wednesday 2 June 2021

It's been a while

It's been a while since I last posted, partly because life has been a little frantic and partly because John and I had a weekend away, followed by a very busy weekend at home sorting out the garden. I have been doing some sewing during the hiatus from blogging and some knitting and embroidery. Even though I haven't posted for a while this will be a short post, unless I can catch up watching a TV programme whilst typing.

A while back I had cut the fabric for two cushion covers. I had attached the applique pieces using bondaweb.

My next job was to attach the front to the wadding and applique the bowls on using a straight stitch. Once done it was time to pin the back envelope pieces to the front and stitch them. Turning the covers right side out and making sure the corners had their points pushed out took a little time. I remembered not to use a sharp implement for this job as it can damage the fabric. The last job was to stitch in the ditch around the borders. Finished at last, two cushion covers.

Tomorrow, when I go shopping, I need to buy two new cushion pads and then these cushions can be placed on my kitchen chairs. 

Over the month I managed to complete 2 of the three Pride and Prejudice blocks. I have a photo of the first completed block but will have to show you the second one in my next post as I haven't taken a photo

The May block is almost complete. 

This evening, when I had planned on catching up with my blog post I got immersed in catching up with the last couple of weeks of the Great British sewing Bee. My colleagues, who also watch it are horrified that I haven't seen the last two weeks so I just had to catch up. Now I'll have to tell you about our weekend away when I write my post tomorrow.

Take care




  1. I love seeing & hearing about your on the go projects and also look forward to seeing some of your holiday snaps & where you've been. The cushions are great. I expect we'll get that season of The Great British Sewing Bee here next year, so I'll have to be patient. Take care, stay safe & hugs.

  2. Welcome back. Your projects all look great.

  3. Welcome back, Lyndsey! SEW glad that you managed some stitching while you've been away.