Thursday, 31 March 2011

March Makes

Phew!  March is at an end and I'm just in time! My target of completing. one craft item each month that has lain around my workshop in a half-finished sorry state is going to plan so far. Here's my latest offering, an Ehrman bird cushion that has been my motorhome project for the last two years.   However, after our last week away in October 2010, it was so near to completion that I thought I'd bring it inside for the winter.  Progress has been the pace expected from a procrastinator.  However last week the stitching was completed and all that was needed was stretching the fabric back into shape and sewing on the backing material.  Easy peasy?

Well, actually this part of the project is my least favourite and a bit of a faff.  Hence there is a pile of cushion fillers, backing material and completed canvases in my workroom that have been around for years just waiting for their finishing touches.  But this time I decided to crack on and this is the result.  A brand new piece of frippery to grace the seat in my study or the spare bedroom.  I haven't quite decided yet.

It's spurred me on to start a cushion production factory.  There's at least two more in progress and I'm hoping to show these off as they'll meet my April  quota.   My next motorhome needlepoint is a half finished project too.  A few years ago I attached it to the frame, started sewing and then the wool disappeared for what seemed like an eternity.  They reappeared in the middle of a pile of magazines.  The design doesn't inspire me as I sew.  It's not varied enough to hold my interest  but will be lovely on my dream chair once completed.  A perfect reason to crack on and get it finished by the end of the year!

2 comments:

  1. Beautiful!

    I'm now tempted to drag out the William Morris strawberry thief tapestry I started for a piano stool when I was expecting my daughter...er, fifteen years ago!

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  2. Oh my goodness, that is beautiful! I love it!
    Dan
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