Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Rainbow Meringue Cushion

Afternoon Folks

I hope this finds you well and keeping warm - unless, of course, you're in a hot part of the world. Here in south-west Scotland it's perishing though nowhere near as extreme as it is in Massachusetts, US. I've seen the news and we're told the snow is at least 2 feet deep - that's a lot of snow so if you are over there do stay cosily indoors until the roads are clear.
If you've been popping in over the last week or so you won't be surprised that I'm still harking back to last year for today's share. Another cushion, no. 7, but a different shape ... a small narrow rectangle - chosen especially for my sister, Margaret. As Margaret has MS and therefore spends a lot of time in her wheelchair I thought this would be the ideal cushion to pop behind her back, or even her head if she wants to have a wee snooze.
It took fabric from three fat quarters to make the cover. My favourite is the blue fabric with the rainbow meringue print - reminds me of the time we had tea in Aunt Betty's, Harrogate. I've added some snippets of various trims that I found tucked away in my stash for added interest, including a white bobble trim - everybody seems to love the bobbles - and a very pretty blue rosebud trim :)
There was a tiny strip of the print left over which I used to trim the envelope back.

That's it for today - short and sweet :) Because I used those snippets of trim, I'll submit this cushion to Pixie's Snippet Playground.

I spent a few hours playing with watercolours yesterday evening, whilst watching TV. I now have a wee stack of interesting background pieces created with watercolour washes and Brushos and some stamped images watercoloured and ready to use on various projects - though I'm not too sure when I'll get round to making them up. Anyway, something to look forward to using some time soon.

Thanks for taking the time to drop by.

Happy Crafting,

7 comments:

Di said...

Love the snippets cushion Elizabeth! And so good to read that you've been playing with watercolours and Brushos making backgrounds. All positive stuff as you get stronger day by day!

Hugs

Di xx

Craftychris said...

Wonderful cushion, so bright and cheerful - I bet Margaret loves it - I do! xxx

Sandra H said...

Oh wow Elizabeth this is gorgeous l'm loving the colours used on it and the mixed patterns this is another of your stunning makes x

Susie@life-change-compost.com said...

Hi Elizabeth, This is Susan at www.life-change-compost.com. I wanted to say thank you for visiting my site and remarking about the lemons in Italy. One of the most memorable places in Italy for me was the home of Art Historian, Bernard Berenson. He lived outside of Florence and a magnificent Limonaia! I feel in love with it. That would be my dream.

KT Fit Kitty said...

A beautiful cushion! I wish I could sew!

Jackie said...

What a pretty cushion, and a lovely shape too, I can just feel my neck resting on it :o)
Jackie xx

Sue - said...

Pretty cushion and the shape is just right for the small of your back.