It was Mothers’ Day in Switzerland today, but we had more or less celebrated the earlier British one a few weeks ago. My wonderful mother is travelling in the UK today, so I poured out my mothering-sunday-ness on my lovely Mother-in-law instead. A quick cushion to match a large one I made for them about a year ago. It had been needing a friend and was looking lonely on their sofa. No time to quilt the front panel — so shall we say that this is good because it’s nice and squishy as a result, rather than just totally rushed and made in a hurry while the children were cycling in the park with Mr T?
I only had a totally too-small zip, so was a bit of a struggle to put the cushion insert in… In fact, the cheap cushions I had from the usual Swedish store were a bit too small, so I managed to force two in there. With a bit of intensive massage and pummeling, it just about passes, although it remains rather lumpy… Thanks to the wonderful Miss G at the last Patchwork in the Peaks retreat for showing me how to insert zips! I am hooked. Never mind if it really isn’t at all the right colour! We’ll call it “contrasting”, right? Mr T will deliver it later tonight, and catch the Hockey match on their telly — The Swiss players, amazingly, aren’t doing too bad in some world competition. Although I don’t understand much of the rules, watching hockey brings back fond memories of living in Vancouver for both of us.
I am no fan of television usually, to the extent that we don’t have one, but a link on another blog sent me last night to the Great British Sewing Bee on Youtube. I watched one episode much too late last night, when quilting the pink squares quilt was getting boring: totally addictive! I realise how technically easy sewing straight lines on quilts compared to making tailored clothes.
Time to take the kids to bed now. Happy sewing! JJ