Sunday, August 22, 2010
Just a fast post to show you that I finally finished the pillow that sat in a drawer for a few years. I showed the needlepoint canvas a couple of months ago and when Sue & I went fabric shopping for her bathroom I found this trim. I used some no wale royal blue cordouroy for the backing and because the pillow is really not very big I decided the fringe should be larger then just a 1" fringe. I found this and because it went well with the blue in the flag I grabbed it without really looking at it too well.
When I got it home I saw it was not meant to be finished inside the pillow edge but had to be sewn on the outside. I made and finished the pillow then sat and hand sewed it all around. I am going to take it to Florida and put it on the sofa in Harv's den if it looks good there. Otherwise who knows. Maybe one of the grandsons might like it. At least it is another UFO finished. Still have many more.
It was hard to get a good pic of the fringe because it is so floppy. Why a Great Britain flag pillow? I have always loved England - not necesarily London but the beautiful countryside and my Mother was born there near Birmingham. My husband would give you another reason for me to go there. The potteries in what he says is the ugliest part of England but where else do you find Wedgewood, Royal Doulton and all my other favorites.
He used to gripe but always took me there - good guy.
Why oh why do the pictures turn. 1 turned - 2 ok. There has to be an answer for this.