Thursday, 5 April 2012

Happy Easter!

Just one final update..

Happy Easter to you all!

Hope you all have a lovely and relaxing time whatever you decide to do! :)

Patchwork Hexagon Cushion

Ooh, two blogs in one day.. whatever next!

I finally did something with the patchwork hexagons that I started a few months ago..
Originally I planned to make a quilt for our bed with them..but when I figured out how many I would actually need to make a full size seemed a bit daunting really. And I decided for my quilt, I would need hexagons that are quite a bit bigger.

So, I pondered over what to do with them.. maybe make a small child's quilt like I did with this one..
(actually upside down, and I've finished the binding now)

Or maybe some pin cushions? But then, I decided, I'll make a cushion cover.
So, that's what I did, and here it is..

What do you think? Is it too busy? Or is it okay? I'm quite happy with it anyway. I really enjoyed sitting and hand sewing all the hexagons together whilst watching interesting television.

The cushion isn't the same on the back, it just has a lovely pink fabric which has pretty roses on it. Not sure if you can see it in this photo..

The only thing I plan on changing, is putting a little bit of velcro on the back, to secure the opening a little bit more. 

I'm really rather pleased with it :) Now I'm just debating whether to send it to "Next Door" for sale, or keep it for my bed... I suppose I could always make another one for my bed to match my quilt when I get around to that.

Has anyone ever done a patchwork hexagon quilt? How long did it take you? I'd be very interested to have a look if any of you would like to share :)

Garden Update

So after my last post.. my Garden area has improved a little bit more :)

We finally have a washing line now! I cannot express how happy having a washing line has made me.. haha. I've lived in this flat for 6 years now, and my lovely boyfriend finally put one up.
Watching washing blowing in the breeze..and drying in the sunshine.. it's relaxing somehow.
And I don't know, somehow the washing just feels different, and so much better when it has been blown and sun dried. And smells better too. So yes, a washing line has made me very happy.

Although yesterday I didn't get any washing done at all, as it was pouring down with rain and windy as anything all day. Very refreshing though. And then I was back at work today.. and it was sunshine. All day. Typical!

Just a quick photograph of my garden - before the windstorm yesterday anyway..

I have some sweet peas growing in the middle, which all got blown over yesterday, so I'm hoping I can save those and that they aren't destroyed. 
There is some lavender on the far left, and I have another pot waiting to go out. And I just adore my little hedgehog.

Anyway, a big improvement so far I think :)