Thursday, 25 February 2010

pillow talk

Don't ask me why, but I've had a sudden urge to make cushions.   It's perhaps from guilt at smuggling away all the bits of fabric that fill every trunk, hamper and chest of drawers.    Of course, I blame my dad for the hoarding gene, he can't throw away anything!  Well, you never know when you might need a 1970's street map of Nicosia, and those bits of bakelite tubing might come in handy as napkin rings one day.   And he's never forgiven me for chucking out a 20 year old (opened) bottle of Creme de Menthe when he moved house.    I have a forlorn hope that I don't turn into the old lady he knew who had a tin labelled  "bits of string too short to use". 
Half an embroidered crinoline lady tray-cloth.
recently thrifted Nina Campbell

thrifted toile de jouy and hand-made tassels

yet more thrifted fabric and a strip of another embroidered tray cloth - they are hills and trees, aren't they?

I need to make some apologies and offer some thanks here.   I'm constantly having trouble accessing other people's blogs from my laptop.   Sometimes I can't get further than 'signing in' to my own blog before the system seizes up and then it's a right waste-of-time rigmarole getting back in.   That, sadly, means that I very often can't leave comments on your blogs and I owe much thanks to two kind ladies who gave me a Sunshine Blog Award.   I wish I knew why I'm having this trouble - I expect some techie wizz would know straight away.   Unfortunately, I didn't inherit any of those genes!  

9 comments:

Gina said...

Such beautiful cushions Chrissie!

Anonymous said...

Lurve the cushions so much - my favourite has to be the hills and trees! Can I own it please - pretty please?
Anne

Menopausal musing said...

Absolutely beautiful cushions....... My favourite is the one with the Nina Campbell fabric.

ger said...

My favourite is the Nina Campbell (have to confess to not knowing who this might be, though...) one, too - it looks restful + refreshing...

Uta said...

wow wow wow love the cushions!!!

Amelia said...

oooh - you should see the amount of fabric I'm hoarding! These are lovely.

Amelia.x

Pomona said...

The cushions are wonderful, and thank you for your lovely comment on my blog - I feel quite honoured to be compared to Country Living, and hope that I can live up to your praise! The tech problems might be your browser - if you use the most up to date version of Firefox it might help (just go to Firefox website and download it). But my old Mac has such an old operating system that it is unsupported even by Firefox, so I do have similar problems with commenting on that. Or your broadband is slow that can cause a problem - the closer you can plug in the router to the BT master socket the better, as old wiring in the house can slow it down.

Pomona x

Ange said...

I'm a fabric hoarder too... Only I haven't inherited your talent for sewing either!! However - I will become the old lady who keeps bits of string too short to use so you need no longer live in fear ;-)

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

Love the cushions. My favourite is the dark denim blue and white

Have a lovely week ...

ps. love that row of felted pebbles too