Sunday, 6 April 2014

A present for Molly

Another finish! And this one has been a looong time coming! I started a piece of cross stitch for Molly, ooh, 2 1/2 years ago! It became clear, not long after I started it, that I didn't like it very much. The chart was one of those ones without very clear symbols, one colour was 6 and another was 6 on it's side - bleurgh!! Even enlarged on the photocopier it was hard work to follow.

So, I would pick it up and stitch half a sheep, and then stuff it back behind the sofa for a few months. I kept putting it on my things-I-must-finish lists, but that didn't seem to motivate me!! And then, as so often happens, I just decided, just felt like stitching it, just got on with it. And in no time at all, it was finished! Phew!!
It was originally going to go on her bedroom door, but in that last round of stitching we talked about turning it into a cushion instead. Molly loves cushions and been asking me to make some for her room, so this seemed like a good solution.

I picked out some pretty fabrics to go with the colours of the stitching and whizzed up a cushion front.                                                                                                                             

And a very simple cushion back, look - more sheep!!
And check out my hidden zip!!!! Pretty pleased with that I have to say!!
It was beautifully pressed and looked much neater than this. But I gave it to Molly when the light was bad and I didn't get to take photos straight away. So this is it now, having been slept on for a few nights! At least it shows that she loves it!

Her yellow hexie quilt is looking pretty well loved too - that girl does love a quilt!!



  1. Fabulous, and far better as a used cushion that as a dusty picture. I love the fabrics you found to make it up too. Only 2 1/2 years, that's not long ;) It took me 16+ years to make youngest's baby quilt...she had it for her 16th, I started it when her elder sister was 6 weeks old.

  2. Well done on finishing it, it looks grand on that cushion. My longest WIP was over 20 years so you are doing well. Have you got another x-stitch ready and waiting?
    S xx


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