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Sunday, July 17, 2011

"Friendship"

Hello,

I hope you are having a wonderful weekend. A beautiful sunny Sunday here at Kainga. Over the last few days I have completed a bolster cushion.


I have had the pattern for sometime now and the other day I received a bundle of DMC threads and decided to use one of them in this project. The stitchery design was stitched in colour number 3722. The main part of the cushion was supposed to be backed with some lightweight pellon. I didn't have a piece big enough and it was a rainy day and I didn't want to venture outside to the shops so I had a look in my sewing room for something else that I could use. I found some heavyweight interfacing which I think actually works better because it holds the cushion/bolster shape so much better.


Of course I had to add some ric-rac to the project as well. I also used the ric-rac to tie the ends of the bolster. I put in a size bigger cushion than required because this is what I found in my linen cupboard. The pattern is by Sally Giblin. With all her patterns there is always a extra stitchery design as a bonus which is fantastic.

Happy days.
Bev C

22 comments:

Cheryll said...

The cushion is great. Love the words of wisdom!

Jeanette said...

Beautiful Bev. Love the words of the stitchery. Happy Stitching,

Sue said...

Great bolster Bev. When I was working with soft furnishings I was taught to always use an insert one size too big for luxurious fullness.

shez said...

Lovely Bev i also love the wording,well done

Celia said...

Very lovely project.

marina said...

what a lovely cushion. A very sweet sentiment too.
Ric rac always adds a great touch.

Jenny said...

Beautiful as always Bev! I love bolsters, they are so fun to make! Hope you are enjoying your weekend with your daughter!
hugs
Jen xo

Chookyblue...... said...

gorgeous...........I love Sally's designs........I have a few I must trace some off.........

Fiona@BubzRugz said...

Lovely cushion Bev.... and of course the stitchery looks fantastic...
Hugz

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

I wondered if it was a Sally Giblin design Bev...hers seem to have that look about them...Love the cushion and how good is it to find something else to use and see that it's even better...Well done...Dzintra

Karen said...

Lovely work. This is a great stitchery. Your cushion looks wonderful.

Terriaw said...

What a wonderful sweet sentiment! I love that it's recorded on such a cool cushion too. Love that round bolster shape. Cute project!

Notjustnat said...

Cute pillow. I'm glad your weather is nice for you. We had a lovely Saturday and I even went out to the garden to pruned my roses. Today it's not so nice - Have a good week - Nat

Maria said...

What a lovely verse you stitched on the beautiful bolster Bev.

Bobbie Lynn said...

Hello Bev,
Good to hear that you are have some nice weather. Here in So. California we are having some amazing weather too. Then for this week we are back to hot and humid.
Just love the bolster pillow and what a lovely sentiment. Very vintage looking.
Happy Sunday to you too. Have a good week.

Astrid said...

Lovely cushion! I love ric-rac's too, they look great as trim.
Have a wonderful week!

Lynda said...

The cushion looks great Bev - a larger size cushion insert always works well - makes the cushion nice and plump.

Melody said...

Beautiful work, Bev. This is gorgeous and such true sentiments too.

Simone de Klerk said...

Beautiful!

rosie said...

The bolster cushion is absolutely gorgeous Bev.. lovely words, beautiful stitching..xxx

73mw said...

Absolutely lovely Bev and so very true - I love your jumbo rick rac addition too.

Sally said...

Hi Bev,
Glad you're happy with the finished bolster. Looks great !!
Email me your postal address and I'll send you one of my new patterns. Keep up the good work.
Sally Giblin,
The Rivendale Collection.
sally@therivendalecollection.com.au