I spent a good part of the morning trying a new ( to me ) technique. Joining as you go... I know Lucy at Attic 24 has one but I found this one at My Rose Valley and there was something about it that seemed to make it easier for me to follow..I haven't analysed each one so have no idea exactly what that might be but instinctively - and I do usually listen to that :) - I was drawn to the rose valley one :)
Easy peasy lemon squeezy :)) Can't believe this is the first time I have tried it! I did get a little tangled to begin with and have only done 3 in a row but think it will be easy enough to follow it through onto the next row. I frogged these back after doing them as I have decided small squares will look better.
As I was making the cushion cover the centre row's started to twist. I then remembered Bunny Mummy's tutorial and began to do it that way..However the middle was bugging me sooo much that I couldn't carry on with it like that and decided to block it to straighten it out..So i set it out last night and left it to dry. I then tweaked it a little this morning to ensure it was straight, sprayed it and left it. As I couldn't get on with that I decided to start the back....I like to make the back and front different. I use the same colours but in a different combination - two cushion's for the price of one depending on your mood :)
Alan came home and we sat together in the Sun room having a cuppa.
Every day I thank god we made the decision - when Milly was about two - to add this room on and make the kitchen, dining room and sun room all open plan. It was a big step and at that time involved changing the mortgage and some financial juggling that caused us a few sleepless night's. However the joy we have had in using this room over the resulting twelve year's means that it has paid for itself a million time's over..
This was our view this afternoon as the light faded...
I had roasted some tomatoes with a garlic bulb on Sunday and kept them in the fridge to make an easy tea tonight. Spicy tomato soup and quesadilla... Some courgette and pepper's sweated off slowly with some onion in olive oil. Cheese and sweet chilli sauce on the tortilla add veg and cheese, then heat both sides in a frying pan ( I do the 'inside's' of the tortilla's in the pan first before adding the filling to make it nice and crispy) .
Don't do what I did though and get distracted by Strictly it takes two! One side of it was decidedly 'well done'. Luckily just this side of edible though and it didn't detract from the taste :)