I had bought a bed set a while ago for our king sized bed. It included one of those 'runners' that goes across the bed towards the bottom of the quilt - but it was pretty useless as it just fell off all the time! So I dismantled it and made cushions/pillows out of it - now we can sit up in bed and watch the birds or do the crossword puzzle in comfort.
The little one at the front came with the set, the other 4 are the ones I made. They're a bit slippery though and every time I tried to take the photo the one at the front slid down!
We've been managing to do a bit of gardening here and there. Tidying up and mostly bramble clearing. It's amazing how much they grow when you're not looking at them. I did about an hour yesterday, but was completely pooped. I need to get my energy levels back up again.
I'm off to do a bit as soon as I've finished this - hopefully I'll last a bit longer today.
Well, one of my projects was the bed cushions, so I can tick that one off. Also I need to make some bigger cushions for the Sunroom settees as the ones we have are very old and flat. I could do with being able to get some cushion 'innards' really, but haven't seen any for sale in Ireland yet.
I have also embarked on trying to make a large rug for the snug floor. The theory was to weave small sections and then sew them all together. Having said that, I have just made the first one and it took ages - so watch out for photos of the completed rug in about 2013!
I have, believe it or not, already designed my next year's Christmas Cards! I was playing around with Christmas paper and bits of sweet wrappers and came up with the idea. How crazy is that? Mind you, by next Christmas I'll have forgotten both what my idea was and where I've put the prototypes!!
My Little 'Stones'
Here are the stones I have done since my last blog post. It's getting harder to remember to do them each day. To find out about this project, click on the link over on the top right hand of my blog page.
Day Seven, Jan 8th
Fairies dancing up and down the wardrobe door through a crack in the curtains. Mesmerising
Day Eight, Jan 9th
Soft rain bathes the verdant lawns. Maghera hilltop hides under a blanket of mist
I still have today's to do
Jim's still not on top form. Now he's all achy and his heart is still all over the place. Time for a trip to the doctors soon.
I hope everyone is ok out there. Thinking of the poor inhabitants of Queensland, Oz, who are suffering so much in the floods.