I love the paper Mum chose, and it was lovely to put up - tough but flexible, and with a very short pattern match, which meant little wastage. I'm glad she didn't choose anything too bedroom-y as it's a sitting room for her, as well as for sleeping.
This was the status quo yesterday lunchtime, and I finished it this afternoon. Now I just have to put the border around (pics when finished).
Having been without a craft room for far too long, I've been having withdrawal symptoms and got the trusty machine out last week. I did this needlework
donkeys' years ago a while ago, but couldn't decide how to finish it off. Having had a quote of £35 to put in a box frame, I made a cushion with it (£0!! - much more my price!) It will look good on the bed in what will be the guest/craft room, once Mum moves downstairs.
In the absence of a cushion pad, I cut down an old pillow by sewing two seams across and cutting between, to stop feathers flying everywhere.
It has a pillow case opening, finished with three buttons.
Making the most of the wonderful weather we've been enjoying the past few days, I splashed out on new veggie seeds that will go into pots in the greenhouse, later this week.
All this excitement proved too much for my two old ladies, and I thought of taking bets on who would fall off the perch first. Fortunately, they both woke before any accidents happened.
I hope you're having a good week, and look forward to seeing you over at Julia's here. Meantime, I'm off to run a bath to deal with the aching back! Love to all xx