Tuesday, 15 February 2011

A little indulgence never hurt anybody....

Hello! I do hope you all enjoyed your Valentines. I've seen some lovely going's on blog wise....all hearty and cute! Not having a 'significant other' to woo me with chocolates and flowers (yes I did just say woo), Valentines day nearly slipped by unnoticed in my house this year. Even the children (who normally come home from school with gluey glitter hearts) came home empty handed - apparently they are too old for all that fun stuff at school now.

Well what's a girl to do?!

Treat herself of course! Sooooo I indulged in a little wine and a little online shopping....

Just because.

I also settled down to watch Bedlam on the old brain numbing box last night. Have any of you UKers seen it? My god it gives me the heebie-geebies! I'm not good with horror. I slept with my light on until I was 15 after watching Poltergeist and IT as a kid (no my parents didn't know I was watching them!) I really shouldn't do it to myself. You know most people hide behind cushions when they know a scary part is coming up in a film? Well I've found a new way of hiding (and it doesn't make you look like such a scaredy cat!) ......make your own cushion and become totally engrossed in getting those stitches right just when you know something is going to jump out!

Ta-Dahhhhhhhh! As promised for daughter number one - a pink and purpley cushion. This one is made up from  nine blocks using Jan Eatons 200 Blocks book (block number 3 called Target Practice.) The back is just striped trebles (ds in US terms) and took foooorrrreeeevvvvveeeeerrrrrr. Or so it seemed! (and I just realised I didn't get a photo of the back so you'll just have to take my word for it!)  I can quite see the benefits of using fabric for the back of cushions and believe me, if I'd had any - I would've used it!

So two down and one to go. Although daughter number 2 has asked for a white and teal cushion. Guess what? I have no white and teal in my over flowing basket. Every other colour under the rainbow but no white and teal. So unless I can persuade her into another colour, I shall be taking a trip to my LYS pretty soon. Oh poor, poor me! ;-)

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Clara said...

The cushion is beautiful.

Rachel B said...

That yarn looks awesome :D I was single for Valentine's too, but my son told me that he would be my Valentine lol.

Gillian said...

Yarn sounds like the perfect Valentines gift to me Terrie...And what a yarn too!

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your cushion!!! tooooo pretty :) Square target is such a great square isn't it, I've started a blanket for my no.2 son in it.

Victoria said...

Fab coloured yarn. Look forward to see what it becomes. x

sylviesgarden said...

Hello, thank you for the lovely comment. It's great to meet you. I haven't watched Bedlam but might have a look now that you've mentioned it, I like a bit of scariness as long as it's not too gruesome.
Your cushion is gorgeous. I love the colours.

vmichelle said...

That's beautiful yarn - any plans for it? And the cushion is awesome! I'd love to make a cushion like that myself sometime soon. Thanks for commenting on my blog since it meant I got to wander over here and I find yours!