Sunday, 2 December 2012

A present for my best friend

It's my best friends birthday tomorrow and I am visiting her for the day. She moved to Worthing 3 years ago, but we still see each other regularly.
 
Each year I make her something for her birthday. This year it's this cushion.
It looks a bit white as the photo was taken with flash so the true colours are slightly darker.
This is the back with the zip through the middle.
I have really got the sewing bug and this applique work is all machined on! I go to a sewing class on saturday mornings and the other ladies asked how I did it and my answer?  'Slowly!!' My machine has 70 odd different stitches and this was a blanket stitch made smaller and flipped for each side of the letters and flower stems. It is a work of heART! I hope she'll like it. She has a cane settee and matching chairs with green seat cushions so this should match it.
And I loved making it, I have started another one for me!
It's from a book called Garden Song by Nancy Halvorsen from her Art to Heart series.
I can't stop sewing!!

Happy crafting all and I hope you're looking forward to Christmas just like me!

Chris xx

10 comments:

stitcheranon said...

Beautiful..it is just perfect.

Leslie: said...

Oh, this is just beautiful, Chris! I really hope she likes it, too. But how could she not? :D

Giovanna said...

What a sweet cushion! Your friend will treasure it, it's such a lovely and thoughtful gift.

Sue said...

That's beautiful Chris, makes me want to get my sewing machine out but too much to do at the moment....
maybe next year...x

Carol said...

A handmade gift means so much knowing the time and love it contains. I'm sure your friend will treasure it.
Looks a lovely book.
Carol xx

Jay said...

It's a beautiful cushion Chris, I'm sure your friend will love it. x

Caz said...

Lovely cushion,,, must try and put a zip in my next cushion.

Fiona said...

I'm sure your friend will love your beautiful cushion. Hope you have a lovely day together.

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Melanie said...

I think it's PRECIOUS. :)