Friday, 20 July 2018

Sunflowers in the sunshine

Many years ago when I first bought a set of patio furniture after my divorce, I began to appreciate the joy of eating outside.(1988) It was plastic and the table and four chairs cost £19.99 so you can guess it was a long time ago. My son who lived with me after my divorce loved sitting outside to eat too. We never did when I was married and yet, we had very large beautiful gardens.. but once divorced I bought that cheap set of furniture, we sat outside on any and every occasion. We made do with cushions and I always thought that, when I had the money I would buy fabric and make cushions I never did, I never seemed to have the spare cash. But when I moved from that house (2001)  I bought a new set of patio furniture and I bought this fabric, yards and yards of it.. I intended to make cushions; I never did!!

New patio furniture here in Suffolk and new cushions. They are so lovely and bright.
 I thought of fussy cutting,  so that there was a sunflower bang in the middle but the 'don't waste money' in me wouldn't allow me to, so I have enough fabric to make a table cover.

 I absolutely love them. It's not been easy sewing these days, my right arm still hurts to lift it up and I do have limited movement so they have been a real labour of love. They look good although two of them have the zip flaps going up and not down, but they are still good. Do you have bright patio cushions?



Vickie said...

Wonderful Chris! I love them. Very well done. I wish we had a patio!

mamasmercantile said...

They look amazing, love the fabric. Well worth the wait. Thank you for letting me know about the One Show, I have just watched both programmes one from Harris the other from Lewis.

lazy daisy jones said...

Hi chris I love a good garden project! Yours is looking lovely...well done on using the fabric too
bestest wishes
Ashley xx

Mary - Lecoeurceltique said...

Perfect for the patio furniture - so bright and cheerful.

Sue said...

Hi Chris, I'm Sue nice to visit with you. Congrats.on your new patio set, and a job well done on the cushions. I have plans to do the same, but just can't find the time, maybe, now. ~wink~ Have a blessed day,