Because of the Project That Ate The Entire Universe, I haven’t made as much progress on my mom’s Mother’s Day gift as I’d have liked by now, but I have managed to stitch a few diamonds in place here and there. These rounds get loooooong as you go along, so progress seems so slow now. It took a whole evening just to make the diamonds, then another to sew half of the current round together.
On the other hand, I’m getting quicker at stitching them in and, for the first time in my life, I’m managing to use a thimble effectively. Usually they just make me hold my hand all awkwardly, so I end up taking it off and just repeatedly stab my finger in the same place until there’s a tiny, extremely painful hole. Me and my thimble are, like, totally BFFs now.
I’m so happy with how it’s coming together – after this Plume round, I’ll have to measure up and see if I need another full round after that. If not, I’ll just start building on the four corners to create a square that can be trimmed to make the cushion front. Either way, the grassy green in the top photo will come after the Plume round.
Also, I found this amazing vintage sewing box at a local Handmade & Vintage Fair over the weekend for £5! It’s gorgeous and I love it to pieces. I, stupidly, waffled over it for a bit, but my lovely knitter friends didn’t let me walk away from it. It’s actually the perfect thing that I forgot I needed. These cushion covers will be a relatively short-term project (famous last words), but it will take me years to make a whole Grandmother’s Flower Garden quilt.
Now I’ve got a place I can keep it all together, all tidy and pretty!