Tada! I finished off the candlewick cushion I was stitching on the weekend. As you can see, the tea washed out of it nicely. I spent six hours on Saturday creating that magnificent ruffle around it. It started well, though it took a while to tack the lace to the fabric. Then the instruction told me to zigzag a length of crochet cotton onto the ruffle in order to gather it. *sigh* I am the proud owner of my grandmother's Singer sewing machine. To zigzag stitch you have to attach this complicated looking piece of machinery instead of the regular foot and somehow, miraculously, the machine does zigzag. Provided no child has removed an essential screw from the zigzag mechanism. Soooo, I found myself hand stitching the crochet cotton onto the ruffle. It took AGES. I discovered I really do have need for a thimble, as I literally wore the skin of my finger. So after much whining and stitching the ruffle was gathered. My poor machine struggled through stitching it all together, but I coaxed and cajoled it to the end. I am extremely proud of it, aand it takes pride of place on my glider chair. Oh, and the reaon I know it took six hours? I watched the entire BBC Pride and Prejudice while I did it. Six episodes! And loved every minute of it!!
Here is my beautiful Samara modelling her brand new glasses. She's so cute!!