Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Still Yawning Along

I'm sure no one wants to see yet another W.I.P. on the zig-zag cushion cover ... least of all ME!  But having never made one of these little beauties before, I was quite unaware of the amount of time and work involved.  The stitching has taken hours and hours to complete, but now the strips, after a fair bit of squabbling from the yellow(!), are all happily united as one, and I can move to the next step of stitching up the sides and weaving in ends ... oh joy!

 
I ended up knitting two more half strips in yellow, now sewn along the side edges.  I figured the points from the zig-zags would just get squashed over in the end anyways, and this will look neater and also be quicker (I hope!) to stitch up! 
 
My book this week is a Bruno novel, "Black Diamond" by Martin Walker ... again a Christmas gift from my husband.  I've not read these Bruno novels before, but I'm enjoying it so far.  A mystery for the Chief of Police (Bruno) to solve in the French village of Saint-Denis.  The front of the book claims this is "A luscious rural French caper", which sounds good to me!  Wine anyone?
 
Joining up with Ginny at Small Things for the Yarn Along.
 
 
Thanks for stopping by!
 
Wendy
 
Mom's Virginia Bluebells :)

 

38 comments:

  1. Love the colors, they work so well together.

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    1. Thank you Emma, I'm very happy with the colours too :)

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  2. Almost fnished! I think it will be worth the effort, because it looks great ;-)

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  3. I love this pillow-very cool technique

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  4. Oh it is going to be a very pretty pillow. It is actually perfect for that chair! Love the bluebells too!

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    1. I thought it looked pretty good on that chair too ... maybe I'll have to make another one! Glad you liked the bluebells, I was doing some fancy contortions to get underneath the flowers to get that shot (neighbours probably loved that!) ;)

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    2. I think you should make another pillow for the chair. It is tres chic!

      I just read your tribute to your mom and it was very beautiful. I hope you are having a lovely Mother's Day with your beautiful children.

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  5. Hi Wendy, it is coming along very nicely, I do love the ripple effect; and you knit beautifully.
    -Gaia

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  6. The bluebells are just so happy and beautiful! And I so enjoy seeing your progress...it is awesome!!! I hope that you have a wonderful mother's day!

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    1. I thought I'd just sneak that little bluebell shot in there ;)

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  7. I'll never tire of seeing your zingy zigzags Wendy - just love those colours and its looking really cool - not far to go now!
    Your mums bluebells are such a beautiful colour.
    Ali x

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    1. I'm glad you're not tired of it yet because I'll have to show it FINISHED in one more post!

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  8. Looks like you're going to have a comfy place to sit when you're done!

    Cold here today ... wine's out, I'm on the coffee and chocs ;)

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    1. Coffee & chocolates might be in order here today ... cooled down considerably this a.m.

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  9. Your cushion cover is looking beautiful! amazing how those thin strips come together and look fabulous! I have a bunch of fiddly pieces I need to sew into a fox! I hope the results are just as good as the cushion!

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    1. Thanks Heather ... I've not done much sewing of knitted pieces together, and finding it very fiddly indeed!

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  10. It's coming along lovely Wendy, I think you are very brave to tackle something that has so many ends to weave and so much stitching to do, it's going to be so beautiful when it's done :)

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    1. It's getting there Linda ... won't be trying one of these again anytime soon though ;)

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  11. Beautiful work, Wendy, and it's nice that you share how the progress is coming along, I like that :) The cushion cover is looking lovely so far, and the colours are very pretty.

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    1. I have nothing else to blog about! This cushion is taking all my spare time (which is limited).

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  12. I wish I had time to do more projects, but alas I will just drool over yours.

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    1. I know how you feel, it's hard to fit projects into spare time ... lots of other things are going by the wayside (like yard work!)

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  13. Coming along so very nicely Wendy! Your daughter will be thrilled I'm sure :) Have a great weekend xxx

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    1. Thanks Hazel, she's liking it so far. Happy weekend to you too!

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  14. ~ It's looking 'fabby', Wendy! A lovely gift...From the heart! LOVE your dear, Mums, Blue bells....Wishing you a Friday full of creativity....~ Love Maria x

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    1. Thank you Maria :) Have a wonderful weekend!

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  15. I actually DO want to see your cushion cover updates Wendy! I love this design. :)

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    1. Exactly the kind word I need to hear to get this thing finished, thanks Jo ;)

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  16. ~ A beautiful tribute to your lovely, Mum....I am thinking of you today, Wendy....~ You have got to have loved and lost to know, my friend...~ with kindest thoughts....Maria x

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  17. It's looking fab, can't wait to see it finished. Beautiful tribute to your mom too xxx

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  18. Oh Wendy, I've just read your post about your lovely Mum, I have tears rolling down my face ... It's so beautiful and your love for her shines through ... What a beautiful lady, wonderful mother and much loved grandmother, Mother's Day is a very bittersweet celebration, isn't it?

    Thank you for sharing with us Wendy, and hope you've been treated well today, you truly deserve it!

    Love Claire xxxx
    PS for some strange reason there was nowhere to leave a comment on the post, that's why I've comet this one! Xx

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  19. What an absolutely beautiful tribute to your mother!
    Even through photos, she radiates warmth, love and a maybe a little spunkiness in her smile
    Thank you for sharing such a lovely post about such a lovely woman-
    All the best,
    Christina

    I couldn't find a comment section either- so I scrolled down- love your colorful seat cushion too

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  20. Your cushion is looking gorgeous! Really, it is quite stunning.

    And you have me in tears as well after reading the beautiful post about your beautiful mother.

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