Early last year I took part in the New York Beauty Quilt along, where I was responsible for walking people through this little beauty:

And then it sat.  And sat.  And sat.  I knew I wanted to make it into a cushion, but I was having a total dither over what the background/backing fabric should be.  I finally found some, and ordered it from the Oakshott site couple of weeks ago, but when it came, it was more turquoisey than I’d thought it would be and I had a bit of a wibble last week.  You all are far wiser than me though, and in fact the comment that finally did it for me was this one:

Quick sharp intake of breath?  I am obviously, entirely inadvertently, a genius ;o)

And here it is, in all it’s glory, even with a covered zip on the back rather than my usual envelope back…


The postie rather generously brought me some happy mail as well this week.

1st a cute wee keychain from Hadley, which I would have got in person had I made it to the last Brit Bee get together (not that I’m still sulking or anything)

And then the Umbrella Prints Trimmings packs for this year’s competition.  To be honest I’m not sure I’ll enter the competition this year, but I do have some ideas for what I want to do with some of them.

Hope you’re all having a great easter and haven’t got too sick on eggs!