Sunday, October 20, 2013
The fall colours have been quite the thing here this year. I choose to think it because we have had such wonderful weather unlike other years. Usually September and October are super rainy and the leaves are just... well, a little bit coloured. This year our super dry summer was followed by more summer right into the fall. Mum asked me to make her some fall pillows. She sent a list of colours and an inspiration picture or two. I made a few string blocks and I just wasn't happy. Yesterday I stitched some long strings together for one pillow but needed another one. I started another pillow and it wasn't making me happy either so I ditched it and walked away from my sewing machine feeling like I was wasting my sewing time. Harumph. I think it was a good thing to just walk away and start fresh. This morning I grabbed a bunch of linen and heavy natural cotton scraps. I cut some strips and some squares and made something far more satisfying.
Who would think a little thing like a pillow would get me all in a sewing frump? The moral of the story is... pillows are done. And I am happy about them.