Thank you so much for stopping by today! I can’t believe that so many people have spilled stuff onto their laptops and they still survive! Coffee, coke, kittens chewing off keys…. I’m surprised at the hardiness of them!
I had a facebook message from my downstairs neighbours yesterday, saying that I’m getting a bit famous with this blog bizzo! In Tawa of all places, a lovely suburb not far from Johnsonville where I meet with my Onslow Fibrecraft Guild friends! Well, apparently one of the Onslow ladies also belongs to Tawa and it turns out she is the mother of my neighbour and recognised the connection through Raymond! So there we go! A big hello to the Tawa guild ladies! Thanks for reading! I hope we meet at some woolly carnival someday soon!
I’ve finished my latest cushion and have documented the whole process for you…. I get a lot of comments asking if I crochet the back as well… yes I do! I hope you enjoy watching the creative process unfold! This one was a bit trickier than most cushions… you’ll find out why….
So here’s the very beginning…..
I scored an op shop cushion for the filling for $3 the other day… got it home and it is HUGE!!!! I had no smaller cushions there to compare it with, and it is by far the biggest cushion I’ve ever had! A size 22 in fact! So my 16 squares that I usually make weren’t going to cut it, that’s for sure!
Once I had hooked the squares together, I made the exact same mistake Sue from the Quince Tree made last week…. oops, I put two on backwards…. will anyone notice? Probably not, but I definately will….
So off the little buggers came and were put back on the right way!
At this point I took the fuggers silk cover off the cushion, and edged the 16 sqares to make a nice straight edging… something had to be done about the size as normally I would just dc around the edge and it would be big enough… but this needed to be straight to finished the front properly….
Oh yes… and I started the back! Normally I just do a plain giant granny square, but this time I coudn’t take the boredom of working in one colour for such a huge size, so I made 9 squares in the colours I made the front pieces.
Then, last night I finished it… and I was really glad because it was huge and I was getting totally completely utterly sick of it!!!!!!
So KB and I went on a walk up Tawatawa ridge, not far from our home as it is a stunningly beautiful day, with the cushion, to take some pics just for you lovelies!!!!! XXXXXXXX you’re all so great, I just have to make that special effort! (and get some Vit. D!!!)
Beautiful from every angle, it’s a great location for a fashion shoot let alone a crochet shoot!!!!!
Oh yeah! Crochet! Here you go then!
It’s not to my usual tastes…. and sticks out like a sore thimb with our decor… but it was such a mammoth effort, I’m quite proud of it! Here’s the back side for your viewing pleasure!
And to help you see the size….
So I’m off to work now, for the next couple of days! I’ve been at the books all week and am finally coming to terms with the difference between shizoid, schizotypal, schizoaffective, schizoprogenic and schizophrenia… I’m understanding the building blocks of Mood Disorders and I’m on speaking terms with neurotransmitters and the post-synaptic gap…. 4 big sleeps to go until the big E!
I hope you had a fun visit today! Lots and lots of love to you!
From Alice and Raymond XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX