I’ll admit that I am often caught up in the excitement of new projects at the expense of finished or nearly finished work. So while not actually making any type of new year’s resolution (not my type of thing) I have been making a conscious effort to finish off projects which are nearly complete but stored on a shelf, waiting to be made into something or otherwise employed.
My first successfully finished item of this year is this pillow made from a piece of botanical embroidery I posted last November.
Quite honestly, I did not love sewing this piece. I was in over my head with trying to set the embroidered linen into the surrounding fabric. Not a quilter, I had to work hard to make the angles and corners work out. (If I had included myself in this photo, you would see the crazed look that was in my eye at that point.)
I can thank this extremely thorough tutorial on making welting for the relative ease with which I accomplished that part of the project. (I always knew to make welting on the bias, but now I know why!)
Overall, the experience confirmed the troubled relationship I have with my sewing machine, but I am thilled to have it finished, off the shelf and sitting primly on a chair.
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In my fantasy world, I have a ‘finishing fairy’ who comes along and does all the sewing – so I’m extremely impressed that you’ve done this! And I still adore that gorgeous green.
Thanks, Anny. I could definitelyuse a finishing fairy!
lovely! it would be so pretty in my light green bedroom. too bad you don’t sell on etsy!
Thanks, Kate! I’ll be on etsy eventually! But don’t expect anything like this – I am not a good enough seamstress! It took me way too many hours to make it feasible. But it does make me appreciate those who can sew well enough to make it worth their while!
what a beautiful embroidery! I think you did a great job sewing it into a cushion