Wednesday, January 16, 2013

A Finished Project



Last October I posted the above photo, mostly for the lemon verbena tea. But you might have noticed the knitting. I was inspired by a cushion I had seen on Mia's blog. Isn't it wonderful how we can share inspiration globally through the internet?  She added her instructions later, after I began my riff on her design. 
 

Her yarn is finer, her needles smaller and that results in a nicer cushion, I think. However, I did finish mine this week. I just knit until I ran out of yarn, then made a pillow insert to fit.  I also put a zipper in the back as the ribbed section is just for show on my cushion. I didn't know when my yarn would run out! 

I love cushions on the couch - they go behind my back or under my head, they prop up a book or magazine, or my laptop. I pull them onto the floor if I'm cozying up to the fire. They add colour and can change the look of a room, too. What's not to like about cushions? Some people don't like them, and I don't care if they get tossed onto the carpet.
 

Freesias found their way into my grocery cart this week. Delicate creamy flowers. I bought one bunch, then later decided they looked a little skimpy. Alas, the freesia bouquets were not there the next time, so I brought a bunch of tulips to add to the vase. It's brightening up my front hallway.

Company's coming for the next few days, so I'll be a little scarce in blog land. Enjoy yourselves!

 

18 comments:

  1. Your cushion would add a cozy touch to any chair or sofa. I really like the ribbing and buttons. (I also went to see the pretty one you mentioned on the other blog.)

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  2. What a great little cushion. Love the added interest. Enjoy your company!

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  3. That is such an attractive cushion.
    and, oh, the freesias, I can almost smell them from here, such a lovely addition to a room.

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  4. Thanks so much Lorrie! i loved seeing your pillow today. I'm tired of knitting scarves and just took out some needles and wool this morning to inspire me. I love having an ongoing project to work on while I watch tv and have never knit a pillow before. now's a good time to start. Thanks again!

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  5. Oh that's cute! It makes a gal feel good to do a project. I see one that I copied here just to the right. Must take another look at the embroidered hearts.

    Have great fun with your company!

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  6. So pretty..lovely cushion..I love it so much x

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  7. Lovely pillow. I don't knit as it takes me so long, but seeing this I think I would like to try and just accept that I will slow. Its a great look and would love to have one.

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  8. Nice job on the pillow (cushion). Always feels good to finish a project too!

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  9. The freesias are beautiful! So is the completed pillow.

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  10. It is truly a wonderful thing how we share with one another via the internet.
    Your pillow turned out so cute. The flowers are so pretty and a welcome addition in the month of January.

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  11. A finished project is a great thing...and yours looks lovely. I, too, can find many uses for such pillows...and my husband is one who tosses them to the floor. :)
    Enjoy your guests!

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  12. Well done with that little cushion!
    I think I'll have to bring home some tulips tomorrow - they were on my mind today, and somehow the day got away from me. There's nothing like a bunch of tulips (or freesia!) at this time of year.

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  14. It's perfect to cozy up to by the fire!

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  15. Your little pillow is very sweet and a nice idea to use up some harm. I was going along with you thinking this I could do until you mentioned putting a zipper in. Full stop! You must have lined it, how else could you have zipped it? Anyway, it looks nice and you have done a good job explaining all the plusses to cushions. Enjoy your guests this weekend!

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  16. Thanks for your lovely comment. Your cushion works so well - wool is always a perfect material for cushions in the winter, as it's so cosy.

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  17. Love your knitted cushion, perfect size for the back of the neck or to rest a book on as you sit quietly reading and sipping tea.
    Fuchsias are one of my favourite flowers, I adore their subtle perfume.

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  18. I like your cushion and what a good idea to knit one. We certainly can learn so much from each other in Blogland.

    Love lots of cushions and apart from the comfort they can so make a difference to a room.

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