Making Memories!

Summer Seat

I am so happy I got my two cushions finished over the weekend,which I talked about in my last post. There was a lot of hand stitching involved, I admire anyone who makes bed quilts using this method…it must take forever.  I would do it again but I need a break from the hand sewing now for a while. My plan is to use them on my garden seat for lazy summer days. I sat out for a little while today, relaxing, doing a bit of crochet and having a nice cup of tea with a wee currant scone with strawberry jam. Looking at this picture, I just might paint a few flowers along the top rail of the seat, you can never have too many flowers!

Sitting on my seat is my garden tray, it was originally used as packaging for bathing soaps and cream. It was pine so I painted it, it’s ideal for carrying things out to the garden as it has good deep sides.

Garden Tray

Garden Tray

If you look closer you can also see my vase of flowers freshly picked from my garden. I painted the vase (which is just a jam jar) with pretty pink roses. I hate throwing things away and I’m always searching for ideas how to reuse or recycle them. I am planning on doing a few more to use for holding little tea lights and hope to hang them on those trees behind the seat. I love making a little effort to welcome the summer months, I enjoy doing it for myself but also for my daughters, hopefully they will cherish these memories and carry on the tradition. It’s also a great way to welcome family and friends and make them feel at home. I fell in love with the staging in ‘Mama Mia’ which is my all time favourite film, I suppose my style is influenced by this or perhaps this is the reason I love the film so much, because it is so my style.

Before I go, I will leave you with a close up of my cushions. I love each and everyone of those fabrics, as  I mentioned before they are from little dresses my daughters used to wear. This is great project for preserving memories, so remember to keep some of those childhood clothes. Hopefully this will inspire to make your own memory cushion.

Hand Stitched Cushion

Hand Stitched Cushion

Bye for now!

Bernadette

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4 Responses to Making Memories!

  1. Lizi's Life says:

    I adore your cushions. I remember sewing tittle hexagons together in school; it was so daunting.
    As a teenager I could not see the results! I wonder now what happened to the apron that they turned into 😀. Thank you for returning a lovely memory to me ☺️

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    • Thank you, if only we had the projects we did at school. I remember having a scrapbook full of swatches of hand sewing stitches. I have to say, I just loved sewing classes at school especially secondary school. I also remember making my uniform skirt and then wearing it to school for a time. Thankfully it didn’t fall apart at the seams!
      Bernadette

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  2. Aixie says:

    Oh my goodness, how stunning do they look on your garden bench? Wow! Such a lovely way to create a family heirloom and recycle at the same time. I love the jar too.

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