Wednesday, 27 March 2013

A nice way to spend a Monday

Well Monday was a different day, my Sister Maggie is a lace maker and has a lace pillow, one of several, but this is a favorit with a roller  cushion in the centre.  Now this is apparently being worked on with some blackwork and she has another piece of lace to make with a deadline for August for a wedding.  So the conundrum was what to do then ping she asked Rob to make the wooden section of the roller so we could then endeavour to make a new cushion around this.  Well Rob rose to the occasion and after several phone calls to ensure precise measurements - bearing in mind she lives in London and this was being made in our shed in Peterborough!  The bones of the cushion were made.
Well my next task was to get the fabric, so obviously this came from Art and Stitch, good old moda bella classics!  I cut this to size and hemmed all the way round and went and bought the pet bedding ready for stuffing.  maggie arrived early monday and we glued the fabric to the wooden roller then used the staple gun to ensure it will never shift!  Stuffed frantically and hey presto below is the finished roller.  Not bad eh.  The lovely trimming she purchased in Peru on her last trip there.

Well it wouldn't have been such a good day without a visit from Caroline and young Leo.  Caroline has now decided to become a stay at home Mum (which she is absolutely enjoying) and is with the help of Mum in law Pam teaching herself to crochet and here is the little bunny she made for Leo.
We all went out for lunch and had a great day.  So Rob and I are looking forward to seeing the lace roller in action and the lace she produces on it.

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