Next Sunday afternoon we are hosting a graduation party for our DD. I have known we would do this for months, and have had the date set for at least 6 weeks. However, I find myself madly stitching porch cushions and accessories in preparation for this event. I have truly mastered procrastination.
Today I had a list of 6 items on my list.
1. foam cushion #1
2. foam cushion #2
3. foam cushion #3
4. hem tablecloth
5. pillow #1
6. pillow #2
Here is the foam for items 1-3 on my list. The small one in front is for a wicker chair; the middle one is for a matching wicker settee. The large one is for a wooden garden bench.
I used an electric carving knife to cut the pieces to the correct size. Then I got busy tracing out the fabric to fit. Sewed them up and just have the hand-stitching to do. Closing the back openings. That foam is tough to work with, and I am glad that I have this job (nearly) behind me. I will have pictures when the stitching is completed.
I'm really excited about item #4 on my list. This is one awesome tablecloth!
I have the business card from this vendor. The store is French Connections located in Pittsboro, NC. Their website will show you lots of the pretty stuff!
And all I bought was the tablecloth that drew me into the booth in the first place. I so hoped it would fit this porch table - and look!! It does, to a T!
Item #5 on my list is this pillow. The fabric is called Provence by Timeless Treasures. I've had it for quite awhile, and decided (with the helpful input of Sharon) that it would work better as a whole cloth pillow rather than a pieced one. I think "Provence" looks right at home on my porch!
Item # 6 is a pieced pillow, but it is for the family room, not the porch. I will have a picture of it later, too. I had some leftover 5-inch squares from a charm pack that worked with my family room colors, so I stitched them up. Pictures forthcoming.
So, my day has been productive. I really needed to get this stuff done, and while I sorta' waited until the last minute, I've got it under control now. Thankfully!
Six items on my list. All were dealt with; 2 were finished; 3 need openings whipstitched openings; the final one is a pillow top that needs a backing cut and a pillow form purchased. Not a bad day's work.