Hello!!! This is a little bit strange day – on the other hand festive days have passed but still today here all the shops are today closed and it’s very quiet around.
My nose is running so I have good reason to spend my day with knitting and perhaps composing some blocks for the next quilt…last summer I started to make joyful pinwheeles and now I found what to do with them…but more about them some other time…
In the morning we had wonderful and warm sunshine!!! I was out brushing the dogs and took photos to show you my new cushion! I’m really happy how it looks. I named this cushion “Finn Forest”. I don’t make very often cushions and usually I make them simple and easy to wash because I let my furry friends to sleep on the sofa.
As you know I’m making ‘The Finnish Forest’ quilt just for myself (no dogs allowed to use it) and while stitching that I was thinking how nice it would be with a similar cushion. I thought that it’s time to make something different and perhaps even learn something…
…I was lucky to have a suitable zipper and I put it behind. Also I made ‘a frame’ to go around and give some form to the cushion.
Those qute clouds and bushes were new experiment…I like them a lot…they are quite nice and funny!
Would you like to see how big this pelargonia is? Last summer one pelargonia was growing up with the olive tree and it was about 2,5 meter high! Not very strong of course and the olive tree was holding it up…but still…I didn’t know they can clime so up!
Now this pelargonia doesn’t have many flowers like in spring when it’s full of them!
I would like to tell you about two lovely blogs…perhaps you know Leona and Fiona, but if not, you should visit them!
Fiona has wonderful blog Hand made by Fiona with so lovely crafts! From Fiona I learnt about the www.bighugelabs.com which is a place to make great things with your photos! For example those photo-mosaics you have seen in some blogs, your own calender and many other things!
Leona’s Quilting Adventure was new for me…full of beautiful patchworks, quilts and lovely fabrics! And if you would like to have some….there is a great GIVEAWAY! It’s till 7.1.2011!
This year we didn’t change many gifts. Nero has a new girlfriend in Finland and he wanted to send her something. So we thought we could make something together…
Nero was helping with the materials and I did the felting, some stitching, frame…
And this is how it became…we heard that “Ronja’ was smelling so much the packet!
Nero: “You know what…Ronja (she is a beautigul Leonberg) sent also to me a Christmas present!!!…but the stupid postman has lost it…I’m so sad!!!….what can I do…I go to sleep with my dear ball and dream about Ronja!!!”
This was ‘Nero’s post’ for today…now we shall come to visit you!
Lovely cushion Teje and what a lovely present Nero sent to his girlfriend! I am amazed how tall your geranium grow, mine are usually just annuals and after this cold weather I am most unlikely to see any come back this year! enjoy your sunshine, Jane x
Hello Benta! Sorry I haven’t answered earlier. I have made the felting with water and there is no base. The finished felt picture I have stitched on the fabric to put it on the frame. The hearts and decorate balls in the Cristmas tree are needle felted. Enjoy your felting!
Hi Teje…so sorry you have a cold, miss b said she had one too yesterday…she thinks she got it on the plane. I love your finished cushion…the added bushes and clouds really make it beautiful, what a great idea…I may steal it off you to use one day…if you don’t mind? Poor Nero…I hope they find his present…and after making such a beautiful one himself..with your help of course…for his girlfriend..so sad😦
Keep yourself warm and cosy and fight off that cold so you will feel better very soon!
Hello Carol! Thank you so much for your sweet words! I would be very happy if you like to use that idea with tiny scraps! I think that’s the wonderful thing to share ideas! Often you catch a cold in the plane…mine is from our cousin… Xxx Teje
Hello Teje I love your Finn Forest cushion, it’s really gorgeous! Such a lovely mixture of patchwork, applique and stitching. Nero did very well with his crafting – such a lovely big felty paw print! The pelargonium is amazing – how wonderful to be able to grow them so large and beautiful! Hope your cold will soon be gone and you feel fine again. Helen x
Hello Teje and Nero! The Finn Forest cushion is beautiful Teje. You are so clever. The picture is also gorgeous. What a clever boy you are Nero. Its a very special gift. Hope your cold is soon better. Ros and Oscar
Voi harmi kun paketti on hävinnyt. Elättelin vielä toiveita, että se palautuisi edes minulle jos ei tule perille. Oli siinä kuitenkin lähettäjänkin tiedot. No ehkä joku on katsonut tarvitsevansa sitä itse. Tälläistä se aina välillä on… Ehkäpä olisi pitänyt pakata se ihan tavalliseen valkoiseen kirjekuoreen niin ei olisi näyttänyt liian kiinnostavalta.
Täällä on pakkanen lauhtunut mutta lunta on tullut kovasti lisää. Viime yönä satoi 8cm ja nyt illasta alkoi sade uudelleen. Vähempikin riittäisi. Metsässäkin lunta on jo Ronjaa mahaan saakka.
oikein paljon rapsutuksia koirille ja Nerolle pusu Ronjalta🙂
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