So, here it is...my Holly Hobbie cushion cover, made with help from my mum, to whom I owe so much for teaching me how to knit, sew, crochet and create! Oh how I loved Holly Hobbie...and I have to admit that I do still love this cushion cover, despite some rather bad stitching and its gentle padding with old tights (used as stuffing in so many of my childhood creations!).
I remembered the cushion cover, but had not remembered that the fabric I had used was that which I am now using to make these!
I have a received a gorgeous basket of flowers...not from my Valentine, but as a 'thank you' from my lovely neighbour B. They are so pretty...
and are arranged in this very useful, floral fabric-lined basket!
I have the house to myself today, which might not seem a romantic way to spend Valentine's Day. However, hubby is out rugbying with our son and I shall spend the day pottering, sewing and crocheting, so we are both doing things that we love to do! Everyone will return home this evening and my day's pottering will be undone once more...piles of muddy washing will be deposited by the machine, the hall will be re-cluttered with shoes and kit, and the house will once more be filled with the voices of those that I love..no doubt enquiring what there is to eat! The romance of family life - I love it!
In the meantime, before I potter, I think it's time for coffee and cake!