Sunday, August 8, 2010

My latest finish - a comfort cushion for a workmate

Finished at midnight last night - the stitching on some pale pink aida, using whatever DMC leapt out at me.
A work colleague's MIL was diagnosed with bowel cancer last Tuesday, and my gut instinct was to stop stitching my snowmen or halloween projects and stitch up a comfort cushion for this person i've never met.
I have stitched Lizzie Kate's Cherish-Dream-Live before, and made exactly that - a comfort cushion that was taken into hospital by another work colleague about 18months ago. She still holds that cushion and knows it was stitched with love and compassion.



Yesterday morning, I called at my local quilt shop to see if they had any suitable fabric to use to make a cushion. I chose some pretty floral flannellette. This afternoon, I put it together, and added three yo-yos with button centres. I will have to go to Spotlight tomorrow to pick up some more filling because I raided one of my snowman cushions...
Even Harry said it was one of the better finishes I've done.




I'm looking forward to giving this one away. I think he will be pleased that it's been made for his family.

Speaking of GIVEAWAY - I nearly forgot to mention Fiona's 100th follower giveaway!!!

9 comments:

Aussie Stitcher said...

Your cushion turned out lovely. Such a great way to tell someone that you are thinking of them.

Lee-Ann said...

such a nice gesture to do, I am sure they will appreciate it very much xx

Fiona said...

That is just so lovely and thoughtful. What a beautiful heart you have. Hugs - Fee xx

Patty C. said...

Beautiful finish - wonderful gesture -
Hugs
Patty

Elaine said...

Beautiful pillow, I;m sure the lady will be touched by your kindness.

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

What a loving and kind thing for you to do! I think the cushion turned out GREAT and I love the yo-yo's attached. They really give the little pillow a little extra umph! Love it!

christhequilter said...

finished and delivered already

lovely thought and fast delivery!!

next.....?

Solstitches said...

What a pretty little pillow - a beautiful gift for your friend which I am sure she will cherish.

Margaret

staci said...

What a lovely, thoughtful gift! A comfort cushion, that is a fantastic idea and I'm sure the recipient was very touched by it.