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!!!