Thursday, 6 October 2011

This is my last full child-free week until November 7. How crazy is that? With the way the Jewish festivals have fallen this year, Ruby, being at a Jewish school, breaks up on Wednesday for 10 days. She goes back the day the boys break up for 2 weeks...yes, 2 WEEKS!!

Of course I am panicking just a tad about the stock I have committed to get to stockists by end of October, knowing I have just 4 more child-free work days before then.
But I am also panicking a little about other commitments I have made, like this Flickr Pillow Swap. As usual I got off to a flying start, but as usual if the project doesn't get completed in that time, it tends to sit to one side when other things jump the queue. I hate letting people down and as pictures were being posted about completed pillows I glanced to my half-finished one in one corner of the studio. So last night, as I was spurred on by something - guilt, most probably - I finished the pillow. I had so many more plans for this pillow that time wouldn't allow but hopefully my partner will love it and won't think there is anything missing... I've also included a few nice surprises to soften the blow.

You'd think I would learn and not commit myself to any further challenges on my time...but oh no, I've just signed up for this...

p.s. thank you for all your advice on fabrics for the European Pouches...I really appreciate it...and if you haven't done so already, you've got until tomorrow to give me your opinion and enter my giveaway x

6 comments:

Kylie said...

It really is just gorgeous, Karen! I have no doubts at all that it will be very much loved :) I can't believe you've signed up to make a quilt! But yes, I totally understand how it happens... same with me. Good luck with getting all your work done :) Kx

Tiffany said...

I have to laugh that you said "to soften the blow". What, the harsh reality of having a pillow that looks better than the couch? Seriously, this is fantastic! I love your color choices, the hand embroidery, the binding, everything. I don't think I'm your partner but whoever they are, they will love it! :)

Reene@Nellie's Niceties said...

I'm sure I won't be lucky enough to be your partner again this time but I can dream! It's beautiful!

gill said...

I love this cushion! Is the edge bound or something else??

Nicky said...

Fabulous cushion - can't see how you could make it better!

Em said...

gorgeous cushion!.I'm sure your partner will love it!... I definitely do :)