If you’ve been reading here for a while you’ll know that John and I met in Peru. He worked there for a few years, and several other fairly exciting countries, and although he abandoned it all to come and join me in rural Aberdeenshire he still has a deep love for all things Peru. So when I saw Laurie Wisbrun’s Llook Llama Pillow (aka cushion!) Panel I knew it would be perfect for John’s birthday.
|My little side-kick was a great help with this photo shoot!|
Rather less perfectly I didn’t manage to make it into a cushion in time and he had to use his imagination regarding the piece of fabric’s end use. Oops. But, for someone who asks me how my knitting is getting on (and actually my knitting is going, temporarily, very well as I have just successfully finished a little top for Katie….very unusual for me!), when he means sewing, he was, as I’d hoped, delighted with the present and very able to imagine what it would be like at some point in the future.
|Can you see the soggy corner on the linen cushion? Why would it be soggy?!|
Roll on an embarrassing number of weeks and he now has a soft squashy feather stuffed cushion which he loves. Whenever I make a cushion normally I’m met with disbelief and disgust and ‘what is that for?’. John claimss that cushions are a waste of space…….but this one, apparently, isn’t and he really does love it. I am so chuffed!
I teamed it with Anna Maria Horner (yet again) Loulouthi flannel. It is leftover from the quilt for our sitting room which I WILL one day finish. I think I have cut out all that I need for it so therefore what is left should be spare….I only hope I am right otherwise I’m completely stuffed when it comes to the day I get my act together and start working on it again. Fingers crossed.
So – loulouthi llama – complete success. Yay!