Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Cushions, Work and Ikea...


Last night I had the urge to sew and since I just don't have enough cushion covers, I decided to add to my collection!!! I thought I'd try a patchwork style using Anna Maria's Bohemian fabric for the first one. I'm pleased with the way it turned out, since patchworking is very new to me.

And tonight, I've just finished making the second one using the same fabrics, but a different style.

I'm off to work with Glenn tomorrow for the day (and every Wednesday after that for a few months), helping them with some bookwork until their new office girl starts. It's been eight years since I was in the workforce and I'm NERVOUS to say the least!!! I'm wondering whether I can wake up in the morning and fake a sickie on my first day, or stomp my feet and throw a tantrum until Glenn gives in and tells me I don't have to go. I'll be ok, right???

So I'm not excited about going to work tomorrow, but I'm REALLY EXCITED about Friday 'cause some of my girlfriends and I are going to our new Ikea store that opened last week. Apparently it's five or six times bigger and better than the old one. And we all said when it opens, we'd make a day of it together. And Friday's the day!!! I can't wait!!!

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Ainslie,
Luv the cushions. You are going to have to set up a roster system for them soon!! Or buy some new couches. Going to try the Anzac Slice this morning. Hope your first day back at work goes okay - hope the 'boss' doesn't pick on you. Catch you soon.
Megs

Cathy said...

those cushions are lovely Ainslie. Well done - also good luck with starting work again. Hope it isn't too painful!!!

Bed Linen said...

The cushions look really good - and go well with the couch too.

zoesquid said...

The cushions are gorgeous. Im really quite keen to try some patchwork, I have the fabric but not sure where to go from there. If you know of any basic (beginnerish) patterns on the net. I'd love to have them. Hope your 1st day back at work went well.

Pattie said...

Great pillows! I love the fabric you chose. I'm a beginning quilter and playing with the fabric is my favorite part!

Thanks for sharing your creations.

ingrid said...

The cushions are fabulous! I love how they are different layouts. It works really well.

And I hope you had fun at ikea today. There is nothing better than a day at ikea with girlfriends instead of husbands!