As I think I may have mentioned before, sometimes I tend to become absorbed in detailed projects and forget that simplicity can be just as effective …. and a lot quicker if you’re short of time! I have hanging on the wall in my kitchen a daisy chain that Rosie made on a lovely, dreamy afternoon last summer. It’s dry and brittle now of course, but I am treating it with great care, and as I carefully blew the dust off it yesterday afternoon I thought of my own younger days, and the ritual of carefully pulling the petals off a daisy whilst reciting “He loves me, he loves me not …” And the idea for this cushion was born.
It was really easy to put together, the daisy petals are simply hearts cut from scraps of fabric and machine appliqued with a very short zig-zag stitch to a linen base. The fold of the fallen petal is a little scrap of felt. The words are embroidered in back stitch in two strands of floss. Finally I made the design up into a cushion cover, but I think it would work on a number of projects. Mine’s a bit sad as (I don’t know why) it finishes on “loves me not” but you could easily leave out the last “not”. Don’t know why I didn’t think of that before stitching?
If you’d like it, then please click here to download free from Bustle & Sew. It’s a bit no-frills I’m afraid, but I’m really busy getting ready for the launch issue of my magazine next week! Oh … and just to say … the next Rosie and Bear pattern is now available
Don’t you just love that Bear!!