Sunday, September 07, 2008

A mattress finish


I made a mattress finish for Su on the Make A Wish board. This was my first time at making a mattress, and I enjoyed it, but would do it differently next time. I chose a design from Gift Of Stitching, but didn't realise until I'd stitched it that the chart is actually different to the model. The chart says 'I love cross stitch' and the model says 'I love to stitch'. The design is by Maryse, and if you check out her blog she does have a correction on there. I forgot to take photo's before I posted, so Su was kind enough to send me one. On the other side of the mattress I stitched the vase of flowers and Su, this is the side I prefer, you can see this on Su's blog. I also stitched the sides of the mattress with the green wavy line, and the pink crosses between. In the making up I added lavender, as I know that Su likes lavender, and I thought it would smell nice. I used three thick pieces of wadding inside the mattress, but on the middle one I cut a square out. I then got two pieces of voile and machined them together and stuffed full with lavender, this was then place in the middle of the wadding. I want to make another one of these for me. LOL

This week I finished stitching my 'Think Pink' exchange piece, I have also stitched my 'Halloween Exchange' piece. I did have a new start too, just a small Christmas piece. Today is JN Sunday, I now have the perle threads that I needed for this, so I will be going back to Band 1, and starting to fill in the bits I have had to miss. I'm not sure I'll get much stitching done today though, as I have to have a big baking session, it's dh's birthday tomorrow, and he needs cakes for 75 people, and they prefer my home made, so I think I'll be spending a bit of time in the kitchen, and as I may run out of ingredients, I may need to make a trip to the shop too.

16 comments:

karenv said...

It's beautiful and the lavender centre is a great idea!

Just curious - what would you do differently next time?

Karoline said...

The pinchusion is gorgeous Chris, congratulations

Redwitch said...

This is a lovely mattress finish, I bet it smells gorgeous :)

Good luck with your marathon baking session too!

Clare - Aimetu said...

I love it - great idea for filling.

Good luck with the baking :)

Andrea said...

A beautiful piece. I have yet to try a mattress pincushion. Maybe one day!

Svenja said...

That's gorgeous!

GoldenAngelsWorks said...

You did a wonderful job. I am sure SU loved it and I am also sure it smelled wonderful when she opened the package.

Diana said...

You did a fantastic job! It's so pretty...

Susimac said...

I love my mattress and it smells so heavenly too.

Good luck with the baking it sounds like you will be busy all afternoon.

Julie said...

Happy Birthday to DH for tomorrow.

I saw this on Su's blog, it is so pretty adn feminine, i love it.

Stitchingranny said...

Thats just beautiful Chris.

Christine said...

You did a great job on your first mattress finish, it looks beautiful

Sally said...

Oooh I do like that Chris. You've made a lovely job of it:)

Hope you managed to get all those buns made. Hope DH has a nice birthday.

Karan said...

It's so very pretty Chris - lucky Su! :0)

staci said...

It's gorgeous! The colors are so delicate and the finishing is fabulous!

Carol said...

I saw your mattress pincushion on Su's blog - it's beautiful Chris! I've almost finished stitching this one but I've done mine like the model. Love your idea of filling it with Lavender. :o)