Hello, stitchy friends :)
I was repairing a cushion that was torn, and the buttons were also missing. So I made some. Here is how.
The cushion looked like this:
Then I did this:
The white buttons were used with their rounded half outside. I stitched a running stitch around them and pulled it tight.
These are the buttons at the front:
and the back:
The back is quite messy but it doesn´t matter if you sew them on a cushion that is pulled together in the middle. If you want to use similar buttons on a flat surface, you should buy a button-making kit. I have never tried them but would love to.
And the final result:
I have also started stitching the blackwork sampler. Half of part 1 is done. It is good that I tried it out because again I noticed a mistake. When you draw a repetitive pattern, it is done with copy and paste, and it is so easy to go one or two stitches off. I have put up the corrected version but I am not 100% happy with it, I should have realised it earlier. But this is how it will stay for me - if you want, you can make adjustment on the black zigzag line, so it is centered. Or tell me if you want it, I can draw another version.
I am using DMC 310 and 221 on a lovely light green hand died linen. Unfortunately, in the photo the fabric doesn´t show. Sorry about the hoop marks, I ironed it but they will not disappear properly until I wash it.
Is there anyone stitching it?
Some more news about myself: here in Sweden it is almost like autumn, at least like autumn at home. We have been picking mushrooms and bilberries.
I hope, dear friends, that you are all well and been stitching/knitting/crocheting happily. Hope to see you soon. :)