In and out of Lidl and a quick trip into Farm Foods for some frozen spinach, by far the cheapest way to buy it, and we headed for home.
Ben had his second walk, we were both wrapped up, and a quick sandwich for lunch.
A friend has some scatter cushions that came with the sofa, you know the sort 14" square with a cover that does not come off for washing, and that shiny fabric that is nasty to touch. She was telling me that the covers were fraying at the seams and her hands are quite arthritic so she can not sew.
I had a quick look through the stash this afternoon and ran a pair of covers up. I wanted a fast easy make so cut a strip 14 1/2" wide by 34" long of outer and liner fabric, turned them R S Together and stitched round, leaving a small gap for turning. I clipped the corners, turned it out and pressed then stitched up the turning gap. Then folded it to make a 14" square and simply sewed down the side seams.
Not bad for 15 minutes work, I made the envelope folds a bit too deep, I hope she does not struggle to change it.
The envelope at the back, you can see how deep it is.
The side view showing the layers, I am not too keen on the look of this.
I had to change the measurements to get both the look that I wanted and a slightly looser fit, here it is much nicer to my mind.
I cut the pieces 2" shorter, to resolve the envelope issue. I also cut the outer piece 2" wider and the liner 1" narrower than the first. That will gave more ease and took away the glimpse of lining from the side view.
The second cover on, much better I will check these for fit tomorrow and run 2 more up. This fabric was in a large bag that was given to me this year, I am slowly working through it. Much as I like it, I am happy to make something as a gift with it.
I have no idea what dinner will be, I am not really hungry after my sandwich at lunch time, it was granary bread and stuffed with garlic sausage.
Ben was ready for his dinner, mind you he usually is.
I have to return my library books tomorrow, I did take them down this morning but the librarians could not get in, the lock was jammed and the hall caretaker was not answering her phone. I hope that I can get in tomorrow and that they do not try to charge me as they were due back today. I did not even read them, I have been too busy doing other stuff and have done very little reading for a month, once I start there will be no stopping me. I am a 3 books a week reader normally.
I am still toying with the idea of a Kindle, one day I am convinced that it is for me, the next I am certain that I will hate it.
I think that will do for tonight, tomorrow I want to clean my sewing machine, it has done a great deal of work and only had a quick whizz round. Naughty Pam.