Sunday, 8 September 2013

Autumn Crochet Cushion #1 completed

Good morning everyone - and first of all a HUGE THANK YOU to all of you lovely bloggy friends who wished my wonderful son a Happy 21st Birthday.  He had a lovely day, at home with friends and family, enjoyed lots of presents (many of which were sporty-themed), had a barbeque (DH is the king of these, he makes such delicious things) and a yummy cake (made by DD and me). 

By the end of the day I was happy but very, very tired...and woke up the next day feeling a bit rough.  This then turned into laryngitis - and as a teacher having no voice is quite inconvenient!!  The students laughed a lot, but then were surprisingly sympathetic.  In the end a cover teacher had to be found as there is only so much that can be achieved by squeaking and sign language.  I have to say it has been a difficult week, as I felt pretty rotten, but kept going into work as we had a big exam board meeting this week (which thankfully went really well).

Yesterday the Moonstruckcreations crew insisted that I sit with my feet up, something which was hugely appreciated!  So I picked up my crochet and got on with my Autumn themed cushion, the second in a seasonal set I am planning. 

Here we have some work in progress...

And, here is the finished cushion...



It is just so soft and squishy, and sits perfectly on my favourite chair.  And I love the colours.  And the good news is I have enough yarn left to make another cushion.  I think that both front and back will have to be made from 2 giant granny squares as there wont be enough to make lots of smaller ones as of course this uses more yarn. 

You will probably guess that I have been totally bowled over by the autumn colours I have used, so I hope to make a couple more, including one with the most scrummy blobby orange, red and cream yarn I picked up on a little shopping trip to our local market recently.  I also bought some yarn in readiness for the winter cushion too.  DH is quite impressed with all this as some of our cushions are looking worse for wear - well they do get a lot of punishment in this house, what with kids and cats.  And he does love to lounge about on cushions whilst playing on the PS3 (yes, I am a Playstation widow...but its all good as while he is kept quiet with that I can get on with crafting!  Only thinking of him of course ha ha)  He is never quite so impressed though if I craft solely for decorative purposes.  You will have to excuse him, he is an engineer, and to him creativity = utility. 

And the cushions are coming in especially handy as now Darling Daughter has come down with the lurgy so she is curled up on the sofa with the cushions, cats, and a good book.  Ah, silly season of back to school illness!

Well, had better away and make an impression that I am getting back to normal - might hang out a bit of washing then slump back in the chair!!

Have a great Sunday.



  1. I am so sorry I am late with birthday wishes for your son... A special day indeed. I hope by now your throat is beginning to feel a lot better. I used to leach the " littlies" and as you say no voice is just impossible.
    Your cushion is really lovely and I am sure you will really enjoy using it.
    Thank you for being so supportive over at Chalkys.
    And, yes I did enjoy the lot all. But it was Espanyol not Espagne playing West Ham! My poor husband fell off his seat when West Ham scored much to the amusement of all the Spanish supporters all around us .

  2. I sure hope you are feeling better, but you still need to rest, which means more crochet of course. I love your newest pillow, very Fall-ish.

    Hope your daughter is feeling better, too.

  3. I'm so sorry to hear of the illness besetting your family! Rest and crochet and get better. I love your new pillow! I also hope your daughter gets better fast. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  4. Thanks for the comment on the hail, I've never seen hail like it..Hope your throat improves.


  5. Love the new cushion Helen--very nice and comfy looking! Hope you and your daughter will soon be healthy again...until then take care and rest well;)

  6. Sorry to hear you've been poorly with throat trouble and that it has hit all the family. It hits my throat always that way too. A teacher without a voice is no joke! Mind you in my case it means my students have to speak much more in English and cannot rely on me so much. :-)
    Gorgeous cushions and lovely striking colours.

    get better soon

    Amanda :-)


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