Inspiration comes from the darnedest places sometimes.
I was walking by a shop window the other day and saw a t-shirt decked out in red, white, and blue
with the saying:
Home of the Free
Because of the Brave
Wow, that really moved me.
That is soooo true.
I said to myself,
"Self, that ought to be a wall hanging for the 4th of July."
So I made myself a little wall hanging for the screened in porch.
I was a little lazy and had no desire to applique.
Sometimes I'm just not into it.
So, after a little practice, I free motioned the words with my domestic.
Because it is going to hang outside, I decided the binding could be machine stitched
and did that with a star decorative stitch.
I had a visitor this week and was able to send a cushion home
that he had asked me to make 6 months ago. (I'm so speedy).
That's my dad sitting at my sewing machine and that is the cushion he wanted.
16" x 72"
and I put a zipper down the length of it! Yeah me!
Did you know you can buy zipper by the yard?
Hobby Lobby had it and the little zip to go on it, too.
I also discovered that my machine isn't crazy about faux leather, but it was fun to sew something for my dad.
I just received this picture of the cushion in it's new home.
Have a great weekend!