Do you remember my rose tablecloth? I made it long time back. I think it was my first serious yarn project. I never actually used it. All these years it was safe in storage (except for the occasion when I took it out to photograph it) and I had almost forgotten about its existence. It is such a lovely piece of work and I wanted to display it. So I decided to remake it into pillow covers.
For the front I used the rose squares and for the back I used plain squares.
I used some matching pink buttons for closure and I am extremely happy with the results. I have a few more squares left, should think about something.
I had a couple of requests from my readers. There was a request to teach the basics of cross stitching from Jess. Though it is easy to do I don't consider myself good enough. So, Jess, click this link here to learn the basics of cross stitching.
Another was from Emily asking for the vibrant 3 pillow cover pattern. It is the same granny ripple pattern, only the ripples are softer.
In the tutorial I had made 3 sets of dc clusters between each peak and valley but for the pillow I made only 2 sets so that the ripples are not very deep. By decreasing or increasing the number of dc cluster sets between each peak and valley you can make the ripples soft or deep. I guess that helped.
This table rose is from my balcony garden. I am not always lucky with plants, especially flowering plants. Whatever few plants that we have are mostly nonflowering ones. I had planted this one a few months back and all these days there was not even a single bloom. Everyday I used to go to the balcony to see if there was any flower. There always seemed to be lots of buds but dunno why, they never bloomed. I got so frustrated after waiting so many days for a single bloom that I even thought of throwing it out. Then all of a sudden, without any warning, came this bright pink beauty and it really took my breath away. I am happy at least I will have one flowering plant to look at and enjoy everyday. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.