Thursday, November 11, 2010

Grandma's English Cushion...

Grandma's English Cushion...
Is finished and looking
just royal indeed...

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Grandma’s English

My grandma’s English
a royalist so sweet,
with embroidered hankies
and pinnies pressed neat.

Doilies on the dresser
scent of talc and rose,
Freshly starched linen
memories that let you doze.

A cottage with thatching
with lavender in rows,
little grey cobbles
knee deep in snow.

Strolling hand in hand
pebbles by the sea,
It’s turning quite chilly
it must be time for tea.

Comfort by the hearth
wool close at hand,
An hourglass has no time
without any sand.

My homeland is distant
a land and sea away,
Now filled with grandma’s love
all I want to do is stay.

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Pattern will be out very soon...

I will of course have a giveaway to celebrate...

Very simple this time
just leave a comment...
That easy!!!
I will pick a winning
and
let everyone know after the weekend...
Be sure to look for this pattern in my etsy shop after that time...

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I have just loved making this cushion...
and hope you will too...

34 comments:

Lola Nova said...

Where have I been? Looks as if I have missed some of your lovely posts, oh dear.
This cushion is just stunning and brilliant! I do think you'll have a lot of takers for it.

I also must tell you that you have inspired me. With your chevron blanket and what you wrote about it's meaning to you. I have a quilt that was made by my grandmother but, she left it unfinished. It has been sitting in a box since she passed and I just haven't been able to get myself to finish it. There really isn't much left to do still...something kept stopping me. I have been inspired by your tale of granny love to finish the quilt and give it to Pony Girl for Christmas. Thank you my dear for giving me just the kick in the pants I needed.
Much love.

Lola Nova said...

Oh, I love your poem so much!

Marion said...

Dear Michelle,

that looks very, very beautiful!
You do a great Work and you have a absolutly wonderful Blog.
Many Greetings,
Marion

crochethealingandraymond said...

what a totally cool cushion! it's inspired crochet, you are so fantastically, wonderfully talented!
XXXX

Terrie said...

Absolutely amazing!

Louise said...

Thats lovely. Grandma is definately British.

Miss Butterfly said...

Love your British cushion ...You always manage to create the coolest stuff !

Have a nice week-end !

Serenata said...

Fabulous cushion and poem so well written. :-) Can't wait for the pattern!

Flossie and Tom said...

Fantastic you are so clever XX

Miss V. said...

I'm a new reader of your blog : I love it !
That's a beautiful cushion. I will look for the pattern : I would like to make one since I saw some beautiful in London.
Thanks to your so nice blog, I try to finish a blanket for my daughter.
Good bye !

greenrabbitdesigns said...

It's absolutely brilliant, I love it!!!!
Vivienne x

"Never Knew" said...

Oh, Michelle, it looks FANTASTIC! You did it! I don't know how you worked it out, but you did, and you must be the cleverest crochet-er I know.
Caz :)

Sentimentally Me said...

WONDERFUL!!!!!! Can't wait to get the pattern and add it to my granny goodness from you!! :)

Patrice

Baa-Me Kniits said...

Rule Brittania!! Love the poem too :-)

Vera Amos said...

That is fab, I've been working on one in Black, Grey and cream oblong in shape and it is driving me crazy, but then it is in big wool and using a v large hook. I am close to the pulling it apart stage and giving up but yours may have inspired me to keep going. Nicky x

Wendy said...

I love this! It's so on trend at the moment. I'd love to make a set in unusual colours or shades like pinks and aquas.

Cerejeira said...

I like your poem!!!
The pics are super!

taleena said...

Oh my that's super cute.
Is it a regular granny square with color changes?

Handmade in Gibraltar said...

What a lovely cushion !! I would love to have one here in very British Gibraltar!
Louise xx

Voie de Vie said...

Make way Debbie Bliss - your pillow is Brit-perfect. Love the photos and the finished product.

Pink Feather Paradise said...

fantastic cushion... I have been racking my brain cell trying to work out how to make one of these.... and low and behold you have already done it... this is a definite must have addition to my crochet pattern collection... can't wait for it to be available... well done you... superb!

x Alex

Babyglu2u said...

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that pattern!!!

Lisa said...

Its amazing!!! Thats definately going on my to do list! x

Jacquie said...

Your cushion and poem are both beautiful Michelle.
I'm having a giveaway over at mine if you fancy joining in .
Jacquie x

Handmade by Joan said...

So creative and clever! What a cute cushion.

Allison said...

i love it! you did a great job on this cushion. i definitely want to make one.

p.s. i have been making grandma hearts on the bus every day. i printed out your photo tutorial and carry it with me. thanks for keeping me company!

Erica said...

Such an evocative poem... absolutely delightful. That pillow is a work of art and I MUST MAKE ONE. I've only recently discovered this blog, but am in love.

Ha! My word verification is glogran - Glorious Granny Love! :-)

Christine said...

Just beautiful! The pillow, the poem and your photography!

Ann said...

Awesome cushion! I just love the Union Jack.

pangaloon said...

Now I am inspired to make my own union jack cushion. Thank you BIG :)

Terrie said...

Hi Michelle - Just to let you know I have passed on my beautiful blogger award to you x

Michelle said...

Thank you all so much for your lovely comments...
The giveaway is now closed and I will be posting details about the winner very soon...

Julie said...

Wow that is fantastic! I'm a new follower, I love your blog and can't wait to be a regular reader.

Julie

Gillian said...

Michelle!!!!!
I knew it would be fabulous when it was finished....Gorgeous Work my dear, and I love your poem :)

I've been away from blog world for a little while, I have just had the most delightful visit to your blog, catching up on your amazing creations, I missed it so!