MIL Cushion Giveaway
A little over a week ago I shared with you what I considered to be some fugly* cushions I made for my mother-in-law. Granted, I made these from scraps of a left over quilt that she loves, and using my own strip-piecing without a foundation tutorial, so what could go wrong? And yet, they still didn’t quite hit the mark. Now, I know some of you out there luurrrved them (we’ll get to that), but on my mother-in-law’s bed, it was just all way too much. It was like a bad 80s perm, that was then straightened and then permed again. No, no, no, some things they just don’t work. (By the way, if you still have your 80s perm, girl, it’s time to let it go!) However …
… just because they didn’t look crash hot on my mother-in-law’s bed, doesn’t mean they wouldn’t make yours look fiiiiine! Or any other room for that matter! So to that end, let’s give these beauties (?) away to someone who will truly love them. If you’re a fan of pink, mint, and all things floral just leave a comment on this post thanking my mother-in-law, Beverley (aka Bev) for her honesty in giving them back to me, so I can give them to you. I would SO much rather have an honest relationship with someone than one in which we had to pretend to like all the things we gifted each other (hand made or not). That’s not being ungrateful: Bev appreciated the hard work and effort, she just didn’t like them (rightfully so) for her bedroom. Was I offended? Pft. Maybe if she stabbed me with a butter knife, but over some pillows; I ain’t got time for that!
So to reiterate, leave a comment below with a hello or thank you message to Bev, and I’ll pick a random winner in about a week. This is open internationally, but I’m keeping the cushion inserts, thank you very much! Oh, and here’s a picture of the original quilt that inspired these cushions. This was my eighth quilt, how far we’ve all come!
*What is it with this word? Seems like every time I use it I get the most severe reactions. I do realise it is a contraction (of sorts) of “fucking ugly,” but I never use it with intended malice. It’s more of a, “Oh, dear, that’s not the best look, but it kinda works, maybe if I squint a little bit, let me turn my head, oooougghh I don’t know, gawwwd I wish I liked it, I mean you can see there’s effort, maybe it’s just bad lighting, it could still be saved, umm, but I just don’t have the energy right now to deal with this.” — type of ugly. See the difference?
EDIT: Brenda was selected as the winner by my mother-in-law! Thanks everyone for your kind comments, Bev really appreciated them!