My Mum turned 91 last weekend.
What do you give someone of that age for a gift when they live in residential aged care?
Well, Mum has a nice little collection of bits and bobs featuring blue wrens.
Why not a blue wren cushion? There are very few fabrics featuring wrens, so when I came across this pretty one I knew I would have to make something for Mum. All other fabrics came from stash.
I had my first go at doing a concealed zipper in the cushion back and it worked a treat. The zipper was also from stash and not as long as I would have liked, but it did the trick. The fact that the pattern lined up was a very happy coincidence.
Residents at the aged care facility are only permitted to leave for medical appointments at the moment and you have to make an appointment to visit them where they live, but they allowed Mum to come over to our place for lunch on her birthday, which was a great relief.
I made a hummingbird cake, which was rather delicious. As we can't blow out candles any more a sparkler made it a bit festive.
Her birthday was on the same day as the most recent Zoom get together, so I had to cut my stitching time short. I think the reason for that was rather a good one.