One down - more to go on my list of unfinished projects. My little Farmgirl pillow is the first one done from my pile. Some people call these WIP - works in progress. Some are called UFO - unfinished objects. I liket to get them to the point where I can call them done, finished, completed. Farmgirl measures 8" x 13", perfect for support of the lower back. I used a cotton cording covered with a very long strip of wool to make my own piping, and sewed it on by hand. To make the ends meet and look professional the ends need to cross over each other. Too much bulk will make the join bumpy and messy. To avoid this bunchiness sew on the cording and leave about 1" overlap of the ends. At one end pull the cording out of the wool strip and cut off about 1 1/4" of cording. Now you can cross the ends and tuck them into the seam allowance for a nice even, smooth and more importantly, unnoticeable edge on your pillow. Remember to place the ends of any cording at the bottom of the pillow, over to one side. The cross over is much less noticeable over to one side than in the middle where we automatically look.
Colorful fresh and nutricious vegetables from the local farmers market. We also bought sweet potatoes and a small seedless watermelon which is chilling in the fridge. Ice cold watermelon will be our mid afternoon treat. It is refreshing on hot humid days like today.