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Pixelated cushion – finished!

maRRose - CCC - pixelated cushionIt’s been a while since I’ve written a blog post…..
One of the reasons for that was our ski vacation in the Swiss Alps; it was wónderful, but had a kind of nasty end. On day five of this fun and snow filled week, our 17-year-old daughter had a ski accident and injured her knee badly. She’s been on crutches ever since and is scheduled to have surgery on March 19th ……
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So, last week was a busy one, filled with doctors’ appointments, driving the patient back and forth to school, guitar lessons etc.
This week looks a bit “lighter”, actually in a very literal way too, since we’re enjoying fantastic springlike weather here. And after all the rain and greyness, we were very ready for a treat like this.

In the meantime, I have been crocheting, working on my  Crochet Mood Blanket 2014 (more about that in another post), but mainly focussing on the pixelated cushion cover (I already wrote about that here) and yes, yes, I’ve – finally – finished it yesterday.
maRRose - CCC - pixelated cushion maRRose - CCC - pixelated cushion maRRose - CCC - pixelated cushionTo tell you the truth I almost fell out of love with this project ….. Só many tiny squares to crochet. You wouldn’t say, but there are 289 one of them!!! Luckily towards the end quite the opposite happened.

Totally IN love all over again! And the funny thing is: (once again) this cushion in no way fits the decor of our home but I still love how it turned out: it makes me vèry happy to just look at it …… I’m especially thrilled with the border and the way the pompoms put on the perfect finishing touch.
Can you tell I’m chuffed to pieces with it ;)?
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I’ve written a little “diy”, that you’ll find here, or under “tutorials/DIY” at the top of this page, so you can have a go at this too.
And although I promised myself to never do a project like this, my head is already buzzing with ideas …… You see, the possibilities are endless ….. you can convert ány counted cross stitch pattern into crochet, and I have to admit I’ve already pinned a few to my pinterest board …..

Yay for creative inspiration!

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4 thoughts on “Pixelated cushion – finished!”

  • Hallo Marianne,
    Allereerst: mooie foto’s, maar wat jammer van de beschadigde knie van je dochter. Hoop dat het gauw weer helemaal goed komt.
    En dan je kussen, ik ben onder de indruk van het resultaat. Ik vind het prachtig en wat een werk heb je verzet om het zo mooi te krijgen. Gelukkig ben je na een dip er weer helemaal verliefd op en terecht.

    • Hallo Andrée!
      Dankjewel voor je lieve berichtje – wat een pechvogel, hè? Enfin, nog een week te gaan voor de operatie en daarna kan het alleen maar beter worden! Veel dank ook voor je compliment voor m’n kussen – waardering krijgen voor wat je doet is altijd fijn, maar helemaal van collega haaksters! xx, Marianne

  • Firstly, I love the cushion! It’s really beautiful. Got me thinking too – I have done a lot of cross stitch, Hmmmm! (like I need anymore projects lol)

    But your poor daughter! I hope she’s ok and recovers quickly from the surgery. Not fun at all!

    • Thanks a lot, Shelley! It’s always wonderful to be complimented on ones’ work, but there’s definitely an èxtra “zing” to the compliment when it comes from a fellow crocheter! I knów – I have done a lot of cross stitch in the past too: the possibilities, ahhhh!

      Our daughter is being a trooper, crutches and all. Very caught up in school-exam-kinda-stuff right now – the reason why she’s not having the knee surgery any sooner. Oh well, after next Wednesday she’ll be in much better shape soon! xx, Marianne

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