I've made progress on the ottoman. I've managed to do my first lapped zip (that's what it's called on the pattern but it sounds wrong to me - what do we call that in the UK?), I felt very proud.

I kept looking at the centre of the hexagon quilting I did on the top and feeling that it needed something adding to it. I thought about appliqué but wasn't sure what would work, I thought about embroidery but couldn't find a pattern I liked that would fit (or be bothered drawing one!). Then I remembered I had some DMC soluble canvas and thought cross stitch would be fun. I looked through Anna Maria's Needleworks Notebook - which I love but it wasn't the vibe I wanted for this project. I checked out a bunch of wonderful Etsy sites with cute kawaii cross stitch patterns, pixel patterns etc but again it didn't feel right. I wanted something that 'meant' something, after all I will be seeing this piece of furniture every day. And then it hit me. I'm not showing you what I'm stitching though, sorry! It will be part of the grand reveal when I'm done!

Today I needed a stitching break... MUST wear thimble Lucy. So I started playing. Pretty don't you think?

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