Don't faint, but I have actually sewn something!! The inspiration came from picking the first of our apples on Friday. I don't know why, but it made me want to do some sewing. Perhaps it's the idea of Autumn kicking in.
I went on the Internet and found this new, free pattern on the Bustle and Sew website. I had absolutely everything I needed to make it in my stash.
I added gingham borders to accommodate the cushion pad I had in hand, and used gingham on the back to edge the envelope opening. I also adopted a slightly more random approach to placement of stalks and leaves. I really like the country-style result, and it seems very seasonal.
Now, what to do with the actual apples? I rather fancy making this apple dapple cake. If I do, I'll be sure to post about it on this blog.