Saturday, July 18, 2015

Eid al Fitr 2015

Eid Mubarak to all whom follow. Just a little quick post on my journey of making 15 pillows for our new furniture and in time for tomorrow's celebrations.

Here is a play by play of the last two weeks of my life all in preparation of hosting Eid for tomorrow!

I looked all over Muscat and at Ikea and a few other places in Dubai for the pillow size I needed.  No one had them.  I checked at Sultan Center and found some!  I had to buy more pillows and use the square ones we bought at Ikea in Dubai to re stuff them or stuff them MORE!  I ripped them open and spent two days stuffing...

When I was done stuffing; I sewed them shut and boy was that hard!  It took lots of arm muscle!

I sat with the red cotton fabric.  Not quilting grade, mind you, but silky.  It was worrying me because I'm used to working with quilting cotton.  I got on with it.

All done!  I started stuffing the stuffed pillows in the casings!

After making the first 7; I decided to be a little daring and try my hand at piping.  I knew it would make a world of difference and it sure did!  Here I am making said piping.

The hardest part indeed for me was the joining of the beginning and the end.  I finally 'got it' at the 7th or 14th pillow!

I was pulling all the loose threads after turning the pillows right side out.

Here I am making the 15th pillow.  I had 'Eid Mubarak' written out in Arabic by my daughter.  I fused it and zig zagged all around.  That was time consuming.

The right side of the living room.

The left side of the living room.


Lastly, my pillow!

Eid Mubarak!

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