I got cracking first thing this morning and started sewing the back on the pillow. Martie from Taos Sunflower asked me how I finished the backing. I did take a couple of not great pics while I was working.
First I did a double zigzag with the sewing machine close to the hooked edge. Then I layed the pillow front on the backing and secured with some pins.
I trimmed the excess from the backing and then began to fold the fabrics under and do a simple, discreet whip stitch along the edge.
It didn't take nearly as long as I thought and it wasn't nearly as painful a chore as I anticipated :)
The finished result ........
Earlier today I got some bad news. My neighbor at the cottage passed away. Our cottages were built the same year, so we have been neighbors forever. Before Mom got so sick, I used to move out to the beach all summer. Every weekend morning we would each go out on our respective decks, in our jammies and bathrobes, turn our chairs to face each other and have our morning coffee talk together. Mary Louise loved flowers so this flower is for her. She will be missed.