Made progress tonight on the mum pillow.
It took me probably an hour and a half to sew the petals to the base. This pillow is a lesson in patience...
I wound up adding 1 more large petal, 3 more medium petals and 2 more small petals to each layer.
Here's the large petals sewn on to the base:
And then the medium petals:
And then the small petals:
And then the center petal and a button (not sewn on yet):
I'm still not sure which button to use. I think I prefer the size in the picture above best, but I like this color and style better (though it is waaaay too big):
So I'll probably buy a button at JoAnn's. I'll be there on Sunday while I'm waiting for my engagement ring to be resized.
Oh, and here's the back of the flower. You can see my circles are pretty blobby:
So next I will add piping to the pillow. But that's for tmw!
Here's some forsythia blooming on Princeton's campus:
And who knows what's "coming soon" to this storefront: