Sorry, sorry - we've been on a mini break and I've not quite settled back in. To everybody who left a comment during the last couple of days: Thank you! Each and every one is much appreciated, I just haven't got around to answer any of them.
The days before we left I actually got a lot of projects done that I had in my head for months. One of them is this patchwork pillow made from vintage Liberty of London fabrics. Somehow I've grown a bit tired of our white on white color scheme and added a bit of black (for contrast) and tiny doses of purples and blues.
Sewing the pillow case was fun (if you don't count the zipper part...whenever I have enough fabric I just let the two openings overlap...so much easier...) - sometimes I get so lost in writing about things that I don't get anything done.