The heating pad cover might be done. But, as I mentioned yesterday, it also might not be. Let's take a closer look and evaluate together.
The back? Sewed to the front and all hemmed up. Good to go.
See all those raggedy, unsightly strings right at the join where the hem comes together? That there is your Locus of Authenticity of a Handmade Item. Proof positive that a human made it. Look for it on all your fine goods. Done and done.
The innards? Well, here's what the heating pad will see as it enters its new snug quarters:
But now, here's the part we just can't know for sure. All we can do is discuss and then decide using a little imagination and our best judgement.
The front in its current state:
It's fine. (It actually doesn't look as jacked up in person. The light was just hitting it funny.)
But don't you think it's missing something?
Like say... these?
If I go this route, I plan to blanket-stitch around the flowers and leaves in white, so I added those in to the photo digitally to give a sense of what it might look like finished.
I did the same below. Oh, but you have to imagine a third pink flower in the lower left-hand corner.
Imagine I'd also stitch around this flower and all the leaves:
I kind of lost steam there at the end with the options, because I kinda think there's a clear winner now that I look at them.
But what do you think? As is? Two flowers? Three flowers? One flower and a cluster of leaves? These are your options.
Let's hear it. I won't know for sure until I hear from all of you.
(Oh, you could also say I should start over and scrap the whole thing. But, why would you do that? That couldn't possibly be one of your new year's resolutions, could it? Telling people to scrap their items? No. I shan't even think it.)