Another lucky find – a fat, big fabric sample book no longer in use and left by the rubbish bin of a local designer studio – gave me a brilliant idea for Christmas gifts. Cushions!!! 21 of them, as the book contained 42 full-page samples that could easily coupled in well suited marriages. Few days of frantic sewing and staffing produced a whole pile of cosy fluffy softies. All my friends now have a set of new cushions for Christmas.