I have finally finished my daughter's cushion. It is a replica of the cushion she didn't win in the raffle at her school fair.
There is a theory (I'm sure unfounded) that builders' wives are the last ones to get their extensions built and I'm sure it's the same for sewers' families. There are always gifts to make, charity donations to sew and sometimes commissions to produce and so home sewing, actually for the home, is often last on the list.
Saying that though I naturally come at the very bottom. I will just have to look longingly at the broderie anglaise I purchased for myself and just will it to become a dress!
... maybe after I've finished the cushion for my son....