Well the deadline worked.
My mum flew home on Friday night with a neatly wrapped cushion cover for my granny in her suitcase.
I used Stylecraft Special DK yarn but I don't know the name of the two purples as they were from my stash basket. I love how they look together though.
The pattern for the heart is from, yes you've guessed, Attic 24!
Now it's back to my stripey blanket and to finish off January's cross stitch pattern before I can start February's!