I can finally show a finish tonight! I have made a couple of pincushions as gifts, one is for Clare at Craftlady in Kiwiland. Clare was lovely enough to offer to make me something so I suggested we did a swap instead so I could also make her a gift and we decided on pincushions. The one I made her has arrived safely so I can show you ...
|Petit Amour Pincushions - Lisa Pyke of Cubby House Crafts in the Homespun Magazine Vol 12.9|
|The back view with a little pocket for scissors.|
I made a second one for an aunt as I am visiting her this Saturday. As many of you know my mother died in August so my family have been trying to do more with Dad, who of course is lonely after losing his wife of 51 years. So, my aunt is Dad's half sister and she lives in Raetihi which is about a three hour drive from where we are in Hamilton and we have only made the trip once in very sad circumstances when my aunt's husband died. I am really looking forward to the day for a number of reasons: it will be a lovely day for Dad; four of my family are going - Dad, my eldest sister and her husband, and me which means I get to 'wag' (i.e. have a day off!!), and my aunt is the only member in my close family or extended family who loves to quilt!! To be honest, I think that is the point I am most excited about!! I am looking forward to seeing what she is working on and I hope she will love her new pincushion.
Wow, two posts in two days, that's pretty good for me!
Happy stitching, Wendy