A Challenging Year
I've finished the fourth Tiny World Pincushion in my series of the Four Seasons. I found these cute little creamy coloured Wedgewood cups at the thrift shop and decided to make four identical houses but each would illustrate a different season. I drew my inspiration from my quilt A Challenging Year which is a year in the life of a cherry tree.
Here is the fourth and final teacup, Summer! A friend suggested that the little shrubs should be trees. Upon reflection I agreed with her since they were intended to be cherry trees. So all four now have tree trunks!
I used a variety of red beads for the cherries!
Here are the four seasons together.
Close-ups of the other three seasons for your viewing pleasure!
Autumn close-up (before the trunk was added to the cherry tree)
Winter close-up (before the trunk was added to the cherry tree)
Summer (before the trunk was added to the cherry tree)
This is the cherry tree through the seasons in A Challenging Year.
The Tiny World Pincushions were made from a pattern by Mimi Kirchner. The instructions tell you all you need to make your own unique creations. You can see Mimi's latest pincushions including a castle here!
Now I've got a craving for cherries so hurry up summer! Until I post again, happy sewing!