And here is the house up close and personal! I'm telling you these little pincushions are positively addictive. I started out with Mimi Kirchner's Tiny World Make-Do Pincushion pattern and then added my own touches. It is an amazingly simple pattern and the instructions are clear and very well illustrated. It is perfect for all skill levels, even beginners.
My list of addictions continues to grow. Here are a few of them:
- tiny world pincushions
- collecting teacups, mugs and other vessels for pincushions
- hexagons and diamonds
- nine patches
- half square triangles
- machine quilting
- Czech pottery birds
- hand quilting
- hand embellishing with floss, thread and beads
- lazy punk blocks
- porcupine quill boxes
- collecting fabric (cotton and felt)
- embroidery floss
- wall hangings
- blogs and blogging
- CBC Radio
- weird and wonderful natural things like brain rock and Saturn rock
- tchotchkes of all descriptions
- and much, much more!
Yesterday I decided I would mark the diamonds on Lazy Punk with a Frixion pen rather than use the dot-to-do method. I spent the afternoon doing just that and then started the quilting. It was much faster and easier for me to do it this way. Hilda of Every Stitch marked her Carolina Lilly for quilting and it is spectacular so I decided that for some parts of my machine quilting marking is definitely called for. I am much happier with the diamonds now.
And I'm loving the back!
Before I go for my "walk" I thought I would leave you will some pretty fall colours from Mom's garden!
Until I post again, happy sewing!