Sunday, December 2, 2007

Happy Pin Cushions

Pattern from Joelle Hoverson's Last Minute Patchwork and Quilted Gifts.

Cute pin cushions to brighten up an otherwise dreary weekend - it rained all day today, and there was absolutely no good daylight to take photos in. I finally gave up waiting and snapped this dull looking photo. I don't have Photoshop either, so I really have to rely on good natural light. Anyhow, the pin cushions were a cinch to make, but it took some practice to line up the points meeting in the centre (hence the button in the top one!). I have a newfound admiration for the intricacies of quilting and the quilts that D's mom makes with all those complicated star designs and tricky seams. Wow. I guess practice makes perfect. This means many more pin cushions. Although I'm not sure how many pin cushions one person can use...they might find their way into some stockings or something this year.

So this weekend was one of those stay-in-slump-on-the-couch weekends, not involving too much activity. We did get a chance to drive up to Worthington and visit La Chatelaine bakery, where we had a delicious croissant and chocolatine. Mmm. It's crafting madness in the apartment. My kitchen table is littered with coaster pieces, batting, and bits of thread, but I've got a whole bunch of them done already. Unfortunately the walking foot didn't fit, so I am just using the standard presser foot. It's tugging a little bit, but nothing that can't be fixed with a little ironing. The couch and floor are littered with balls of yarn from the package that just arrived from Knitpicks...I love new yarn! I haven't done one of those "newly acquired goods" posts in a while, maybe I'll do that next. Good night!

1 comment:

zarafa said...

those pin cushions are too cute. i wish i had room to bust out my sewing machine. maybe over christmas break...

as for not having photoshop, remind me next time we have girls night and i will bring my copy to share.