Friday, September 17, 2010
I love the green of the outdoors, and I love evergreen trees---so I made one for my pins.
It's made up of five little stuffed shapes. In the picture below I have completed 3 of them, and joined them on the straight side (middle of the tree). They are stuffed with Poly-fil for the upper 2/3 of each shape then filled the rest of the way with regular rice before closing it up. The rice makes it HEAVY and I like that. Have you ever pulled a pin out of a pincushion and the pincushion went flying? Well, that won't happen with this one.
I really like it--excuse the toe.
I think it will be great for when I am cutting out a clothes pattern. I can just set it on the pattern piece before I pin it and the pattern piece will stay put while I pin it.
Now, if I could just get this excited about doing dishes--and COOKING--I did not inherit my mother's genes in this area like my sisters did. However, I used to enjoy cooking when I could eat sweets--I made pies all the time and cookies; I even made my own bread. Now, cooking is a necessary evil, and I have to eat right or I will get sick again. Oh, well. At least I can still sew.