Connie just sent me a text that said she’s never gotten so many birthday cards! Thanks to all who sent a card – isn’t it amazing what a little thing like sending a card can mean to someone. We should all remember this and send cards as a way to say “I’m thinking of you”.
I think you enjoyed the hand sewing samples! I feel lucky to have just acquired them by accident. Here is the handwriting someone wanted to see up close:
Remember this amoeba shaped pincushion? I have several of them – they just fit into the palm of my hand. Want to make one?
Black wool – one piece 4-1/2” x 6” – cut in half.
Gold/blue wool – 2” x 3”
Red/blue wool – 2” x 2”
These sizes are approximate because you’re going to cut an oval free hand from the 2” x 3” piece.
Cut another freehand oval from the 2” x 3” piece.
I have sewn these with light thread so you can see it.
Layer the bigger oval first and stitch around edge with zigzag or button hole stitch on your machine.
Layer the smallest oval and stitch.
Lay right sides together with the remaining piece of black wool. Stitch with a reduced stitch length around edge leaving an opening to turn.
Turn right side out. Fill with sand or sawdust, putting a small piece of stuffing in the hole. Close opening.
You’ve got a really great little useable pincushion! Not at all hard to make and any shape you cut will be fine. It’s a win-win!
Here’s another easy pincushion idea – a shirt pocket!
And don’t forget the cuff!
See what fun you can have?
Do you get this catalog?
It’s one of my biggest sources of inspiration. Here are a few examples.
What’s not to like about this catalog of ideas?
Enough yakking from me – time for some basketball!