Tuesday, November 30, 2010
I can't believe it's been ten days since I posted. The wedding came, the wedding went. Thanksgiving came....and then it went. Time flew. A breach of etiquette happened here, as I did not post for those ten days, and failed to mention to you....my 'people'....that I may not post for a bit. An apology is in order.....I'm so sorry. Really. A friend called to let me know that she has 'looked' but I am not 'there'. Mere words cannot say enough just how much I appreciate YOU and the fact that you 'look' and wait for me here at this small dot in cyberspace. So, I must try and not fail you again.
Did you have a nice Thanksgiving? I certainly hope so. We had relatives and the newly weds...lots of food, of course, and fairly decent weather, so a great time was had by all. Lots of football too. (Well, those Razorbacks DID win!!! So lots of family members are happy. Not mention all those 'pro' games we also watched!) When Thanksgiving is over, I'm pretty much 'done' for a few days, so today my blood began to pump again as I visited with my friend, Cheri, at the Upstairs Studio. Then, Thursday, I will go to Little Rock for my monthly Knot meeting....to laugh and enjoy those ten friends. After that...back to reality again and all the Christmas planning...the little bit that I actually do. Aren't you really busy too?
Between now and the new year, I plan on trying to make up for my 'breach of etiquette' by showing you all the pincushions I've made this year, but didn't get to show you through the last few months. I've made many this year, but most of them were ordered for gifts and I choose not to show them at all until I know 'the gift has been given.' There is only one now that hasn't been given and it will be soon....enough to show you several before the year is over.
This pincushion was made for my friend, Deb. It was ordered by our mutual friend, Marilyn.
They've been friends for a long time. I made this one way back in February or March, knowing it would not be given to Deb until the first part of November. It's very hard for me to keep my mouth shut about such things....so I just almost have to bite my lips to keep from letting the 'cat out of the bag' so to speak, but I managed and I'm told that Deb was surprised and pleased. Therefore, so am I!
Deb loves the color purple, but Marilyn did not want this pincushion to be all purple...just a touch. This is what I came up with. I had several of those little button flower pots and wanted to use one...I like the way it turned out. I used my favorite stitches....as I call them...'school girl stitches.' You know, French Knots, Lazy Daisy Stitch, Stem Stitch and Feather Stitch. And, I really wanted to use one of my all time favorites, silk ribbon roses. The little flower pot button is only one inch wide and one inch tall and the pincushion is 6 inches square. As I am fond of doing....the edge is fringed with beads. As you've heard me say many times - I LOVE this beading...adding them one at a time and enjoying every minute of it.
Deb says she loves it and I hope she does....I believe I make heirlooms, truly I do, and hope she enjoys it for many years to come...she's received good thoughts throughout the whole process. Marilyn too. Hope you have enjoyed seeing this pincushion and will join me again to see the rest of them....and thanks to you all for 'being there' and waiting. Take care, pat