Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Deb's Pincushion

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


Vivian said...

Hi Pat, I check on you each day and do realize that we do get busy or sometimes just don't have anything to say. (At least I don't.)

This new pin cushion is just lovely and does look like an heirloom. I can't wait to see all the rest you have made.

deb said...

Oooo! Lookie there! It's MY pincushion! ;-D Love it, love it, love it! Missed you! Love you! deb

Christine said...

Pat, we DID miss you but I know how family weddings can be so time consuming, we had our own event in early November and I'm STILL recovering, LOL. Your latest pincushion is just devine. My own from you lives on my dressing table in the bedroom, much too precious to put PINS in, and I see it every day and remember my friend across the ocean. Hope you had a great thanksgiving, and it's not too cold in your neighbourhood.
Christine in wet Summer, Sydney- Australia

Barbara C said...

This is a very busy time of year, but I'm glad you posted this beautiful pincushion for us to enjoy. I've got some of those flower pot buttons too. You did a lovely job with yours. I'm sure the recipient will be thrilled.

FredaB said...

Good to have you back. Life just gets in the way sometimes. When we have someone who faithfully blogs and then they don't you begin to wonder if they are alright or what is happening in their lives.

Your pincushion is so pretty. I made some velvet cq ones but I should try another tack and do some silk ribbon ones.

I always enjoy seeing your work as it is very good. by the way those old stitches are favorites of mine too. I find myself using them over and over.

Enjoy this month and blog when you can.



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