As some of you may be aware I am taking part for the 1st time in the 'Scrappy Pincushion Swap' which is a great little swap that happens over on flickr. Here's my finished pincushion::
So what d'ya think?
It's totally hand sewn and I love it. However, I have learnt many lessons for next time::
Choose a closer weave linen as when you stuff your pincushion a more open weave gives too much - obvious now I've made the mistake!
Make your stitches much tighter and closer together so they cannot be seen when the pincushion is stuffed!
I love the pincushion but am undecided whether because it's hand sewn it's up to expected standards - Mmmm. Do I make a machine sewn one???
I've also completed another bee block for bee quilted, quilt as you go. This one has been pieced for a while and just needed quilting, I'm no longer taking part in this bee and will now be concentrating on my Fresh Modern Bee 2 commitments (Lynne, your block is next I promise!!).
Finally, remember these beauties Jo showed off on her blog::
|photo courtesy of Muddy Puddle Crafts|
Hooray for red and aqua!!
Anyway must dash just taken delivery of something really special (Yep, Katy if you're reading this she's arrived!!)
Promise I'll share soon.....