Monday, April 28, 2014

Sewn, Pinned and Swapped

OMQG pin cushion swap?  Yes, please!  It's been a busy month, but I couldn't pass up on giving the one, lone pin cushion I have a friend.  Maybe I'll even start a collection...

Names were drawn, fabric choices made and cushions sewn.  Then, my little deflated rays of sunshine sat flat as a pancake for almost 3 weeks while I tried to track down crushed walnut shells.  Let's just say I ended up going with polyfill instead when the closest thing I could find was clumping cat litter that "contains" crushed walnuts.

I improv pieced the rays, sewed a quarter circle onto those babies and finished off the detailing with some Anna Maria Horner Perle Cotton.  I especially like the mix of linen with the Grey Abbey fabrics.  Partner, I hope you like it!

I'm linking up with A Lovely Year of Finishes for my second finish of the year.  Small baby steps.  One little project at a time.  

Thursday, April 10, 2014


Recently my friend Charlotte bought herself a domain name and, like everything else she has, I thought maybe I should get one, too.  Have I mentioned she also has a fancy little Featherweight 222 in her possession.  Are you jealous?  Because I am.

The great news is that you can now find me at  The not so great news is that you'll have to do the Bloglovin' thing again.  So here goes...

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And while you're at it, check out this week's featured bundle I put together for Mad About Patchwork.  Pretty, huh?  And it's 20% off until Sunday at midnight.  I already got one for myself.  What do you think I should make with it?

Monday, April 7, 2014

Put a Pin In It

Most of the time I like to try new things.  I say "most" because I'm also not a big fan of big changes.  One thing I've never tried making is a pincushion.  I've looked at hundreds on Flickr, gazed longingly at them on Pinterest, but never actually made one myself.  So when M-R decided we should do a pincushion swap at our Ottawa Modern Quilt Guild (OMQG) meeting, I grabbed a pen and didn't hesitate to put my name down.  Not even a little.  Well, maybe just a tad, but what better way to make yourself try something new than to sign a very official piece of paper saying that you will?

I've got a little stack of some Grey Abbey sitting on my sewing desk just asking to be made into something pretty.  So here goes.  By our next OMQG meeting, this lovely collection of fabrics will be a pincushion.  I'm linking up with A Lovely Year of Finishes.  Partner (Ginette), I hope you like the fabrics I've chosen.  I promise I'll make you something fabulous.