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Thursday, November 17, 2011

What I've Been Up To This Week

I  have seen some lovely pincushions around the web this week and although I have several, mine are too small for all the pins I use.  So I found an easy pattern on You Tube, adapted it to suit me and knocked this one up in an hour or two. I used some lovely fabric from the Moda "Etchings" range and of course, I had to add a few vintage bits!   I am quite chuffed with it actually.



You may remember a previous post about crumb piecing. Well, I quite enjoy doing this at times (not all the time as it can be very fiddly indeed) but with perseverence my crumb pieced item is starting to slowly take shape.  I have no idea yet what it is going to end up as but for the moment I am trying to fit in various types of scrap blocks and get it to balance out and then I will decide whether it will be a throw, tablecloth or whatever. It is a slow work in progress but very satisfying to use up lots of scraps which would be otherwise thrown away.

2 new scrappy blocks

I haven't taken part in any swaps this year due to health issues but as the festive season approaches I have relented and joined the one over at Button Floozies.  I have to make 3 Christmas ornamentsto hang or be displayed on a shelf, containing buttons but can use other items also.  I have 3 swap partners already in the UK and must get these made by 28th November.  I have finished one and nearly completed the second.  Can't show you anything yet as we cannot post until all swap members have received their ornaments.  So busy, busy, busy.

8 comments:

Sherry Edwards said...

Hi Bunty, I'm one of your swap partners for the Button Floozie swap. My ornaments are almost complete too - looking forward to the swap.

Your pin cuhsion looks fab :)

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Hi Barbara, Your pincushion is beautiful.
What a great way to use all those small scraps. This is going to be a cheerful quilt and will make grey days brighter.
Cogratulations on 200 followers!
Have a lovely day, dear!
Hugs to you,
Julia

Mrs A. said...

Hi Barbara,
I'm one of your swap partners too for the Button Floozies Swap. Just popped in for a snoop (but see Sherry has beaten me to it) to see if I can gleen a theme for your ornament. Wow what a lovely creative blog you have , my mind is teaming now with ideas. Hope to make mine over this weekend and get posted out early next week. Daugther has put me off track this week by asking me to please make her an Elf (and giving me only very vague instructions)by this Saturday. Just have his face to paint and his pointy neck scarf to finish off. Hugs ValeryAnne (aka Mrs A.)

Lululiz said...

Love that pretty little pincushion, its so sweet!

Laurie said...

Yes, it is the sweetest pin cushion and it is so much fun to see your little bits quilt creation growing! I'm glad your swapping pals are visiting and I can only imagine their awe at discovering your beautiful blog!

Lorraine Young Pottery said...

The pincushion looks so beautiful. Loving the fabric eye candy!

Lorraine :-}

Terri said...

Somebody has been crazy busy. Thanks for the visit and kind words. The pincushions are my fav. TFS!

Dianne Adams said...

I love your pincushions! They are just beautiful.