Wednesday, 30 May 2012

A Pincushion and A Couple of Hexies...

Saturday afternoon Rosie came over for a play day...such fun!...a quick reorganisation of the sewing tables and we had both our sewing machines set up and ready for go...and off Rosie went...and I sat there and fluffed about...I made the pocket for the satchel bag - and by making the pocket I mean I cut a square and a rectangle and stitched them together with a zip to create a flat six" square, not exactly rocket science or great and wonderous achievement...and then...I sat for a while and pondered and wondered and looked around the room at all the projects that could be worked on and then I spied the felt stash box and made a pincushion...well a pincushion corpse as I then realised - no polyfill...I am nothing if not under-productive!...with the attainment of polyfill after the Spotty stop on Sunday the corpse became...
a square pincushion...using handmade felt generously "donated" by the maker Fiona, which was a dream to sew...the pattern taken from Hokey Pokey Pincushion by The Birdhouse which I bought for the applique version but was too lazy to deal with on Saturday so I went for the path of least resistance (how unusal...not!)...it has a pouch of crushed walnuts surrounded by the polyfill stuffing. I bought the crushed walnut shells at The Home Patch in Bathurst for one of Anni's designs but it is a big enough bag for a few goes.

So that's another little finish for OPAM this month...and while I was moving things around on the cutting table I once again came upon these two little hexie coasters that I made either at the end or last month or the beginning of this month - anyway, weeks ago - and just seem to keep forgetting to acknowledge....
so there they are (they can be counted in May) and they will now go and join a couple of other things that I really must post off to the recipient they are intended for.  But those things have been sitting on the bookcase shelf for so long now that I think I've just become blind to them and their need to make it to the post office.

Happy Stitching...

5 comments:

shez said...

how great to have Rosie come up for a play for the day.Hi Rosie.What a cute pin cushion and i love them stuffed with crushed walnuts,those bird hexies are rather cute also,well done Annette.xx

Fiona said...

Yay for the pincushion - it looks great ... I haven't tried crushed walnuts but I heard they are good.... love the hexie coasters... post office has been busy this week I think...
Hugz

Christine M said...

Aren't play days the best! Your pin cushion is lovely. I love the blue birds on your coasters.

Shay said...

I'm laughing so hard at the idea of pincushion corpse. Too funny! Im so glad you managed to acquire some innards and stuff them in there.

The coasters are very cute.

Im suffering from post office -phobia too at the moment!

Grethe said...

Lovely coasters,I love blu-birds!
Great pin cushion,never tried chrushed walnuts.
Happy Sewing,Annette:-)