Wednesday, 31 December 2014

A Finish or Nine...From August!...

Yes, that's right...from August...but I wasn't able to reveal as all the reciepients hadn't yet reciepiented...then I wrote the post and forgot about it...so before the year is out...
Mid-year a class/group of almost 10 years was discontinued by the shop where it was held, with advice that our August evening would be our last one. At our last-for-the-year evening last year everyone was very generous in exchanging Christmas gifts - except I was so flat out just trying to survive work/study/sleep it didn't even occur to me and I arrived empty handed. I was determined not to be found wanting this year. When the news of finishing up arrived it was time to get my act together. I wanted something that was useful and settled on a large square pincushion and, as it was a friendship gift, incorporated my favourite star - the Friendship Star block...Two friends couldn't make it to the last night unfortunately and their gift bags languished in the fabric emporium....of course they are two that read my blog!...but they finally made it to their destinations about three months later so now I can show...


Nine Friendship Star pincushions...
The photo colours are really really bad but it was winter, no decent light...
 
I tried to use colours for each that I thought they'd like...they ended up being a few different sizes as I kept forgetting what size squares I was using to make the star block and each time I made one just went with what I thought on the day.

Hopefully the friends have found them useful...

Happy Stitching...


6 comments:

Chookyblue...... said...

nice to see them eventually..........lol..........great choice of block to remind the friendships formed while there......

Mistea said...

Perfect pincushions for your friends.
Love the individual stars and sizes. Perfect really for all the individuals in the group. (or not group?)

elliek said...

Diversity is always good and a pincushion is sooo useful. Yours look great.

Kerry said...

Lovely to see them all together. A perfect present from a good friend,a lovely reminder of our 10 years together. So sad not to see everyone anymore.
Happily, will see you soon.

Jean Gemmell said...

Love my present, hope to catch up soon, Jean

Sisbabestitches said...

How wonderful everyone got a special and individual present! Shame you won't be formally getting together anymore :)