Monday, August 25, 2008

The Pincushion OR... in praise of never throwing anything away...ever! : )



Would you like to hear a funny story? Tomorrow is one of my dear friend's birthday. I bought her gift over a month ago. However, she is the founder of our quilt group and I really wanted to give her something handmade by me as well. So, finally at about 10 p.m., I decide what project I wanted to do. Now, it's off to the sewing area to see if by any chance I have at least some of the materials needed. Holy Toledo...I had every single item I needed. I just couldn't believe it. As you can see below, I had both colors of felt, the little pearls for polka-dots, and wired ribbon. I haven't seen some of this stuff in years.
Ok, so I get right down to business.









And there you have it!...... True Story: Within the last couple of months, my married daughter was over here for some fun girl time and we were conjuring up some fun project in our heads. When I went into the laundry room to pull the desired items out of a drawer, she said, "I love coming over here Mom, because whatever we need, somehow you always seem to have it. And I might add...we usually need it right around midnight. : )



6 comments:

Emily P. said...

Thanks for making me chuckle (and teaching me to say things like "chuckle"). I love the strawberry pin cushion! Did you come up with the design all on your own? So very cute! You should sell 'em!

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

I've been wanting to make strawberry sachets, but...instead, I'm working on fall inventory...then Christmas, Hmmm maybe for Valentines...or I wouldn't mind if you made*ME*one for my birthday!;)Can't blame a girl for trying.lol.
Have a*Sweet* Day!
Sara

Cindy said...

Mary Lou,

I love your blog! I hope you do better than I do about keeping it up. Your house is amazing as always. Love Sara's room and the curtains in your room and the strawberry pin cushion.

Self Confessed Lamp Tramp said...

That is so sweet! Something as simple as a pincushion is still, in this day and age, so valuable. When I took apart some window treatments recently, I has these great long straight pins that I had not seen since Katrina. Luckily, I had a new sewing box, with a pincushion that I could stick them all in.

Self Confessed Lamp Tramp said...

Hi sweet Mary Lou...
Thank you for such a heartfelt comment you left me!
I'll keep looking for all your beautiful and creative posts!
Might be absent a while due to evacutaing from Gustav, be patient with me!
xoxo

fairychildheirlooms said...

Your strawberry is so sweet! It makes me want to sew up a few myself!
Missy