"Hey, if I had somewhere to go, I certainly wouldn't be in Cleve-Land." -Howard the Duck

Thursday, January 30, 2014

And the quilt lives on...

You remember these wonderful quilt squares...I wrote about them a week ago.  Great colors & vintage prints...with great family history behind them.  I'm still thrilled Pam sent them my way.

Well, when I was cutting the hexagons for my quilt, I was also able to get enough patches to make one of my Grandmother's Fan pincushions as a thanks to Pam.
 
She received it this past Monday, so it's safe to share it here.  It's filled with sand to help keep her pins & needles sharp.  I love these pincushions.  They tuck into a corner of a box when you're working on a project...or just sit out & look pretty.  I've had & used the first ones I made since the 1970s...and they still work just fine & look great.
 
They're completely stitched by hand...which I'm finding to be very calming during these insane winter temps & snow events this year.  BTW...if you want one of your own...I do have some available in my Etsy shop
 
Thanks again to Pam...and if you happen to have any orphaned 1930s type print cottons just lying around...I can give them a good home...and you could have a special pincushion to boot.  Just sayin'.
 

4 comments:

  1. These old fabrics are so pretty...I love the pin cushion!

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  2. I love my pin cushion. It is proudly displayed in my studio. You are so creative and I'm so glad you have preserved some of my family history in your quilt.

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  3. Debbie, I love your blog, and am going to add it to my blog roll so I can keep up with what you are up to! Welcome to my little corner of the blogging world! Becky

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  4. Hey girl, I got my swap package and I love, love it! So many fun goodies. I can't go through it and see each and every little thing yet. I want to get a pic first and guess who dropped their camera this morning. UGH! Hoping hubby can fix it later. I want to play with my treasures! Thanks so very much. Mailed yours priority yesterday. Hope you like it!
    hugs,
    Jann

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