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Monday, November 3, 2014

Just a bit of slow stitching...

You may remember the wonderful gift of fabric I received from Donna.  Well, I decided she needed one of my Grandmother's Fan pincushions made from some of the fabric she sent.  It's filled with sand, which will help keep her pins & needles sharp. 

I also made her a bunch of yo-yos...some from her fabric & some from my 1930s collection.  I didn't take a pic of the yo-yos, but you can see them on her blog.

The rest of my week was filled with layering & pin basting a lap quilt I'm making.  It's a gift, but I don't think the person who will receive it reads my blog.  I'm still not sure I'll post pix of it just in case.  Today I started hand quilting it.  I'm using 12wt Aurifil cotton thread & it's a delight to work with.  Now I know why so many quilters like it.  I'm doing a haphazard big stitch & I love the effect so far.  I may not be adding much to Kathy's blog until that gift is finished...it's going to take most of my free time to finish it along with other gifts for the holidays.  But today I'm linking to the others who are doing gorgeous hand stitching & sharing it there.  Click here for lots of wonderful eye candy! 

3 comments:

  1. So happy to hear you are enjoying the 12 Aurifil thread also :)
    Enjoy your quilting!

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  2. Donna will be thrilled with her pincushion. It is simply darling! I just adore that vintage fabric. The quilt you are working on sounds wonderful!
    hugs,
    Jann

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  3. I've never seen a pincushion that shape but now I want one - it's so pretty :-) Good luck quilting your unblogged quilt.

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