First of all I’d like to say that I’m probably the biggest winner of all because of all your warm and generous comments. They mean a lot and I am truly grateful for your support. I usually reply to all of your comments individually but because of the numbers, I’ve chosen instead to give you all a group hug here for taking part.
Well my buddy Mr. Random Generator did his thing and came up with number 89 who happens to be Sandy, an anonymous reader whose email address begins with “scj”. From Sandy’s comment, it looks like she started out like many of us in that she enjoys reading blogs but hasn’t officially jumped in as yet. Let me assure you Sandy that it’s only a matter of time before you take the plunge. *wink* I will be contacting you shortly for your snail mail information.
A few weeks back Brenda from Pumpkin Patch Primitives asked me if I would be interested in joining a Wool Crazy pincushion round robin. It took me about three seconds to respond with an overwhelming, “F-O-R S-U-R-E!”
Depending upon the parameters set out by the hostess of the RR, briefly, here’s the way it works. In this instance there are four of us participating. Each of us each makes our own pincushion base, chooses a theme and then appliqués the first design on it. Next, we send it on to the next participant who then, following the theme, adds her design. This continues until all four participants have added something to each of the four pincushions. Fun, huh?Here’s how I did mine. First, I laid out some batting. I then went to my wool scrap bin and selected some bits and pieces and randomly laid them out.
When I was pleased with the layout, I then pinned the pieces to the batting.
Because I had decided to make mine round, I decided to use a bread plate as a template. Then, using my rotary cutter, I cut out the design.
Here’s the result.
I then basted all the raw edges and around the perimeter to hold the individual pieces in place.
Although fall is my favorite season, I decided to go with a summer theme and my inspiration came from the Echinacea, or purple cone flowers, that are growing profusely in my garden.
And of course I had to add a butterfly.
Later today it will be sent off to Michele who will then add her handiwork to it. From there, Michele will send it on to Sandi who will then send it to Brenda for it’s final stop before coming home to me.
Upon it’s return, I will then assemble it into a pincushion. I can’t wait to see what all these talented ladies add to it.
Now how cool is that!