Friday, October 8, 2010

Wool Crazy Round Robin…The Finale!

My baby has found it’s way home.  Actually, it’s been home for about a week but I’ve been playing with it on and off during that time adding the last finishing touches and I finally finished it this morning.

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This is how it started out.  I created the base, appliqu├ęd the crow and then sent it on to Karen.

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Karen added her magic by creating the pumpkin tree…

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and then sent it on to Paulette who continued with the Autumn theme.  Isn’t this scarecrow to die for?

WCRR 3

Paulette then sent it on to Lori, the last stop in the round robin before coming home.  Lori added a darling black cat sitting in a pumpkin surrounded by acorns and oak leaves.

WCRR 4

The round robin for my pincushion base was now complete.  All four participants including myself had contributed to the design.  Lori then returned it to me to finish.

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After adding some additional elements and fancy stitching to fill in some of the open spaces, I completed it this morning by creating a pocket to stuff with crushed walnut shells then blanket stitched around the perimeter to seal it closed.

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Ta da!  May I present my round robin pincushion!

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Don’t you just it?

I can’t tell you how much fun this was.  The four of us were committed to getting the job done and in a timely manner.  I now have a one-of-a-kind pincushion that combines the talents of three dear friends and fellow ‘wool crazy buddies’.  Thank you so much Karen, Paulette and Lori…from the bottom of my 

Happy stitching!

Kaaren ♥

60 comments:

Penny said...

It's gorgeous Kaaren! Don't you dare stick a pin in it!

Sandi said...

Kaaren it is just great! I've got mine back but we still have to get others back to their owners.

The two I've seen of ours are adorable. Can't wait to post a picture of our tops and then the finished projects.

You've been very inspirational in aiding in some of my design ideas. Thank you

Terry said...

It's just beautiful Kaaren! :0)

Darlene said...

Applause, applause - it's ADORABLE. Four talented ladies = one sweet pincushion.

I have pincushion envy! LOL

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

That is just so beautiful Kaaren! All four of you are so talented and I'm sure you will treasure that creation forever - I know I would! Enjoy.

Stina said...

It´s lovely.. you all made such a wonderful job on the pincushion.. what a treasure!! :o))

Sandy said...

This is adorable! I love it...I love all pincushions,but I really love THIS! LOL, Sandy

Karen said...

Oh, a good finish for sure! I have not worked on mine. I put my wool away because it was on the guest room bed and company is coming. Still, I may poke around and find a couple small pieces to add to my squirrel area so I can finish mine.

Sheila said...

Wow Kaaren , that is incredible , such a nice combination of fall themes added to create this beautiful pincushion .

paulette said...

Oooooh Kaaren!!
It is stunning!! You finished it off beautifully!! I am also thrilled with mine...and will finish it off once I am finished with Lori's! Take care and thanks for getting the wool ball rolling!! :o)
I too will treasure my WC pin cushion!!

Cheryl said...

Just too cute! Everyone did such a great job!

WoolenSails said...

I love how it came out, it is so beautiful and all the girls did wonderful stitchery. I really need to start learning and practicing stitches.

Debbie

Annette said...

I do love it! Such an awesome pincushion and great memories for you every time you use it.

Debora said...

Kaaren, it came out darling! I love how each person contributed something so different. The colors and elements and stitching look so nice together. Thank you for sharing with us! (Can you enlighten me about why you used walnut shells? I'm such a newbie.)

~Debora, New Avenue Crew

*karendianne. said...

Didn't that come out so delightful! Love it. Enjoyed watching it come together. Very fun.

Quilts And Pieces said...

very, very cute!

SueB said...

Kaaren,
That is just beautiful. What you have added to it for filling in is amazing. You will treasure that pin cushion. I hope to make some more of them.
Beautiful..

Kathy H said...

I just love your cushion. It turned out great. Such little pieces to work with. Thanks for sharing this with us all.

Stitched With Prayer said...

Kaaren, Your finished pin cushion is totally delightful. I can't wait to see all the others finished up. Thanks again for sharing as you went along, it has been so much fun. Ummmm, you aren't really going to use it as a pin cushion are you??? LOL! Hugs...

Stephanie said...

Amazing--all of that tiny meticulous work. What a little treasure stitched with love.

marina said...

So beautiful.
I can imagine how much fun they were to do.

kathyinozarks said...

It is gorgeous and I just love it! thanks for sharing with us

Cindy N. said...

***To cute for words***

Rumi said...

Turned out lovely! So many beautiful little details!

Carol said...

WOWSER! It is absolutely wonderful!

StitchinByTheLake said...

I do love it! Applause to you all. :) blessings, marlene

Lori said...

Woo-Hoo! I love it and can't for mine to come home!! Yes, very special project worked with loving hands!!

Wickedly Divine Creations said...

Its gorgeous.
And I agree with Penny. I got to the bottom of the post and thought thats too pretty to be sticking pins in then read the first comment lol

Ariane said...

I love it!! It's gorgeous!!

Lurline said...

Oh, it is soooo gorgeous - the most artistic pincushion I have ever seen - I know you will treasure it!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Allie said...

GORGEOUS!!!! That is a wonderful keepsake - you all did a brilliant job on this!

Sue said...

This is so fabulous and the more exciting for watching it come together over the weeks. Thank you so much for taking us on the journey.

Huisvlyt said...

That looks awesome! I am speechless...
Elzaan

shavroo53 said...

Thank you for sharing all the step-by-step travels and accomplishments by those who participated. Oh, this is too pretty to use as a pin cushion. It is a little work of art that would grace my display shelf.

Shari said...

What a wonderful keepsake. A beautiful reminder of beautiful friendships...

Jenny's Craft Place said...

Too cute for pins :) Happy crafting, Jenny

Sew Create It - Jane said...

What a fabulous finish...there is so much detail on that pin cushion..a real piece of art.

anneke said...

It's so lovely!

Terri Lynn said...

I love it! It is so inspiring! I really want to finish my attempt at a pincushion!

Linda said...

What a lovely keepsake..

Mama Pea said...

Very cute!

Christine said...

wow Karen, it´s a beautiful Work.
Have a nice Day, best Wishes from Christine from Germany

Amy R said...

Kaaren. . . what a beautiful keepsake you and your friends have. Thanks so much for sharing this journey with us!

Ter'e said...

Oh Kaaren!
As you know, I am a total beginner at this "stitching stuff". I am a hooker at heart! After seeing this glorious pincushion, I had to actually print out a copy of the finished item, just so I could see the tiny stitches and detail in it. OH MY GOSH - this is absolutely a treasure! Each tiny little venue is better than the one next to it. It's like reading a wonderful book and each divine chapter is printed on the same page. So beautiful! I am speechless.......and you know this doesn't happen often!

Carol said...

All of the pincushions are so cute. I like your finishing touches. The crazy quilt wool look is so nice, I would love to do that sometime if I could figure out how to do it and find a place to get scraps of wool as well.

Kim D. said...

What an adorable pincushion and such a special keepsake Kaaren! What a fun row robin project!

Siobhan said...

Oh my gosh!!!! Kaaren, you must be SOOOO thrilled with it. It is beautiful! I hope you're having a good Thanksgiving weekend. :)

Myra said...

It is darling Kaaren! What a fun project!! 8-)

Micki said...

It's just gorgeous Kaaren! I love all the detail! It is a treasure!
Micki

Jantine said...

This was an incredible project! I love the outcome! I am sure you will cherish it!

Wendy said...

There are so many things to see when you look at that pincushion and great memories. Well done!

ltn810 said...

Your work is Beautiful...I would be ever so proud to say I own your "Ole to Halloween". Your eye for detailing really make the pieces come to life.. I have been peeking in for sometime, but I am now one of your faithful followers.
I must add your cute pin cushions are gorgeous. I to collect and love the hand make ones best...
ltn810

Grammee Linda said...

Just gorgeous ...what a treasured keepsake you now have!!

I hope fall is being good To you!! Hugs!!

Jeanne (RED) said...

What an amazing pin cushion and such a fun way to remember friends! I love crazy quilting. I can't wait to try it with woolies! Jeanne L.

Julie said...

oh no! how did i miss this post?
it's just beautiful kaaren. definitely something to treasure, for sure.
xox

Jacki said...

Wow that is very special!! Very awesome project. I am sure you will cherish it every time you use it.

Cindy said...

An Heirloom by beautiful people.

I believe this should displayed for all to admire.

Carrie P. said...

I do love it.

Sandy said...

Your pinchusion is precious Kaaren!

Sandi said...

Love it! I am still awaiting mine in the swap with the other gals. Can't wait to receive it as I am working on one of my own that will compliment the one from the RR. I will use one for a pincushion and the other for the top of a sewing box. :-)