Monday, May 17, 2010

Stitched in Time!

Here's a photo of the pincushions I've been working on. They're a combination of Miss Rosie's Fruit Salad pincushions, pin cushions from Martha Stewart and Heather Bailey and another free internet pattern.

That's the watermelon my daughter thought was a bird. Be honest with me, does it really look like a bird?!? I made the patchwork squares on it to measure only 1/2 inch square! I have no idea what they're really supposed to measure. I just looked at the picture on the internet and decided to make one like it. Then there's the red velvet strawberry with the white blossom and cherry tomato with the white button.

Wondering why I need three pincushions? Well, they're really not for me! I'm going to give them as prizes tomorrow at a presentation I'm giving for a Ladies Tea at a senior center. I'm taking along 12 of my quilts, some are finished and some aren't, and will be talking about being "Stitched in Time". They'll get to hear the inside story (and some of the dirt) on my quilts!

Public speaking really isn't my thing but I can surely talk about quilts for a half hour! I'll let you know how it went on Wednesday.


  1. I can't see where she thought it was a bird. It definately looks like a watermelon to me. Well done!

  2. Your watermelon and strawberries look very nice. I would say that would be one strange looking bird. Best of luck with your presentation today. I am sure you will do well. Your quilts or so beautiful they probably won't even notice if you slip up a time or two.

  3. good luck, I'm sure they will enjoy your talk.
    Your pincushions are wonderful!
    selvages are going in the mail today!

  4. Look at the way it's shaped, it looks like a bird to me.:P