This little pincushion appeared in Handmade magazine recently:
This design combines so many of the things I enjoy. I love working with felt, delight in making pretty yet practical items, and of course I can never make enough bullion roses!
Don't you love the new layout of Handmade magazine? I still get excited about seeing my designs in print, no matter how many times it has happened.
Speaking of felt, this is a reminder that I will be conducting an online Workshop at Patchwork Posse in March. The pattern is a sewing set consisting of needlecase, pincushion and scissorkeep and I'm big on the purple side of the colour wheel this year - it's called "Lilac Love".
It is very reasonably priced, and I'd love to have you in the workshop, so hop over and have a look here.
It's been lovely seeing photos of the first block of "Thoughts in Thread" popping up around blogland. Here is Melody's:
and Penny H. sent this (and told me I could share it if I told you not to look too closely!):
Fabulous job, ladies, and I'm amazed that you have already finished them and there are still two weeks to go before block 2 comes out!
Our fruit shop had peaches on sale for a great price again this week (only $1.95 a kg), so, yes, I bought another case and preserved some more. I have to keep telling myself while I'm on my feet for a couple of hours, peeling skins and slicing peaches,that it's all worth it for the benefits I will gain for the rest of the year!
Hope you have a productive week.