I don’t really collect anything. I’ve seen other blogger’s cool collections – white jugs, hangers, books, aprons, that’s all I can think of right now…but I’ve never really had the urge (as an adult) to collect anything. Until now. Lately I’ve become quite fond of pincushions. I started off with my little red tomato. Then I had to get the pink and green ones. Then I started making my own out of pieces of fabric.
And no, I don’t normally color coordinate my pins and pincushions. 🙂
Then a few weeks ago I felted an apple. It wasn’t super successful, but with a little encouragement from Sue, I decided to try felting again. Thanks, Sue, I’m having fun! I’ve branched out into pear pincushions,
and my apple is looking better with a real stick as a stem.
I read somewhere that I could start by wrapping my wool around a styrofoam ball. This really saves a lot of yarn, but I’m not happy with the outcome. The finished pincushion isn’t heavy enough to stand up on it’s own. Such a sad-looking pear.
I don’t think I’m ready to start a full-fledged collection of pincushions just yet, but I’m having fun adding to my growing group of pincushions.
Rebecca sent me the most beatiful work of art – a little painted pear card from the Painted Pear herself. You are so talented, Rebecca. Thank you for sharing a bit of your art with me. A nice artist like her deserves a pear pincushion, don’t you think?
And more goodies… Kimberly sent the boys a whole kilo of chocolate. That’s 2.2046 pounds, folks. And it’s almost gone! Those little German kiddos sure grow up eating the yummiest chocolate. Thank you so much, Lolly!
And more generosity. When Patricia read about my felting woes, she offered to send me some wool roving and a drop spindle! The wool is so soft and the spindle is like a work of art. I’m going to try to learn to use this thing. I’ve looked at a few online sites for instructions, but if anyone has one to recommend, I’d really appreciate it.
Christmas is almost upon us! While I haven’t opened any of my “real” presents, I feel like I’ve been blessed with the generosity of so many of you. Thank you! My hope is that in the craziness of what our culture has built into this holiday, God will bless you with His peace this Christmas!