Saturday, June 2, 2012


The other day when I stopped in at the Attic Window Quilt Shop a gift was waiting for me.  Barb Vis made this darling Strawberry pincushion for me.  You might remember Barb as I posted about her here and her tutorial for the scissors keeper is on the sidebar.
This is a close up.  Check out the intricate embroidery.  The strawberry is filled with emery, a material that is used as an abrasive and polisher and is known to keep your pins and needles sharp.  I think everyone has a favorite needle.  I know they are not that expensive, but for some reason I use the same needle over and over.  I know it is the one I love because of the slight bend from use. It is thin and delicate and perfect for appliqué.  Now this darling pincushion will help me keep that needle sharp and also a place to park it so I will always know where it is.  This small strawberry will easily fit into a project box or small take-along appliqué pouch.  Barb, I can’t thank you enough for thinking of me and giving me this delightful gift.

NOTE:  The new six-month small project series starts today at the shop.  A small project will be featured each month (think Christmas gifts) and also some time savings ideas.  Prior registration required. 

Don’t forget that next Saturday is the Happy Scrapper’s Bee.  Bring projects for show-n-tell.  That includes ideas for ways to use up those scraps.  I’m sure Buffie will have some things of note for us too!

Check out Moda Bake Shop for this interesting Car Organizer!  Great idea

Stay Calm! Stay Kind! Stay Positive!


Mama Pea said...

That is so sweet of her, and what a cute little needle/pin cushion. She is so thoughtful and talented!

Allie said...

She is really so thoughtful - that is a darling strawberry! Caroll, I have a favorite needle too - and it also has a slight bend, lol!

Connie said...

This is so neat! Love all the little seeds on it. I know what you mean about a special needle, when I used to hand quilt my needle had a slight bend in it from being used all the time.

Quilting Teachers at the shop.

Quilting Teachers at the shop.
Chris, Marilyn, Jill, Lee Anne, Sue, Vickie

Quilts For Wheels

Quilts For Wheels
Many thanks and much appreciation goes to the women who work diligently each month to make quilts for those in wheel chairs. Kudos go to: Yvonne, Mary T., Fran, Joan, Mary Ellen, Barb, Lee Ann, Nancy, Mary.

Quilting for Kids With Cancer

Quilting for Kids With Cancer
Generosity has no bounds. Above are the women in the Quilts For Kids group at the Attic Window Quilt Shop. Left to right, Henrietta, Phyllis, Nancy, Carol, Karen. These women donate their time, fabric, money once a month to make quilts for kids who have cancer.