July 4th

On the twitter the other day, one of my most favorite ladies was talking about a pin cushion swap she’d just signed up for. Considering I love a creative challenge, logically I signed up.

Scrappy Pin Cushion Swap

Thankfully, a long weekend with very little planned has left me with ample time to catch up with my sewing machine. Oh, the simple, sweet, and pure joy of being creative. I find it matched solely in the high of a great run or hike. This weekend I’ve bounced between both activities with long, gloriously refreshing naps in between.

Scrappy Pin Cushion Swap

Scrappy Pin Cushion Swap

Thank you, America. Your birthday is pretty awesome.

Scrappy Pin Cushion Swap

Also awesome is the pool of photos from the scrap pin cushion swap. Wowza. Color me intimidated! These little pieces are truly works of folk art.

I was just thankful to have Nic’s lovely apple pin cushion pattern and one of her kits on hand. I’m pretty darn happy with the way this came out, including the double leaves and the tiny leather stem. I used rice to fill it to give it some heft and it is off in the post to my secret partner this week. As Nic would say, WOOT!


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6 Responses

  1. That’s too cute! Glad you’re having a relaxing, fun weekend. Me, too. Tonight we should be able to see some of downtown Phoenix’s fireworks from your front yard so we don’t need to go out to experience a little Americana. I’ve been catching up on reading, blogging, have a movie to watch (Georgia O’Keeffe, I heard it was really good). Happy 4th!

  2. Love the pincushion!! So adorable!! Happy relaxing 4th! 🙂

  3. Very nice pin cushion! It looks great.

  4. Such lovely pin cushions — and I love your apple! Such a cute way to use up stash too!

  5. Oh, I love it!

  6. oh my gosh i LOVE it! bravo.