Someone on the quilt forum said "Lets have a pincushion swap". and a bunch of us have signed up. We will exchange names and you make a pincushion for that one person.
This is now my third swap I've signed up for in as many weeks. I found a pretty little pincushion to make. You use a tea cup as your template. I hope mines turns out as well. I'll give it a try today. First there was the 3rd Annual Christmas swap and then there was a thimble swap...............oh, I forgot to tell you about that one.
11 Girls signed up and we had to make 11 thimbles and send them in to the co-ordinator. They were simple to do. I tried to replicate one I have in my collection. Its dark, dark blue ceramic. Something a bit different from most of them. It is a souvenier of one our trips to Myrtle Beach.
Most of my thimbles are those silvery looking ones. I have a few ceramics and two wooden ones. I don't use them. They just sit around on my shelf.
These are what I'm exchanging. I had this beautiful piece of fabric that looked Asian to me and I never knew what to do with it. I fussy cut the 11 thimbles from it and these are four of them.
I must give recognition to Fat Cat Patterns for the template. They are doing a swap on their website too. I opted to make my own background for my thimbles. This is the design I came up with one night while I played on EQ6 (no 7 isn't installed yet)
The thimbles will go on the light green. I have most of the fabrics.................the greens, but not sure about the light. I'll have to take a check and see what's in storage.
Now to get those thimbles in an envelope and on their way. I'll post again when I have mine. I always take longer to receive things than the other girls.
I live north of that invisible line called the 49th parallel and that stops everything in its tracks.