Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Modern Pin Cushions....

Photo courtesy of Splendorfalls


This is the selection that was available at the St Louis Modern Quilt Guild's Pincushion swap last Saturday.  We did a sort of pick a number, pick a pincushion and once it's been stolen twice it's yours.  I must admit to not having any strategy...although apparently Cara had played it before...she looked like the cat that just ate the mouse with a side order of cream when she picked her pincushion knowing full well it couldn't be traded again...Yes, Cara..I DID notice that little smile..lol

I made the pincushion in the second row then count over four... lime green linen with that brown circle fabric and the tape measure...cause apparently I think you can't count and I have to describe it?...{sigh}

My first pick was the big Dr Pepper Pincushion..It doesn't have it's own photo so double click on the photo and look at the photo with all of them together.  It is big, round in blues/greens and has the big DR PEPPER CAN HOLDER in the middle...others thought the hole was for seam rippers or tape measures and someone even said it could hold her thread ends...but I knew the true reason...to hold MY Dr Pepper ...

Alas it was stolen by Jamie...  she has a better photo on her blog...and oh! Look!  she has a lamo seam ripper and tape measure in there... HEY JAMIE!! IT'S FOR A DR PEPPER...

So then I picked consoled myself with the cute little bird... and of course it was stolen also...

and I ended up with the pink one in middle photo in the first row of photos... It's is really cute and already has a spot sitting next to the couch...I will use it when I do embroidery.  I have no idea who made it, but I really think it's pretty...

Off to do errands that should have been done Monday, but then I thought Monday was Presidents Day, and thought the post office and bank were closed and then I was going to run errands yesterday, but had drama and so now we have no milk, no bread and when I the son asked if I was going to the store he said "get every breakfast item there is"...

Nancy

8 comments:

Splendorfalls said...

I am cracking up over here! You are so funny Nancy!

Don't feel bad; I also thought Monday was Prez Day!

Diane said...

Our school district actually had Monday off - no wonder I thought it was President's day!

I love the pincushions. What a fun exchange to have.

Kristy said...

OMG! I'm dying over here. I think I actually choked on my sandwich when I read about Jamie NOT understanding what the center of the pincushion was for.

Great Game! Great Group! Can't wait to do it all again.

Pat said...

Oh, now I think Jamie should be made to forfeit the pincushion since she has no CLUE how the center of it is to be used!!! I think you need to tweak the rules of that group a bit when they do their pincushion exchanges!!! LOL

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

Cute pincushions and I like the way ya played the game.

Miss Nancy said...

That was a great meeting, a great fun pincushion exchange. Loved your description. All the pincushions were bright and cheery. Love your pictures.

Have a super great sewing day!

StitchinByTheLake said...

Ok Nancy I sat here and laughed and laughed at this post. I loved the pincushions - every single one of them - but since I drink Diet Dr. Pepper and only from a can and the can has to come from the refrigerator and it has to be poured over a very full glass of ice - I wouldn't have thought of putting a can in there either. :) I loved your lime green! I used to hate that color and now all of a sudden I've been struck by lightening or something and love it as much as I hated it before! blessings, marlene

Jamie Mueller @ SunFlower Seeds said...

haha Nancy...I love you!! And I don't have a photo yet but I have been putting Dr Pepper cans it in...you're right, way better!! :)