A New IdeaWhat a delightful surprise awaited me when I returned from PT yesterday. A box from Sewlandia's creative engineer Jenn. I originally was drawn to Jenn's blog because I saw a quilt she had entered into a competition and was so intrigued that I went looking for the blog itself to learn more about this inventor-like individual.
Finding Sewlandia.com, a truly fun blog with pretty design, excellent photos and Jenn's personality all over it was a joy. She's taking a bit of a break, but she'll be back and you can follow the link on her blog to see what she's doing now.
CiFJenn posted about a new (to me) idea called Craft it Forward. I responded and after a bit came this lovely gift. Pincushions have become my best friends since I sew in a few different locations in my home and the bright and cheerful one that Jenn made is just wonderful. Its solid cup base boasts a gold decorative stripe encircling and a bright orange cloth cover for poking. I have it right here on my desk and already am using it as I tie my current quilt: Diamonds in the Corners. Sawdust makes a great filler, Jenn, I never knew that. Thanks for teaching me something new and useful--my favorite kind of interaction.
Love the fabric Jenn chose for top of Pincushion.
|Pretty decorative stripe encircles the delicate cup |
with its classic handle.
The other items in the gift box from Jenn delighted me !~! They are fine quality white blank cards with mini quilts sewn to the front of them. I can't wait to write a note to my quilty friend in Portland with them. (I'm looking toward Barbara and Smitty here!) The workmanship shines brightly; the colors shimmer and the skill level high. I managed a greeting card store for a few years and so this gift of cards charmed and tickled me. I will use them well and the recipients will all be appreciative I am sure.
Many, many thanks, Jenn, for this wonderful box of Craft it Forward.
My Turn to Share With Some of YouNow I want to craft and create and share what I do. The first five people, USA only this time please, to express interest in the comments will receive a unique, colorful, hand-crafted item from me during the month of June. Likely the latter part... I know that's a while away but if you read a few of my most recent posts, you'll understand why I need ample time to meet this goal. Wyatt is three months old and I spend nine hours a day holding him. Wouldn't you, if you could...
|Look at his teeny little hand; |
try not to nibble his ear.
Ring sling snuggles my bunny.
Thanks for stopping by. I hope to hear from some of you. Our weather is to hit the seventies this week-perhaps Spring arrives with Daylight Savings Time.