Thursday, January 1, 2009

If You Can't Sleep...Sew/Craft/Quilt

I hate home fireworks. I don't know if it because I am not in control of when they go off or worried about the drunks that are setting them off not caring about anyone else but themselves or perhaps it was because in the summer between my 5th and 6th grade that I almost lost my hand to them, but since then, I feel fireworks should be done by professionals.

Well, maybe hate is a strong word, I dislike very much large loud fireworks in the hands of people not capable of handling them. I am talking about so large and loud they woke up the grandchildren screaming earthquake! These shook our house, the windows & sounded like a cannon going off in the basement.

When these are going off, I can't sleep. I am like a cat in a room full of rocking chairs just waiting for the next one to get me or
jar me awake.

I started making a pin cushion last evening and couldn't get the felt to hold the thread, every time I tried, it came right out, so I hand bound it. **Any Crafter who has a trick to get crafting felt sewn together with a machine, I am all ears!**

I have a pin jar, but when I am sewing, this is a pain to use , so needed a pin cushion I can just pull a pin and stick it in the cushion and came up with this little flower guy.

A record, at 0035 PST, I had my first 2009 project completed and I am happy & here it is in all of its glory. I have some friends that sew and I would love to make them each one, but I am not hand sewing all night! I may just make a few for my giveaway gift in the next couple of months or so.
Speaking of my giveaways, you can check them out for a chance to win some awesome glass orbs or some over the hill stuff. Drawing will be January 15th.

Just click on the link and post your comments, post a link to my blog and let me know.

1 comment:

Dayna said...

cute pin cushion. Wish I had the time to organize my sewing room. Have today off. Clean house, do laundry work on pillowcases shovel snow. Cute pin cushion!God Bless!