March - done and dusted! Wooo Hooo!
I have to admit, I was wondering if I was on a different planet to some of my fellow SALer's - I mean, I was feeling hopelessly slow at stitching after reading some of our ladies rolled their stitcheries over in an evening.....it took me two and a bit......OK - three! How speedy are some of you gals? Envious much!
Then it took me another few days to have the courage to piece the teeny tiny 9 patch.....(I got lazy and only used a 4 patch on the base - shhhh, our secret).....and last night - well after mustering some dutch courage attempted sewing it all together. Mission accomplished!!!!
I used Bear stuffing Beans to add some weight to mine with wadding on top - was a little worried if I used rice and needed to wash my pincushion I'd end up with rice pudding.
I also have the outer of a matching thread catcher completed...will definately finish this tonight....got so excited stitching it all together, I forgot to attach the pellon -'doh - will have to iron it to the lining instead ;-)
I used Ruby as my choice of fabric - now there is a story with that, but you'll have to read my next post on my blog to find out about that - intrigued???? Well, don't go rushing over there - its not up yet.....but it will be before I finish holidays.
Now just a question - the linen that we use in the SKOW bag - is hanky linen the correct weight? I got all excited at the Fabric Parcel in Wynyard on Friday and grabbed this lovely piece
(no, that is not 3 other luscious fabrics sitting on top at all....just a figment of your imagination), but when I got it home I began to wonder if hanky linen is a different weight to what we need to use.....I'm sure one of you lovely ladies will be able to let me know.
I also have a funny story - after reading a SAL post by a Mum of boys, I had to wonder what a "Hackey Sack" was.......my son gets up this morning, picks up my pincushion and says "Hey, a hackey sack!!!"
I don't think so!