Maureen’s Pincushion

In order to add a gift to Maureen’s bag, I made her a pincushion. Unlike the bag, the pincushion went together very smoothly. I had some of the pieces and parts from my last round of pincushion making on the cutting table. They weren’t crappy, just unused. I picked out some other scraps from the unsorted … Continue reading “Maureen’s Pincushion”

New Pincushion – Wonderclip Holder

Can a person ever have too many pincushions? This is the thought running through my mind as I decided what else to make for my second group of gifts. You might remember the Pincushion / Wonderclip Holders I made for the guild officers. I really like this pattern and decided to make another one to … Continue reading “New Pincushion – Wonderclip Holder”

Pincushion Gifts

I wasn’t be at the guild meeting yesterday, which made me sad. Kelly, of the Kelly bag fame, pinch hit for me with the officer gift bags. Thanks, Kelly. Many guilds give their officers quilts as thank you gifts. I am of the mind that we all have enough quilts, but a tote bag (simple … Continue reading “Pincushion Gifts”

Book Review: At Home with Modern June

At Home with Modern June: 27 Sewing Projects for Your Handmade Lifestyle by Kelly McCants This is an older book, but it came to my attention again when I was looking through my books for patterns for raffle prizes. I had plowed through the books I used for my gift grouping for Mary. I looked … Continue reading “Book Review: At Home with Modern June”

More on the Clippy Pocket Hack

Yesterday, I talked about the Clippy Pocket hack and how my version came out. You can incorporate the Clippy portion into anything – pincushions, other bags, needle books. The key is making the placket/”flap ladder” then incorporating it into an existing project. You can make the placket into a piece that can be appliqued to … Continue reading “More on the Clippy Pocket Hack”

Various & Sundry 2020 #2

Many of you have chosen words of the year. I was reading Friend Julie’s blog and she brought up some interesting questions related to her word of the year, Worth. I have never found this to be a useful exercise, though I haven’t really tried either. Periodically, I use a book like 365 Tao and … Continue reading “Various & Sundry 2020 #2”