Saturday, June 14, 2014

The Little Strawberry Things...

Yesterday was a lazy day for Tag and I.  I did manage, however, to make two little things.  

I have had two pieces of strawberry fabric sitting around, staring me in the face, waiting and wondering what I was going to do with them.
One piece was from my partner in the strawberry pincushion swap that I participated in last fall.  Here is what I received...see the fabric?   

I, of course, ate the candy and tic tacs and chewed the gum.  The koala bear and kangaroo buttons are still waiting to be used.  The strawberries joined my little collection.  And, now, I finally used a bit of the fabric...I made a little pincushion!    
measures 3" square.

And, because the partner I sent to was so thankful for what I sent her, she sent me a package which included some wonderful strawberry fabric.  Read about it here.  Here is the fabric...isn't it pretty?

With this fabric, I made myself another thread catcher.  It will sit on my side table along with the wool strawberry pincushion that you saw from Donna in the above link.  Here it is...
measures ~5x3x3 inches.

I still have enough of the two pieces to do more with, but I am satisfied.  For now.  I will put them away until the next perfect little projects require them.  

And, as usual, I have several quilty projects awaiting my attention, plus some sewing to do for a few of my family members.  Plus, there is a new quiltalong that I want to join...that I am already behind on.  I guess I won't be able to complain of having nothing to do for awhile, hey?

What are you working on?   

PS  Today is Flag Day...Happy Birthday, Bob!

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.". Jeremiah 29:11


moosecraft said...

The pinkeep and threadcatcher are pretty! Love the strawberry fabrics on both of these... Happy Summer Stitching to you!

I'm still hooking on my rug... and must get moving on those two Summer sew alongs I signed on for before Monday rolls around... or I will also be behind! :-)

WoolenSails said...

Fun goodies, always fun to swap with fellow quilters.
The little bag is cute. I saw one for kids with little fish in it, thinking that would be fun to do for Nick.


Brynwood Needleworks said...

Hi Jacque!
I LOVE what you created with the strawberry fabric! Tag and I will be in Wisconsin in July. Perhaps we could get together for lunch? I'll send an email and see if it might work.
Hugs to you and Tag E Butt from Tag and me.

Farm Girl said...

I love your strawberry goodies and I always enjoy seeing what you have been making. I do enjoy making pincushions too. Have a lovely rest of the day.
I have been chopping weeds and making a birthday cake. I have projects in every room to work on, but I am thinking a nap sounds nice. :)
Have a wonderful evening.