Sunday, July 08, 2007

Such a nice weekend -- too bad it's about done for. In spite of the unbearable heat & mostly hiding inside, a lot of good things came about. Guild meeting was Saturday morning, and I came home with lots 'o loot!! In the Treasure chest drawing I won a bundle of FQs and an American Doll Quilts book - I've been eyeing that one for awhile! From the Freebies table, an entire, brand new Sashiko kit; fabric, thread, patterns, book and needles!!!! Wowza - what a score. Also some fun dragon fabric, a huge piece of turquoise & blue southwest and a full set of the little glass topped tins for keeping beads. Ahhhh....color me happy. Then for a day-topper, Hunny cooked dinner:

I love it when Hunny cooks - he makes the best, prettiest salads anywhere! Becasue it was too %$#^%& hot to play outside or even walk outside, I played in my room most of the weekend. And so did Cuervo -
See anything, oh, strange about my stash? A little fuzzy, maybe? LOL -- that's a tail - the rest of the huge orange body is playing "Explorer-Man" back in the depths. At one point I asked him if he saw any flowered fabric to please drag it out, and all I got was a muffled "Oooowwww". About the only things I got accomplished was a bunch of pincushions. First up, this pear that I've been seeing around blogworld: LOVE it! Well, I would love it if it were about 2/3 the size and didn't weigh 2 lbs! LOL -- it's pretty, but pretty impractical. Got to downsize it just a bit. My coolest idea of the year has me really excited - they're so cute! I've completed 6 of them now, but here's a peek at the first one. Do you think anyone would buy these on etsy or e-bay?
So far I call him Peter Pinhead. I have a bunch of ideas for more and that's a good thing because Hunny went out and bought every last one of these cupcake cups in town. Ahem -- if I don't sell some he'll win a bet and I can't have that now, can I? Gee, it was such a full weekend and I have so much to share but now I have to go Birthday one of the Grands. Miranda is 9 today, and there's a party at their place next door. Inside for the grownups and underwater (in the pool) for the kids -- LOL! Gramps was grumbling about having so many birthdays but just think -- by Christmas we'll have 10 grandchildren!!! Isn't that great? Lucky us.......

9 comments:

Quilting Journey said...

Awesome pincushions...way cute! They both seem perfect for Etsy to me! By the way,what in the world kind of cat do you have that has that fluffy of a tail? Have you shown him on your blog before...I'd love to see the rest of him! Gotta love stash cats!

Pam said...

I bet you would sell them in nothing flat. Mr. Peter Pinhead is pretty cute!!

Pam@
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Quilting Pirate said...

yes he would sell!! I love him...if make him in purple, he's sold to me!! How creative!

Kim said...

Great Peter Pinhead! What a cool idea! And I love your pear too. How large is it? I'm just thinking some fabric pears would look really cute in a basket as decoration.

Rosy said...

OMG Su...what will you think of next! Of course I just LOVE the pear! But the "cupcake" man... is just to cute! Save me one! I bet you would do well at the FLQS Country Store also! 10 Gkids!!!!Wow,better start Christmas shopping now!!!

Rosy said...

P.S. Say "FAT STASH CAT" 3times!!!

paula, the quilter said...

Your cat's tail looks similar to a cat I used to have: a very large fluffy Norwegian Forest Cat. He liked yarn. A lot. Love the pear. I've been meaning to draw up a pattern of one. Maybe if you leave it that size and use aubergine colored fabric you'd have an eggplant?

Mary said...

Adorable! And so much better for you than a real cupcake!

The Carolina Quilter said...

I've made two pear pincushions using the Freshcut line by Heather Bailey and an old wool felt pattern. Where did you get the pattern for your's if I may ask? I love them! And, also, what are you stuffing them with? I've heard of using pecan shells but don't know of a good source.