Some time ago Kate gave a link to Cheryl at The other Pin Cushion contest . All you had to do was become an “ Honorary citizen in the Kingdom of Coco” , ( I emailed the immigration department right away) then make a pin-cushion, take a photo and email it to her. Sounds so easy doesn’t it? Well, life got in the way down here, what with Doctor’s visits, hospital phone calls, pain meds and more. I finished it on Saturday, sent the photos yesterday, and Bingo!! There it is on 2015 pin cushion contest photos
I can see some stunning entries.
For my entry, first, Mike felled the trees, the huge trunk was cut into rounds, and I selected a mighty fine one, with no cuts across the grain. Then I found a standing tree with lovely bark patterns. A few photos, some editing, then the fun to print those onto photo fabric. A bit of cropping, then some sewing. It was meant to look like a log on green grass, but somehow didn’t play the part. The brown was not clear, the green grass was brown, maybe it thought the summer drought was still in vogue . Then a friend suggested I turn it upside down. Well, that looked a lot better.
So, that is how “ The Real NZ Pin Cushion” was made.
I recently found a wall hanging I started some years ago, and like this, mine was muted, dull colours, grey, fawn, brown, and a little black, it is still waiting for a finish !!!! A friend did hers at the same time,all lovely bright pinks and purples, blues, mauve and a little dark thread for contrast. This was our dear friend Jeanette’s , and a few weeks ago when her daughter and grandies visited, Joyce and I had great happiness to give this to her, with all the love we had shared together.
Maybe we could call it
“ The Three J’s Wall Hanging”
Jeanette did the placing of the wool and threads, I did some of the stitching, and then the quilting onto the backing, and Joyce finished it with a binding. It was finished just a few weeks ago, and as we all know “ Good Things Take Time”.
Quotation of the day ,author unknown
“ Tread out into the wider walks of life, and find happiness and enjoyment every day “
Greetings from Jean