Sunday, June 21, 2009

Another Pincushion Pear!

Yes, another pear - this is for my partner in the Pincushion Swap! I really enjoy making these cuties and an apple is next on the agenda - Heather Bailey's wonderful pattern has a pear, an apple, a tomato and a strawberry! I hope the next is for moi!

I will include two Kaffe fat-quarters - seems everyone loves Kaffe! So do I and I don't have a lot, so that is some fabric I must stack up on!

There has been little done in the way of sewing this week - the above is one little 6 1/2" square hand-pieced from my BOM, Sugar Beans and Green Tea. The whirlygigs, I haven't started - thought about it last night. Now don't laugh at me, I told you I had sewn only a little bit!

This is only a small part of my tidy-up! This grand old cupboard used to be Mum's and Dad's linen press - still plodding along nicely and serving it's purpose! See up top left - metreage, and I really don't have a lot of it. Variety fabrics - stacks, and I have code fabrics in front of the boxes to tell me what is stored in each.

Some of my threads - those in the right-hand slot are hand-quilting threads and some of those underneath in the second slot, too. The bottom of the left-hand slot all of the thread I have left of general purpose sewing thread - I like to use Rasant, but not freely available here! Scissors, I think I unearthed 12 pairs, shhhh!
All very boring, and still a bit more of boredom today - hopefully a little sewing this afternoon. I also had a big, big, clean-out of 'My Office' this week and yesterday ordered my new computer, hooray! It will be built by next Thursday and hopefully my Best Friend of the Moment (son-in-law, Adrian) will set it all up next weekend!
Hope everyone is enjoying the weekend - cold, wet and very blustery here!
PS - don't forget my little Giveaway will be selected tomorrow!
PPS - is it okay if I do not Reply to Comments in the previous Post, please? Thank you to everyone who has left a Comment - that's wonderful!

29 Lovely People said ...:

RED PEPPER QUILTS said...

Love the pear pincushions you have made! They are ever so adorable. Lucky swap partner.

I can't wait to see the Whirlygigs you are going to whip up! Enjoy your weekend too, it's quite mild in Melbourne, although overcast.

Rita

Mary Grace McNamara said...

Hey Lurline! Your pin cushion is just darling. Can't to see the others in the set too.

That cabinet is beautiful. Nothing quite like a nice piece of furniture, especially when you can fill it with beautiful fabric!

Lots of wet weather here too, and for the next few days! I'm glad though because I have lots of projects I need to work on indoors!

MGM

Wendy said...

The pincushion is adorable, someone will be very happy to receive it. Your cabinet is so well organized. A little sewing is better than "no sewing".

Kerri said...

It must be the time for sorting out. I have been trying to get into my sewing room and see what I have actually got. You room looks great and i hope to get inspiration from you. Love the pear. That would be a great in fruit bowl

Tonya's Sewing Room said...

love the pin cushion pear

Deb said...

Yes, I knew you would end up with the whole fruit bowl filled Lurline, hoiw fantastic,

Jen said...

Ahhh clever people such as yourself...
I am envious!

PatchworkRose said...

Love the personalities of your nine patches.
Must be the week for not getting a lot done as I have only made one block. done lots of gardening as the weather was perfect. Lovely rain forecast next week:-))
Can't wait to see the other fruit

Janet said...

Another gorgeous pear! I love the fabrics in the bom, are you going to hand piece them all?

Kathie said...

another beauty! I just love these pear pincushions.
your block is so pretty, great fabrics they are choosing for the bom
lucky you!
Kathie

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

You are amazing Lurline, love the pear and the new blocks..

Joy said...

Love your pear pincushion Lurline!! And I completely understand you finding so many scissors!! I have a bit of a problem in that area ... I have sooooo many scissors ;o). Can't resist them!!
Hugs,
Joy :o)

*karendianne. said...

I love the pincushion. Good work. And no, no! The grand old cupboard is NOT boring. I love that you shared this with us. Very nice. You're silly with "little sewing." Cute! I love those blocks you made and the fabrics you chose. How fun. Quilty Hugs, *karendianne.

Rumi said...

Lovely pear and I really like the BOM block too!

Nedra said...

You know I love anything made with Kaffe. And I like pictures of how quilters organize. It gives me inspiration to do something with all my stuff that keeps gathering and gathering and gathering...

West Michigan Quilter said...

Love your pear! You are so neat and organized, you put me to shame. Then again, you inspire me. I'm off to tackle my sewing room. Thanks. Caroll

Stina said...

Love the pear!!! :o)
So you say there is both, pear, apples and strawberries in that pattern!! Or did I get that wrong!! :o)

quiltmom said...

You have a very neat sewing area Lurline- want to come and help me organize mine? VBG
Actually, my sewing area is reasonably organized though there are places that are not as tidy as it should be. I got some new storage containers last week.
Finally,I will be able to get some of my new fabrics that have been laying in stacks for awhile put away neatly. It is a never ending challenge to keep up with the housework and tidying and one of my least favorite things to do. I would much rather be quilting.
Regards,
Anna

The Rabbit Factory said...

Love your pear! It's perfect!

Maree said...

I never get tired of looking at these Pear Pincushions...I love them...this one is so Pretty..Love a Gal who is Organized...
cheers

Chookyblue...... said...

the pear pincushions look great.........hate to think how many pairs of scissors I have but there will never be enough........

Notjustnat said...

Love the pear pincushion and look forward to the apple next. I like your choice os fabrics

Pat said...

Love that fabric. Your blocks are lovely!

Kaaren said...

That pear cushion is my favorite!

I see you're a scissor fanatic like me, Lurline. I wonder if they have a Scissors Anonymous group because I think I need help. (wink) I was at the Vermont Quilt Festival for three days over the weekend and bought two more pairs of scissors. Not only were they calling out to me, they also had my name on them. How could I resist?

Kate said...

Oh I want your cupboard ;), and your pear is just gorgeous

If you are chasing Rasant thread, drop me an email we stock it at work in all sorts of colours.

Heather said...

What a cute pincushion! I love it, can't wait to see the other fruits. Your sewing room is looking great. It feels so good to clean it up doesn't it? Even though I just mess it up again right away :)

Cybele's patch said...

Hmm another delicous pear. You did a great job Lurline! Your cupboard looks so tidy, a joy to look at.

Myra said...

Another wonderful pear! I look forward to your apple! 8-)
Nice tidy up job Lurline! Something I should do...
Congrats on your new comp to come! You will enjoy that once it is in front of you...

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

I'm terrible at stuffing. I wish I liked to do it more. That pear is lovely. The criss cross blocks are amazing. The fabric is delicious. Fabric makes a simple block so special.