CATHEDRAL WINDOW PINCUSHION
Isn't this simply yummy?
In my need to sew fever, I Googled and found this wonderful tutorial loaded with step by step pictures HERE at MODA BAKESHOP
I NEED Pictures in my tutorials...LOTS of PICTURES
This one has it all!
The Back of the Pincushion
You will LOVE LOVE LOVE this tutorial and pattern, PLUS if you GOOGLE, Cathedral Window Pin Cushion Images, you will get a whole Plethora of images of this little yummy pincushion! I made 3 more but gave them away as door prizes to members of my Sassy Sewers group....which by the way they LOVED!! Now I have to make more because everyone wants one...Geesh, do you think my sewing Galfriends may be a Teeny bit Spoiled!
Let's move on and see what else I've been up to:
A "HUGS" QUILT
A "HUGS" quilt is given to someone close to me who is battling cancer, another illness, or any challenge in their life where I wish I could simply give them a BIG HUG! I've shown this quilt i it's earlier stages and before I knew who was going to be the recipient.
THE JEREMIAH 29:11 HUGS QUILT
IS FOR ALY J., A BELOVED YOUNG WOMAN BATTLING BREAST CANCER.
You can see where I embroidered the Scripture verse in the white strips. This particular young lady was a member of my Sunday School classes all throughout Middle and High School and Jeremiah 29:11 was the class Scripture as well as my personal favorite for over 30 yrs.
The girls always called me "Ms. Jane" which is more of a southern term of respect toward a woman older than you and considered disrespectful by most to call her by her first name and too formal to call her Mrs. *Last Name"...it's a southern thing I suppose.
NOW...My FIRST attempt to make String Quilt Blocks strictly from my SCRAP BOX!
I used pages from my 2012 phone book to cut 6.5 and 8.0 size blocks
Oooo...This is FUN!!
I stayed up past midnight making String Quilt Blocks while switching the channel back and forth between FOX NEWS and CNN. I'm a News Junky and with the Horrible BombingTragedy in Boston last week, I've been sewing along with TV watching making sure I was there for every bit of Breaking News!
That's a Tidbit of what I've been up to this past week.
Here in America, the Boston Bombing has been Front and Center on the Hearts and Minds of every American Citizen. My needle and thread, once again, has been my solace, my refuge in times of tragedy. Of course, I turn to God in prayer but it is He that has given me this gift, this wonderful *hobby* for lack of a better term to turn to when I need to settle my soul.