Ocean waves quilt is finished
Nana's shortbread

A quilted pincushion

Yesterday I felt like taking on a small craft project.  Life is really hectic at the moment, with the weeks being swallowed up with weekends at the snow and weekdays poring over architect's plans and joinery drawings.  All very exciting stuff but there's not a moment to spare.


This quilted pincushion was squeezed in between homework supervision and dinner preparation last night.  I like having a few pincushions so one can travel with each project.  It saves me from stabbing the furniture with needles and pins.

Pincushion in sewing box

I've resurrected an earlier hand quilting project from a few years ago.  I have now completed 5 blocks.  I'm not sure how many more I will need to make.  It might be a 9 block quilt or a 12 block quilt.  This little box of craft travels with me to the snow each weekend.  At least there I find more time for sewing.  It's funny how it's so much easier to relax when I'm away from home.  Do you find that?



What a pretty pincushion, Kristine, even as exciting & hectic things are for you right now, it is nice to fit in a bit of downtown where you can. I too have found this year very hectic & I am looking forward to our annual trip to the snow next week, we have been super busy here as well & a change of scenery will be most welcome :)


What a lovely idea... I'm guilty of stabbing pins into the furniture. A mini pincushion would be far preferable. I always find the snow relaxing - the deadening of sound and that lovely way it muffles all outside noise is very calming. And a change in scenery is always relaxing from everyday routine - no wonder you find you get more done. Hope all the house plans are progressing well... I, like you, am knee deep in it all at the moment, and have put any sewing etc on hold until it is finished in a few months time. There just aren't enough hours in the day....


I like summer holiday quilting - sitting on a porch somewhere (sunscreen free!) - quilting while the kids play. It hasn't happened for a few years now....


PS. beautiful project - I remember this one

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