I spent my Independence Day happily working at my new little table while watching The Revolution on The History Channel. It was a good day!
The Sewing School book has a great pattern for an apple pincushion, but I wanted to do something a little different. Since some of my students will be more advanced, I wanted to create a pincushion that was a little more challenging. I took the small heart and large heart patterns from the My First Sewing Book pattern set, and decided to make a layered pincushion with decorative stitching.
Next up was a simple Stuffy with another Winky Cherry pattern. I can’t tell you how many of these I made as a child in Winky’s classes. It was great fun getting to feel 8 years old again!
Next up was patterning out two embroidery projects. The first one is the classic Winky Cherry name sampler (my mother still has mine somewhere!)
The second project was inspired by a blog that I read on the San Francisco Chronicle’s website, sfgate. One of the blog’s authors was given a great note by his 7 year old son after being told “because I said so.” He posted the note and story on the blog and the regular commenters all had a great time with it. One of them suggested turning it into a “Bless This House” style sampler and the idea was born. The post is here, but for some reason the comments are showing up. There was some debate over the spelling of “worst.” I read it as “werst” but the author thinks it’s spelled correctly. Here is the pattern I made:
I have to work tomorrow, so I probably won’t be able to do anymore samples until the weekend. Until then- happy sewing!