Thursday, July 7, 2011


Hope you all had a great 4th of July holiday. I'm going to a new gym that offers a variety of classes and I've been taking the spinning class a couple of times a week. No, not spinning like making yarn or thread, although that would probably be a lot more fun, but riding a stationary bike while a leader loudly encourages you to pedal faster and harder. I can tell I've had a good workout when I'm done with the class!

I also did a fair amount of sewing. Never as much as I'd like, but I finished two of my POTM projects. I didn't think it would take long to finish the crazy wool pincushion, but the decorative stitching proved much more challenging than I anticipated.

The kitty looked incomplete so I added a bow. Our wool kit for one project came tied in a wonderful strip of plaid cotton and I used a piece of that for the bow. Granny Trace has designed and is working on a wool crazy pincushion and you can see that on her blog.

I also finished Lisa Bonegan's runner.  There was a lot of stitching in this baby and completing it took longer than I anticipated, but I love the colors, especially the nubby brown wool backing Lisa provided.

And here's a little look at nature in my own back yard. As if the visiting rabbits don't do enough damage, I think this one has actually taken up residence in my garden. Smart little thing, though, he really scooted after he heard my camera click.
Caught in the Act


Raymond Homestead said...

That makes such a cute pincushion with the kitty and the pumpkin and needless to say I love the penny rug! Maybe the bunny thought he was at Mr. Mcgregor's garden?!

Raggedy Creations said...

Awww you gotta admit Roberta, they are so cute.


Heirlooms by Ashton House said...

Oh, that kitty pincushion is so cute! I like the bow you added. Gives him even more personality! The photo of the little bunny was cute, too, though I'm sure you don't appreciate him nibbling on your plants!

Trace4J said...

Oh Roberta I love your pin cushion. I could just hug the stuffin out of you sharing about me on your blog. You are too sweet friend. Your table runner is beautiful!You are so talented,
Have a great day Friend.
Cute bunny!
Hugs Trace

Deppen homestead 1862 said...

Hi, Roberta~
Wonderful job~ love the pin cushion!!
The bunny is so cute~ but they can do some damage~ but cute!LOL~
enjoy your day,

TheCrankyCrow said...

Great projects, Roberta - love all the wonderful stitches on the pincushion....Gorgeous!!! (Cute bunny too - but glad he's YOUR bunny and not MINE!) ;o) Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Beckyjean said...

Beautiful finishes Roberta!! Love your pincushion! The little bunny is adorable!!

Have a wonderful day~Becky

Lisa said...

I just love the finished projects. The runner turned out just stunning. I love the pincushion too. One of these days I am going to be like you and have so many finishes. That is one of my goals. hehe. Loved the little rabbit. How sweet. I hope it wasn't too distructive. Have a good night. Lisa

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Your creations are wonderful!
Cute bunny!
Prim Blessings

Anna said...

I used to be a spinning demon...not so much now. It was my favorite class! Love your project, your stitching is beautiful!

Linda said...

Your finishes turned out beautifully! I hope to be able to attend POTM next year. Thanks for the hints in the earlier posts. I've been using the steam-a-seam; I like the portability factor!

Barbie Jo said...

Your pin cushion is adorable Roberta, I have yet to finish mine!
I think that same rabbit is at my house, they are quite bold this year.
Stay cool!