Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Look what I can do...

Make a vintage pincushion. Vintage because it's glued into an antique Ball Jar tin lid. My bud Cathy and I took this little wool applique class yesterday and had a sweet time. There were all sorts of wool pieces to pick from and the four pincushions that the four of us made each came out completely different - a representation, I'm sure, of each of our personalities.




One of my favorite hot spots is The Rusty Bucket (http://www.therustybucket.biz/) in Apex, NC. Sharon Stewart is a part time employee there who offers a variety classes including beginning embroidery, wool applique, card making, scrapbooking and how to decorate your home in a primitive way. Sometimes I wonder why God gives so much talent to some people (Sharon) and none to others (me)! Maybe it's to see if Sharon will SHARE her talents with others! And she does...unselfishly and graciously and with the patience of a saint (except when you're trying to thread a needle - that's something she just can't sit by and watch!).



Because I'm not a seamstress in any way, I've decided to put my little pin cushion on my little desk and I'll put a few pretty push pins in it (when not being used in my bulletin board above my desk). How lucky am I to have learned something new...

1 comment:

Cathy said...

We did have fun! Your pincushion is adorable! God gives Gifts to each of us and they are meant to share, you are so right! Today is so sunny I can literally see things growing.....cathy