As you know I collect many things and some of my collections have recently increased. I love making pincushions and recently finished 2 rather large ones which were a Lynette Anderson kit. I still have 2 more to make. Hmmm, not sure if they are large pincushions or small cushions. Either way, I think they shall remain unused and simply displayed to look at.
Another favourite collection I have is thimbles from various places around the world and here in Australia. I have been quite blessed to have a few people buy them as a gift for me on their travels. Pam, a gorgeous friend from one of my patchwork groups recently went to England and brought me back 3 lovely thimbles from Monaco, Paris and Bath. Boy, was I spoiled!
A couple of weeks ago my youngest daughter came down to stay for a couple of days, knew I loooove owls and presented me with this salt and pepper set. The tin on the right, (yes they are also collected by moi ), was a gift to me for mothers day from my mum. My darling mum always gives me a mothers day pressie. How lucky am I !
At the patchwork retreat I attended a few weeks ago we had a music trivia night and we all received a prize. Wooohooooo! Or is that Hooo Hoooo? An owl mug!!!!
QUESTION : Does anyone know where emery sand can be purchased in small quantities here in Australia? One of the gals at patchwork has tried everywhere and cannot get it. I have no idea, nor do others I know. It used to be a good pincushion filler as it keeps the pins and needles sharp and this is what it is needed for. I would also like to use it in my pincushions. Has anyone used walnut shells? Do they stain the fabric?
Well, I am busy preparing stitching etc for another retreat and am waaaaaay behind so I had best get on with it.. Thanks again for taking the time to read my blog. Angel Blessings to you all.