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This morning I made a trip to the post office to mail my share in an Easter pincushion swap.  Its forever home is across the big pond in Australia.   The pincushion is made of felted wool and is five inches in diameter.  It’ll hold a lot of pins!

Side view:

It was a beautiful day…perfect for a little thrifting.  My find of the day was a pre-WWII silk kimono.  My good-natured, sweetheart modeled it for me so I could take pictures of it.  All he needs now is a sword.  🙂

Back view:

Lining view: 

Pattern closeup:

Unless I change my mind, I’ll take a pair of scissors to this lovely kimono and cut it into pieces for use in crazy quilt blocks.  At this point I’m feeling a bit conflicted with that idea…but it doesn’t fit me (I wish), and I can’t imagine my sweetie putting it on again.  I will give it some thought before I start cutting, but of this I am sure…If I do it will make many beautiful additions to a crazy quilt blocks.

Until next time…

A good name is better than precious ointment; and the day of death than the day of one’s birth.  Ecclesiastes 7:1


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If you read my last post, you know I am hooked on crazy quilting.  As with most arts and hobbies, materials for crazy quilting can run into bucks quickly.  All my fun money has gone into beads, ribbon, trims, etc., lately.  Still I wanted/needed more.  I was playing the “waiting for more fun money” game and using the bits and pieces in my stash in the meantime.  Being a child of God who truly believes God wants us to have the desires of our heart, I told Him I wanted/needed more things to us in my new favorite pastime.  One day last week I read a Yahoo groups update telling of a crazy quilt blog giveaway at Nicki Lees RavioLee Dreams.  I clicked on the link and saw the lovely goodies the owner was giving away.  I almost did not throw my name in the pot, because it was my first visit to this blog.  I’m so glad I did, because God used the giveaway to give me my heart’s desire and a new bloggy friend.  That’s the kind of God He is.  He uses people to bless people and throws in extra bonuses all the time.  The picture below is representative of the giveaway goodies I won.   One hundred and fourteen people threw their names into this giveaway pot, and my name was chosen!  I feel so blessed!  I can hardly wait to receive and begin using the wonderful new crazy quilting “candy”.

Moving on to my latest block…

Last night I finished my fifth crazy block.  I’m still prone to remove the flower pot button and do something differently in that space, but I’m not sure at this point.  When I look at the overall block the button seems out-of-place.  Hopefully before the daylight hours are passed today I will make it into my sewing room to sew another naked block to embellish.  My hands will feel lost and idle this evening if I don’t.

Saturday was a rainy, dreary day in Mississippi, but the mailman delivered a package of sunshine to my house.  I received my half of the most recent pincushion swap I participated in at Art4Mail.  The lady I was partnered with (Pam G.) had never taken part in a pincushion swap, and from what I understand she had never made a pincushion.  She’s a natural.  The pincushion she made is beautiful.  I hope she will make many more, and I would be happy to swap with her again…any time.  I loved the pincushion she sent to me instantly…and the extras were wonderful.  (The chocolate is all gone…but the trims and beads are still waiting to be used.  Soon.)

Close up front…I love the colors…the fabric combination.  The embellishments are sweet.

Back view…

Here is the pincushion Pat received…

The pincushion swap closes out my blessing, block and happy mail post, but I’ll be back soon with another block…and no telling what else.  I seem to be getting over the three month slump I was in.  Hallelujah.

Until next time…

I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.  Romans 8:38-39

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