Saturday, November 14, 2009

A Partridge In A Pear, Done!

On one of my recent wool buying trips to Door Mills I saw this wonderful stacked pumpkin pattern by Kathy J. Gaul that I loved. I finally managed to track down the designer and wouldn't you know it? She had some other patterns that I loved too. Well, they came in this week and you know how that goes, "a funny thing happened on the way to uploading the new patterns to the website..." LOL! This is what happened:
A Partridge in a Pear Pincushion!I made it from Raw Silk and lined it in muslin over cotton batting. I used only hand dyed woolens for the applique and stuffed it nice and snug with wool strips (the kind used for rug hooking. I chopped them into tiny little pieces and packed them in tight). It's the cutest little thing. I quilted it on both the front and the back too with Weeks Dye Works variegated thread. It's the bomb... and yes, it already has an owner... who has been waiting for a while now so as much as I love it, I have to let it go... It looks so big in the pic because I really wanted to show all the details but it is only 4"x5".
Here are some of the other patterns I picked up :
Table Salts:I love handpainted crocks, and I might just have to hone those embroidery skills to tackle these wool interpretations. Aren't they wonderful? =)

16 comments:

Barb said...

Love your pincushion....and all the other designs too.

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Brenda...
I so love your little pincushion. How sweet is the pear? I love the colors you selected and all. It is just perfect to the letter T. The other patterns are cute as well. I like the cookie type barrel with the handle on it. Just precious.

I like small projects as you can see something accomplished in a short amount of time. Thanks for sharing today.

Please stop by and say hi. I would so love to share my post with you today.

Country hugs...Sherry

Quilt Hollow said...

That pincushion is adorable but those stitched crocks really caught my eye! I'm forwarding your link to a fellow blogger!!

Jenny said...

Oh I love you! Not spoken lightly. You have given me inspiration! And, oh, did I mention? I love you? OK, well, maybe I just like you a lot at the moment. I've been trying to think of something different then the usual snowmen and santas painted on gourds to do with my big stack 'o gourds from my garden. And now I know what to do! Thank you, thank you! I need to make myself finish Thanksgiving cards first and then I am ready to start painting! Oh, and thanks again!

Fiesta said...

you did good. those patterns look great!

quiltingnana said...

love the partridge...

Needled Mom said...

Very cute partridge!

Dawn Heese said...

The pincushion is awesome.

Lisa @ Life with 4! said...

oh, wow!! those crocks are wonderful. i wish i was that talented... they are absolulutely perfect! love them.

Gloria J W said...

Great pin cushon Brenda... loved the other patterns as well!!
Rainbow smiles.... Gloria

WoolenSails said...

Love the patterns you got and the materials you used on the pillow are wonderful. I need to make some smalls too.

Debbie

Mrs. Sew and Sew - Karen said...

I love that pincushion. It is so cute. I also love the fabrics you used on it. I haven't stuffed anything with wool yet...but just about everything else. Have a great day tomorrow. Karen

Sharon said...

Brenda How wonderful, the pear is just awesome colors and wonderful fibers....

Sharon G

Kaaren said...

Super pattern choices, Brenda and I just love your partridge and pear pincushion.

Carrie P. said...

Great pinchusion and I love those crocks too.

Kathie said...

love the pincushion it is just beautiful
oh the crocks pattern is wonderful
wow lots of great pictures today
thanks
Kathie