I had started this Blackbird Design several weeks ago and then had to put it on the backburner while other things needed to be finished. Well I finally got around to finishing the stitching and turning this absolutely beautiful design into a pincushion. The fabric around the middle is a Moda fabric for Blackbird Designs and it matches the linen color perfectly so that was a no brainer. When it came to the trim I was a little stumped. I have the chenille trim that Blackbird Designs uses so often but it just didn't do anything for the design. Then I found this narrow braid in a soft burgundy and it was perfect.
I went up to Joann's this morning in search of some cotton fabric to use for backing on an ornament I'm doing for a friend. I've designed the pattern and after she receives it, I will post the pattern on here for you all to enjoy. While there I saw that they were selling dog collars with Christmas designs on them. Well you know my Miss Vallie just had to have one. I will try to get a picture of her later with her wearing this. She thinks she is hot stuff with her new collar.
I hope everyone is having a great Monday and that you are getting all ready for Thanksgiving. I don't know about where you live, but here in Orlando that traffic was terrible this morning. I think alot of people have the week off from work and are taking advantage of getting some shopping done. I'm glad I'm home now and will be all week. I never, ever go anywhere on Black Friday. I truly don't believe in it and I think it's terrible that the stores almost force you to do your shopping on that day. Oh well....I guess I'm showing my age because I can remember when it was fun to go Christmas shopping with my Mother and actually enjoy the experience. Now it's all about rushing to this store to get this bargain and then unto the next. No fun as far as I'm concerned. Am I the only one who feels this way?
Blessings as always,