My partner received my pincushion for the swap in the mail yesterday...whew... it arrived safely. I was a little worried because this was truly a labor of love, and should it get lost, I would never be able to replace it.
The Wizard of Oz is Ruth's favorite movie and I saw she had another Oz themed pincushion in her collection, so I thought I'd try a different interpretation.
I built up Emerald City out of eight individual felt cones, and added an "emerald" bead to the top of each one. Next I stitched "there's no place like home" around the sides in red (Ruby like) sparkle floss...very tricky stuff to work with.
From there the rainbow...it took me four tries, but I finally got it to work.
I like to make themed pins for my pincushions (like in some of these), that way the pincushion can be some what interactive.
My pincushion from Julia arrived yesterday too. I just can't get over how adorable and clever her hamburger is...it looks good enough to eat!! (And that's exactly what my boys pretended to do all afternoon).