Last Friday, I met up with two non-blogging quilting friends; one from Burlington and one from Texas! We exchanged gift bags and look what was in mine! This gorgeous batik — all the way from Hawaii! I love batiks and the colours in this one just send me.
Last year, the friend in Texas had sent me this fabulous thumb pincushion which I would now be lost without. I don’t use it on my thumb, though — for hand piecing it seems to be perfect on my index finger. I had used the bottle cap type finger pincushions before I got this but this is far superior.
I guess I really did go on about how much I loved it because she gave me the pattern to make more! I can’t wait to try this pattern out. The pattern also includes a regular pincushion — interestingly, they suggest using dried rosemary to stuff that pincushion.
Yesterday we were doing some tidying up/cleaning up and, as part of that, had taken the kitty beds up off the floor for a moment. Smudge, being not the most patient kitty in the world, decided he wanted to curl up in his kitty bed then and there. He didn’t care if it was perched in a chair. He almost instantly went to sleep. Of course, we left him and the kitty bed there until he woke up.