Bit of this and that

Amy Frienddoll quilt swap, gardening, pincushion swap6 Comments

I love this picture of Lily that my husband took this morning! We checked for butterflies as soon as we woke up. One more emerged, probably within an hour of our checking. Lily was so thrilled that she got to hold the butterfly. It quickly left her shirt and clung to her nightgown.

It really is a treat to hold such a beautiful little creature. This was my turn!

Today’s butterfly is a bit more colorful than yesterday’s so I am guessing it is male. We have two more in chrysalis and will check first thing tomorrow!

I have begun work on my doll quilt for the DQS9. My partner’s taste is a bit different from mine so I am branching out a bit and trying something new. She likes Amy Butler fabrics so I am using this piece from Amy Butler’s Love as well as some coordinating Kona solids.

And last but not least, I received not one but three pincushions from Andrea, my Scrappy Pincushion Swap partner. I mentioned that I would like something creative so she sent me a spider and mushroom in addition to the one pictured. For a picture of all three, look here. I had to show this one, made with an artist’s ceramic palette. I believe that she got her idea from Rashida Coleman-Hale’s book, I Love Patchwork. It is perfect for me because I am lazy when it comes to putting my pins into my cushion. My children can attest to this because I often ask if they want to pick them up for me. With this pincushion, I can dump my pins in the center when I am lazy and they aren’t in a pile on my sewing table. This is definitely an improvement especially with Penny mobile. Thank you for all three pincushions Andrea!