I haven’t made a lot of progress on anything this week. I’ve been thinking and re-thinking the alterations I’ve made to the bra pattern, and just haven’t wanted to take the cutting step yet. I really don’t want to change the cups at all, so am re-thinking the changes to the bridge. And I’m not convinced yet that the changes to the bridge are what will do the trick to perfect the fit. So, I’m thinking on that one still.
Another project I’m still thinking on is fingerless gloves.
Here’s one pair I’ve been looking at and thinking about making. The picture is not mine, but from Crochetology’s website. They’re lovely looking, and she includes a tutorial. But something made me re-think this one this morning.
My friend, Valerie, of Valerie Baber Designs posted this on facebook:
So other than thinking about what to make, what have I been doing?
I did see these adorable pin cushions from one of the blogs I follow, and it got me thinking of the sad state my little pin cushion is in.
Aren’t these adorable? And I do like a whimsical pin cushion.
Years ago, when I first got married and started sewing, I’d read the best pin cushions have sand in them to keep the pins sharp. I don’t know if that’s true or not, but it made sense to me, so I found an adorable little bear, took the stuffing out of her backside and put sand in it. I can’t remember where I got the sand from, but another little tip I’d been given was to bake the sand to sterilize it. So, here’s my little bear pin cushion:
Sadly, as you can see by the bag she’s sitting on, sand is starting to leak out of her. I haven’t had the heart to throw her away (yet), probably because she’s been so wonderfully used for such a long time now.
And I have a couple of other whimsical pin cushions. I don’t know what’s inside these, but they are both quite heavy.
It’s really time to use either my Dino or Rhino pin cushions. These are one of those things you see, and can’t resist. They’ve been in my sewing basket for years now just waiting for some use. There was a third in this set when I bought them, but one of them became a gift to another sewing friend.
While I contemplate those pattern alterations, and decide which fingerless gloves to make before summer arrives, I think it’s time to either make a new pin cushion or break out one of these boys to help with my sewing.