I met with The Quilt Group the other day and we all attempted to make a birdie pincushion.
I think we needed some professional help with this one.
Maybe it was that we were talking too much.
Maybe it was the lack of cookies or too much sugar from all the Christmas goodies.
Whatever it was, we ended up with some pincushions that were...uh...interesting.
They weren't even close to being as cute as the birdies Deonn from Quiltscapes made.
Oh, sweet, sweet Deonn, I wish you had been there to help us!
She made the most beautiful birdie pincushions...you can find the instructions
over at Riley Blake HERE and trust me, they are adorable!
I'm definitely going to try to make these at home on another day!
I used Deonn's folding method to make these three trees for the giveaway basket.
Putting them in a clear gift bag and tying them up with some tulle makes them so much more fun.
One of the birdie makers, Sharon, had one of these to use for making her corners look perfect.
This is absolutely going on my to-do list to make for myself and for gifts.
A skewer, glue, and some beads...easy and so useful!
What a great gift this would make for anyone who sews!
I'm off to write Christmas cards...just a few...less than 20, and some of them will be hand delivered.
I remember the days when I would send out at least 50 cards.
Those days are gone, gone, gone due to the price of postage, plus I don't have THAT many friends!
The hubby and I took a long walk in the wonderful weather to take pictures for our card.
I'll show you a few pics later and which one we picked to send out.
Are you sending Christmas cards this year?