Friday, December 7, 2012

Threadbias Pincushion Swap

This Fall I participated in a pincushion swap at Threadbias.  I love all kinds of pincushions so I thought that this would be a perfect swap for me.  We were given some instruction about using certain colors which were orange, aqua and green, I believe.  We could use one or all of the colors and make any type of pincushion.
This is the wonderful pincushion my swap partner Cherie made for me.

So much detail.

The pictures below are of the pincushion I sent to Cherie. We both love our pincushions and had fun with this swap.

I always enjoy participating in swaps but don't do much of that lately.
Happy Sewing and Swapping!


Thursday, December 6, 2012

Christmas Tea Cup

I usually love decorating for Christmas.  I like taking my tubs of decorations out of the attic and opening them to find all of the things I haven't seen since last year.  Many of my decorations have memories attached which is even better.  This year I have been slow to get started on my decorating adventure.  A few of the tubs have been opened and closed and put back in the attic, I think I was a little intimidated by the project.  So now I'll take a moment to enjoy a cup of tea in my special Christmas teacup.  

What should I brew, an herbal tea, English breakfast tea, or my go to tea, good old Red Rose?  I think it should be a tea with a spicy Christmas scent to help me get in the mood to decorate..

The tea is beginning to help, I feel like opening a few more tubs but when I look at the clock and see that it is late and I have a long day ahead at work tomorrow.  I close the lids to the tubs and get ready for bed.  I will have to try the same routine again tomorrow and add some chocolate and Christmas music, I am sure to get it done then.

Enjoy a cup of tea today!

Linking to Teacup Tuesday at Artful Affirmations and