Sunday, 25 March 2012

Little doll pincushion........

What a wonderful weekend.... my BFF Trish drove me(through a snow and freezing rain) to a Becky Halloway class at the fabulous Out of Hand where Deirdre and Patti helped us pick out scrumptious fabrics, trims, threads, and so much more. Becky taught and inspired us(as she always does), to use all our skills and talents to create this very beautiful pin cushion doll. It was a small class so we had Becky all to ourselves..... I love this amazingly talented and generous woman.... so, so, sooo loved the weekend of being completely creative and peaceful and being encouraged by my truly remarkable friend to find my "mojo" and remember how great it feels to be stitching again....thanks Trish, Becky, Deirdre, and everyone else that made the class a safe and cosy place to be.
I am thinking of adding some tiny berries on the handle..... yes, no???

13 comments:

Deb said...

Your pincushion is gorgeous Margaret! I can't decide whether I like the handle on it or not. I think I'll have so stare at your gorgeous pincushion to decide! :o)

Margaret said...

Wow, it's sooooo pretty! How wonderful! And to have your friends with you too. Great!

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

I have ALWAYS been in love with "half dolls"... In my extensive collections of dolls and bears I have always wanted to have a collection of half dolls also BUT I've YET to buy my very first one(this seems to always be the problem). WOW have you inspired me, I have NEVER,EVER,EVER,seen anything so beautiful. It's different and the colors are "TO DIE FOR"!!! Love,Love,Love it!!!!!!!! Your description of your weekend and the fun made me smile! I DO miss stitching...
Ahhhh, now I know what I'm going to be dreaming about tonight!
Big Hugs to you,
Donna

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

That is stunning, Margaret! I love it! It sounds like you had a good time. I'd love to do something like that sometime.

Claudia said...

Just beautiful! Oh, my goodness, she's stunning.

xo
Claudia

Shirley said...

Hi Margaret, I love the pin cushion and I am so glad to see that you are back to stitching. I hope you are feeling better. I like your handle the way that it is. I am glad you had a good time stitching this weekend. Take care. Hugs from Your Missouri Friend.

Marsha @ Tattered Chick said...

Absolutely beautiful, Mags!!!! What a wonderful way to spend the day, creating with a good friend!

xoxo

Diane said...

Oh, this is so sweet Mags. God bless your friend for getting you out to a wonderful day of creating. Diane

Kasia said...

BEAUTIFUL!!! I love what you did here!

Hugs,

Monica said...

Love it! I'm glad you managed to take the class, and you surely must be a fan of Becky H.! I love her Spring rabbit you made for me, I so miss to have it here now!!!!!! Poor thing, stored away and there's such a wonderful weather to stay outside! :)
Thinking of you, glad you're better!
Hugs xoxo

Susan McShannon-Monteith said...

Its perfect. Love the shade of pink.
Hope you're feeling better.
Susan x

Michelle May said...

How pretty! Glad you had a fun day!

vicki said...

Margaret- your beautiful pin cushion doll is stunning! You must have had a wonderful time at this class! She is almost too pretty to stick a pin in!!!
Your patience in doing intricate handwork is amazing!
She's a beauty--
Vicki