Loulee had a drawing for her 600th post and my name was the lucky pick.
Inside the squishy were these beautiful items--a pear pincushion in blue plaids and a quilled paper flower pin both handmade by Loulee, and a darling knitted sock keychain. I don't know if she made that but she has just learned how to knit socks.
I love how the pear is outlined with embroidery and pearl pins. Everything is just so special. Thanks bunches, Loulee! I am a lucky girl indeed.
There was finally some quilt-related activity here. A glance at the calendar sent me into near panic as there are three quilts to finish by the end of the month (plus the pillows for DD Erica which I did not get done. Eek). I got all the rest of the pieces cut for the Brown Bag Challenge quilt. Unfortunately I am short on the black for the narrow border. I think I will instead use the stripe from my stash, which was originally planned for the binding. Leftover yardage from my swap partner is plentiful so binding and backing is no problem. I also am making extra blocks to have plenty to play with in the layout, so there will be leftovers for the backing as well. See what magic Rhonda has done with the fabric I sent her, here!