Ticking along

photo copyOur beautiful warm Florida winter weather has finally returned so I thought I would sit out on the back porch for a little while today and stitch. “Gingerbread Cookie” is ticking right along, it’s an easy stitch and very cute. All I have left is the border, so I imagine I’ll get done by tonight.

Ball-JarBeen thinking about my next project, an experiment that has been bobbing around in the back of my mind since before Thanksgiving. I’ve been saving several Ball half pint glass jars with widemouth lids which I hope to turn into simple little pincushion jars by adding some stitched padded inserts to the tops.

The band openings are 3″ wide, so I used MacStitch to edit an existing chart from my stash to fit. I certainly have plenty of scrap material on hand to choose from and I’ve left one of the jars out on a side table as a reminder, hoping that I will get started as soon as the mood strikes me. I’m starting with a very simple design at first, to see if I like the idea, in which case I may try something more ambitious later on.

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One thought on “Ticking along

  1. This is really very cute. You have done a really nice job.

    I was hoping to visit a REAL needlework shop in Strasburg, PA, today but they were closed due to a new grand baby. I keep missing them for various reasons. So sad. And their window was so full of goodies. I was fired up to get some ideas for a new project.

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