Let me tell you, when I left on my little weekend trip to LA, I did not expect things to snowball into a whole month off from blogging (both writing & reading), but it's been a nice break. I have been working on the yard, staining deck furniture, waiting
patiently for our never-ending backyard fence project to be finished already, taking my kids to the pool, rediscovering pleasure reading, & basically doing as little as I could get away with. It was not such a bad way to spend a month.
I'm ready to get back into the swing of things (though the official tally at bloglines is that I'm 364 posts behind, so it will take me a while to catch up, ha), I think.
And, in honor of my attempt to reclaim some sort of structure, here's the first craft project I've done in a while (a month, in fact, though I did pick up (& then fail to start) a few fun projects in the interim), my answer to the Flower Pincushion Challenge:
This was a hard theme for me for some reason, but things fell pretty well into place once I decided to go in an entirely different direction than last time (except for the pins, which are just too fun not to do & which give me an excuse to collect lots of colors of polymer clay).
So then, I finished the first one & decided that I'd probably better make another one with the leftover circle of pink felt that was sitting there already cut out. And maybe some more pins. (There are two rows of snaps on the wristband, for size adjustment.)
The cushions also unsnap from the bracelet part, for those less flamboyant sewing moments, although I have to say that sewing is usually such a dramatic event around here (jubilation! disaster! frustration! success!) that a big pink pincushion wrist corsage is just the thing.