Thursday, June 26, 2008

I think the ride home tonite was even smokier. I noticed that the traffic on the other side of the freeway all had their lights on. They may have them on all of the time, but I never noticed it before. The smoke gives everything a weird kind of feeling. Spooky.
Today was my Friday. I'm off to pet sit in Benicia for the weekend and I still need to go to the office tomorrow to finish some business. Shouldn't take too long. I love to surprise my staff. This weekend I will be mostly be back and forth between home and Benicia. Taking my socks with me and the PIF's also.
So hope you all have a good weekend. Here is the pincushion surprise that I sent off. Sure hope the recipient likes it. I shouldn't get into swaps, I always stress too much about it. I think I bought the fabric/wool and patterns/books to make about 6 different pincushions and ended up using this pattern that I had at home. I just let Mary lead me...

17 comments:

Linda said...

Mar, you have nothing to stress about. Your pincushion and mat is so adorable. I'm sure your partner will love it, and if she doesn't she can send it to me *S*.

The Quilt Buddy said...

Both of them are too cute! I know that your partner will love them! I would!

Enjoy your weekend!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

That is adorable. I LOVE me some MARY E!!!! Very cute. Great job.

blueberrylane said...

They are both gorgeous...your swap partner is sure to love them !

Leanne said...

Your pin cushion + companion is lovely I'm sure who ever receives it will love it....I would.

Yvonne said...

I love it and so won't she!

I pray the fires will be out soon.

Brenda said...

Mar that is adorable! I just love pincushions. and if I had one of those armchair organizers I just KNOW I would find the side table that was next to my favorite sewing spot! LOL!
I'm praying you'll have some fresh air coming your way soon. Hang in there! Hugs,B=)

Libby said...

Hope those fires are controlled soon. It is so early in the season for so many of them to be burning.
Your pin cushion is just darling - someone is going to be VERY happy *s*

Sweet P said...

The pincushion and arm caddy are adorable! Your partner will love them.

I hope the fires are out soon.

Cheryl said...

What a very lucky swap partner - both are toooo cute for words!

Karol-Ann said...

Wow, Your swap gifts are: Gorgeous! I just came over from Andrea's blog and it looks like she loves it!!!
Hope the fires are out soon.

Karol-Ann said...

Wow, Your swap gifts are: Gorgeous! I just came over from Andrea's blog and it looks like she loves it!!!
Hope the fires are out soon.

Karol-Ann said...

Wow, Your swap gifts are: Gorgeous! I just came over from Andrea's blog and it looks like she loves it!!!
Hope the fires are out soon.

Kim said...

Your pincushion/gift package certainly brought joy to Andrea's day! Very nice cushion. I like the little berry that you added to it.

Nan said...

Oh Mar, I wish I had joined the swap! I got over to Linda's after it had closed - otherwise that beautiful pincushion and armchair caddy would MINE.....maybe?!? I love it! You did a wonderful job.

Marcie said...

Those are really adorable Mar! What a great treat! We are getting lots of smoke here in VB from North Carolina fires. I pity those who are closer! Take care!

Lorraine said...

I am sure the lucky recipient will love your pincushion....wow - I know I would....this has been fun....I went out looking and bought heaps of patterns for pincushions..had never made one before!! I use one my kids bought me about 15 years ago .....
....I do stress about them, but I think if you send something that you would be happy to receive yourself you can't go wrong...