Sunday, March 18, 2012

Missing Our Boy, New Friends, and More Pincushions

First off I want to thank all of you who took the time to comment on my previous post. I can not find the words to express how much your sweet words, kind comments, and precious prayers mean to me. I won't lie and tell you that tears were not involved. I printed out your comforting words and added them to the envelope that's headed his way tomorrow. Sent him a care package last week filled with a batch of his favorite cookies. Didn't feel like I could fit in as many as I wanted because of the way they suggest you package them. They say they will taste like they are fresh from the oven. I'm skeptical, but hopeful.

I have been reading this book called Love You More Than You Know, but it is slow going because the words are all blurry. :) . 

So, in my effort to stay busy, I've been cleaning my clean floors, washing my washed windows, raking the raked yard, and working on projects. :) I was in Texas for 5 days helping my Mom. I got the business and personal taxes all tended to and enjoyed catching up with her and some dear friends.

On my way through the hill country I was super excited to stop in and meet up with a precious blogging friend, Doniene , for the first time. Can I just say that I was so blessed and that I am thankful for my new found friend? We have so much in common and our visit wasn't nearly long enough. Honestly we just scratched the surface and then since then, we've come to know just how small of a world it really is. We met at the local quilt-wool-yarn shop that has everything you could ever want as well as things you never knew you needed. Then she treated me to a lovely dinner at the local Mexican Food place and I know that the food was amazing, but we were so busy chatting that I didn't pay a whole lot of attention to it. Looking forward to our next visit!

Then I found out that I missed meeting another blogging friend by 1 day! She was at another Texas quilt shop the day after I was. I was so sad.

So, you're probably wondering if I'm going to show you anything or just keep chattering away. I'm still in pincushion mode. I made a few more chicken feeder ones. I made this one for Doniene:

And this one for me because I dearly miss the bluebonnets:

Then I made this one for fun:

I found the little cast iron kettle at the feed store when I bought all their chicken feeders.
I call it my Needle in a Haystack Pincushion. See the little hay bales on the fabric?

My family was not amused, but I thought it was brilliant. Ok, so not exactly brilliant, but cute nonetheless.
I'm joining in on the fun over at Sew Many Ways for her party this week. Hop over and prepare to be inspired.

I'll be back in a day or two because I actually have a finish to share with y'all!


Janet said...

I think your needle in a haystack is inspired!

carol fun said...

Hi Karin - I've been saying extra prayers for your boy. With all that has been going on over there, all our guys need them, don't they? Your needle in a haystack pincushion cracks me up!! LOVE it! and the chicken feeder ones are fun too - great creative ideas. Have a good week -hugs


Sharon said...

It is brilliant! What a cute idea! I love pincushions.

Cow Pies & Mud Pies said...

Those pincushions are too cute!

How exciting to meet a blog friend...I've been nothing but blessed when I've had the privelege to meet a new friend.

Thinking of you often and praying for you...and that son of yours!

Staci said...

Love love love the needle in the Haystack! I think it is quite clever. All the pincushions are wonderful. I was excited about the bluebonnets, too! It was the first time I have ever seen them!

Who knows? Maybe one of these days the stars will align and we can wander Quilt Haas together!
Have you eaten in that little cafe that's at the other end of that strip mall? Knife and Fork? Fork and Spoon? Something like that! We stopped for lunch and it was a nice little place.

Hang in there! I'd like to say the waiting will get easier, but it doesn't. But--you get used to it, and you bear it. And pray a lot!

My love and prayers go out to you!

Denise :) said...

I've always wanted to host a blogger quilting retreat so I could meet all the lovely quilting/blogging friends I've made! Still praying for y'all. Oh, and I think the Needle in a Haystack pincushion WAS brilliant! Definitely cute! :)

Alycia said...

I agree!! The hay bales are brilliant!!

JMF said...

Love the needle in the haystack:)
If you haven't be sure and sign up at my blog for the giveaway. I've been checking your blog for an update I'll be thinking of you and your family.
prayers, Julie

NaomiG said...

The needle in the haystack is way, way cute. I especially love that it is in cast iron--collecting cast iron is one of my hobbies. :-)

Deanna said...

Fun project. And, may God protect your darling boy. As the mother of three sons, I sympathise.

Shelly said...

These are all super adorable!

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