Thursday, December 16, 2010


I don't know where the time is going but I seem to be running out of it at an alarming rate! I have cut back on my Christmas preparations this year and it doesn't seem to matter at all.....still no time.

This is a pin cushion I made for my friend Judie, who will be recieving it today. It is a pattern by Blackbird Designs and is made out of wool. Judie loves wool so I know she will like this one.

This one I made for Cheryl......

This one for Christine....

This one for Terry. They all loved them and were happy to have a fun thing for their sewing rooms. Everyone can use a pin cushion and these are big and heavy. They are about 7 x7 and are filled with crushed walnut shells which give them a good weight to keep them on one place.

I got a very unusual gift for my birthday, an Amish Kindle! My husband ordered one for me and it did not get here in time (standard for a December birthday!). So he "made" me one and wrapped it up. For those of you who don't know, the Amish do not use electricity....

I did have some help yesterday making the Holiday Pretzel Treats, she did a great job!

See it is so easy even a 3 year old can do it!



  1. Kelly,
    The gifts are perfect for friends! Your grand daughter is adorable.. My favorite is the Amish Kindle! Love the idea.. I think I am going to steal that and have some fun with it!
    It just cracked me up!

  2. Who couldn't smile when they see the Amish Kindle. Lovely sense of humour! Merry Birthday! Or is it Happy Christmas??

  3. Just found your blog and love it! The Amish kindle cracks me up. Your work is great....PS, I'm just over in Allentown

  4. Loved my pincushion. And just the perfect color!

  5. how clever, crushed walnut shells, a beautiful and thoughtful gift. Maddie always looks happy playing with you. Amish Kindle glad to see he hasn't lost that sense of humour.
    I am hoping for a kindle too. the scarf looked beautiful on Caitlin love that smile. Have a great holiday joanne


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