Eye Glass Case, Pin Cushions

First off, here is my shameless request: A quilt I made was the basis for an Instructable “ible” for the “Sew Warm” contest that they are having. If you haven’t, I’d appreciate it if you would vote for me. If you have voted, you can vote again! I know that this is a shameless plug again, But I really want to win! Please go here and vote!

I have under the weather for some time, each time I thought that I was getting to feeling better, I’d have a relapse later in the day from trying to do too much. But, I did turn to my needlepoint (or cross stitch) to make the time pass while recuperating.

I ran across the pattern on Pinterest (don’tcha just love that site?) and thought it would be something that might be relatively straight forward and not take too much time. Something I could pick up and put down easily. It did go pretty quickly.


Here is the piece almost done. About two thirds complete, I decided what I was going to do with the final piece and made the curve along the top edge.


And here is the finished piece: an eyeglass case. I lined the inside with those microfiber cleaning cloths, so it will never scratch the glass. Other than my stitching the two edges together seeming a bit wonky, I think it turned out pretty good.

I also ordered sewing pins from the internet… I am one of those people who sew over pins although I am sure my first HomEc teacher would be out of her mind to hear this! The biggest problem I have is bent pins and I always throw those away. I do seem to go through them at a pretty good rate.

So, another thing I could do while laid up in bed… put pins from cute little containers into pin cushions.


The majority of the pins went into two very large tomato pin cushions that I use religiously, but this was enjoyable. The Kid thinks I am a nut!

I have been working on some more pieces, I hope to write a couple of more posts for them. For now, the headache has returned and it is about all I can do to keep my attention on the writing on not on Russell Crowe in this movie I am watching. ;-o


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