Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Latest project---

Did the saucer get broken, does the cup have a little chip, did the sugar bowl get lost ? Well do not throw it away. Make a pin cushion. I made these in order as you see them from left to right. The center is a tomatoe ready made pin cushion covered in velvet. It should have been turned the other way as it has ribbon and glass beads hanging from the rim by the handle.
The second one has a doily covering a piece of linen with some lapis beads attached, pale blue ribbon with blue glass beads by the handle.
The third one is a creamer with a printed velvet with a row of tatting with pale green ribbon running through it and jadite green glass beads hanging from the ribbon.
So there you have it, my latest projects.
VBS finished up this past week-end ----we averaged about 48 kids every night and lots more on Saturday for the big day of water slides. We had rented three of them and EVERYONE got wet.
My class had the story of Elijah and the prophets of Baal. One wall had been colored with the group of prophets, an alter, and Elijah. I had built an alter out of a box and real rocks. It had a red light in it so it would look like it was on fire. If I can get some pictures from anyone I will share them. Can you believe I forgot to take my camera?


Linda said...

Gail - you always do such marvelous work. Those are just beautiful. I really must get busy doing something creative. I've been so lazy!
Sounds like VBS was a success. That's wonderful.

Susie said...

What a clever use for your teacups.
I would have never thought of doing this..

Cat said...

These are beautiful pincushions! So Victorian! You do wonderful work.

Glad VBS went well with lots of kids. I'm sure there must of been a lot of seeds planted in their hearts.

Have a Blessed weekend!

Janet said...

Cool project! I like all of them. Glad to see you back in blogland.

Sue "Sioux" Seibert said...

I just love those pincushions. They're beautiful. I particularly like the first one, but they are all great. What a wonderful idea.

Glad for the success of the VBS, too!

Betzie said...

Love these Gail, great idea!