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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Perfectly Pleasing Pincushion Parade

I said I was going to make a new pincushion for this parade.  And I got an idea in my head and even though I didn't necessarily want to make it, it wouldn't go away.  So I made the pin cushion yesterday.  I hope this pincushion is not offensive to anyone.  I am trying to think of the right way to describe it and all I can think of is commemorative, but maybe memorial would be a better word.


I have no idea why I was so fixated on making a pin cushion to remember what has been going on in Texas the last few weeks.  I have no connection to Texas, other than my friendships with Irene and Ida.  My brother and sister-in-law lived in Dallas for about five years before they moved to Seattle.  And I drove through Texas once, back in 1975.  I was on my way to a year of travel in Central and South America with two companions.  We were going to cross into Mexico at Brownsville, Texas but one of my friends fell in a big pit in the middle of the night and broke his leg.  He had to fly home to Canada.  My other friend and I decided that we wouldn't take our car into Mexico and we drove on to Phoenix where we left it at a friend's house.  So I probably spent two days in Texas and the time was spent travelling.  Hardly an experience that created huge bonds.

But hey I needed to make this pincushion and here it is in the parade.  It isn't too beautiful, but it is good and sturdy.  Stuffed with fibrefill but I put a little pouch of lead shot in the bottom of it so it is sold and stands up the way it is supposed to.


I'm linking this up with the Perfectly Pleasing Pincushion Parade at My Sister Made Me Do It.

And I'm off to see the parade of pin cushions!

Janet 

15 comments:

  1. A girls gotta do........ Looks good to me Janet and I like your why. xx

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  2. Janet thank you. What a lovely sentiment. And the pin cushion is beautiful.

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  3. Janet thank you. What a lovely sentiment. And the pin cushion is beautiful.

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  4. That is a lovely idea... and very sweet pincushion xx

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  5. It is nice to see something beautiful come out of that tragedy. I like the raindrop print. Cleaver idea.

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  6. Awe, I like your pincushion honoring Texas. What a lovely tribute to Texas. The raindrops are perfect depicting the constant rains Harvey brought and the star on the top is perfect for the Lone Star state. Thanks for thinking of us, although our part of Texas was not affected. Ida's son, however, does live in Houston and had damage to his home. His family is fine.

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  7. I think this pincushion was a very clever idea ,the devastation in Texas was horrific and I can understand Why you had to do it. It is PERFECT!

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  8. lovely sentiment! get ready to make another IRMA one....
    I linked up as well, 98 pincushions :)

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  9. One star and rain drops, perfect for Houston and all of Texas this year.

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  10. Hi Janet love your pin cushion and the reason behind it,my friends and i are coming to Houston at the end of next month,thankyou for sharing your pin cushion with us xx

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  11. What a great reason for making your lovely pincushion Janet..
    now you'll need to make one for Irma.....

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  12. I think it's wonderful that you have honoured Texas in such a way. Thank you for sharing.

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  13. A perfectly lovely pincushion, Janet, and great sentiment. I enjoyed reading about your thoughts behind it.
    Barbara x

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  14. I love the idea of a pin cushion to commemorate Texas..and Im sure you will use it a lot.

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