Wow. I started making Pinkmoufth last Friday, finished her up Saturday night, took pictures and wrote about her on Sunday. Then I hit the "post" button, and promptly turned off my computer and headed up North with my two kids for a whirlwind three day visit with my parents (two days spent driving). Who would've thought I'd come back to seventeen comments (don't laugh, that's a *lot* to me!) and over four hundred people visiting my site during the past week! It's nutty! And then, to look on Whip Up today and see Pinkmoufth with a special mention... well, how kooky is that? I'm clapping my hands with glee, and Becca says Pinkmoufth is famous. I'm so incredibly glad I submitted my little link in the end -- I almost didn't because the week had been really rough, and preparing for an impromptu trip with a one and three year old was not the easiest thing. But I really wanted to get it done. I'd gone 5 weeks without being able to finish a Whiplash project, and I felt like I needed to push myself this time. And look what happened. It really gave me a lift, and I feel refreshed.
So, not to let that burst of energy go to waste, I finished my pincushion for Julie's Pincushion Challenge.
Yup, a banana. Sorry 'bout the icky photo, I never have a spare moment until late at night when the lighting is terrible. Hmmm. Guess I probably could've made use of that thing in the closet they call an iron, huh? Ah, well, just nevermind the background. My banana was made with scraps, five different yellows and a lime green batik. All sewn by hand, as you can probably tell... Took hardly any time at all, and it even sits there on its own, without any propping up. Of course, I'll have to take the pins out, as it's already been promised to Rebecca. Oh well, in a couple of days there will be a new theme, and I'll get to make another pincushion, maybe one that I'll get to keep for myself, this time.
Again, thanks for coming to visit me here. It means so much to me, and I'm starting to feel like I'm a part of this community that I've been
stalking lurking in for so long. I hope you'll come back again soon.