Sunday, June 19, 2011

Americana Pin Cushions

I went to Target several weeks back and bought some bowls they had with stars and stripes on them. I knew I wanted to make pincushions with them as soon as I laid my eyes on them. So last night that is just what I did. They are a nice big, but not too big size and they are not primitive but I do think they are very cute and they were fun to make.


The first one has a State Fair theme. It is my favorite of course because it has a pig on it.


The next one has a nautical theme.


And the final one has a simple Uncle Sam theme.


Gordon’s tomato plant finally has a tomato on it, you can see it in the center of the picture. He loves tomato plants and has had one every year now for some time. As you can see he is very happy and proud of Mr. Tomato!


We had what looked like a huge storm come through but ended up only being a lot of wind and very little rain. I think it only really sprinkled for about ten minutes or so.  We are in desperate need of rain here. I think I have mentioned before it will rain every where around us, even up the street but not in our neighborhood. Very frustrating.


I tried to get pictures of the clouds because they looked so cool. I am not sure if you can tell from this picture how bad the wind was blowing but it was pretty hard.

We lost a lot of branches but we usually do when it is windy because we have a lot of trees in the yard. We had one actually hit the house this time. It is amazing we haven’t before because many of the trees and very old and taller than our house.  You can see in this picture how big the trees are.


Luckily, the branch was quite small and did not cause any damage.


I hope everyone is having a great day and treating those Father’s in your life like Kings today. Be sure to make a little stitching time for yourself also!!

Later - Jennifer


Susie said...

Those pin cushions are fantastic, they look like just the right size to me.Hope the winds are dying down now, we often have debris hit our house too but so far no damage...I think the rain is all falling on this side of the pond LOL we're still waiting for summer!!

Julies Knit and Sew Corner said...

I love those pincushions, very colourful.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Lee Prairie Designs said...

Love the pincushions, very clever!!

Hope the storm didn't damage Mr. Tomato's crop!

Hope you are having a great weekend with your family.


Christine said...

I love those pin cushions - as cute as can be - you are clever!
Whew! Sure glad the branch wasn't any bigger!
Have a great day!
PS I'm having an Americana giveaway ending Wed if you'd like to join in...!