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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Spring Break Starts Today!!!

I just finished school, and I am out for one whole week. I am really happy to finish up today and know that for a week, I can do what ever I want...Not really. I bought this pattern from Minick and Simpson. I think the first time I read about Polly Minick, I dreamed of making rugs like her. I finally bought a rug pattern, and I have stared at the pattern and I think it will be awhile before I hook it. I just wanted you to see how huge the pattern is and the one I just finished was a big rug for me.
It doesn't look that big so I took a picture of the rug I just finished lying next to it.
So like I said, I might be staring at it a while. They sent me a free pattern when I ordered this one.
It is a nice pattern too. Though not as big.
I have this thing right now for pin cushions. I hope this week, I might have time to make a couple. I have the crushed walnut shells and the emery sand for the strawberry.


I was looking at my poor old pin cushion the other day. My Mom bought it for me when I took sewing in grade school. You know when I made a laundry bag? I found it in some things that had been my Moms. I had forgot about it. As I looked at it I realized I learned everything I know about sewing on the laundry bag. I looked at all of the seams and they were still pressed open. When I was 12 my sewing teacher drove me nuts.
But she really was good in that everything she taught me, I still do. She also taught us cooking. I was much better at cooking than I was sewing. I wished I had kept the apron my Mom made me for that class.
It was so pretty. It is funny how looking at something as simple as a pin cushion can make you remember back to when you first got it and how important I felt when I put my first pins into it. All of my kids have
made pictures using the pins. It is showing signs of wear, sort of like the owner, but I will keep it longer and
when I make a new one, I will get new pins.

Have a wonderful day,
~Kim~

14 comments:

  1. how cute that you found your mom's pin cushion, and all the memories that came from it. :) i really like that chicken rug pattern. so very you! :) happy spring break, ms. teacher!

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  2. I am glad you have some things that your mom gave you. I do, too. SO, I know how much they mean! Enjoy your week off!

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  3. your sewing teacher would be so happy to know
    all the beautiful things you have created!

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  4. you are always such a busy bee kim!! enjoy your time off!!

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  5. We are beginning our break tomorrow! Phew.... I think I need it more than the kids!
    In admiration, as always.... at your busy-ness, and your talent. Fabulous stuff x

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  6. Hope you enjoy a relaxing break! Looks like you'll be absorbed in your new patterns and I especially love the checkerboard one.
    You helped me recall my first apron and needlework - where does the time go?
    Blessings
    Christine

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  7. Have a good spring break! Your rug project is ambitious!:)

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  8. Happy Spring Break! Your new rug pattern looks fun. You can play with lots of different colors.
    I still have my grandma's tomato pin cushion. I love it. Always makes me think of her. You will have fun making them!

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  9. Oh enjoy every minute of that spring break! I love the rug, and the pin cushion. You are always so busy being creative....it is inspiring! Hope you had a good day! HUGS

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  10. It's a great rug pattern and yes, big. I admire you for even dreaming about tackling that hooked rug. I love pin cushions too. Did you see the one on pinterest that says "Enter Pin Here"? Clever. I really do love those strawberry needle cushions a lot. You can make them so individualized.

    Happy Spring Break!

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  11. ohhhhh, that'll be a fun rug for you to hook! Lots of use for textures there. Have fun on your break and I will be waiting to see your pin cushions. Oh...and I still have the apron I made in my first sewing class.

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  12. I'm looking forward to our spring break! You have some fun projects planned. Another blogger, Saundra at Woodland Junction is hooking that chicken mat...though she took out one chicken. It's a neat pattern. Can't wait to see your progress on it! Have a great week.
    Hugs,
    Courtney

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  13. I know how you feel about finding things from your mother. I have many things from my mom, but one of my most treasured possessions is her thimble. My mom was a fabulous seamstress and I can hardly remember a day when she was NOT wearing the thimble. It just makes my heart smile.

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