Ok, the sewing. I wanted to make a little gift for a friend who's hosting 5 of us on retreat this coming weekend. I had such a good time making Kristie's armrest pin cushion from Amy's tutorial that I thought I'd make another. While choosing fabrics, I had a little moment of joy when I realized that I LOVE my stash. Truly.
I started out with the sweet Japanese owl print (a fav motif of my gracious host) and went from there. This time I appliqued a patch of wool to the pin cushion for sewing needles, which have a habit of disappearing into pin cushions. I put my needles through the wool (in and out) so they lie horizontally, instead of sticking them straight in.
For me the second best part of Superbowl ExLivEE (as Ellen calls it - hilarious) was that my friend Andrea was the big winner of her NFL pool and she's a true Giants fan, making it all the more sweet that her wallet is now stuffed with wads of cash!