Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Floppy petal pincushion

Heheh....I shall call it that since Paul said that he finds the floppy petals of the pincushion I made got him laughing upon receiving it! *grin*

Anyway, here's the story -

I decided to have some fun at NNC recently by offering a prize for the person who post the 51st message on 31st August in conjunction with Malaysia’s 51st Merdeka celebration on 31st August 2008.

Before this, I had already given out prizes to those who posted the first 1,000th message, the 5,000th, the 10,000th, the 20,000 and the 30,000th message. I had also offered prizes for the person who posted the 8th and 808th message on 08.08.08 recently which was won by June and Paul respectively. Thanks to everyone who have kept NNC active!

When I announced at the board that there will be a prize for the person who post the the 51st message on 31st August will win a prize, I mentioned that this time the prize is going to be different, and it is going to be handmade.

I have been wanting to do this pincushion for quite some time already, but kept putting it off as I could not find an excuse to make one, ad so, when I made the `announcement’, I already had in mind what I wanted to do, and it was this flower pincushion which I got off from the QUILTS and MORE magazine.

When I started to make this pincushion, I could not decide how the colour combination should be, bearing in mind that our only male member could win it, *wink* as I started making it before I knew who was going to win it, so, I made two, one which I intended to keep for myself.

Should one of the ladies win, it would have to be the pincushion that is slightly more feminine in colour. Though, I must say that the pincushion itself isn't the least bit masculine. LOL!

So, when Paul, our only male member, eventually won the 51st posting prize, I thought that since Paul is also into stitching, I am sure that he would find the pincushion useful anyway, for when he does his stitching. The one I sent to him is the one with the blue petals.

This was my first attempt at making this pincushion, and I am happy at the way it turned out. I may make a couple more, should the mood arise, or when I see a colour combination that is just right, as Paul said that he found something funny in the floppy petals and the mixed matched colours somehow induced happiness. LOL! *grin* I said that could it be that it reminded him of a wilted old lady? LOL! *wink* Anyway, I shall take that as a compliment! *grin*

By the way, the actual name of the pincushion is Wild Flowers as published in the QUILTS AND MORE issue Spring 2008.


Janet C said...

They are so pretty! Now you've make me want to dig out my copy and make one too! *_^

LODY said...

yay nik, it's lovely... lol

i will talk about it more on my post to NNC. this technique is kinda similar to my other pincushion series.:)

Charlene said...

I have nominated you for "I Love Your Blog" award. Check my blog, Nik.

vEr0n!c@ said...

That's so pretty, Nik. I especially love the touch of blue butterfly ribbon on it. Made it seem as if a butterfly is resting on the flower itself which I'm sure is what you had in mind?

Za said...

Thanks, Lene! *blush*

Yup, Veronica! That's exactly how I wanted it to look like - like a butterfly resting on the flower itself. *smile*

Paul Lionel said...

Me likey likey ^-^