Saturday, February 13, 2010

Pins and Egg Cups

My sister in law gifted me with these precious little egg cups a while back. They are darling, but fact is I don't coddle eggs very often. Within the past week I have read somewhere, probably in one of my old Threads, this sweet little hint to store your pins. I love it. Have my basic steelheads on the left, my fave and slender silk pins on the right, and my yellow headed bruisers in the center. We'll see how this works. I like my sewing studio to have some "pretty" aspects. ( Hey, its my world!) We'll see how functional this ends up being. One tip of the pins to the floor and this tip will go the way of  the dinosaurs! 

McCoya's bishop is nearly done. The handwork should see it's "finis" today. I can't wait to start on what will be the "Periwinkle Bag", my spring bag, as the next hand project. Yup, it's a hand project because I will weave some sections of it. More on that later. 

CJ muslin report: It occurred to me that I had on a cotton muslin with a cotton knit sweater and the two stick together not giving a clear clue of the fit.I am going to make muslin #2, hopefully today, in a weight and drape similar to the boucle and try it with a silk blouse. I have to get those shoulders worked out as they are not making me happy. Pics to come. 

A big sewing weekend is planned between our celebrations of Valentines and my B-Day the next day. My gift to DH is a gourmet beef dinner, Beef Bourgouinon with Parsley Buttered Noodles. I tell you he is a treasure and still my valentine after 39 years of marriage. Yes, he was my high school sweetheart and is still my sweetheart. Right now he is detailing the bathroom while I head down to the pink cave for the day. He knows how to make me happy. Soooo, as I lilt away to the strains of romantic Brazilian jazz and the scent of Mr. Clean, happy sewing and Happy Valentine's day.......Bunny


  1. What a cute idea, Bunny! I have some antique eye washing cups that would work just as well - might have to try that!

  2. Happy birthday!!! I love that idea of egg cups. They are so hard to find around here, though. Rare as hen's teeth, if you will.

  3. I love it. What a beautiful way to store your pins.

    Emily has a lovely post today for making Valentine heart bags. www,

  4. It sounds like you have a wonderful weekend planned--enjoy! And Happy Birthday!

  5. Happy Birthday! The egg cups are a cute idea.

  6. Love the egg cups, so pretty and organized! Happy Birthday, to you, and have a wonderful Valentine's Day with your sweetheart!

  7. Happy Birthday and have a wonderful Valentine's Day celebration!

  8. Happy Birthday Bunny..and of course Happy Valentines Day.
    It is MY Birthday on the 15th as Nice to be able to share with another on that day.
    Wishing you all the Best Wishes.

    Judi B.

  9. Those egg cups would go right into my collection to be made into upcycled pincushions!
    Happy birthday!

  10. Enjoy your Valentine Day. Boeuf bourguignon is one of my specialty (I love stews) I would love to test the A l'Américaine version. I suggest we trade our recipe. Let me know if you are interested.
    Happy Birthday Bunny

  11. Happy Birthday and Valentine's Day. It's so refreshing to hear someone speak well of their husband and visa-versa.

  12. He sounds like a true keeper! (I guess after 39 years you already knew that)
    Happy Birthday! Monday is/was my mother's b-day as well

  13. bunny, I need some help. The last couple of times I've tried to pleat something with my Amanda Jane pleater either the needles broke, or the needles skipped stitches and made puckers instead of pleats. I have ordered new needles and hope that this will solve my problem. Do you have any ideas as to why this could be happening? Do you put your fabric on a dowel rod before you put it through your pleater? I do, and I can't imagine it would work any other way. Also. when you pleat a bishop, do you just pleat over the seams, or what do you do? I am presently pleating a piece by hand because of my frustrations. I also pleated the last garment by hand. Argh.......

  14. Quote "I like my sewing studio to have some "pretty" aspects." LOL

    I've seen photos of your sewing studio & it has LOTS of "pretty" aspects, Bunny!!
    These egg cups are darling but only if the pins will stay upright in them. I fear jabbing your fingers after they get jostled a few times.
    I'd love a set for serving eggs!!

    Hoping you've had a wonderful Valentines Day with your sweet Ern. I have but I'm tired!

    I wish you a VERY Happy Birthday, which will be official in about 4 hours. We're in the same time zone & the same crappy snow belt, too.

    Hugs to you, my friend,


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