I've always liked to make things, and I get that from my mom. When she was well, she was a beautiful seamstress, painter, and decorator. Also like Mom, I am not original; but I can copy a pattern. It fascinates me to read blogs by crafy women. I am often jealous that I can't come up with some of this stuff.
When I saw these strawberry pincushions on the Martha Stewart website, I knew I would have to make some. This past summer when I stitched these, I almost couldn't stop myself. Each one seemed cuter than the other; and with my stash of red scraps, I could have sewn all day long.
So then the question - what do I do with all these strawberries? There will be 20 women at my quilt group's retreat, so I have one for each quilter. I've wrapped them in tissue from a couple old patterns and tied them off with some red twist from Mom's embroidery stash.