While wading through all of that life stuff, I accomplished a few small projects which I wanted to share with you all.
Firstly, I embroidered some cloth napkins for Ev because she hates to be messy when she's eating. She thinks they are so lovely that she keeps smoothing them and saying she doesn't want to use them because they'll get messy. Ha! The pattern is an Iron-on Transfer from Yesterday's Charm called "Happy Fruit" and the green fabric was from my stash.
I also decided that my pin cushion was ugly. It started out as one of those tomatoes you find everywhere. I removed the top bit of fabric and cut off the strings and sharpening strawberry. By machine, I sewed a tube of fabric and by hand I sewed round and round on top an bottom to close the ends. Then I covered the top and bottom with a small circle of fabric and hand stitched it in place, leaving the edges raw. The fabric was a Japanese Import Kokka home-dec cotton with a linen feel that I've used in a few projects.