Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Taking it Slow


For the last couple of weeks I have been unable to work with both sides of my brain. My left brain has been so-so but my right brain has been slow-slow. In simple terms, the left brain is the logical, analytical side of the brain, while the right side serves the creative forces. I'm not sure of the moment when I came to a creative and blogging standstill.....but I became aware of it one morning when I couldn't find my oomph.


I decided that I needed to get back on the proverbial horse because I was missing my friends.  I was missing the rhythm and the "excitement" of making something and being able to share it. 


So these delightfully simple pincushions are my attempt at shaking up my right brain and getting back in my groove. I love Fiestaware and I have quite a few of the different colors. Wouldn't it be fun to make a pincushion in every color? 


I'd like to thank Connie from Quilting by the River for featuring Simply Miss Luella and my mochi quilt on Linky Party Tuesdays. Connie is one of the kindest, most creative bloggers around. She has a way of making people feel special!


I'm excited about my very first one on one swap with Lizzie from Tasmania. It's a thrill to think about getting a gift all the way  from Tasmania and from someone as talented as Lizzie!

30 comments:

KOcanQuilt said...

LOVE your pincushions. Simple, colorful, lovely. I am glad you shared them.

Live a Colorful Life said...

These are SOO cute!! You can never have too many pincushions and I think you SHOULD make one to match every single color of Fiestaware!And then come over the make one to match every single color that I have!!

Leanne said...

Aw, you say the nicest things, thank you. I am really looking foreward to our swap.
You pin cushions are adorable, I especially love their matching cups. Great pics.

Shauna said...

Looks like your creative vibe is well on it's way back! I love Fiestaware too! I don't have any pieces yet, however, I have admired it from afar!

Jennifer said...

I would say that you are back! Those pincushions are adorable!

Jennifer :)

Erin @ Why Not Sew? Quilts said...

they are so cute and I love that they match the fiestaware! I would make one in every color. that is so fun!!!

Quilt Hollow said...

I just love the simplicity of these yet they make a statement and your photos are eye catching! I'm due for new dishes...I've lived with a plain off white for years to match whatever table decor I have....but just seeing these....shoot...decisions!!!

Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Hello Deborah...I love your pincushions and the colours are so pretty too...as is your Fiestaware (Ooh, especially the colour in the last pic!)
Hope you are having a happy and creative week,
Susan x

Kris from DukeSaysSewWhat said...

She's baaaaaack! These are adorable. A quick finish does feel good! Pretty colors!

Flying Blind... said...

Oh those pin cushions are so cute - they must make you happy!!!

amidthismoment said...

The pincushions are great on their own, but putting them in the cups really makes them pop. Those pictures are really incredible!

-Bobbi

Linda at Roscoe's Ma said...

These pincushions are so cute! I love all the colors! Thanks for sharing...

Lisa said...

I love your pincushions they are beautiful. As for Connie you are right she is the greatest. When you feel blue she is a ray of sunshine. Lets call her the Creative Fairy, helping lost quilters get their groove back. Ha ha glad she helped you too!

Kat said...

Those pincushions are adorable and I love your Fiestaware! Have you already made placemats or mug rugs to match every color? The possibilities are endless!

QuiltinMama said...

What is it about a simple pincushion? They just make you happy, don't they...love the colors! Glad you're getting your mojo back.

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Gorgeous pincushions!!
I've been ill the past couple of days and reminded how little time I have to be slow!!
I hope the shaking has retrieved your oomph! xx

M-R said...

Yeah for finding your mojo! Those pincushions are adorable. You know, mug rugs would be awesome with that fiesta ware too... :)

Fiona @findingfifth said...

great idea

Fiona @findingfifth said...

you are doing physiotherapy for your brain - clever 'left brain' logic to fire up you 'right brain'. These are so sweet. Found you via TGIFF

Elaine said...

I think your pincushions are absolutely delightful with the tea cups. Thanks for showing us.

Laura said...

Very cute ;)

Sue Daurio said...

Love the pin cushions especially in those tea cups!!

Rachaeldaisy said...

What a great way to get back on the horse , those pin cushions are gorgeous especially posing in those fabulous cups. Fancy a cuppa of pinnies anyone? :)

kerrotkake said...

Simple but oh sew lovely! I love your blog and always look forward to your posts!

eva said...

I just love your pincushions. They are so delightful - each in a tea cup! I think we maybe are in the same mood for the moment - and that pincushions are the solution. They are just the right amount of work and thinking at the moment.

Talin's Corner said...

I love the way you matched your pin cushions with your Fiestaware. Your pin cushions are really cute.

Sarah Craig said...

Your little pin cushions are so beautiful! Whoop whoop!!

Archie the wonder dog said...

I love your little pincushions! (And the cups and saucers!)

Kadie said...

I can't get over how lovely your pincushions are and how beautifully they go with the cups and saucers. I will be featuring this tomorrow morning at our Party, thanks so much for sharing with us at Link It Up Thursday.

Pinkadot Quilts said...

I really like your color pallette!

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