Monday, July 30, 2007

Pincushions, chickens and rolls oh my!
Lots of photos to share. I have been in a bit of a funk this past week and just haven't felt very bloggish/talkative. Sorry if anyone worried. I am still here though and plugging away.

Here are the pics of my pincushions for The Pincushion Exchange. I was blessed with 2 partners. They will not know which is their's until they open their boxes! :o) The pink make-do is on a very antique brass door knob. I love the bottom of it. I added a bit of crochet trim I had made, so buttons and a key. Then there is the large strawberry. It is made from pure wool. Used pearl cotton for the "x's". I painted a wooden spool for it's base in robin's egg blue. The back has a lil checkerboard accent. I do hope the girls will be pleased. And I am anxious to see what I receive!

I have also been working on my inventory for 3 shows this fall. One wool show in September, and then a quilt show and a fibre show in October. Lots of sister time!! So two chicken pillows and 11 chickens later....

The pillows are paper pieced. The chickens range in size from 3" blocks to 8" blocks.

I will end on the yummy cinnamon rolls we made. Mark made up the dough and I did the cinnamon and frosting part. The frosting is an easy peasy cream cheese recipe. Start with one large brick (8 oz I think) of cream cheese softened (very soft but not watery). Add 2 cups of sifted powder suger. Add 1 teaspoon of vanilla to 1/4 cup of milk. Blend together well til no clumps of the cheese. If it is too thick, add more milk a teaspoon at a time. If it gets too thin, add more powdered sugar. This is my very favorite frosting. You just cannot go wrong with cream cheese! :o)


keslyn said...

Hi Angela,
Wow I can't wait now until my parcel arrives in the mail, I will share a photo of both mine on my blog soon, I will be posting yours off tomorrow (1st Aug) so hope it arrives safe and sound.
It is so much fun waiting for the mail to arrive.
Sorry I have been a little quite but it has been hectic around here.
Chat soon

Su Bee said...

Umm, Angela? Do you have a license to show those cinnamon roll pictures???? Gosh - I think I can smell them!
Your pincushions are wonderful - the key is such a nice touch. Well Done!

kjquilts said...

The pincushions are so cute! All the chickens looking at the pillows crack me up! Yummy, those cinnamon rolls look like they want to come to my house!

Beverly said...

Oh my goodness, those cinnamon rolls look SO GOOD!

And now I know how to make a good cream cheese frosting! Thank you!

Alice I. said...

Ange, I sure do like the pincushions, especially the pink cushie on the doorknob! What a unique pc that is! Of course, I'd settle for a few of those cinnamon rolls! Just looking at them makes "me mouth whata" You're just too talented, girl! Thanks for sharing.......... did I mention I liked the pink pincushion? lol

Rose Marie said...

Love those pincushions! Ah, you have my address, so do you think you can bake me a batch of those rolls and send them my way? :o)