Yesterday morning, I put the finishing touches on this pincushion that has been sitting around my studio for the better part of a year, maybe even longer. I don't know why I never finished it before. I guess I was just waiting for the right moment and wouldn't you know, it had arrived. I had the extreme pleasure of meeting Dorie and her delightful daughter for coffee. They were in my neck of the woods and I practically jumped at the opportunity to meet in person. Kate and I chose a nice sunny table in the window of the coffee shop and spent an hour or so with our new friends. We had such a nice visit - lots of chatting, some drawing and a couple great rounds of hangman complete with misspelled words. I wanted to bring a little gift and my choices were pincushion or fingerless mitts. It being March, I thought the mitts weren't the best choice. And although I've made Dorie a pincushion before, I thought that, like me, she probably likes having more than one hanging around.
(The pattern for the pincushion that I made can be found in Last Minute Patchwork + Quilted Gifts. Dorie's pincushion is her own design.)