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The Scrappy Apple, Winchester, VA!

First covered button!

Kelley over at The Scrappy Apple in Winchester, VA. sent me this sweet Color Wheel Pincushion her customer  Dot S. had brought in to show her.  We were all so excited as I happened to be on the phone with Kelley at the time!  What a coincidence!  Notice, that Dot used a covered button, it’s the first time I’ve seen that, and isn’t it a good choice.  Love the batiks, and the color selection!  Kelley will be teaching a class in making the pincushions in April, and will have lots in stock, so stop by to sign up for the class, and to see that and all her other goodies!

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The NEXT Generation!

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I have a pretty big extended family, and we love to get together. The problem is, we all live so far away from each other! When we can get together, we love to play music, play games, cook and eat together, and work on projects!  Of course I try to steer them all to working with textiles–like me!  So today I’m going to  highlight one particular great-niece!

Beret lives in Minnesota, she’s sweet, smart, funny, and SHE’S THE ONE who’s interested in projects, textiles, crafts and learning something new!  I got to see her last month, and we had SO much fun together.  I went with a plan to teach her some embroidery stitches and we did some weaving too.  She made a pincushion with me last year when she was only 7!  We have a plan for next year. Beret wants to learn to sew, after that crochet and maybe knitting!  Of course in between all the crafty things, we played some baseball, played in the sand box, and worked in the garden.  Fun times with the fam, that’s what it’s all about!