My Dad passed away on the 22nd of January. So, as you might expect, life is pretty sad at the moment. I just returned from my home town of Emerald, where I spent a week with my Mum after the memorial service. It’s times like this that I feel every millimetre of the thousand or so kilometres between the Gold Coast and Emerald, and I really wish I could just get Scotty to beam me up when I need to see my family. Over the past couple of weeks there have been many tears, sleepless nights, ratty kids and even rattier parents, lots of cuddles and, surprisingly, a significant amount of laughing as we have remembered our Dad, husband and friend. I loved the time I got to spend with my Mum, siblings and their families. They were truly precious moments.
I am glad to be home now though. The kids needed to be home. I needed to be home. And I just needed to make something. Something fast and useful.
I am too embarrassed to show you the pincushion I have been using. It was sad. Something I whipped up in a moment of ‘I NEED A PINCUSHION NOW!’ But this one… well, it’s just lovely. The cross-stitch was done by my Mum and given to me with all her sewing odds and ends a couple of years ago. I’ve wanted to do something with it for ages, but never really found the right use for it. I’m glad. Because this was just what I needed. I was feeling a bit sentimental. I’m pretty sure the stitching’s original purpose was a jam jar cover, but I think this is much nicer. And less sticky. Or maybe not…. considering it’s a pincushion!
Pincushions must be the thing to make at the moment – check out this little lovely over at Down Grapevine Lane – Sedef’s a magician when it comes to creating!