Thursday, January 17, 2008

Valentine and Who has the biggest Mess???


I finished my punchneedle "Wings of Loooove" (as hubby would put it) and made this wool heart shaped pillow to put it on, or as hubby would say (cutsey-wootsey pillow) The edges of the punchneedle are turned under and secured before stitching to a piece of black wool with the large pinked edge, don't know how else to describe the jagged edge. Then the wool is whip stitched to the heart. I used rusty wire for the hanger and added a rusty key and ribbon to finish it off. This will be displayed at my LQS with the valentine stuff.

Have you seen Nicole's little game of showing off your messy cutting table. I thought this would be a good time to jump right in and show what a mess I'm working with. I think to play along I'm to list 15 things on my table. Nicole will have a vote for the messiest table. Can I spy 15 things on this table? Hmmm.....not a problem.
  1. Open tin, holds my Micron Pigma pens
  2. mechanical pencil
  3. 2 zippers in plastic bag
  4. pattern for sewing case I'm working on
  5. post-it flags and post-it notes, hmmm that's 2 things or is it one???
  6. wool needlecase, how did that get there...must have fallen from the shelf up above
  7. cutter
  8. rulers which I'm not using for the current project
  9. various magazine that have nothing to do with the project I'm working on
  10. Buggy Barn pattern, quilt is finished and quilted and ready for binding
  11. 2 piles of fabrics from older projects
  12. metal washer peeking out from under the basket
  13. Easier for mechanical pencil
  14. Batting in bag
  15. Scraps of fabrics and pieced back for sewing case I'm currently working on
Oh how embarrassing but fun at the same, I know there are more of you out there....come on show us your messy cutting table.

21 comments:

Guðrún said...

That is not messy, just quilty things.

Dawn said...

Oh Wendy - if I post mine I'd win hands down! Yours is NOTHING!

Belvie said...

After seeing your post, I decided to join the fun and show my mess on my blog. Yours looks pretty neat to me!!

Carole said...

That is such a cute heart! I love it! You do such beautiful work. As for your table, I don't think it's messy! It's in the process of creation! I don't know, messy to me is coffee stains, banana peels etc.... which I am happy to say I do not have (that is unless dh puts his coffee cut on my cutting table or something, but that's cleaned up real fast by him - ;o) Thanks for sharing! Keep well!

Thimbleanna said...

Your little heart is so cute. I love seeing things made with punched needle projects -- I love to do punch needle but have a hard time trying to think of something to do with them.

Kathy Wagner said...

Love your needlepunch Valentine's project...great job!

Beth said...

I love your Wings of Loooove needlepunch (cute you call it that). I still have not mastered needlepunch. I bought a Cameo needle instead of the Inoglohowever-you-spell-it needles, maybe it will work better for me.

Darlene said...

Well, look how cute that heart is with the needlepunch! It's adorable, Wendy.

I can't show cutting surface because I spent all day cleaning my "studio" and my cutting surface is truly spotless. (hmmm - maybe I'll show it anyway - LOL)

Judy said...

Love, Love, love the heart and the prettiest pink wool you used. Just fabulous!

That cutting table isn't all that messy. Love the pattern for the sewing case. DO you mind sharing the name or maker and where you got it? It looks fabulous!

Wendy K said...

Luuurrrvve your Wings of Looovve!!
That's not a messy table! My area's so messy you can't tell if there is actually a table underneath everything! lol

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

The funny thing about this cutting table challenge is that each one of us could have the same table, with the same 15 items, in our own sewing rooms... it's universal. Your heart pillow w/ punchneedle is lovely!

Takako said...

I came from Stashbuster webring. Your table is not that bad! I wish I had known such a fun listing a couple weeks ago as I cleaned mine (finally).
Your Wings of Love Heart is very sweet! I got to make one for my hubby too!! Thanks for your idea~!

Terry@quilt-nut said...

Love the little Valentine door hanger. I like working it wool too. I cleaned up my sewing space yesterday. So oops I guess it's too late to show my mess. Thanks for the inspiring pictures on your blog. Terry

Karen Dianne Lee said...

You have an organized mess! I wonder what that dern metal washer peek out from under the basket is for though? :) Is that quilty?

Karen Dianne Lee said...

...oh dern, got ahead of myself there.

The pincushion is very cuteamous!!!

Libby said...

That's not messy *s* Looks like a nice space to work.

Rabbit Stitchings said...

Love Love the punch needle! Great finish on that piece!!! Turned out really good!

Meredith said...

I am loving seeing different blogger's cutting tables. If I took a picture of mine it would be boring. Tehre are not even 15 things on it to name.

Red Geranium Cottage said...

What a cute heart you made.

Carol said...

Cute, cute heart!!

Nicole said...

You have some clear space showing on your work table Wendy!