Wednesday, July 14, 2010


I have finally finished my wool crazy pincushion! I had decided to use it as a top to a paper mache box....and stuff it so it would be a cushion too. When we started I didn't have the box in my hot little hands yet, so I faked the size of the top by looking at the dimensions on the order sheet....(not always a good idea)..... After much agonizing and discreet trimming..:))) here it is!

This shot is taken from the top....and the next a little closer up....Whoops my wool sign is sticking straight up in the air....(Roseann added these as a surprise for all of us)

Here it is sitting on it's side with the wool sign down now....:)))) I just distressed the bottom....I had planned on putting wool on the bottom, but the lid wouldn't go on....slight problem....This is what happens when you fly by the seat of your pants! Oh well...luckily I like primitive things!

...and here is a look at it from the side....still with some wet spray...:) I just couldn't wait to show you how it looks!

I want to thank Roseann (who came up with the idea); Pat (who organized us) and Brenda (who had so much enthusiam) for all of their work on my wool crazy. I love it and know that it will be come a favorite in my studio. Thank you....Thank you....Thank you.....

I love the box so much that I am going to design a few more....(maybe you'll see them soon in a new book I am planning:))) (My theory is if I tell enough people that I am working on a new book it will force me to do it!)
Happy Wednesday....I hope it is a good stitching day for you.....


  1. I love it! Could we shamelessly copy your idea for inspiration? So cute!

  2. Beth....I hope it does inspire...let me see yours when you are done....:)))

  3. jo,
    Tell me more about this book.
    Love kim

  4. Hi JoAnn!!
    What a lovely pincushion box!! Aren't you clever!! AND I LOVE the quilt that it is sitting on...I think you are going to have to write a post about that it and the quilting is beautiful!
    Take care!

  5. It turned out just beautiful!!

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