Yesterday I was so excited to see that I had received a package from Brenda at Pumpkin Patch Primitives. I ordered a wool pincushion kit. She is one of my blog friends and so she included some extras for me.
I actually ordered a kit AND a pattern, not realizing that the pattern came with the kit anyway. So instead of giving me two of the same pattern Brenda put in another pincushion pattern. I am tickled pink! I was confused (well, ignorant) about the difference between wool felt and felted wool. Brenda tried to set me straight via emails but to be sure I could see the difference she included some samples of each. For one pincushion kit she gave me one in 100% wool and one in felted wool. Now I can make a comparison and see which one I like to work with best. Isn't she just the greatest?
Below is a selection of scraps of various quality. Brenda labeled them nicely so that I can compare and know what to look for in the various wooly stuff. Now is that service or what? I wanted to spend the day today working on these pincushions. It would have been the perfect day to do it since tropical storm Fay has caused us to have tornado warnings and just yucky weather all day long. Instead I decided to clean my son's room. He actually has a floor and now we know what color it is!
He wasn't thrilled that I packed up all his Legos. I had threatened that if I ended up cleaning his room I would pack them all up. Well, I had been saying this for a week and apparantly he didn't believe me. So today he spent the day with his dad at work and I cleaned like the wind!! He will get his Legos back next weekend if he does everything I have asked of him. I did the biggest part but there are still things that need to be organized. I told him that he has to move all the toy bins and clean and vacuum behind them. He is happily doing it now because, as I suspected, he had been overwhelmed by the sheer enormity of the job. Now that I took a big chunk of it away and removed the temptation of Legos, he wants to clean. We'll see how long it will take him!