Wednesday, October 10, 2007


I don't know if you can see how cute this little pincushion is, but I just love it! When I was at The Quilted Apple in Phoenix they had a table full of cute wool pin cushions.
"Where's the book?" I cried! There is no book, they were designed by a staff member and sold only as kits.
I bought a chicken, a pumpkin, and three turkeys! I had to get one for each of my two quilt buddies, of course! The kits are great! Each kit contains the wool pieces, all cut to shape; Perle cotton coordinating thread, a needle, and two straight pins for positioning. Plus, there is a little bag, cut and stitched to fit, filled with crushed walnut shells as the pin cushion filler! They called

it "lizard litter", which, I guess means something if you live in Arizona. I'm clueless. Here is a picture of the cute little package. Obviously irresistible!

I picked up a pattern while I was at The Quilted Apple, which I worked on while at my son's house and am finishing up here. It is a wall quilt (have I already used the "padded room" joke here?) It needs a bit of applique and then I can sew the blocks together. Maybe I will have it ready to show in a couple days.

I have a quick recipe to share, one that my aunt made while I was in AZ. I think it is called Corn Pudding. We go for easy, right? So here you go:

1 - 16-1/2 oz can of whole kernel corn
1 - 16-1/2 oz. can of creamed corn
1 pkg. Jiffy Corn Bread/Muffin Mix
1 stick melted margarine
2 eggs
1 cup sour cream
Mix all together, adding sour cream last.
Bake 1 hour at 350 degrees.

Try it as a side dish, or on top of chili it's yummy!


Libby said...

Isn't The Quilted Apple a nice shop? I got to visit once . . . when I was lost in Phoenix. Never thought I'd find my way out, when I looked up and there was a quilt shop. Fun shopping and great directions *s*

Gypsy Quilter said...

Adorable. And I love your big wooden spoon. where did you find such a treasure. I collect treenware also. Are you sure we're not related?

Unknown said...

Cute pin cushion, Some people can come upwith the cutest ideas.

My DD makes corn pudding but not with corn meal in it. She uses canned milk. This like her MIL made. Good.

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh my gosh! Oh my gosh! It is adorable! But I"m dying to see the chicken one! I just love it!

Darlene said...

It's absolutely adorable, Marci. Sadly, I can't work with wool but love to see what everyone else makes. :-)

I have not been to the Quilted Apple since before Laurene Sinema passed away. I should take time to trek that way soon.