Thursday, June 17, 2010

Amanita meets a fellow....


I'm participating in a pincushion swap and this is what I chose to make for my secret partner. I used a pattern by Heather Bailey. My husband named her Amanita Muscaria, after a poisonous mushroom. I hope my partnerperson likes her and gives her a good home. She's a little shy and doesn't make new friends easily, as evidenced by a recent incident in our woods.



Amanita stumbled across a funny little man while out exercising- The Blueberry Man. He was a little startled and scampered up a tree to get to a safe place where the veggie-saurus couldn't get to him.


The view was good from up there, though.


It took a little smooth talking, but he eventually came down and made friends with Amanita.


And they lived happily ever after, until The Blueberry Man's head shriveled up and fell off. Then she ditched him for some younger stud. The End.


(I bought gallons of blueberries today, and when I spotted this one with the 2 eyes, I knew I had to take advantage of it. Pretty cool, huh, the alien eyes?)

15 comments:

sue niven said...

very cool indeed!

Darling Millie said...

How absolutely darling!

Melinda said...

Great story and wonderful pincushion. The photos are perfect for your story.

BahamaDawn said...

great post and great story!!!

KarrieLyne said...

I absolutely {heart} her!! :)

Rafael's Mum said...

You are a scream! I have a little green man exactly like blueberry man my son made me in school absolutely years ago. He tends to wander round the house and turn up climbing lamps, pictures etc... i think these wire men are just plain nosey!!

Mandalin said...

You crack me up woman!!!
Brilliant post, and fab pincushion, I keep seeing that pattern everywhere, maybe I should buy it!

jodi @ Pleasant Home said...

What an adorable pincushion!

carol said...

You are too much! (And I really don't know what I'd do without you now.) Thanks for always making our days lots more fun!

MaryAnn said...

That is the cutiest pin cushion I've ever seen! Sorry her boyfriend lost his head.

Lynz said...

want. WANT. WAAAAAAAAANT!!!!!!

I drool over those Heather Bailey patterns and always wondered if they'd be as cute made up. Now I know, eh? And I love the story - but poor Blue. It's a bit Romeo & Juliet, innit? I like Scooby Doo endings myself (old Theodore Walnutbutt would've got away with it if it wasn't for those pesky kids!)

Lisa said...

No way could I put pins in her....she's too cute!

omashee aka Barb said...

Amanita is toooo beautiful! Thank you for the link for the pattern. I'd love to try one as I adore pin cushions. Hope it's not to challenging as I'm not an accomplished sewer. (oooh, that looks awful! sewer? Is that right? perhaps I should say seamstress.)

Sandra said...

That turtle is way too cute!

trish said...

Your pin cushion is just adorable!!
And all your kitties! I am enjoying all their pictures in your posts. :o)
Have a nice day.
Sincerely ~ Tricia