Monday, December 12, 2011

Pear Perfection

Considered one of the fruits of the gods, the pear with its plump bottom, long neck, luscious coloured skin and succulent flesh is one of Nature's creations of perfection...

When recently teaching a make-do pincushion class at 'Stitch' located in the historic Village of Jordan, a tranquil quilt and knit shop where women gather to create... I was intrigued how the shape of the pear evolved into each participant's interpretation.

The table was set with lots of goodies for inspiration...

and the shop provided magnificent fabric choices.

Amidst the chatter and giggles they cut, sewed, stuffed and added their own personal embellishments...

each leaving with a work of art, the accomplishment of an afternoon spent amongst friends...


  1. What a wonderful way to spend an afternoon at this time of year. I loved the stack of fabric!

  2. Delightful - love how very unique each one is!
    Wishng you a wonderful week, Susan!
    ~ Zuzu

  3. I am in love with those pears. I agree,what a wonderful way to spend an afternoon. Thank you for the inspiration.

  4. I wish I could have been there learning from you Susan. I imagine the gathering of women was so much fun.
    I want to wish you a Merry Christmas Susan. I hope it's everything you hope for.
    hugs from here...

  5. Susan, I am so glad that you are back in blog land. You were missed. I think we all need a break. I have not been keeping up with all the kind people out there. So today I am coming up for air and see what I missed.
    This shop looks like fabric heaven to me, and I am always amazed to see what people come up with given a piece of fabric.
    I finished my last doll to post for the holidays, a..hmmm, I am a bit late. In the new year I will also make pin cushions again. I am looking forward not to work under preasure.
    I wish you a happy holiday and the very best for 2012.

  6. So many pretty things here!
    Wishing you a wonderful week!
    xo Catherine

  7. oh what a gorgeous shop...and a lovely afternoon but what is even nicer is to see you again on my pages.. this is fabulous
    Hugs Lynn xxx