Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Halfway finished...

Well, stuffing the pincushions is going much faster than I expected.  Isn't that always a nice surprise when a task takes you less time than you anticipate?  I'm usually on the other side.  More often than not, things take me twice as long as I think they will.

I've already managed to stuff all 8 sunflowers pincushions and glue them onto their pots...

8 Sunflower pincushions

Someone asked how I put the green rick rack on and the answer is - I didn't.  The rick rack is actually machine embroidered on along with the seed lines.  Here's a closer look...

I then glued the cushions onto the top of 2 5/8" terra cotta pots using Fabri Tac.  I'd like to find some small ladybug buttons to glue to the top before I call them done.  I'll look while I'm out of town this weekend.

I also prepped all of the tart and pie dishes to receive their cushions...

These are Wilton silicone baking cups that I bought at JoAnns.  I used a kitchen and bath adhesive and sealer to 'glue' the Styrofoam to the bottom of each cup.  I use the same adhesive to fix the pincushions on top too.

Whenever I've made these in the past, I always had my husband use the caulk gun for me.  But I thought I'd do it myself this time.  I struggled with it for a while and was beginning to think I was very, very weak.  I had so much trouble even squeezing the handle.  But when I was about ready to call it quits, the stuff finally started to flow smoothly.  It seems that a bunch of it in the tip had dried out and took a long time to work itself out.  But now I know what it's supposed to look like!  And knowledge is half the battle.  (I think that's a quote from the GI Joe cartoons I used to watch as a kid.)

6 tarts

I also finished stuffing all 6 of the cherry and blueberry tarts.  I hope to find some floral berries to glue to the top of each of these.  Besides that, I only need to finish stuffing 10 more pies before I can check this project off my to-do list.

I took this closeup of Sam the other day.  I love when I can catch them in unusual poses or angles.


She's due for a weigh-in tomorrow morning.  So far, she's lost about half a pound.  Here's hoping she's at least maintained that.

Until later...

"His unchanging plan has always been to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. And this gave him great pleasure" 
Ephesians 1:5 (NLT)

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