Original pincushion before run in with evil scissors.
I continued embroidering and added some purple daisies to the design to balance the missing dragonfly. With the embroidery done I sewed it to a backing by hand and stuffed it. Then I placed some paper towels in the can and the pillow part sits in the can perfectly! Then I found the other two wings! It would have been easier if the wings had shown up before I closed the cushion. So it will be a bit tricky but the dragonfly is to cute and to much work to leave out of the project.
Other side of new pincushion.
This pincushion needs a little decoration and the body and head of the dragonfly finished. But I will wait until I'm not so tired to finish it.
The other big trauma today was getting the gray shawl finished. it was all done but the starching. Apparently you can't buy starch here. I could have made some but I was afraid I would over starch it, this is a shawl not a doily. So instead I pinned the shawl and worked on the chain loops getting them even. After it dried a bit I then ironed it. I know that you are not supposed to use an iron especially with bobbles in the design. The bobbles were a bit flat when I was done but ironing it dry was the only way to get the chain edging to behave. Here is what it looks like on my dress makers dummy. I think it is amazingly beautiful and it is mine. If someone compliments the shawl I am not giving it to them! For once I'm keeping my project. I think it should win a blue ribbon! Now to survive tomorrow, already made a crazy run to Beverly's for last minute glue. Wish me luck!