I finished the next two blocks for my potholder quilt. To see the first four blocks, just click here.
A block with a tomato pincushion which gives me a nostalgic feeling as I have one since I remember my mother's when she would sew all the time. I think they were required sewing accessory number one in the 1970s.
Here is a little tomato pincushion history for you from Wikipedia...
The most popular design;; a tomato with a strawberry attached was most likely introduced during the Victorian Era. According to folklore, placing a tomato on the mantle of a new home guaranteed prosperity and repelled evil spirits. If tomatoes were out of season, families improvised by using a round ball of red fabric filled with sand or sawdust. The good-luck symbol also served a practical purpose—a place to store pins. Typically, the tomato is filled with wool roving to prevent rust, and the strawberry is filled with an abrasive to clean and sharpen the pins.
I also wanted to include a sewing machine but decided I needed to try drawing my new 'old' Singer who I named Florence. You can read about her here.
So it is back to the drawing board to decide on the next few blocks. I am cutting out some tiny patchwork pieces for one also today.
Note: Thank you for the get better wishes. My ribs are still painful but I can tell they are getting better. During the day it is not as bad as nights and mornings which must mean the infection is starting to clear up. At the beginning, I could only take shallow breaths but that is improving. So lots of time to sit and things with needle and thread...or yarn and hook as the case might also be.