This is another one of the pincushions I made for the Christmas season 2007. I didn't like the way this one turned out either; the spikes on the crown do not stand up. The beads are too heavy for the felt to support. It is more the size I was looking for, though.
We had a wonderful day with friends and family. We were invited to a 35th anniversary surprise party; that's how long DH has been working for the same company. (He's been working for them longer than we've been married!) They invited his whole family, his customer, and his peers from the company; he was very moved.
C & P were invited as well. C likes the cake!
After that, there was a chance to sit on grandpa's lap. As you can see, everyone enjoyed that.
The rest of the day was fun too. P and Aunt J went out flying a kite, C slept on grandma's lap for a couple of hours, and then we picked out patterns and some fabric for new clothes for Isabella. C's main concern was that we were not working on them the whole time she was there. They won't turn out exactly like the picture; I hope she likes them.