So here is my finished pincushion. I found a wide ombre ribbon with wire in it, folded it ninety degrees every five inches, and gathered one edge. In that way, the dark yellow and the light yellow edges of the petals alternate. Then I just stitched it to the felt base.
I'm really pleased with the way it turned out. It doesn't look bare at all, any more. From the side, I think it looks like a black-eyed susan with a very colorful center.
These are all the pincushions that were entered in the summer contest. I think they are all amazing. The Hardanger one, with the peach ribbon, won first place. Everyone in the guild appreciates (and knows how much work it is) to do fine needlework. I think they are all gorgeous!
Here's the temari I'm currently working on. This picture actually turned out quite well. It looks like a delicate gold netting over the green surface. I am more than 1/2 way done stitching the marking, then I get to start stitching the embellishment itself. This one is going to take a while.
I will leave you with a picture of our three cuties. From left to right this is Scruffy, Ali Cat, and Kit Cat. They are intrigued by the big world out there, but of course they are interested in everything, until nap-time.
Life is very interesting, and entertaining with them around.
4 hours ago