The past 3 weeks have consisted of night shifts and sewing during my breaks. During my rota of night shift I tend to feel that all I do is work and sleep. Ive found the antidote.
Having a nice project to work on helps me to feel less sorry for myself. This flower pincushion from the brilliant Anna Maria Horner http://annamariahorner.blogspot.com/ did the trick over the last week. It was small enough to hand sew and carry with me.
As purple and green are my favourite colours I thought Id try them together. The retro fabric used for the petals was thrifted, and works well with the green "roman glass" Kaffe Fassett fabric http://www.kaffefassett.com/patchwork.htm. I've another few projects in mind with this colour combo. By the way the pincushion pattern is from the Spring 2008 edition of Better Homes and Gardens "Quilts and more" mag.