Kidney stone pincushionery

It’s a down day, but the last day of the week, so I know I need to get a postaweek 2011 done. I chose a project that represents something I’ve been going through, and also uses up remnants! Yay-hey!

I made a pincushion that represents my kidney problems! Here it is, stone and all!

kidney stone pincushion

I started out with a remnant, cut into the shape of a kidney. Then I covered some cord so I could have piping edges around the kidney.

cording

back of pincushion

The top is a selvage from some gator collegiate-pattern fleece. Why save it? The gators are LOSING anyway. I also used some of it as stuffing; I had loads of it stashed because I am a keeper of stuff like that, storing it up against lean times of running out of stuffing and batting. I couched some blue-ish woollen yarn on the top to represent the prominent veins of the kidney. And the stone is a one-of-a-kinder in my stash, hopefully never to be replicated.

ITunes music this day: Knocking on Heaven’s Door, Bob Dylan; Sweet Child O’ Mine, Guns N Roses; Baby Let Me Follow You Down, Bob Dylan; Who’ll Stop the Rain, CCR; Tell Me Why, Neil Young; Sugar Mountain, Neil Young, Presence of the Lord, Blind Faith. Let everyone sleep so peacefully tonight, you loved ones!

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Ethel Grogan
    Oct 29, 2011 @ 23:30:12

    Hi Jennifer. I might have a sadder story to tell at the moment. My goober husband used mapquest to get directions to the Inn that the wedding was and between his writing a number wrong on the directions and a miserable snow storm going on, I MISSED my dear son’s WEDDING! Another sin was to use the cell phone and LEAVE it back at the apt so we couldn’t call for directions. We were an hour late and the just had to go on with it because it was going to throw the dinner off and everything. My heart is broken but I daresay that I will get over it — maybe. To top it all off I came down with a UTI on Weds plus the flu and so did Bill. This has been less than the wonderful trip that it was supposed to be. However he is married to a wonderful girl with a wonderful family.

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  2. jenyjenny
    Oct 30, 2011 @ 07:43:14

    OH! I missed a good friend’s wedding one time because I locked my keys in my car. Sad and terrible! You need some recovery time!

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  3. Karen
    Oct 30, 2011 @ 10:19:41

    You’re a stuffing stuffer! What a wonderful post and I sure hope you are feeling better every day. What a unique item – LOVE IT! 🙂

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