After waiting ages for the sun to come out for a proper photo shoot, I gave up and did a lamp-lit setup so I could show this off!
It is one of Cassi's pintail pincushions! Her blog Bella Dia is one of the first I discovered in my early blogging days, and it remains one of my favorites. I've somehow missed out on her previous pintails, so when she announced she had put some more up for sale, I flew over and settled on this red gingham beauty. Isn't she great?
And Cassi must have seen my blog because she included some shrinky pins in exactly the right shade of teal. I love that she cares enough to have things match like that!
The greeting party, welcoming her to the studio.