Sometimes it feels weird to me that I consider people I’ve never met, and don’t really know, as friends. OK, maybe not soul-mate kind of friends, but with blog friends at least you know you have a common interest, and usually a little insight into their life (which is probably not that different than friends you meet through the kids’ activities or merely because they live across the street). Anyways, I think it is a wonderful, generous gesture when blog friends like Jeannie and Katrin send me goodies out of the blue. Who doesn’t like getting tailor made goodies in the mail? I had been considering repaying Katrin’s kindness. I think I know a little about Katrin through her blog, and she a little about me, so when she gushed over Katja’s PINK school backpack, I knew what I’d make — a PINK Fliegenpilz pincushion!
I had a pink stripe set aside for the stem, but after a poison green and bubble gum pink polka dot fabric came home with me from the quilt group swap meet I knew I had to get down to work. I considered buttons on top and a pink felt base like the previous ones I’ve made, but between the surreal colors and mini pom-poms, it just didn’t want any more. I received a gushing email from Katrin, so I guess she’s still my friend 😉