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Pincushions & Bumblebees & Free Design

Maartha pc


I can’t seem to get bumblebees out of my mind. Like a song that keeps playing over and over in your head, the bumblebees will not leave me alone.


antique heart

vintage 1940


As I look over old projects, I realize that Charleen Madsen’s bees are buzzing on more of my creations than I realized. Photos have already been posted of Laurel’s Bee Happy outfit, the bee placemats and napkins and the linen guest towel. But there is more.

The two oval pin cushions were projects for classes I taught in Huntsville for Martha Pullen, in San Juan for Luis Medina, the Brother dealer there. The red yo-yo was included for technique, but also reminds me of the little strawberry that hangs from the most popular pincushion of all time, the tomato.


San Juan project


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