The color of the month for the 2011 Rainbow Scrap Challenge was Pink. I have made several pink quilts this year for my various donation projects and I was getting pretty tired of pink. But since I did have pink scraps, I decided to make a little pink pincushion. I wanted to practice in case I decided to get into a pincushion swap. I'm glad I did this practice run because this project wasn't any too special! Next time, I'll pick a pattern designed to be a pincushion (not just pick a block design) and follow instructions ...
Here is my first effort:
And on my walk, I found quite a few of these terribly voracious plant-consuming grasshoppers:
These are called *lubbers* and they can eat you out of your garden and yard. Fortunately, I saw these on the railings of a dead-end street and they have plenty of conservation and wetlands to eat up before they get to a housing development. Sorry about the color of this picture, but it is brownish wet grasses in front and then very green scrub forest. Just a buffet for the lubbers!