Myrtle the Turtle

June 25, 2010 § 9 Comments


I recently joined the Scrappy Pincushion Swap on  Flickr.  Who doesn’t want a fun pincushion?  This is Yertle the Turtle.  He was originally named Yertle because of my love of Dr. Seuss.

... the nekkid turtle.

He looked a bit nekkid and dinasaur-ish.  Where’s his clothes???

Myrtle takes up sewing

Then… it appeared that Yertle was really Myrtle.  (My grandmother had a sister named Myrtle)  Do you like her new frock?

under the fava beans

Myrtle needed more than one dress to wear, so another scrappy string shell was made. Here she is checking out the fava beans in the garden.

Myrtle wants to go on a safari

All that fresh air has Myrtle dreaming of a safari!  The possibilities are endless. I hope my Scrappy Pincushion Swap partner likes Myrtle as much as I do.

Project Stats:

Pattern – Heather Bailey’s Henrietta Turtle

She is stuffed with leftover wool batting.  And the belly is pretty plump. If I made another one, I’d try to make the belly piece a little smaller, or maybe  add some Lizard Litter to give it some weight & stability.  And the little feet and tail are hard to stuff tight enough.  All-in-all, though, the pattern is really fun.  The shell possibilities are endless. It’s not attached in any way, so one could really go crazy.


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