Spring Thyme Blog Hop

Today is our day on the Spring Thyme Blog Hop sponsored by Stacy of Buttermilk Basin and Kathy has prepared a special pattern and yummy recipe for everyone!  We know a lot of you are stuck in the cold right now so we are hoping to send a little sunshine your way.  Spring is already in full swing here at Cardiff Farms, the SoCal sunshine has brought out bits of color in every corner of the garden.

Look at these bright and cheerful calendulas…

Fragrant lavender…

Delicate orchids…
Orchid 2

And last but not least this tiny patch of petite forget me nots…

Forget Me Nots

These sweet little flowers are what inspired today’s project!
Forget Me Nots 1

Forget Me Nots 2

A cute little forget me not pin cushion!
Pin Cushion 1
Pin Cushion

The complete instructions and templates are available to print out at the end of this post.  Here is a picture showing how to place your Ric-rac if you choose to add it on…
Ric rac placement

And here is our recipe for mouth watering blueberry torte…
Blueberry Torte Recipe Card

We featured this recipe a few years ago but it’s just too good not to mention again.  This is a favorite among all of the men in our house and is often requested for birthdays instead of cake.

Remember don’t bake the crust until filled!
Pie Crust

Once cooled, top with blueberries and enjoy!
Finished Torte

Now we have a little confession to make… we cheated a little and opened up our favorite can of Comstock Blueberry Pie Filling for the topping.  I don’t think the boys will mind and it can remain our little secret. wink, wink.

Click on the green “Download” to get your pin cushion pattern…



  1. Susan says:

    Thanks for a great pincushion! I love your recipe, too, but I think I’ll try strawberries or black raspberries. The floral show is beautiful!

  2. Candee says:

    What a beautiful post. Aahhhhh, such pretty flowers. The snow is starting to melt here today. Thank you for the great pattern & recipe!

  3. Sharon Bennett says:

    Absolutely gorgeous pinkeep! Forget me nots are such a simple and beautiful flower! This blueberry sounds divine! Maybe I’ll give both of these a try this weekend!

  4. Becky says:

    Such pretty inspiration! I think I’ll make the pin cushion and the torte. Thank you for sharing. I have enjoyed my visit today.

  5. Taylor says:

    Just realized the PDF pattern might be printing out too large for some of you. I updated the file so if you downloaded earlier and are having problems, refresh your browser and try to download again. Thanks!

  6. Paulette Doyle says:

    Love your project..i’t’s VERY SWEET! Thank you!! I’m hoping my Forget Me Nots will be blooming when I get home! Thanks again for making my trip down this year so enjoyable!! :o) Definitely a trip I’ll Not Forget!!

  7. Linda W says:

    Thank you sew very much! Anticipating my pretty forget-me-nots, but for now I’ll enjoy the wool version while mine sleep under 10+ inches of new-fallen snow. Hurry Spring!

  8. Kate says:

    Love the pincushion and the blueberry torte looks delicious – thank you for sharing. I enjoyed seeing the flowers – ours are still under 3′ of snow. Happy weekend. 🙂

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