I had these two pincushion projects on my 'to-do' list for 2016 and now they are done! A little diversion from quilting this past week.
Rachel gave me the top one--a free project at a quilt guild last year--and the one on the bottom I purchased at Quilt Fest NJ in March.
I made this one first and realized I was little "rusty" not having done any embroidery for a long time. There was no problem choosing buttons--I have mason jars full! I found a pretty pin to add for the finishing touch.
The instructions called for Ground Walnut Shells as the filler. Okay, where do I buy that??
I checked Amazon first and then went to our local pet supply store where I bought a bag of Kaytee Walnut Pet Bird Litter.
I spooned about 1-1/4 cups into the Birdee and doubled that amount for the larger one. I like the added weight vs lightweight Polyfil.
Would you like to see my small collection of vintage pin cushions?
An Adirondack-style souvenir with wood base and bark still intact . . .
. . . sewing basket essentials . . .
. . . a hat trimmed in rick-rack, artificial flowers, and nylon net . . .
. . . and a crocheted pincushion with silk ribbon.
This weekend I managed to hand-piece Camelot Star. Funny, I don't do well sewing when I'm away from home but was determined to get this one done before it was time to think about #4 :)
Morris hexies 1-3. Doesn't the middle one "appear" to be so much larger than the other two?? A trick of the eye!
I love photographing wildflowers when we're at the cabin and spotted this stunning Red Trillium at the edge of the woods in our backyard :)
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