announced plans for this blog hop. I LOVE pincushions. And like most of us, I had a hard time deciding on what type of pincushion I wanted to make. We have been back to the hay fields and I knew I needed something portable. So I cut out a few strawberries to take with me while we were in the fields. Strawberry pin cushions are as addictive to make as fresh strawberries are to eat! Thus the empty pint container. And the giant Strawberry in the background is one that came with my vintage New Home sewing machine. I just couldn't resist showing it with my little strawberries.
And the pink and cream reminds me of Strawberry ice cream.
I have always wanted to make a Cathedral Window. I love how this pin cushion turned out, but it is not perfect. I had a very hard time seeing where my needle was at while sewing the white trim back.
And I wanted to make a little travel kit to take to the hay fields with me:
I used a prescription bottle.
It is just the right size to throw in my purse and it holds everything I need for hand sewing.
I covered the bottle with Pam kitty Love blackpolka dot and made a pin cushion onto the top of the lid. I keep one of the strawberries in the bottle to put the pins in from the lid when I am done using it. I love love this little kit. I can't wait to make some more.
And I love to use a "Needle Park" when I am hand sewing.
I am so bad about laying down my needle that I got in the habit of using a needle park or ring pincushion when handsewing. I loved making this one to match and I used tiny pom pom trim and a cute little red button. They are very light weight and easy to make.
I also made a larger pincushion from two of my Gingham hexagons:
I love the Nanny Bee.
And I recovered an older pincushion using yellow gingham that belonged to my great Aunt Louise and this is my Needle Park that I have been using when making hexagons.
She is just so sweet with her rosie cheeks and yellow umbrella.
Yall, I have had so much fun making these pincushions. And I hope you will check out the other fabulous ladies that are sharing today with me;
Cherrys Prairie Primitives
Cherrys Prairie Primitives
I would like to say a special Thank you to Kristen at Meadowbrook. She has been a wonderful cheerleader and I believe she is sharing a new pin cushion everday. And as always, a huge Thank you to Mdm Samm of Sew We Quilt. She works so hard to keep bringing us these fantastic blog hops to participate in. Always standing behind us......
And I would like to apologize. I have fallen way behind over the last couple of weeks visiting everyones blogs.
We have around 110 rolls of hay ready to haul home, but I hope to get caught up over the weekend.
So please do not be offended if I haven't visited or responded to your emails.
Now, I hope you have enjoyed my little creations. And for being so patient with me I have a couple of prizes: A charm pack of Riley Blakes "Scoot" and a Pack (22) of Riley Blakes "Sugar and Spice".
Sorry for the terrible indoor photos.
To be eligible for the drawing, please leave a comment below stating which fabric you prefer if you have a preference. Followers, new or old, get a second entry just let me know that you are a follower. International entries are welcome. And please make sure I have your email address if you are a no-reply blogger.
And now I would like to give a very warm welcome to two of my newest friend and followers:
Welcome to the farm ladies. I am so happy to have yall plowing along with us!Now , I would like to leave yall with one last pin cushion. this is probaly my favorite and is a gift for my daughter. She loves houseplants and I figure this is one that I won't kill when she is off travelling and I am taking care of her plants:
A Saguaro cactus. Made with Architectures fabric.
Boy these things are "prickly".
I hope yall have a quilty non prickly kind of day!
"Pin It" yall!
Entries are now close for the giveaway! Thank yall for participating and good luck!