Monday, July 12, 2010

A Thing for Pincushions..

There's something about sewing that draws me to everything that's related. Take pincushions for instance. I love to look at old ones in antiques shops, and I love finding patterns for quirky ones like this "Crazy Daisy Pincushion" by Kim Borowy. Sorry, I don't have a link for her pattern, but check with your local quilt shop if you'd like to find it. This one is stitched and stuffed, with twirly little tendrils added. Almost Venus-Flytrap like...yikes! But I saw one made by another guild member, and was so taken with it, I had to make one for myself. It's mounted on a candle holder.

The Crazy Daisy is keeping company in my sewing room with several other pincushions. The little spring hat was crocheted by Gwen Hill-Hearn, who is also in the guild. Cute, isn't it? What can I say about the pin doll? She's a popular participant at quilting retreats where she presides over the festivities. And I love Dresden Plates. This little pincushion version, below, is a free pattern from The Quilt Show.


Martha Lever said...

That pin cushion is darling! I had to look at it up close so I would oouuu and ahhhh better!

Lottie said...

I had been reading your blog earlier and admiring your lovely work. I am so very glad to see your wonderful journal on Carole's blog. Looks like you had lots of fun.

Mary Lou Weidman said...

Hey, I also love pin cushions and that one you did with all of the color is sensational! I would like to have a little shelf or something instead of having them here there and everywhere-do you ever feel that way Nancy?I love the idea of a quilted journal also but would I take time to fill it? I think I need to wait...I wish I was like you!