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jeudi 8 septembre 2016

The Perfectly Pleasing Pincushion Parade





I am linking up with Ida at My Sister Made Me do it for her second Parade of Pincushions and I have already seen some real beauties around blogland. Do pop over to her blog to see some gorgeous pincushions.

I am starting off with this one which lives near my sewing machine and which sits quite handily by it while I am machining.


When not in use it sits in this little matching basket which was a Jenny of Elefantz design and holds a few other tools and essentials!.


This florentine/bargello pincushion is not in use but sits on my shelf of needlework tools. I made it as part of my C&G course back in the 80's.


The box was intended to hold a thimble and now holds a  few from my collection.


Finally my newest pincushion - I love that Tilda fabric and the little glass dish cost just 50pence from a charity shop. I stuffed it with walnut shells so it is nice and heavy.


Many thanks to Ida for organising this link up.

23 commentaires:

  1. Love the idea of stuffing the pincushions with walnut shells for weight. Very ingenious!

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  2. I really like that first stand up pincushion with the matching basket. Very cute.

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  3. What lovely pincushions you have! Thanks for sharing :)

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  4. Lovely pincushions Lin , the heart is especially sweet 😊

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  5. My little scissors are forever hiding behind the sewing machine whenever I need them. I really to make a cute little stand-up pincushion like in your first picture. The little basket matching the pincushion is too cute. I know you do a lot of hand sewing and to have a pincushion that holds thimbles most be soooo handy. Thanks for sharing, Lin. ;^)

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  6. These are all adorable! I like how the one by your machine is also a sewing caddy for your scissors. And the bottom one--is that a little salt dish? I use one to keep my favorite earrings handy. There are lots of little salt dishes in antique stores in my area. Using them for pin cushions would be a very elegant giveaway at a guild meeting and a perfect way to repurpose a little item that is no longer used.

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  7. Lin, thanks so much for joining the parade with us. You have some lovely pincushions.....the florentine/bargello project is something to be proud of....it actually looks quite old so you outdid yourself! Isn't it amazing the treasures one can find at the thrift shop? That crystal heart container is a gem!

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  8. Your pincushions are sweet!! Love them!!!

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  9. Hello Lin,

    My oh my that Bargello thimble holder is stunning, so much stitching involved. Love your 50 cent pincushion.
    Have a lovely weekend.

    Happy days.
    Bev.

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  10. Three beauties!! Did you stitch the Bargello? Of course you did, I`m not even sure why I`m asking!

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  11. Such lovely pincushions. I especially like the one by your sewing machine.

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  12. They are all beautiful Lin...loe the Tilda one x

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  13. What nice pincushions! I have really learned a lot by visiting all of these lovely pincushion links. I now will have to try stuffing a pincushion with walnut shells - great tip.

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  14. What lovely pincushions Lin. My favourite is the florentine/bargello one, just gorgeous.

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  15. Nice pincushions! I like the bargello one with the thimbles inside.

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  16. pretty! I collect pin cushions, but still have favorites, like you do.Of yours I like the crystal box best. LeeAnna at not afraid of color

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  17. I think my favourite one is your newest one with the Tilda fabric, such a good use of a pretty little dish.

    ukcitycrafter@live.co.uk

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  18. okay, I like your blog! I signed up to get your posts on email, to see what you're up to, so far away from me in France!

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  19. I love those pincuhsions and their special places....
    Hugz

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  20. All your pincushions are gorgeous...

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  21. Very sweet and lovely pin cushions.... I like the idea of the basket holding the pincushion - too cute!

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  22. Hi Lin, I like all your pin cushions specially the one by your machine, so pretty.

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