Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Pin Cushion Swap

Here's my monogrammed pincushion/needlecase from my swap partner. This is going to be perfect for hand sewing projects, especially on the move (see below for a little story!). The machine quilting is so fine and neat and the cream satin ribbon just finishes it off nicely. Thank you Corina, it is truly beautiful.

And inside, lots of useful pockets!

My pincushion to Sandra (Grandma Rockton) was made with a mixture of cotton fabric and wool felt and some hand embroidery. I used little plastic pellets in addition to the polyester stuffing to give it extra weight and the pattern came from this delightful book.

And a big 'Thank you' to Linda (Quilt Cookie) for being our lovely swap host.

Just before I go I'd like to share this little corner of my garden. Last spring I bought a tray of sweet williams for bedding plants. Here they are, still in the same pot a year later, looking absolutely gorgeous. And to think I nearly threw them out with all the other annuals at the end of the autumn!

I have a few more garden flowers to show you, but that will have to wait for another day. After weeks of dry weather it is finally raining - only the second time in the last month. This is England for goodness sake - what has happened to our rain??!!


PS The little story I have to share concerns a husband and a mountain bike and a short trip over the handlebars! Enough said! I have been spending quite a bit of time in hospital waiting rooms and car parks (better I decided to wait in my car with my music and sewing than in a windowless corridor in the outpatients department). My vintage embroidery projects were just right for such occasions! Broken bones are healing nicely.


  1. Roz,
    Beautiful pincushions! And, hopefully, you should be getting one from me too, SOON!

  2. Oh dear, I hope that recovery is speedy! It's a really sweet pincushion that you made - looks like it has been a lovely swap to do.

    Pomona x

  3. I love pin cushions and flowers, thanks for brightening my day by sharing a part of yours!

  4. Thanks for the Beautiful pincushion!