Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Novelty Pin Cushion

One of my sewing groups got together for our Christmas lunch last week. The weather was lovely and warm and it felt good to relax and slow down a bit. This year our Kris Kringle gift to each other was to be a novelty pin cushion.

It turned out to be a harder challenge than I thought. I didn't think my usual pin cushion that I've made before was novelty enough so I went through a certain amount of angst. I don't usually make fiddly things and I've never been a bag or knick knack type of sewer.

I ended up buying a little cottage pattern on the net. It was called Pincushion Cottage a Gingermelon Design by Michelle Down.

Here is my little cottage that I made.

Pin Cushion Cottage

It wasn't very difficult to make and the instructions were very good. Now I have made one I would be better at it and luckily I already had the felt and threads to make it. Maybe I would put some plastic on the bottom or use walnut shavings to give it more weight if I ever made it again.

We wrapped up our pin cushions and passed it to the person sitting on our left.

Look at the gorgeous one I received.

Log and mushroom Pin cushion

Here is a closer look at the mushrooms.

I was absolutely thrilled with mine and everyone else was delighted with theirs as well, even the person who got my cottage!

Here is a photo of all the novelty pin cushions.

There was only five at our lunch this year because one of our group was not well.

On a sadder note my other sewing group did not have our usual Christmas party as dear Marie Hart passed away and we are going to her funeral instead.

Here is a picture of our Christmas party last year.

We would never have guessed that day that by the same time next year two of our friends would have passed away. I will miss Marie as I miss my friend Sue everyday.

Take care everyone and love those friends and family. xxx

Bye for now,


Robbie said...

First off, sorry about Marie...always sad to lose a bud and talented person in our art groups. The pin cushions are adorable!!!!! What a great idea!!!

Linda Steele said...

Thank you Robbie, we have Marie's funeral tomorrow and it will be a sad day.

Mary Puckett said...

Such cute pin cushions!

Linda Steele said...

Thanks Mary, I am so glad that we remembered to take a photo of them all.

jude's page said...

Gorgeous pin cushions, and it's sad when friends are no longer with us, but an inevitable part of life as we get older, isn't it?

Linda Steele said...

I agree Jude, There have been too many sad events for people I know and love this year. I hope 2019 turns out better xxx