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,