Wednesday, January 18, 2012

It's a Pincushion Parade!

Over at Love Laugh Quilt, Beth is hosting a Pincushion Parade!  How fun!!!  Even a relatively newbie like me has a few pincushions I can show off!
Here are two of my favorites:  

I made the turtle as part of a challenge we held at our Guild one year.  Our program chair split some donated fabrics into paper lunch sacks, stapled them shut and sold each sack for $1.  At the end of a specified period, we each brought back what we had made with the fabrics to compete for a lovely prize.  I didn't win, but I got this pincushion out of the bargain - how can that be anything but a win??? 

The small round one is just perfect for my applique basket to take with me when I want a little something to work on.  It is wool too!  I paid a fortune for it at an AQS show, but I've never regretted it - it's just too dang cute to regret!!!

This pincushion sits by my chair in the living room where I sew and watch TV.  I purchased it on sale at Joann's several years ago.  It's perfect for holding all the little things I need inside and out of the way!

Doesn't everyone have a chicken pincushion?  If not, they should!!!!  I used to keep him in a little china bowl, but it fell and broke at retreat and I never found another one the right size to replace it.  Poor little thing!

These are hand-made wool gifts that were given to me at one of my favorite retreat spots - Red Rooster Retreats in Alabama.  When all of us get together in October, we bring each other a little "favor" to share.  These have become staples in my sewing room! Thanks girlfriends!!!

The year I served as president at Music City Quilt Guild, my VP and I made these little "cupcake" pincushions for the ladies who had served on our committees throughout the year.  Of course, I had to make one for myself ;*D  You can't really notice because of the way it is sitting, but there are musical notes on the fabric.

And last but not least, is this ancient lady.... she's beat up and I think she's lost a lot of her stuffing, but she's still unique and has a favored spot on my shelf.  I won her as a doorprize at one of our guild meetings.  (You notice that I snuck in included my mini-wool pincushion again?!?)

So that's it for me.  I bet you have lots of pincushions!  You can link up to Beth's page and show them there.  We'd love to see them!!!

Hugs & Blessings,


  1. Congratulations you have a lot of different
    Pincushions, love the turtle!!

  2. What a fun collection of pincushions. Actually, I have two magnetic pincatchers, one classic tomato pincushion, and one of those weighted ones you put on the arm of your chair with the little thread catcher bag hanging from it. It is just a simple square. My collection hardly warrants a photograph! : )

  3. And I thought I was the only one addicted to pin cushions. I love me, gotta have me, can't have enough - oh well, there are worse addictions. I'll keep my eye out for the perfect chicken bowl.

  4. Fun collection! The hexie turtle and funky chicken are charming, and my favorite is your mini wool pincushion. So clever!

  5. What a wonderful collection of pin cushions... You are a lucky quilter :)

  6. I LUV pin cushions!! I feel that a sew-er can NEVER have too many... especially me, cause I have a hard time finding them when I need them =P


  7. I am been checking out the parade and am amazed at all the different pin cushions! I think your little wool one could win a most loved award?! I too have a cupcake one, and I LOVE the expensive AQS one. I try to get one nice thing when I go to a BIG quilt show, it always carries great energy from the good memories! Thanks for sharing!

  8. I like your turtle pincushion -- that's so cute, and such a great way to use those colors!


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