Sunday, 2 November 2008

Pincushion of the Month...

I have finished the first two Pincushions as part of the Pincusion of the Month by
Quilt Fabric Delights.

I must admit I wasn't too keen on the first installment of the little owl or hedgehog. But since it is a monthly thing that I had paid for I soldiered on!! The strawberry pin is cute though.



The second pincushion is much more my taste and style. I just love Crabapple Hill Studio, so I have enjoyed very much making this one.



I really love covered buttons, especially when they have embroidery on them. Part of the flower is a tiny bead. The ribbon flower was fun, particularly all the beads that make the centre. The rosebud pin is adorable. Very sweet indeed.

Just in time for the next one to arrive in the next week or so.

I was able to stay home all day yesterday and today, so it has been wonderful to have a slower weekend and get many things done at home. I busied myself both mornings and got housework finished and then yesterday afternoon I was able to cut out some pattern pieces, make two curtain valances for the bathrooms and then finished the pincushion - pure bliss.

Just a little gardening now and then some more stitching I think.

This will probably be the last weekend like this until Christmas so I will savour every moment.

6 comments:

mellyandrosie said...

Love your pin cushions!!! I do hope you will like the next installment as I think it may be mine!! If not, dont worry, I wont be offended cause I love it! Hee-hee. Thanks for your welcome home and congrats from quilt market, I think I am finally coming back to earth today finally!

Lissa Jane said...

Well you are doing better than me, my two patterns are still intact! LOL my tin with my wee strawberry was mushed in the post too, which was a tad poopy, but after I attacked it with a bread knife I got to see the strawberry pin! (I am a very impatient petal).. the first one didn't float my boat either, but its very very cute! (just not my fave colours)

Sal said...

I love your pin cushions, Leisa...both very different but both very lovely. ;-)

nicolette said...

I’m so happy to read something about the pin-cushions. Both installments are not quite my taste. I loved the design of the first one, but I never worked with felt and I probably never will again...
The second one is still in the package. I don’t think it will become a pin-cushion. Maybe I can make somebody else happy with it.. LOL!
Lesson learned. I will never subscribe anymore to something I have not seen on forehand...

Bobbie Lynn said...

Love the pin cushions and I'm also a big fan of Crabapple Hill patterns. I enjoy looking at their webpage and wish I could buy every pattern.

Kelly Fletcher said...

I like both! Nicely made too.