Me & My Stitches

Me & My Stitches
Click on the picture to go to my website. These are 1' x 1 1/2" pendants.

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Pin cushions galore!

When we vend at shows, we usually have lots of pin cushions for sale.  I just don't have time to make them, so my aunt has taken over that job.  Look at all of these! Lots of variety and so fun to just look at all of them.  Now that was a fun mail day!

And speaking of fun mail - our new program called "Surprise" is full - thanks to everyone who signed up - you will be getting a fun surprise in the mail in the next few weeks!

There was another little surprise in the box with the pin cushions...
Haha - this made me laugh - and sounds just like something Aunt Nancy would say!  Now I need to find a couple of these for my nieces!

I bought a fat quarter bundle of this fabric called Bee Creative, by Deb Strain.  I've wanted to make something bee related for my hubby and thought I would give this block a try.  I spent some bonding time with my seam ripper making this, but that was operator error.  Now I just need to decide what to do next.  I keep thinking of just having four bee blocks, with some kind of sashing and a border or two.  There are some really pretty, large prints in this line, and I bought a little yardage of a couple of them when we were in Paducah.  I really don't have time to think about it at the moment, so it will marinate for awhile!

I'm trying to keep up with Merry Christmas from Buttermilk Basin.  Sew Graceful has really chosen nice fabrics and wools, although there were a couple of little things that I substituted in this block.  Awhile back my dad gave me a wool suit that he has had for as long as I can remember.  Of course, I cut it up and felted it!  I have decided to try to use some of it in all or most of my wool projects.  See the 3 Christmas ornaments?  The plaid one is Dad's suit!  I think it blends in fine.  Better than what I used for the toe and heel of the stocking - lol!  I am kind of getting tired of this BOM, but I don't want it to get tossed aside and not finished, so I will try to keep at it.  Glad it only comes once a month!
Hope you have a great holiday weekend!


  1. I love the sign that your Aunt sent you. I need a couple, too :)

  2. She did an amazing job on all those little pin cushions! GreT sign too!

  3. Wow, I want to play in that pile of pincushions!
    Looks to me like Aunt Nancy deserves that signage. : )
    Great bee block!
    That was a pretty flashy suit fabric for your Dad. Looks good as an ornament. I think I missed downloading that pattern. I need to go check it out.

  4. Love your work and the suit wool looks great.

  5. What a wonderful assortment of pincushions your Aunt created for you! What a cute bee block!

  6. The fabric you used for the bee are perfect!

  7. The fabric you used for the bee are perfect!