15 September, 2016

Pin Cushions!

I thought I'd join the Perfectly Pleasing Pin Cushion Parade being hosted by My Sister Made Me Do It.
This is one of the first pin cushions I made. 
I think it must be about 20 years old now.
I finally finished the green one which had been a ufo 
for nearly the same amount of time!
I was on a roll with these ones which I gave away as gifts.
I've made several of these over the years as gifts. 
A pin cushion with it's own thread catcher.
This is my favourite one I have made.
The other side.
Over the years I received lots of lovely pin cushions 
from friends. This is just a small selection.
 A couple of my favourites. 
The little rabbit one is from my lovely friend, Melody.
 My turtle is from Maria and Sandra when they 
came to visit earlier this year.
But this little turtle will never have a pin stuck into him!

I've made and received many pin cushions over the years. I hope you've enjoyed seeing this small collection. Head over here to see all the other lovely pin cushions on parade.


My Sister Made Me Do It.... said...

what a wonderful collection! It is hard to choose one I like best....the round ones with the spools seem like they would be so handy and the ones with the stitcheries are so sweet....all lovely. thanks for sharing and good luck!

Baa. xxx said...

How cool! You have a great collection! I like the rabbit one too.

Christine Barnsley said...

What a fabulous collection of pin cushions.... love them! Christine x

Hilachas said...

Beautiful collection. I especially like that turtle made of hexagons. Thanks for sharing.

kiwikid said...

Beautiful collection Christine.

Maria said...

Love your fabulous collections of pincushions Christine...
The rabbit one Melody made is sweet and I did laugh when you said the Turtle will never have pins in... You can you know....

FlashinScissors said...

Hi Christine, So many pincushions!
I especially like the turtle ... and I couldn't put pins in him either!
I like the green pincushion with the cotton reels around the edge .... I have a pattern for something like that .... somewhere! It's on my to do list!
Barbara x

Fiona said...

lovely pincushions... it's funny how we have both got one that we will not stick a pin in!!

Ondrea said...

It's so good to see others who share my addiction LOL. The one you made for me is still sitting on my coffee table. I use it all the time. One can never have enough pincushions. I use 2 in the sewing room and have several on display.

Amy DeCesare said...

What a parade!!! I like all of them, but that TURTLE is melting my heart! I'm so glad you joined the parade, because I plan to visit your lovely blog often, now that I've found it.

Jenny of Elefantz said...

Have fallen in love with your turtle, he's the cutest thing. ❤️

Lin said...

What a lovely collection! Sing a happy song is my favourite with the little turtle close behind. xx

Sheryl S. said...

These are lovely Christine, what a great collection you have. I really like the turtle one with its pretty colours and the pincushion with a thread catcher looks very useful and I like the colours of the first pincushion you made.

Pamela said...

Great collection. My favorites are the hexagon pin cushions.

Anthea said...

Hi Christine
What a darling collection of pin cushions! I love that they each have a story & special-ness of their own... the turtle is so cute.
Lovely pics! x