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Tuesday, September 6, 2016

My Pincushion Parade

As I mentioned yesterday, Ida, at My Sister Made Me Do It is sponsoring a Pincushion Parade.  Entries can be made up until September 15th and there are prizes, :-), so be sure to join in.

I have an embarrassment of pincushions.  I wasn't going to show them all, but then I couldn't decide which ones to leave out.  So bear with me as I show them off.

First up is Goldilocks, the princess.  And as can be the case with Goldilocks, or even with princesses, this one has no actual duties.  It just looks pretty.  I received this one in a pincushion swap.

And then we have the chair.  Another one that has to spend it's life looking pretty, and showing off some fancy pins that I was gifted.  This one was a present from my friend Nancy.


Another one that I received in a swap.  This one is so intricate that it has to be on display, I mean look at that detail!  Well it does hold a token few pins.

Another one received in a swap.  Isn't this the best!!  It  lives by my sewing machine and sometimes has a heavy burden and other times only a few pins.

This little pincushion log was my mother's and was made either by her or by my sister.  I should find out which it was.  I use it for needles mostly.

I found this lovely little basket, complete with pins, at a garage sale.  My friend wanted the lot of sewing gear that it was in.  She paid $2 for all of it and let me have the pincushion.

The chicken is my main man.  He gets heavy use and is much admired when I take him to retreat.  He was a gift from my friend Dahn.

Another one from a swap - who knew that I participated in this many pincushion swaps!  This one lives on the side of my design wall and gets lots of use.

I acquired this beautiful dressmaker's form at a gift exchange at a retreat.  The exchange was one of those where you can steal gifts from others and I had to work hard to hold on to it.  Unfortunately it is not very stable.  It is top heavy and tips over easily.  So I don't use it much.  One of these days I'll find time to figure out how to add some weight to the bottom.


I do have one pincushion that I made and it was a labour of love.  It also isn't very stable as I didn't put enough lead shot in the bottom of it.  One day I'll fix it.  In the meantime my granddaughter likes to make designs on it with the coloured pin heads.

And the pièce de résistance is this fantastic creation that I received in another pincushion swap.  What a labour of love! The little bird nest and baby birds are hand made out of Fimo. and the whole thing is 3-D.  I don't remember what I made and sent, but I'm sure it wasn't this wonderful.


 So there you have my "perfectly pleasing" pincushion parade.  I hope you enjoyed seeing my fun collection.

Please check out the other collections over at My Sister Made Me Do It blog.

Janet

19 comments:

  1. I love your pincushions!! They are so sweet. Thanks for sharing them with us.

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  2. Gee, I thought I had a lot! Most of mine are much older ... much more drab ... and over used.

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  3. Wow, so many!! I can see why you had trouble choosing a favorite. I love goldilocks. She is so sweet. Thank you for sharing.

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  4. Oh my goodness.....what a great group of pincushions! This is the second time this week I've seen the pincushion chair made from the tin can......I used to make these years ago when I was a teenager and seeing them again is making me think I'll make one again....don't have any of the ones I made back then.....I do love all of yours and thank you for blogging and grabbing the button in addition to joining the parade. Good Luck!

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  5. Been missing you, Janet! What a wonderful pincushion collection, and all the memories that go with them as well

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  6. What a wonderful collection of pincushions. They're all wonderful but I especially like the chicken. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  7. WOW! Love all your fabulous pincushions. Lots of lovely memories there..

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  8. great pincushions! you should join my pincushion swap!?

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  9. I love them... and I love the 'embarrassment' collective noun! haha... It's amazing how many different ones there are...
    Hugz

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  10. Those are great - especially the chicken and the "ouch" one.

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  11. A wonderful collection...maybe a base for your dressmaker form would help.

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  12. I love all of your pincushions! They are so unique and different. Thanks for sharing!! :)

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  13. Great collection....love the ouch and the little chair x

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  14. Great collection! What variety.

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  15. What fun to see them...don't be embarrassed at all to show these off! (I loved that description...ha ha ha) They are all wonderful! What a great sense of humor that one with the OUCH shows!

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  16. I love your pin cushions! My grandmother had one of the chair cushions made from a tin can. I wonder whatever happened to it. And the 'ouch' is cute. I may need to make one or three of those. Your header photo is GORGEOUS!!

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  17. A beautiful selection of pincushions! Sounds like you have done some successful swaps, too!

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  18. What beautiful pincushions, all so different and interesting, love the pretty basket, the chicken and the chair.

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  19. You have a lovely collection of pin cushions, Janet.

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