Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Pincushions on Parade!

Oh how I love a title with alliteration - Pincushions on Parade is the brain child of Beth at Love Laugh Quilt. Go over and check out the pincushions links - there are some great ones!

Here are my participants - I've arranged them in categories. First we have the avian pincushions -



a pair of wise owls and a large contingency of poultry is represented - everybody scoot close together and smile! I made all of these guys.

Next we have the dessert category - slices of cake, a cupcake (I gave away a bunch of these) and a slice of jelly roll cake. Its hard to tell in the photo but the white felt is sparkly! I made all of these too.



Then we have a miscellaneous category - a bit of this and that. The pear and the strawberry were gifts. The little cross stitched porcupine I just finished about a week ago and I will be doing more of these. And the embroidered one is one of a kind since I lost interest before I finished this one.



The final entry is my workhorse pincushion that I use every day. This is a big one - it measures 6" across and I like how I can put different kinds of pins in different sections and yet they are all at my fingertips. I made this one and several others that I gave as gifts. Notice this one is made of all dotty fabrics. It is stuffed with walnut shells and it is pretty hefty.



I love pincushions, even when all I do is look at them. I've seen several Blackbird Design cross stitch ones that I want to make soon and I have several patterns for other felt ones I want to try. I don't see this collection getting smaller any time soon.

I don't know if the comment posting problem is fixed or not. The person who alerted me to the problem, sent me an additional message and was able to comment, but I got an email from someone else who couldn't. Soooooo.... if you can't leave a comment on the blog but want to give me a shout out use this email address

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Happy stitching-
carol fun

21 comments:

  1. I love all the birds - owls and chickens - so very cute.

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  2. What a wonderful variety. I'm especially of the polka dot chickens with the red "hair". She makes me giggle.

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  3. Carol,

    They are all adorable!!! I especially like your "workhorse". Is there a pattern for that one? I too like how you can put disfferent pins in the separate sections. Keep up the good work!

    Stasi

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  4. Love all your pincushions, especially the avian ones.

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  5. What a wonderful display Carol. I am happy to say I am the proud owner of one of your "workhorses" and I just love it!

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  6. Wow! A Pincushion with SECTIONS! You're a genius. ;)

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  7. Love them all! And like Myra, I am happy to say I love my "workhorse"!!!

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  8. Love the pin cushions! The avian ones are so cute and the dessert ones are awesome.

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  9. Love the chicks!! But all of them are beatiful

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  10. Love these! What a great collection.

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  11. So very cute! My fav is in the 1st picture, she's the little tri-angle looking chicken in brown and orange...so cute. They all are very adorable! Great job. Of course the cake slices look yummy....hmmmm now I've gotta go get some cake! :)

    Blessings always

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  12. I guess you do like pin cushions! What a great collection. I do like your large work horse one and how you separate the different types of pins.

    Cindy

    P.S. Some of the issues with leaving comments on Blogger are due to using Internet Explorer. Switching to Google Chrome or Firefox usually clears up the issue.

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  13. Great idea to keep different kinds of pins in different sections of your 'workhorse' pincushion. I made a smaller version of it.

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  14. Darling parade! Sadly, I only have two pincushions that are handmade. I may have to remedy that after seeing your cuties!

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  15. Wow! Your collection is amazing - this from someone that doesn't use pincushions. They are all just too cute. And glittery is the bestest color isn't it?

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  16. WOW! So many fun pincushions! I love love love all the polka dots!!!!! I love polka dots too! One of mine (I only have three) is dotted! Do you look on pinterest? On my blog, I have a link to my boards, and one of my boards is only polka dot stuff! Fun!!!

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  17. What a fun presentation! I can tell you've had fun with these, thank you for sharing! The chickens are charming, the sweets take the cake, but the cross stitched porcupine is adorable! Will you share where you got the pattern for it? Did you design it yourself?

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  18. Great post! I love seeing all these :)

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  19. You are so funny -- categories! I love pincushions, too -- love them! I don't want to try to count or gather them up, though, or else I'd find out I have yet another collection! I'd rather live in denial about that!!

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