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.
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