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Friday, September 9, 2016

Perfectly Pleasing Pincushion Parade

There's a fun little Pincushion linky over at mysismademe this week.  After seeing a few other posts that had linked up, I thought it would be nice to join in myself.
I'll start off with two pincushions made for me by Mum....
The one on the left was the first pincushion I ever owned...as you can see from the photo below, Mum made it way back in 1982! Many a moon ago. The one on the right was made more recently; both show how she likes to embroider :-)
This one below is I like to look at as it brings back lots of memories of fun time spent with friends the night we all made these.
Below are my largest and smallest pincushions - co-incidently both made by Leeanne!
The small one is made from a drink bottle lid and is a perfect size for inside my needleturn applique tin, along with the red bird pin cushion made by another friend.
Here we have more pincushions, mostly decorative, made for me by other special people. Lovely to look at and smile :-)
This pincushion below was made by Sharon.... this one sits by my evening stitching chair and usually looks a lot more full and messy than this photo shows! It was the first time I'd come across crushed walnut shells as a filling - and I love the weight and feel they give. And it's handy to place on my lightbox to keep papers or fabric from moving!
And my daytime sewing pincushions are these two. Yes, a magnetic pincushion is not very glamourous but I love being able to throw the pins at it as I speed along on the machine. And the one with the scrap bag is very handy and well used too.
I hope you've enjoyed this little looksie at some of my pincushions...naturally there are more but I won't go on too long today!
To see more and maybe even join in yourself visit mysismademe do it.
Have a good day everyone,

34 comments:

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

What a lovely collection of pin cushions! I really like the two old-ish ones, made by your mum, very special!

Sara said...

Such cute pincushions! Thanks for sharing :)

I am said...

Hi Raewyn ,I love your pin cushions so many different styles,thankyou for sharing xx

sunny said...

I love looking at everyone's pin cushions! I think I need to make one of those little wee ones for my applique pins. Perhaps I'll work on that tomorrow.

Leeanne said...

We sure do accumulate many many pincushions, as have you! Good to see you have a use for nearly all of yours. Mine?...... well some are on permanent holiday.......no pins in them at all, they just lay about looking pretty!

Mystic Quilter said...

Goodness you do have a good collection there. The two older ones made by your Mum are beauties, I love the colour, reminds me of tea dyed fabrics.

Michelle Ridgway said...

They are so lovely! Love the ones your Mum made. Thanks for sharing xx

Maria said...

A lovely collection of special pin cushions...Your Mums embroidered ones are beautiful .
I would love to be able to buy walnut shells but sew far have never been able to source them...

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

Your Mum's embroidery is magnificent! I know you treasure anything she made for you.....All of your collection is lovely....thanks for sharing it with us on the parade.......and Good Luck!

Ariane said...

I love all your pincushions. They are wonderful!!

Christine M said...

Lovely collection of pin cushions, Raewyn.

Needled Mom said...

So many fun ones there. Some have such special memories.

Susan said...

Love your pincushion collection. So much fun and so useful!

Janet said...

Your mom`s stitcheries are lovely - you are so lucky to have them! I can see that the one with the walnut filling is the real workhorse though. Big, solid and pretty too. Thanks for showing us SOME of your collection.

Janet O. said...

I especially love the ones made by your Mum!
You do have a fun collection. Oh, the tiny one Leeanne made--great idea for a little travel pincushion.

Hilachas said...

I like all of your pincushions. I have one like that tiny one made from the lid of a bottle. Great for taking along with you. Thanks for sharing.

Barb said...

what a lovely collection. I have the mushroom one too.
thanks for the pincushion parade!

Lin said...

So many lovely pincushions but I especially love the ones made by your mother. It is fun seeing everybody's pincushions. xx

KaHolly said...

Oh, my goodness, your pincushions are all so beautiful! I have only kept a couple and they're more plain and very functional. XO

Doniene said...

Fun, fun, fun!! Thanks for sharing!

Lynette said...

Such great pincushions! I love the ones your Mama made - so special. Another favorite is the tiny one which looks useful to take with you.

Chantal said...

It truly seems a quilty girl cannot have one pincushion!!! Thanks for sharing yours. I love the ones your Mom made. They are all very lovely though. A great, functional collection.

Dasha said...

Love the ones your Mum made you. How special.
I would have a hard time joining this link up - my pin cushions are few and far between. I only have two!!

kiwikid said...

What a wonderful pincushion collection Raewyn, love that most of them have special meaning t you.

LA Paylor said...

very fun! I enjoyed your tour, going now to look around your blog. This link party has introduced me to a lot of cool bloggers far away from me near Washington DC.!!
LeeAnna at not afraid of color

Amy DeCesare said...

Lots of cuties there! I'm glad you joined the parade, and now I have found your lovely blog!

Brigitte said...

Lately I saw this pincushion show in several blogs.
Your pincushion parade is really impressive.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

How sweet to have such a lovely pincushion from your Mom.

Fiona said...

Lovely pincushion parade, the ones made by your Mum are lovely to have...
Hugz

Karen S said...

This is a lovely collection. Lots of special memories and meanings.

Paula said...

Beautiful collection of pincushions. Thanks for sharing.

Sheryl S. said...

Lovely collection of pincushions all very different. my favourite is the blackwork one made by your mum.

desertskyquilts said...

I do love seeing them. I did mine last year and haven't made any new ones since then, but I enjoyed yours. I love the crushed walnut shell filling. It's all I use in ones I make.

Pamela said...

What a great collection - so many diferent kinds.