Monogram Pincushion

Monogram Pincushion
Monogram Pincushion (from Loose Feathers No. 36)
Blackbird Designs
Weeks and Crescent Colors on 30ct Old Mill Java from R&R
Stuffed with crushed walnut shells
Mounted on base from Milady’s Needle
Stitched 8/14/09 Finished 8/23/09

So, I promised you more photos of my other finishes this weekend. Well, here you go! You may remember that I recently stitched up this piece (all in a Friday night). After finishing my Peacock Pinkeep, the next thing on my finishing list was this pincushion. I dyed my chenille trim at the same time I was doing the trim for my Peacock, so it was ready to go when I needed it. My pincushion is filled with crushed walnut shells. And of course, you remember I had purchased the gorgeous Milady’s Needle hand-turned walnut base a few months ago. That base is really what makes the piece. I know you can’t see it really in my artsy photo, but trust me…you want one of these! (And no, I’m not getting kick-backs from Milady…in fact I’m laughing that my base went from Texas to California then back to me in Texas.) The finishing on this one was super easy and it went together easily in an afternoon.

I do have a couple other stitching finishes to show you next time too. I spent my time well over my mini-vacation! The next projects I need to tackle are going to require getting out my sewing machine. I still need to finish up my Shepherd’s Bush wall-hanging, and I also have a baby quilt I need to make for a friend. So, there may be sewing going on soon too. Gasp!

That’s it for me today. I am anticipating the weekend, in the hopes that this craptastic week I’m having will be over. But, I’m trying to focus on the good stuff. And there is good stuff! Thanks for stopping by!

I am grateful for something a little blackbird told me.

46 thoughts on “Monogram Pincushion”

  1. You really used your long weekend well, Michelle! I love how you put the chenille trim around the edge of the pincushion — great idea!

  2. You really used your long weekend well, Michelle! I love how you put the chenille trim around the edge of the pincushion — great idea!

  3. Your pincushion is *awesome*. If it’d ever like to make another Texas road trip it’s welcome to stop by my house. 😉 It’s owner is welcome too. lol

    Baby quilt! I love baby quilts. Someone I know needs to have a baby, the latest issue of Quilts & More has the cutest pattern using ric rak.

  4. Your pincushion is *awesome*. If it’d ever like to make another Texas road trip it’s welcome to stop by my house. 😉 It’s owner is welcome too. lol

    Baby quilt! I love baby quilts. Someone I know needs to have a baby, the latest issue of Quilts & More has the cutest pattern using ric rak.

  5. Michelle, your pincushion is just delightful! And, you make it sound so easy. I tend to avoid patterns that require a finish other than framing as I am not good at it! You are very talented.

  6. Michelle, your pincushion is just delightful! And, you make it sound so easy. I tend to avoid patterns that require a finish other than framing as I am not good at it! You are very talented.

  7. Wow! I need some of your energy right now! Hopefully I will get myself back on track before long. You did a wonderful job on another finish! I can’t wait to see the baby quilt. I need to make a run to the fabric store.

  8. Wow! I need some of your energy right now! Hopefully I will get myself back on track before long. You did a wonderful job on another finish! I can’t wait to see the baby quilt. I need to make a run to the fabric store.

  9. This piece as well as your birthday piece (Happy Birthday!!) are just beautiful-your finishing is spectacular Michelle!

  10. This piece as well as your birthday piece (Happy Birthday!!) are just beautiful-your finishing is spectacular Michelle!

  11. Michelle, talk about putting a weekend to good use! I love your pincushion. Too cool. Your finishing is fabulous. I can’t wait to see the baby quilt!

  12. Michelle, talk about putting a weekend to good use! I love your pincushion. Too cool. Your finishing is fabulous. I can’t wait to see the baby quilt!

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