Wednesday, October 26, 2011

my place + yours ... my pin cushion!

I'm joining in with Vic and the gang in the my place + yours meme ... I probably should seeing I suggested this week's theme, which is .... show us ya pin cushion!

This pin cushion came with me from Melbourne, along with a few other sewing/crafty things that I could fit. It's handprinted and handmade, but not by me. I was the lucky recipient of this pin cushion in the Fox's Lane pin cushion swap way back in April 2010. This one was made by Ruth at Little Tree Bird.

This pin cushion has been in use since I received it. In my studio I have a few pin cushions floating around, but I packed just this one. It's a worker, it's small, and it reminds me of home and lovely bloggers.

It has all the usual pins and needles in it. I had to buy some big darning needles to fix the seat of a leather lounge the other day. The set I bought also came with the really neat curved needle you can see at the back. The needle with the blue embroidery thread in it was used just before I took these photographs to mend Little Mister's new backpack ... three days of use and the loop that hangs the bag on the wall had broken. All fixed now.

So there you have it! I hope you join in too and show us your pin cushion ~ visit Vic for everything you need to know.


trudi@maudeandme said...

one of my faves

Vic said...

Oh it's ace! I love a nice big, square pincushion too! If I ever have to make another for somebody, that is exactly what I will be; so, damm, handy.

Thanks for playing Nic... but, did you really have any choice....? ;)

Jackie said...

It is a great pincushion, seems like the big square ones are the most popular.

teddybearswednesday said...

WHat a gorgeous Pincushion and I love a big square one tooxo

Sally said...

That sure is one fabulous pin cushion. I just love how it is printed... so very you :)

Andrea said...

Great little pin-cushion and love the color!!

RuthiV said...

Wow! I am so glad you love and use it! I have not been in blogland for some time so had only just read your comment and followed it here - such a lovely thing to come back to :)

Cheers very much!