Friday, May 20, 2011

New Pincushion

After months away from swap-bot, I was checking my messages and found a swap I couldn't resist. It was for a quick 'tomato' style pincushion. I really enjoy getting creative with something as small and simple as this. So, I picked out a bit of fabric from my scraps, a little bit of embroidery, a little bit of crazy quilt, and here it is. I started with a 6" circle and it turned out larger than I intended. I'll use a 5" circle and see how that works. I've already embroidered a little Scottie dog and started on a kitten for my next ones. I've got lovely bits of '30s repro fabric to use for these. I hope to show more soon and maybe get some things into my Etsy shop. Thanks for stopping by.

5 comments:

Cindy said...

Happy Birthday yesterday!! Did you see your birthday over at Mornin Glories?
Love the pin cushions!!!

Hugs Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham

Ric Rac and Polka Dots said...

Dear Linda Ruthie,
Was it your birthday? I wish I had known, but I am guessing it was the 19th. Anyhow, happy birthday. I hope it was wonderful. :)
I read your lovely comment on my blog and made a mental note to look you up. I am so excited that there are other people out there like me - my family is still shaking their head trying to figure out where I came from. I hope to get to know you better. Honestly, your blog looks like I could have created it. We must be kindred souls, sisters of the spirit. I also started collecting aprons many years ago and love them and most of the things you love - aprons, vintage embroidery, etc. I wanted to let you know that it has taken over 20 years to finally figure out crochet, and I DID IT!! So, my personal mission is to help YOU (and hopefully many others) learn like I did. I will be putting some crochet tutorials up eventually, but in the meantime I'm going to start finding and sending you links that might help. Believe me, finally learning to crochet just a simple doily and flower made me so unbelievably happy, and now during my trips to antique stores I have collected a huge stack of vintage crochet instruction manuals from the 40's and 50's. I'm on a roll! Actually obsessed with crochet would be more accurate. I still have books I bought from JoAnn Fabrics on crocheting afghans, etc., over 20 years ago along with a huge assortment of beautiful yarns, but sadly could never figure the patterns out. I stubbornly hung on to them, believing someday I would learn. I finally did! Oh happy day, now I can crochet. Now, mind you, I'm not great, but I can do more than the simple granny squares I have been doing for all these years! I'm there for you sister!!!!
And I am your newest follower! Julie

Look What The Kat Dragged In said...

Happy belated B-Day Ruthie. Love the cute little pin cushion. Details are everything!

Katmom said...

Oh my! Happy belated Birthday...hope it was filled with smiles & giggles....
Now don't laugh,,,I have never made a 'tomato' pin cushion...and I just love the stitchery detail.
I can hardly wait to see the one with the scotty dog as well as the kitty one...
Happy Stitchen'

Pam Kellogg said...

Linda, that is just too cute! I love the little bit of embroidery.