You can never have too many!!

I guess you can never have too many shoes or handbags either – or metres  of fabric!!

Over the years of involvement in patchwork, I have managed to acquire some beautiful pincushions. Some have been given to me at various quilting events and some I have made for myself because I just liked the pattern. My favourite pincushions are those made by friends for me.  I  look at them and remember who gave them to me  – and they are just so special.  I keep some pincushions in a basket, some in an old hat box and the rest are put in with various sewing projects. You can never have too many pincushions!!

This month I designed and made myself a new one using some lovely felted wool from our shop and worked it with the Aurifil Lana.

The pincushion is nearly finished!

The pincushion is nearly finished!

I am hoping the felted wool starts to ‘wear’ on the edges to make an interesting effect. I buttonholed all the seams in a matching purple wool and did a running stitch on the petals and leaves. The Lana really works well with felted wool and there are just so many colours to choose from.

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