Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Pretty Little Pincushions










Without even knowing it, I have become a collector of pincushions! They just seem to accumulate so I thought that rather than feeling bad because I wasn't using them, I would put them on display! That way I can justify having more! All of these have a little story about where they came from, who they came from, etc. That is the best part of assembling them like this. They are a visual reminder of good times and good friends. There are more around here and there, and I cycle them into use at various times. I also have been inspired by looking at the pincushions up for sale on Etsy. Very creative people. So I
hope you enjoy these pictures. A few I have made myself. I can think of several other people who have made and/or given them to me: Jan, Nancy, Leisl, Debbie, Maggie. Many thanks to all of you!

I have had some good hours on my big machine, Emma Nems. I had been frustrated by what I felt was a lack of creativity and progress on skills, but yesterday stumbled onto a good website with videos of longarm quilting that really inspired me. Just from that little bit of instruction, I found I felt much more comfortable with what I am doing. It might seem like a little thing, but just understanding why and how to knot off my threads has made a big difference. My work looks much neater and professional, even though it takes longer to do. I am 75% done with a quilt for Deb M., so not too much further to go on that one. I think she is going to like it. Better get back to the machine before she cools off!













2 comments:

Kijar said...

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Jan said...

Nice collection, Pam! Good idea to display them.