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September 09, 2013

Bloghop Pin It!!

This must be the greatest blogpost ever! I wrote it two times, wanted to schedule and then hit the wrong button and everything was gone! Maybe it was the excitement of being involved in this fun bloghop, made possible by the great Mdm Samm of Sew we quilt and our cheerleader Kirsten of Meadowbrook.
As a needleworker you can never have enough pincushions, I bet you have them everywhere in your home. So do I. In the past years I made several, for me, for fun or for an exchange. I start showing you some of the ones I made before.
This one is added to the lid of a sewingbox, which I take with me when I attend a needlework related class.
And these are biscornu's, do you know the shape? They are so easy to make and they come in all sizes from very small to rather big. I myself prefer the smaller ones.
And then needlerolls. I think they belong here too, because you use them to keep your needles and pins, so in fact they are pincushions, aren't they?
You also have enlarged pincushions like this one.
Well, enough about that, now on to what you came here for, the newly made pincushions! I started with a simple pattern. DH and I love to go to Germany on our vacations and they do have nice quiltshops in Germany. In one of those shops I bought the pattern of a hen. I made four of them.
After that I got the feeling I got closer to my sewing machine. I don't know what it is between us. We are on speaking terms, so to say and only after several hours of being together I slowly get the feeling we might be friends one day ...
So when I got this feeling I had the courage to sew this pincushion. I think it's a nice one, it also holds your threads, so when you are up to do some quilting you can grab this pincushion and everything you need is there.
Thank you for visiting me, also thanks for your patience with me, giving you a history lesson about pincushions LOL
Please visit the other bloggers too, here's the schedule for today:
September 10
Stitching & Stuff (here you are)


87 comments:

Corina said...

leuke hennetjes en die andere is heel leuk gemaakt en lijkt me ook super handig. Mooie 'oudjes' laat je zien ook.

Jeanneke said...

Wat een koddige kippetjes en het grote speldenkussen vind ik mooi en erg handig!
Groetjes,

Jeanneke.

Gingini said...

Jeminee, wat een speldenkussenparade! Prachtig om te zien! :D
Oja, zo'n ronde met de klosjes erin had ik ook nog willen maken. Totaal vergeten. Volgende keer! :D

Britt-Inger said...

Thank you for sharing all your lovely pincushions and being part of this blog hop

cucki said...

Super sweet x

Sunshine Girl said...

They are great - I like the idea of having a pin cushion that holds your threads too. Thanks for sharing.

Karin said...

Je kipjes zijn leuk geworden. Het komt nog wel een keer goed tussen jou en die machine ;) Wat heb jij een schitterende verzameling biscornu's. Ongelofelijk mooi!

Thearica said...

Your pincushions are awesome but I am crushing on the round one that stores your thread. We made those in home economics class in high school.. and I wont say how many years ago... I almost made one of them as well. :)

withajoyfulheart said...

The round one is very pretty, but of course my favourite is the little hen. I just love chickies! Great work and thanks for sharing!

Chris said...

Great blog post about this event. I loved seeing all the pics.

Liz - Moments said...

Beautiful work !!!

Debby said...

Wow! What a wondeful collection of pin cushions - embroidery and piecing and all sorts of shapes. I have one of those chickens and I even remember having the circular one that holds spools of thread. Wonder where mine is? I think I got mine over 40 years ago from my mom and now it's gone. Thanks for the reminder to go looking for it.

Els said...

Mooi!!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Cute...love the little birds

DeborahGun said...

so many pincushions - all amazing!

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

They're all wonderful, but I really love those hens!

Martina said...

You pincushions are so sweet. I love thos chickens very much!

Madame Samm said...

EAch one you created is very special...I love the fob ones...with embroidery, very delicate

feltfree på Åsly said...

Wat een leuke kussentjes. Je kippetjes uitvoering is erg leuk .

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Love the chickens and the pincushion that holds your threads it cute too.

Needled Mom said...

The pincushions are just gorgeous. The stitching is wonderful.

Heidi [Grizz-n-Dove] said...

They are all lovely! The hens make me giggle... So cute!

Carol said...

Such beautiful pincushions! That's a great idea to have one to hold your thread, too. Love the chicken!

legato1958 said...

The chickens are delightful, and your flower is so clever how it holds your thread! Thanks for sharing your collection with us!

Susie

Connie said...

Beautiful pincushions and thanks for sharing!

Margaret said...

I love those little hens. They are so colorful. Thanks for sharing

beaquilter said...

I love that pin cushion and the hens are cute too

Heleen Groot said...

Geweldig om al die speldenkussens te zien! Het werk dat erin is gegaan, ongelooflijk! Echt prachtig om te zien. Dus bedankt voor je geschiedenisles. Ik heb ervan genoten!

Je creaties voor de hop zijn ook geweldig. Leuke kippen en dat kussen met ruimte voor je klosjes garen is natuurlijk ideaal! Dank je wel.

Mary said...

Your needlework is beautiful. Great work on all of your pincushions.

Quilting Tangent said...

Interesting collection you have.

tubakk said...

Great pincushions. Thanks for showing us.

Kathy H said...

Beautiful pin cushions. The biscornus are so pretty too. I have always admired them but thought they would take so long to make. Thanks for sharing all of yours.

Rebeckah Austin said...

Wow they are all great!

Linda said...

Your pin cushions are all so pretty! I didn't even think of doing a needle roll. That's wonderful and yes, I consider that a pin cushion too!

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

Such a cute pincushion!!

patchouli moon studio said...

Nice assortment of pincushions.

Tammy said...

Goregous pin cushions. Your needle work is fabulous. Thank you for sharing them with us today.

Leah said...

That first one you showed has such a unique shape. Thanks for sharing it. I love your chickens too they are super cute. And your last one is very clever. I love pincushions that are multi-functional.

Babs in Alabama said...

So glad I checked in today to see what's happening in blog world. I enjoyed your tour of beautiful 'smalls' finishes. Love them all and will now follow the road to the next blog. Thank you so much :)

Amy DeCesare said...

Lovely examples of pincushions. Your little chickens are adorable, and I'm glad they have brought you and your sewing machine closer together! ;)

Judy B said...

WOW! What a beautiful group of pin cushions! Thank you for sharing.

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

What fun pincushions...love your hens!! Thanks for sharing :)

Sheila said...

Great collection of pincushions , this chickens are so darn cute , thanks for sharing .

Lou said...

Great cushions! I also love to cross stich:)

Stitches said...

You have made some very gorgeous pincushions..and cute ones also. Loved the lesson and looking at all of them..

gpc said...

What lovely work! Beautiful pin cushions! :)

Leslie said...

Love all the color and variety.

Debi said...

Lovely pin cushions with great detail work. Thank you for sharing!

Pauline said...

Absolutely fabulous, what a sweet little chickens! I am so pleased to hear your are getting close with your sewing machine, what great thinks will this bring us in the future.
You have a neat collection of pin cushions.

krislovesfabric said...

Thanks for sharing, these are great!

DeAnna S. said...

What great work. You really got into making these pincushions! I love them all. Thanks for sharing.

KaHolly said...

Oh, my, these are some of the prettiest pincushions ever!! Nice post.

evelyn said...

Lovely collection of pincushions. I love your chickens. The needle and thread holder is awesome. Great job.

Bente-I like to QuiltBlog said...

Thank you for sharing all these beautiful pincushions.
Liebe Grüße aus Germany
Bente

Carla said...

Oh, aren't those hens sweet? The flower where the thread is tucked inside is so clever. Thanks for sharing your masterpieces.

Robin said...

Wow, you do have quite a few! Love those chickens!

Shelia said...

Loved seeing your pin cushion collection. Thanks for participating in the blog hop.
Happy quilting,
Shelia

Myra said...

Great pincushions! I love the little chickens.

Sue said...

I love your little chickens. They are so very cute.

suemac said...

I have a hen pincushion that I received in a pincushion swap. It is so very cute.

Denise Russell said...

Hen pincushions - how lovely! I had never seen a needle roll before - but I agree: they are pincushions, too!

jan said...

I LOVE your hen pincushions. They are too cute. I alos really love the needle rolls. Very pretty Thank you for sharing.
xo jan@sewandsowfarm

tink's mom said...

I love the history that we share on these blogs. I also love your hens, they are sew sweet. I have never seen a needle roll before, very clever.

Janarama said...

Love your pin cushions. Such happy colors.

Audrey said...

Lovely needlework. Thank you for sharing.

maggie said...

Wonderful pincushions! You did a great job.
Thanks for sharing,
cheers
maggie

maggiemine42@gmail.com

pinsandneedles said...

Beautiful stitchery! Really nice to have your threads right with your pins! Great!

LJ said...

Never heard of biscornu's but the ones your shared are beautiful. The little hens and the flower are great. What fun pincushions are!!

Gmama Jane said...

Adorable Pin-It's! Everyone is so creative when it comes to pincushions. I plan to make some for Christmas presents.
Pinning Blessings
Gmama Jane

Createology said...

Fun fabulous pincushions. I adore your biscornu pieces. Great hop...

Lydsfire said...

The hens are so original! Wonderful!

Cindy said...

Your chicks are adorable! You were also busy! Lots of cuteness.

JanesQuilting said...

How creativity you are.... they are all lovely!

Suze said...

What wonderful pin cushions! I can tell that you love them AND making them. I love them all - I'd be hard pressed to pick a favorite. I think my favorite is the one I adoring at the moment. Thanks for participating in the hop and sharing your amazing creativity.

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

Your pincushions are gorgeous... such beautiful embroidery and the chicks are too cute.

Gill said...

Thank you for sharing your lovely collection of pincushions!

Just Quilt It said...

Lovely pincushions. I have never seen the biscornu before, and I love the shape! Thanks for sharing!

Susie Q said...

Love the bird pin cushions especially. Thanks for sharing. Susie x

Emily C said...

Very nice. I love that it keeps your threads handy.

Annette Schultz said...

I just love the cross stitched cushions I sure would love to find the time to do that again
in stitches

Phyllis said...

Love your pincushions, especially the cross stitched needlerolls. I have stitched over 20 of those and have them displayed in baskets.

MooseStash Quilting said...

Incredible stitchery pin cushions. Love the flock of chickens too! :-)

Michele said...

Your hens are just adorable and the last one is the best. Nicely done.

Wendy said...

Such wonderful pincushions! The hens are so cute and the last pincushion is my favorite.

Linda J said...

The needlework ones you have done are stunning as are the needle rolls. I have several chicken ones myself but not the wonderful pattern you have used, a little twist there. I love the big fat one with the spools though, if I have to pick a favorite, LOL. Which one is YOUR favorite??

Debra Kay Neiman said...

I love the needlework rolls and pillows best!

carla said...

Hi!!! These are all sew cute!!! I love the hens and the rolls!!!

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