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Friday, September 4, 2015

Gone with the Pincushions!!



Ida's Perfectly Pleasing Pincushion Parade is gaining steam and so this is my post for the linky......

First I show my very favorite pincushion...........one my son, Jeremy, made for me when he was about 12 years old..........for many years this was my only pincushion.....
 
 
 Next another pincushion I have had for years...........this was an estate sale find............there is a label underneath that reads "Italy"...................
 
 
 
My sister made this little pincushion for me that ties right to my sewing machine..........unlike the pincushions I carry from one place to the next and then can't find them.....this one is always in the perfect spot!
 
 


  I repurposed this jewelry box earlier this month.....I removed the glass lid insert and replaced it with a pincushion insert. .......it is nice to have downstairs when I am away from my sewing room......it has enough room for several threads and notions....
 

 
 
 


 
 
 
 .........and, finally..........some more whimsical pincushions...........I found the ceramic shoe at a second hand shop and added.........well, it is either a leg or a boot top with some machine embroidery ......what would you call it?  Lol............
 
 
 
 I also found this Avon figurine of Scarlet O'Hara which kept me entertained for a day or so...........
 
 
 I'm not sure I'm that pleased with the change, but I didn't use any glue so underneath the figurine is undamaged and can always change back to the original.............



 
 
When Scarlet looked at her new dress she said, "Ida....where will I go?  What will I do???"
 
You know what I said.................
 
 
"Frankly, My Dear, .......why don't you go to the Pin Cushion Parade?????"
 
http://www.mysismademe.blogspot.com/2015/09/perfectly-pleasing-pincushion-parade.html
 
 
And why don't you join the fun???  Link-up, show us your pincushions and get a chance to win some prizes!
Click on this LINK or the Pincushion Parade button above to go there!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

15 good friend(s) left a comment:

Lara B. said...

Bahahah! "Frankly my dear..."
Scarlet looks like she is sitting at a picnic now.
i love your son's little pincushion too. and the others are so pretty. How Handy to have one right on the front of your sewing machine!
Ida, i am beginning to think you are the queen of pincushions.
I should email you the photo of the half doll pincushion I made for my neighbor who collects figurines.

Michelle said...

I think Scarlet looks much better as a pincushion, like she's sitting there at the barbecue surrounded by her admirers. :-)

Helen said...

Great collection of pincushion with some beautiful memories, I think my favourite would have to be your sons :)

Melody said...

Fabulous post. Great to see your fabulous pincushion collection.

Hilachas said...

You've come a long way from that pincushion Jeremy made way back when. I can't believe you have so many! Have you counted those fabulous goodies?

creations.1 said...

Jeremy's pincushion is just 'special' and has certainly stood the test of time! I think Scarlett looks so much better as a pin cushion!

Needled Mom said...

As a wild Scarlett fan, I find her absolutely charming in her ruffles.

Missy Shay said...

I just love your pin cushions, especially the jewelry box. I have several of those perfume dolls, I'll have to make a pin cushion!

kiwikid said...

Wonderful collection of pincushions...Scarlett looks pretty swish in her new dress!!

Maria said...

Some fabulous pincushions there Ida. Your sons is a special one but my favourite is the sweet little treasure chest.

janie krig said...

I like what you did with Scarlett, great collection!

Magpie Sue said...

Scarlett is terrific. I have to go have a closer look at some of the others in the group picture...

Sheryl S. said...

Beautiful pincushion collection. Scarlett is gorgeous.

Lin said...

I love the repurposed jewellery box and the one that ties onto your sewing machine is brilliant!

cq4fun said...

That was funny at the end - thanks for the smile I needed today. I love the jewelry box, too. How handy that is. All of your work is wonderful, and I like the one your sister made - great idea! But your son's is my favorite. ;)