Do you have a wicker basket full of pincushions?
I love pincushions and needle-books even if they don't get used because they seem to possess a sense of domesticity, comfort and care. No matter where they lay throughout my home there's an instant picture being painted in my mind's eye of womanly productivity and delight. In fact, I simply tingle with joy at any evidence of sewing no matter whose house I'm blessed to be in.
Which is why I'm spending a month making pincushions.
It's lovely offering six stitcheries through the Club each month, but how much fun to be given four different pincushion patterns too?
They'll be different sizes, different styles, different colour schemes...but they'll all be pincushions.
In fact, I'll even share tutorials here on the blog in November.
These are the first two I've made.
Spring Bouquet (because it's Spring in Australia right now)...
This pincushion is nice and firm and I've added quilt binding around the sides for stability and a polished appearance.
Pretty Poppies (because we're getting close to Remembrance Day)...
This is a nice big pincushion with front pocket for storing scissors and other bits and pieces, great for taking to your sewing group...
If you'd like to become a member of The Stitchery Club all info is over here.
I was going to sew a third stitchery into a pincushion this afternoon but got sidetracked de-cluttering the walk in wardrobe instead, then once I'd gotten into the groove of re-organising it seemed silly to stop so I pulled everything out of the linen cupboard and continued on!
At 2.30 Mr E (who had been working outside on the Jeep) came upstairs and asked about lunch. Oops! I do tend to forget about food when I'm on a mission.
Guess the sewing will wait for the weekend. In the meantime, my wardrobe and the linen cupboard look great and the car boot is loaded up with goodies for the Salvos.
Is there a room or cupboard in your home that needs a clean out?
Why don't you make a point of getting to it before the end of the month?
My next task is the bathroom cabinet.
And I better scrub the bath while I'm there. Darn.
Have a lovely weekend no matter what you get up to!