We're stitching K this week and the mini pincushion I've sewn around it is quite simply the cutest one yet as it fits snug inside the palm of my hand.
The background fabric for the embroidery is white hanky linen (you can read about it here) and I've used a lovely bright orange, lime and beige print for the borders.
First I traced a 1½" hexie shape onto the white fabric and then I traced the K design inside the shape before cutting out the hexie along the traced lines.
Next step was to sew 1" wide strips of the floral print around all six sides of the white hexie before fusing some Parlan behind what was now the front of my pincushion.
Embroidering the K and sewing a line of backstitch in the ditch between the white and floral fabrics completed the front of the pincushion.
I trimmed away the excess floral fabric lengths to give me one even hexie before finishing the pincushion.
1. Choose threads which blend with your fabric or consider stitching in a variegated colour.
2. Make the pincushion larger by sewing wider floral strips of fabric around the white hexie.
3. Sew two borders around the hexie.
Go to last week's pincushion post for the links to download J, and you'll find the A-E set and the F-I set here in my shop.
As you know, I have had my middle daughter and 4yo granddaughter visiting this week and it's been two years since we last hugged so emotions and chatter and hugs were high for her, me, Blossom and all the granddaughters.
Anita and Aminah stayed at Blossom's house and each day we'd be there or here just being mum/daughters/granddaughters. What a priceless blessing it was, especially with so many littlies to love on.
Cully May (2), Rafaella (8 months), Aminah (4)...
We spent Wednesday in the pool so I made a quick dash to Big W early that morning for unicorn floaties. Oh my goodness, these were such a hit with the girls!
I also got a shaded baby floatie for Rafaella and she giggled and splashed for ages.
Anita and Aminah flew home today and their plane landed safely about half an hour ago where daddy/husband Tek was waiting to meet them. We're all hoping he can come too next visit.
All of us are exhausted emotionally and physically but so grateful for five days of memories and moments that will carry us over till next time. God really blessed us.
Our gorgeous little Rafaella, with a smile that lights up the room...
May your weekend flow with goodness and grace, laughter and joy, kindness and care. I shall be resting up so I can catch up on Elefantz work next week.
This nana is soooo tired. LOL!
Bless you heaps,