Monday, July 14, 2008

My Pincushion Arrived

Today the mail carrier brought three packages for me! One was a book I had purchased from another quilter. The second was a guild pin from a gal in California who I swapped pins with because we both belong to Piecemakers Quilt Guilds. The third was my pincushion all the way from Australia! Isn't it just gorgeous? I love the fabrics, buttons and especially the beautiful stitchery around it. This beauty was made by Lynda from here. It's so pretty I hate to stick pins in it; maybe just a few. Lynda also included a cute calendar for 2009 full of koala bears and kangaroos. The page pictured in the last photo is one of my favorites. Linda was a wonderful hostess for this swap. She is currently taken sign-ups for another swap. This time it is for buckets and bags. Check it out on her blog here. I had a fun time and am very pleased.

Pincushion made from pansy fabric with embroidery around the sides and a pansy button in the center of both top and bottom
close-up of embroidery which says pins and includes flowers
2009 calendar with mother kangaroo and baby next to the pincushion

14 comments:

Linda said...

Such a pretty pincushion, love the calendar....

Kathy A. said...

What a beautiful pin cushion. I wouldn't want to stick a pin in it either.

Bethany said...

The pin cushion is so pretty! I love it. Sure is prettier than my magnetic one LOL

Catherine said...

What a gorgeous picushion! I wouldn't want to stick pins or needles in it -- too pretty!!

Gina said...

Lovely pincushion. What a great mail day for you.

Love and hugs Gina xxx

Rhonda said...

What a lovely pincushion!

I've chosen you for an award... please check my blog for details. :-)

Chookyblue...... said...

very nice......

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Its just lovely. This swap has turned out so great.

Karol-Ann said...

It's very pretty! (But I'm still pining for your apple :-)!)

Knot Garden said...

That's so pretty. The button adds the perfect touch.

Kim said...

wow! very pretty indead!
I love your dnp too-I have some of those started too in moda marbles/white/black.
Will be a bay quilt or "something" soon!

Guðrún said...

The pincushion is gorgeous.

Karen said...

What a pretty pincushion! It ought to smell like a flower.

julieQ said...

Very pretty pincushion!!