Friday, October 22, 2010

My Prized Pincushion

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I was absolutely thrilled when the postman delivered the gift I won from my friend Cheryl. She had hosted a giveaway a while back and I was the lucky winner.  My angels must have been with me that day because I usually don't win. The pincushion took several weeks to arrive from the USA (which is not unusual ) and I wanted to wait until it was delivered before I told you about my good fortune.  Cheryl used wool for the design and embroidery embellishment to finish it. I just love it to pieces. It now holds a prominent position in my sewing room. I placed it so it is in view at all times whether I'm sewing or cutting. Here are a few shots taken as I pan around the pincushion. Starting with the upper right edge.
                                                        
                                                                       
This is my favourite shot because I love lady bugs.

                                    

Such small detailing on the pumpkins. It must have been difficult to sew.
Isn't he cute? Reminds me of "The Wizard of Oz".
                     

A lovely flower to finish off the scene.

      I thank you, Cheryl, for the lovely pincushion and glad you had the giveaway.  By the by, I'm sorry for the spaces between the photos. I wish Blogger was more user friendly when it comes to image implant.                               

5 comments:

Cheryl said...

It couldn't have gone to a better home! Glad you are enjoying it.

Cheryll said...

The pincushion is wonderful! Such a lovely keepsake. I'm jealous!
:)

Narelle said...

What a beautifully crafted pincushion!
I too love the ladybug.

Pip at Rest is not idleness said...

Oh, that is lovely, such a lot of work has gone into it, I'm sure you will treasure it forever.

Quilting Mom said...

WOW! What a beautiful pincushion! The handwork is just stunning!