Friday, January 27, 2017

January 27, 2017 - Quaker Pincushions

Happy Friday! I'm so glad it's the end of the week. It has been a long week. There were some definite highs, though. Our elementary school is celebrating kindness. The stu63 ts are being given a chance to show kindnesses to people in the building. Yesterday I got a heart from a student and the note on it told me that I'm nice. So sweet! Then, today, I got to read the essay of a 4th grade student who had written about me. The essay said I'm important to him because I help him to be smart and not feel stupid, among other things. Sometimes you do things that are just decent and normal in your perspective but that are truly kind and meaningful in someone else's life. I've just felt so wonderfully loved! So, my acts of kindness turned into other acts of kindness and maybe these students are learning that kindness really is important. We all need it, even crave it. It doesn't need to be a big thing. It's most often those little things we don't even think about that mean the most. 

So, today's project is another small one. It's a fairly recent project, too. It's one I started sometime last year. It's just a small pincushion so it really shouldn't take much time. I've chosen a fabric remnant and a floss I really like. It should turn into something really gorgeous. There are 3 patterns in the folio. I'll probably make each one. But, I need to finish the first one before making plans for any others. Look for this to be finished in the first half of February. Of course, the true test will be getting it finished into a pincushion. I'll need to get a gorgeous felt backing to finish it and a lovely button to go with it. 

Quaker Pincushions
Jeannette Douglas Designs
Pattern #2
63 x 63
28ct Evening Song Blue linen from R & R Reproductions
GrapeVine floss from Hand-dyed Fibers

Until tomorrow...

Laura :)


  1. Ooo! That is a really nice pattern stitched with a really pretty thread and fabric. Are you thinking a deep purple felt for the finish? Or something to contrast?

    1. Thanks Tiff! It would have to be deep purple. You know how I feel about purple! I looked at this pattern and the models in the shop for so long before buying it. I'd like to eventually make several.