September 10, 2016

Perfectly Pleasing Pincushion Parade - 2016

I love a good parade!!!
You may have noticed that I love a good pincushion, too.

and I'm joining up!
YOU can join, too!!!
There are lots of great prizes to be won,
and you'll get a chance to make new pinnie friends.

This would be a very long post indeed if I were to share
ALL of my pincushions,
but I'll showcase a few of my favorites.
If you click the links, you can see more details about each pinnie.

Here's one I made from the Zakka Style Sew Along.
I loved seeing how others used the same simple pattern,
creating dozens of beautiful interpretations.

In my opinion, the best pincushion tutorial ever written
was for the Cathedral Window Pincushion
by GoGo Kim. 

I made my first one from the puppy prints
of Sherbet Pips by Aneela Hoey for Moda.

I've made literally dozens of these,
usually in batches of 3 or 4.
This set was a favorite of mine, made this year.

I can't stop...they are like my "comfort" food.
I make them whenever I just need to create something pretty,
for my own happiness.

I like to give them as gifts,
and you may see them popping up in Blogland sometimes.

I also love to sell them in my shop on Etsy.
I LOVE making them as a custom order.

My Susan Branch pincushions are just as much fun to make.
This one is mine to keep and use.

I've made lots more to give and sell.

Before you ask...I don't have a source for any more of the
Susan Branch images. Maybe someday, she'll make more!
Wouldn't that be awesome?!?!?!?!?
They are truly amazing and add so much to a little pinnie.

Have you heard of the Skinny Pinnie???
I hosted a swap for these, and it was super fun!
Here's the one I precious,
with teensy handstitched hexies in adorable prints!!!

And here's the one I sent to my partner.

Pinnies are one of my favorite gifts to receive.
My sister from Susie's Sunroom made this pincushion for me,
and I use it all the time, as one of my main pinnies.
I station 3 or 4 of them around the room while I sew.

I fully intend to make many more pincushions.
You can never have too many!

I hope you enjoyed my entry in the 
Perfectly Pleasing Pincushion Parade.
Be sure to visit all of the other posts to see
some fabulous pinnies!
There's still time to link up to join the parade!

On a personal note...

As a proud band mom,
I get the chills as I see our high school band
marching down the hill toward the football stadium.
The drum cadence grabs everyone's attention,
and we watch 200 musicians and bandfront marching onto the field.
This year, one of our sons is a drum major,
which makes it super fun to be a band mom.

As another anniversary of September 11 passes,
I am so thankful that my sons have been able to participate
in lots of traditionally patriotic events like parades.
I hope the American flag will always hold meaning in their hearts,
and that they will always appreciate the freedom that it represents.

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  1. Beautiful collection. I love that tutorial for the Cathedral window as well.

  2. You certainly do love the Cathedral window pinnies! I will have to try out the pattern. Thanks for sharing some of your beauties. My granddaughter has her first year in band this year (grade 7). She is going to take up the clarinet. She already plays violin quite well and a bit of piano too.

  3. Love your site. This was my first visit

  4. So many beautiful pincushions. Thank you for all this great inspiration.

  5. Those Cathedral Windows are all gorgeous....

  6. Such cute pincushions. I have never made a cathedral window. I will have to try a pincushion one. Thanks for the link for the tutorial.

  7. A beautiful message about Freedom Amy. It is a blessing to have such wonderful sons!
    This may just be the cutest line up of pincushions that I've ever seen!

  8. adorable! I have to try the cathedral window ones. I spent all of middle and high school in marching band. The drum major is the star. He should be very popular this year. Ours did showy stuff with the baton. I remember it all well.... LeeAnna at not afraid of color

  9. Beautiful pincushions!! I'm looking forward to trying the Cathedral Window pincushion. I love the long skinny ones too.

  10. what a lovely post. I have seen some wonderful tutorials in the parade and already tried two of them and now I get to make one of those cathedral windows pincushions too! Thanks for spreading the news and grabbing the button. Good luck!

  11. Beautiful pincushions. And I've never heard of Susan Branch fabric but now wish it to become available again . . . how perfect for pincushions!

  12. Beautiful parade. And I am the lucky recipient of two of these - WOOHOO. Glad your boys are safe and sound. xxx

  13. Beautiful parade. And I am the lucky recipient of two of these - WOOHOO. Glad your boys are safe and sound. xxx

  14. Lovely cushions. Good on your son

  15. Your parade of pincushions couldn't be more gorgeous!! The fabrics you put together are perfection! I am the lucky recipient of some of your gems!

  16. What a lovely parade of your pin cushions, Amy. The cathedral window ones are gorgeous.

  17. Great collection. I agree you can't have too many pincushions.


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