Tuesday, October 12, 2010


As usual, I am late in my posting. I had been busy making pincushions. It's fun to stitch and finish small projects. Look at the tray, I have 6 pincushions to show.

This one is actually a humbug Christmas ornament. The design is by Yvette Stanton from Issue 23 of The Gift of Stitching. I stitched it on 32ct Belfast using DMC Perle Cotton 8. Beads were added to 3 corners of the humbug as tassels.

I have seen many of this style of pincushion in bloggerland and decided to make one for myself. The chart is found in JCS Christmas Ornament Preview Issue, designed by Lori of La-D-Da. Again, I stitched on 32ct belfast linen. This time I using hand-dyed threads(Crimson Fire) from Nina.

This design should be familiar to many of you, it is from Blackbird Designs - Honeysuckle Manor. The base of this pincushion is crocheted by my friend Maria. The tiny pincushion is from Japan, a gift from my quilting teacher.

I stitched this piece some time ago. It is a freebie but sorry I had lost the source. The backing for this cushion is linen fabric, check in front and polka dot at the back. Sorry, I forgot to take a picture of the back.

Now, to show some Halloween stitchings. The first one is a freebie by Homespun Elegance. I stitched it on 36ct greyish blue linen and finished it as a long pillow. Love this style of pin pillow.
The next design is by Tonia of Oakhaven Designs. It is also a freebie. I really love the pumpkin fabric used for the pincushion.

Ok, this one didi not made it to the tray, I just finished it. This is another freebie by Sylvia. DMC colors used - 597 and 938. I have not find suitable buttons for this pincushion yet.

This one is definitely not made by you. I bought this beauty at a flea market. I really love that bear sitting on top of the stitcher's box. I want to learn how to make this. Maybe, I can bring it to my Cartonage Teacher and she can figure out how to do it.

Did I stitch anything besides pincushions? Yes, I did but not much. Here is a little progress on Lo, How a Rose sampler. I love the colors palette for this sampler. Hope to make more progress this month.

Next, is a picture of what I gave my friend for her birthday. The stitching is a design by LHN. "Joyful and Caring" describes my friend perfectly. I left the finishing to her, she is also a stitcher.

I hope to have more progress reports on my wips in my next posting. Thank you for visiting my blog. All comments are welcomed and appreciated.

Happy Stitching and Take Care!



Lillie said...

Loved all your pincushion colletion. And that Etui box is to die for! Gorgeous!

mbroider said...

Great to see so many WIPs, although i would love to see more frequent posts:)

The bird freebie must be from aliolka.blogspot.com?


Hello Ellen, your pincushion collections are lovely. YOU now have one more to add to it. You Won my Autumn Cupcake Pincushion on my blog http://cjstitchingandblooms.blogspot.com/ Please email me with your home address. Congratulation. Hugs Judy

Daffycat said...
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Daffycat said...

Oooo, I love your pincushions! Such lovely finishes, Ellen!

(sorry, the deleted comment above is mine...blogger ate most of it!)

Cole said...

Love your pincushions! Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

Sally said...

Ellen your pincushions are just beautiful. I love them all.

Your Lo How a Rose sampler is coming along beautifully and I love what you stitched for your friend. So pretty.

Anonymous said...

Ellen, you pincushion collection is wonderful!!! I need to get busy stitching. I see so many patterns on blogs but there's just not enough hours in the day!
thanks for entering my pumpkin giveaway.


Brigitte said...

Such a nice picture - the little tray with all your new pincushions on it. Looks great!

Anonymous said...

I am glad I visited, found you who knows how!...but I will be back. Your work is lovely.....

Sumire Craft - すみれ手芸 said...

Hi Ellen
You have wonderful craft work.
I love x-stitch too and I always
go for big pictures. So I don't
post alot of these in my blog cos
it takes me ages to finish one.
Recently I bought a pincushion kit
from Singapore and it's still lying in my craft box.
Regards Angeline

Charlene ♥ SC said...

So lovely your pin pillows' basket! Great job on all your finishes!

Lhassa said...

Tu as des doigts de fée ! Félicitations, tes créations sont superbes.

Veronica said...

Thanx for joining in my Giveaway! This is my first time visiting your blog. Gorgeous finishing! I'm amazed. Love your Lo, How A Rose WiP. It's beautiful.

Pumpkin said...

Lovely finishes Ellen :o)

Can you please email me if you want a copy of my free pattern. You can find my email in my profile :o) Thanks!

Mylene said...

WOW! What beautiful collections!!

Olga said...

Wow! What lovely pincushions and gorgeous finishes! Your Rose Sampler is awesome and I love your Quaker projects.
Happy Stitching!

Solstitches said...

You've been very busy Ellen!
Your collection of pincushions is just lovely and your Lo How a Rose WIP is beautiful.
Happy Christms!


Suzanne said...

Beautiful pincushions you made, you have been very busy.

Sorry this is late, but I would like to thank you for your lovely comment on my blog.

I would like to wish you and your family a very merry Christmas and a safe and happy new year.

Anonymous said...

Hi I have just found your lovely blog
beautiful pinkeep finishes, and I love lo how a rose, it's my dream to be able to stitch this one day