Ida has amended the Parade to run until 16 September, not on the 15th that her "button" says.
Ooooh! ..... there are fabulous prizes, but more importantly, there are lots of wonderful pincushions to see.
Before I start today, thank you all for your good wishes regarding my eye problem. I'm a lot better (my eye is no longer red, or watering, all the time), but not quite back to normal, so I've been trying not to look at a computer screen for long periods of time.
I'd like to welcome some new friends to my blog ..... I'm quite nervous because in the past I have been a "secret blogger" but now I am happy to tell friends of its existence. (..... laughs nervously!)
Anyway .... I shared my bestest and favouritest pincushions in last year's PPPP.
I have now searched the house for a few you haven't seen before.
Most of my pincushions were made to compliment a particular sewing kit. The pattern for these two sewing pouches came from Popular Patchwork "many" years ago (and friends from the handicraft group will remember these as I got everyone interested in making them - some people made about half a dozen each!).
The flower is my favourite pincushion and looks good in any size.
Here's my favourite flower again ..... read about it and my mini travel sewing kit, here.
and this is the most recent .....
but it has to be reassembled ..... one of the petals is fraying!!! Luckily I have another petal to use in its place. (Again, it's the same as the one on my mini travel sewing kit.)
I was just about to make a few more of these kits for presents for friends when I read that the Pincushion Parade was about to start, but this is the only one I've made so far.
I found details for this little chap somewhere on the web, and it used to be attached to another of my travel sewing kits. I love it, but no-one has ever, ever, said they liked it when I've used it, so it has now been banished to the Dreaded Cupboard, as an unloved pincushion.
After seeing some of the amazing pincushions Amanda Jean has been making this year, at Crazy Mom Quilts, (look under "pincushions" in her files for even more).
I've been wanting to try something different, and finally I have my own version of a "Skinny Pinny" under way, although I'm not quite sure I'll have time to finish it for the Parade.
Oh yes, there is a special category too "Ugliest Pincushion"!
If you haven't already ..... "Get your skates on! Search out your pincushions, and join in!"
I'll be off to visit everyone's pincushions now over at Ida's place ..... "My Sister Made Me Do It"!
See you soon!