This is my first link up to the Smalls SAL which is being run by Mary of Mary's Threads this year ..... sign up page is HERE.
I recently realised most of my stitching is small, don't know why I hadn't thought of linking to the SAL before! Of course this could be included in Gifted Gorgeousness too, but I couldn't wait to show you all!
So, without further ado, here is my "Small" finish for this month:
|A combination of vintage Liberty and modern fabrics (Front)|
This is the pincushion I made for Bethan (no blog) in Bea's Pincushion Swap, and as I now know it has arrived at its destination I can show you without spoiling her surprise.
For those who don't quilt the front pattern is a "Friendship Star" and I think the back would be a four block, and anyone who does quilt do let me know if I have this wrong! I didn't have any suitable buttons so I used a quilting knot to finish (otherwise known as a Surgeon's Knot). You learn something new every day ..... well I do anyway!
|Back, and a mini thread catcher I included with|
As most of you will know my sewing machine died recently, in fact just when I wanted to make this pincushion, so it was hand stitched. I really enjoyed making it, and luckily Patty at Elm Street Quilts and Kristin of Simple Handmade Everyday had been showing us how to hand stitch quilts ready for their SAL (which started on Monday 21 January, 2019). Unfortunately I haven't had time to start cutting any fabric for this yet, but I will be having a go! There are prizes too, you can see details on both their blogs.
However, I digress ..... what I was really leading up to say was that I now have a super dooper new sewing machine at last! Unfortunately I am a little nervous of using it, but I have, and so far I am happy! It has some great features that my ancient sewing machine never had ..... its own needle threader, feed dogs that drop down, inbuilt scissors, super lights and a knee lifter, oh, and a table extension, oh, and most important of all it has 100 stitches! I never thought I'd be buying a machine like it, but it's quite exciting now I have.
I hope you will pop over to Mary's Threads to see what others have stitched, there's some beautiful work to be seen!
Must dash now ..... Happy Stitching All!