A pincushion with no pins.

I have a finished cross stitch project! It is so sweet and I do love it so. I finished the stitching over the weekend and finished the cushion this evening after work. I trimmed the cross stitch to around 3/4″ outside the edge of stitching and cut a piece of yellow fabric to match:

I sewed the two together, right sides facing, with the sewing machine. Turned it inside out, stuffed it with Falkland wool, and ladder stitched the opening closed. Basted the pom pom edge on and voila!


There is so much pleasure in creating such a purely fanciful, decorative item. I don’t plan on using it as a pincushion, but just as a pretty accessory for my sewing room. I just can’t stand to haphazardly stick pins my first finished cross stitch project. But gosh, is it precious! The pattern is one of the Spring Trifles by Shepherd’s Bush, stitched on 28 ct. linen.

I have also been knitting on my Snowmelt Mystery shawl and now that clue 2 is out, I can show it! This is such a fun knit, so easy and soothing but varied enough to be very interesting.

It would also seem that I am quite taken with cross stitching. After finishing the above, I immediately started a new project:


This post is decidedly devoid of socks, mostly because the rainbow sock I have finished is too small and thus in timeout.

YoM day 38: Socks and cross stitch

YoM day 39: Socks and cross stitch

YoM day 40: Finished pin cushion and started shawl clue 2!

Happy Making!

Finished or Not Friday at Busy Hands Quilts

9 thoughts on “A pincushion with no pins.

  1. Heide says:

    What a beautiful pin cushion! I can totally under stand that you do not want to use it as a pin cushion. I am sure it will bring a smile every time you look at it.


  2. ivyjade234 says:

    Oh well I’m so glad you finished your first cross stitch piece. Congratulations! 😁 it turned out great. And the new piece is looking good so far too. I really can’t what till the mystery knit piece is finished. Happy making on the weekend.😁❤


  3. janicekholton says:

    You aren’t a kidding it’s precious! Wow! That’s a perfect sewing room decoration. There are plenty of other things pins can stick in. 🙂 Found you on Crazy Mom Quilts. Enjoyed the beautiful creations you have made!


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