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Dorie's pincushion

Yesterday morning, I put the finishing touches on this pincushion that has been sitting around my studio for the better part of a year, maybe even longer.  I don't know why I never finished it before.  I guess I was just waiting for the right moment and wouldn't you know, it had arrived.  I had the extreme pleasure of meeting Dorie and her delightful daughter for coffee.  They were in my neck of the woods and I practically jumped at the opportunity to meet in person.  Kate and I chose a nice sunny table in the window of the coffee shop and spent an hour or so with our new friends.  We had such a nice visit - lots of chatting, some drawing and a couple great rounds of hangman complete with misspelled words.  I wanted to bring a little gift and my choices were pincushion or fingerless mitts.  It being March, I thought the mitts weren't the best choice.  And although I've made Dorie a pincushion before, I thought that, like me, she probably likes having more than one hanging around.

My pincushion
You see what I mean?  Dorie made a pincushion for me, too!  Great minds think alike, you know.

(The pattern for the pincushion that I made can be found in Last Minute Patchwork + Quilted Gifts. Dorie's pincushion is her own design.)



Oh both pincushions are so cute!


Both of these turned out great. Im glad you waited over a yr to create that pin cushion and I bet Dorie is too. :)I really do enjoy your blog!

Sarah Jackson

They're both adorable and so color coordinated! Pincushions are now my favorite little gift. You can never have too many - especially if they're handmade by friends.


totally cute. what a sweet gift.


how perfect is that!
great minds think alike!


those are both so sweet!!


Wow. So much cuteness. Did you stuff you cushions with just regular polyfill?

Deborah Schroder

I love pincushions!!!!

Erin | house on hill road

Yes. I stuffed mine with polyfill.  I'm pretty sure Dorie did, too.

Erin | house on hill road

I completely agree!


Love them! Especially the first one with all printed fabrics.


Positively serendipitous! Don't you love it when that happens ; ). And I love that book~~


Both of those pincushions are adorable!

tracy smith

Oh how wonderful! Sounds like you are very busy. Do you expect camera straps soon?

Erin | house on hill road

i'm hoping to have a batch of camera straps ready in about two weeks. i'll announce it on the blog about a week before.


Pin cushions and biscornus are my favorite sewing accessories...Yours are lovely, enjoy them.

laurie bertrand

There is nothing like a pin cushion. I'm amazed how such a compact little thing can always make me smile -- you did good.

julianna smith

That is so very sweet! And both of them are so adorable!


Yea - I'll keep watching and hope I get lucky!

Lisa Clarke

These are both too cute. I've been holding off buying a pin cushion for the three years I've been sewing, because I wanted to make my own. So far, my pins are still in the little plastic container they came in. Hopefully my "right moment" will come soon :-)


I love these colors...they just make you smile.

Chickie Little

I love these! So cute. I'm very into crafts at the moment and there's so much awesome stuff out there it boggles me.

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