Pin cushion swap

After thinking I wouldn't be able to resist opening my pin cushion swap parcel early...I nearly forgot to open it Sunday!  When I picked up the mail Friday I was busy with kids etc and I put it in the sewing corner and then promptly forgot about it!
Sunday I was rushing out the door to go see my Dads groups wood turning exhibition and then meet Mum and Lisa for some sewing...when I found the parcel!  Elyte made me this beautiful hexi appliqued pear on a linen background...with red reproduction fabrics!  Love love, love it!  And it was wrapped in this sweet floral fat quarter and also contained this cute bird button.
Now I know I am suppose to stick pins in this, but it makes a delightful pillow to display on my (new to me) wooden carved wall "stand" (eg I have been told it's really a pipe holder, but smoking is definitely out of favour at our house) 
AND
it looks super nice next to my lovely new mini....did I mention I love red...and pears! : )
Happy quilting, Sue

5 comments:

  1. your new pin cushion looks gorgeous, Elyte has done an amazing job. It looks perfect on the stand.
    your mini looks lovely hanging up too.

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  2. Beautiful pincushion-I;d have great difficulty sticking pins in it too. I think you found the perfect spot for it!

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  3. what a lovely pincushion....
    Hugz

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  4. The linen looks good with the red. Lovely pin cushion

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  5. So pleased that you like the pin cushion and that it arrived safely. Lovely new mini too.

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