Sunday, September 6, 2015

Pincushions and FNWF

There's a bit of a showcase going on with a showcase of pincushions at present, being hosted by Ida over at her blog ......
So I thought I'd show you some of mine since I do love pincushions, especially those that are a bit different ...... These are a couple I've made and kept ( soo many I ve made seem to have gone as gifts - the mice have featured in some of the Christmas in July Swaps) 
 
And these are some of the ones I've been gifted over the past few years



Friday Night With Friends (FNWF) was on again this week - a good incentive to get onto some crafty business. 

 
 I was lucky to be a winner of some 100% qiviut yarn and a pattern to go with it, (I blogged about this on another post), so I was able to make a start on that.  The colour is called Artic Blue and is a real Navy Blue colour, and lovely to work with even though its only 2ply!  It is tending to "fluff" up so it will be lovely and snuggly to wear.  

So that was what I concentrated on for Friday Night ...... but of course I do like to try to extend these occasions into a the weekend (and after all, Sat our time is still Friday on the other side of the world ).  So as Saturday dawned and it was Sunny, I had to get the washing and cleaning, groceries and such seen to first ..... but I did notice I needed a new floor mat.......  time to head to the cabin and dust off the sewing machines that have been gathering dust all winter long.
  I used an old towel as the backing as I find these work well for floor mats (soak up any wetness, don't slip on the floors, easy to throw in the wash).  I went stash diving to find this piece which fit the bill and the towel width quiet nicely!  I tend to border my home made floor mats with check gingham.   I no longer got it down on the floor before I turned around to find somebody approved of it!

This morning before writing this post I thought I'd best get a bit more knitting progress made on the jumper for DH.  Yes, this is still Stonehaven (by Laura Aylor), that I'm working on ...... this section has to be 15 inches long (for DH's size), before I get to the next bit of the pattern ....... its a very, very l o n g 15 inches!!!  Prob no doubt due to it all being the same colour (dark, not good for night knitting). 

Anyhow, hopefully I can get a bit more done on it as I would love to be able to say it is completed, rather than still a WIP.   I seem to have a number of those at present, and a huge list that has knitting, crochet and sewing !!  As the weather starts to warm up, the sewing machine will become more active and the knitting somewhat slower I expect!
Its overcast here today ....... I'm hoping we don't get any rain as the yard can't cope with any more.  Its so soggy now, this is what it looked like the other day when it was raining........

Well, enjoy your Sunday
Hugs, Sharm

12 comments:

Lin said...

Lovely collection of pin cushions Sharm and the rug looks a great success. xx

Helen said...

Love the mouse pin cushion, great collection. !!

Maria said...

Lovely collection of pincushions.. Cute mouse!

Great idea for a floor rug.. Enjoy your knitting.

creations.1 said...

Love your pincushions! But love that foor mat the most - a great idea!

Sheryl S. said...

Pretty pin cushions and the floor mat was claimed and appreciated straight away.

My Sister Made Me Do It.... said...

First of all, thanks for joining the parade! Your pincushions are lovely... I especially love the round one with the beautiful embroidery....and the little mice are so sweet!

Needled Mom said...

You can send all of your extra rain to us!!!! lol

Your pincushions are ever so cute - especially that sweet little mouse. I also really like your floor mat, but I see I have some competition with liking it. ;-)

Christine M said...

Lovely pin cushions, Sharm. I love the little bird one. Great idea for a floor mat. I would never think of making one!

Cath said...

Oh Bless! love the approval for the rug!

Lara B. said...

That looks like a fun collection of pincushions Sharm! I especially love the mice - too cute!
It's interesting how you sew your homemade floor mats. The idea of gingham borders sounds perfect. I love how your pup decided it was napping time as soon as you put it down.
Hope thing get a little drier where you are.

Anthea said...

I love all your pincushions Sharmayne! That little mouse is super-cute!
Well done on the floor/door mat, although it seems someone thinks it's their new flop-spot!

desertskyquilts said...

Cute pincushions! I especially liked the little mouse. All of them are wonderful, though.