Friday, February 24, 2012

The Beaded Pin Cushion

I found the embroidery for this little pin cushion a long time ago.  It was at least last summer if not longer than that that I was ‘surfing the net’ and came across this little beauty on the Country Bumpkin website.  I remember I had been over there because I had just bought an issue of their embroidery magazine, “Inspirations”, and having been thoroughly impressed by it, was inspired to go have a look-see on their website.  Anyway,  I found this freebie over there and promptly downloaded and copied it.  And there it sat on a shelf in my sewing room collecting dust until I recently gave my sewing room a good cleaning and re-discovered it.  So I stitched it out.  It is little and didn’t take long. 
When it was finished, my first thought was to make a biscornu out of it.  But then I saw a sweet little pin cushion on one of my embroidery groups that had been beaded all around the edge by inserting beads into a blanket stitch and that really intrigued me.  It was something new to learn, so that is exactly what I did.
I must say that I love the resulting pin cushion.  I am going to use it for my embroidery needles!

Enjoy,  Merry Gay

1 comment:

  1. What a beauty this is! It would certainly motivate me to put my needles away properly. The beading is such a lovely embellishment.