Sunday, August 29, 2010

Playing with thread.....

Faye at Carolina Stitcher made some beautiful pincushions a couple of months ago and inspired me to do the same.   I decided I would dig through some of my threads I hadn't used and stitched these designs from two of my older magazines.

Stitched with Needle Necessities 116
Design from For the Love of Cross Stitch

Stitched with Needle Necessities 103
Design from For the Love of Cross Stitch

I bought a variety of Needle Necessities thread about 10 years ago from a needlepoint shop and they have just been sitting there all this time waiting to be used.  They are very nice to stitch with so I will be using these a little more in the future.

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I love playing with beads and have to admit I enjoyed making the marking pins as much as the pin cushions!  I can see more of these in my future!

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Thanks for visiting and all of your comments...I do love reading them.   Hope your weekend has gone well and happy stitching.

35 comments:

  1. I too was inspired by Faye's pillows a month or so ago. That's the great thing about seeing everyone's blogs ~ They're ripe with inspiration!

    Beautiful job on all of it, Karen. I've been dying to try the beaded pins. Can I ask what kind of glue you keep them in place with?

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  2. Those are just lovely. I like the pins too.

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  3. your cushions are beautiful, such great colors and I love the marking pins, I know that I need to add that to my stash.

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  4. Ohh Karen, They turned out just beautiful~~~ I think those cute pins are just the right touch~!!! Thanks for checking on me btw... I will be "back" soon...Take good care, Faye

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  5. Count me as another who is interested in the type of glue you used to make the marking pins ... I'd like to try a few of these myself. The pincushions are very sweet ... I'll have to dig up some of my forgotten Needle Necessities threads as well.

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  6. Those are so pretty Karen. I think Faye has inspired several of us with her pretty little pincushions. I love the marking pins and would like to make some for myself as I could really use them at times. What type of pins do you use to make them?

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  7. From reading the above comments, I think we all need a marking pin tutorial, Karen :) I'd love to know how to make them, too.

    Love your little pincushions--the Needle Necessities threads stitched up beautifully!

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  8. They're just gorgeous! I'm another one who'd love to know how you made the pins.

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  9. The pincushions are wonderful! Like everyone else, I would like to know how to make the pins.

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  10. Very pretty Karen, love them both!! Can't wait to see what you do next! :-)

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  11. Love what you've stitched! Beautiful!

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  12. Your pincushions are fabulous, Karen. With all of the threads we seem to have, they all seem to "find a beautiful home."
    I love beads and add many to my stitching. I also enjoy stitching the Mill Hill beaded kits. I would love to learn how to make the pins :) (*HUGS*)

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  13. Your pincushions are very nice. Great job ! Have a nice day, Isabelle

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  14. Oh, I love these nice little pincushions. Like you I have a collection of overdyed threads that I use only rarely. But they are perfect for little stitched pieces like pincushions and pillows.

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  15. Wonderful pin cushions Karen - The colors are so vibrant -And they are so very nicely finished.

    Take Care

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  16. The pincushions are so elegant and I love the pins you've made too. Happy stitching to you.

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  17. Brilliant Karen! Love the colors you used :o)

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  18. Love your pincushions! What a great way to use extra thread.

    Thanks for sharing

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  19. These turned out adorable. What a great way to use those rarely used threads. Your pins are just the perfect touch too.
    ~Nan

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  20. Two beautiful finishes Karen! Just love those pins.

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  21. Karen, these are lovely pin keeps and such fun pins! Please do share how you make your pins. :) I like beads, too, and I would love to use them like this.

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  22. How perfectly beautiful your pins and the little cushions are!

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  23. Lovely colours! That blue is gorgeous!

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  24. What lovely pincushions Karen! I do love the colours you used.

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  25. Such lovely stitching and creativity! Your pins are great - however do you make them?

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  26. Both are lovely colors and designs. You did a fabulous job with the finishing. I've never tried to make the pins, but is on my to do list.

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  27. Very pretty pincushions! I especially like the blue one since I'm partial to blues.
    What a good way to use up some of that floss.

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  28. Stunning! I dug that freebie out of my file thanks to Faye, but have I gotten moving on it yet--NO! My excuse is that my fiber hasn't arrived. I ordered--no joke--a 30-yard hank of Belle Soie LE JUST for it. Well, okay, I'll make a quaker in it, too. Roflol.

    Also, I have to make an Ornament (or two) for Christmas. I'll be crying in my beer over here when Dec comes and you show your tree heavy-laden with the (36, will it be?) fruits of your labor otherwise!

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  29. Your pincushions are really cute.

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  30. Great job on the pin cushions, Karen! They're fantastic!

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  31. Lovely pillows and nice marking pins.

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  32. Karen ~ Just read your comment on my blog in reply to my question about the glue you use. Thank you so much ~ And I love your blog!

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  33. Super little pincushions, pretty thread colours. I have lots of variegated threads that just sit in my stash box, maybe i should sort them out and use some of mine too

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