On Sunday evening my Friendship Group gathered for the last meeting of the year, our Christmas meeting. The excitement was high as we all climbed the stairs, laden down with our stitching and yummy goodies for our Christmas supper. We brought along a Christmas gift to go into the basket and our pincushion swap. The name of the recipient had been drawn out previously, so we knew who we were making our pincushion for. Some of us had worried long and hard about this project, me included. I had looked through magazines, done a Google search, considered and rejected so many ideas before I finally made up my mind. Who would have thought that making such a small item would be so hard? But then again – procrastination is my middle name. Or should be, if I had a middle name! The presentations were made and everyone was delighted with their gift. There was such a variety of shapes, sizes and colours and every pincushion was different. Not surprising really, as they were each made with a special person in mind.
This simple 4 patch pincushion was embellished with a little appliquéd angel. This thoughtful touch suited the recipient, who has had health issues over the last year, and thankfully is now so much better. She was delighted to receive her pincushion with the guardian angel looking over her.
These three were all quite different. The gorgeous lady was presented to me – she’s voluptuous, I was told, just like me! The tiny pink one in front is in the shape of a cup cake, especially fitting as the new owner is a marvellous cook who often brings her home baking to our meetings. The third pincushion is made from felt and those scalloped edges are all hand stitched.
Hearts were a popular choice and these are so pretty. Floral fabrics and wonderful embroidery, they are all lovely.
Funky Chicken was the name of the pincushion design that I finally decided on. This was going to someone who loved country colours so I thought it should suit her quite well. The chicken has felt for the beak, comb and tail feathers.
We finished our evening with a gift from the basket and our wonderful supper. The food was divine, sandwiches, tiny muffins, and cakes galore, plus chocolate too of course. Thanks girls, for a wonderful evening.