I have heard today that Mayte' recieved her BlackBird gift exchange from me!! Thought I would post a couple photos of the pincushion. This pattern is a freebie from Blackbird designs. I stitched it on 30ct linen, over 1 thread with antique rose sampler thread. I used a civil war reproduction fabric on the back, very small rick-rack trim! The design, fabric and rick-rack were put into a coffee bath, and baked in the oven for about 15 minutes to give it an antique feel. It was then sewn together and stuffed with ground walnut shells, which I love to use for the nice weight they give to a pincushion. The finished size was 2.5 x 4, very small and sweet!! I also made her a gift tag, which you can see on blackbird-designs.blogspot.com
It was fun to stitch up, as I enjoy making smalls. Mayte' says she loves it!!!
Now I am going to finish up a needle roll up that I have designed myself that is very, very late getting to my dear friend JoAnn. She has been very patient. Love you Jo!
I am also starting to kit up the Ann Hicks Sampler, which I have picked for my next project, and in between, finishing WIP!!! One is very close to being done!!!
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