Monday, May 2, 2011

Miss Mary Mac's French Red Pincushion

I just finished a new design!  This one is Miss Mary Mac's French Red Pincushion.  It's stitched on 40 count Confederate Gray Linen from Weeks Dye Works with Weeks Hand Dyed Threads.  I love the way it came out.  When I was pulling threads I had a very clear picture of what I wanted the design to feel like stitched, and I achieved my goal.  There are a few simple specialty stitches throughout the design, which look really nice on the 40 count linen.  I filled it with crushed walnut shells so it has that wonderful floppy feel and it will join my other long pincushions in their little display basket.  I listed the chart at my Etsy shop if you are interested in stitching it.  Smalls are addictive, not a lot of time spent and a really pretty result.  I do have a large sampler that I have been ignoring that I will have to get back to, but not until the school year is completed.  I hope that everyone is enjoying some Spring weather, after the ugliness of last week, some sunshine is welcome!  Take care and thanks for stopping by. 


  1. just found your blog. Your work is very beautiful PAULINE XX

  2. Lovely design! Wonderful colour for the butterflies!

  3. This is really quite pretty! I've always loved your designs.

  4. Just lovely! I just finished Miss Mary Mac's Pins & Needles pincushion and already had Miss Mary Mac's Sew and Sew pincushion on my wishlist.
    Now this French one will be joining it :)
    Love your designs.


  5. Nagyon szép dolgok vannak a blogodon, tetszenek
    Szép napot Neked!

  6. Beautiful blog- so many stunning pieces!