Monday, November 10, 2014

A Tea Cup Pin Cushion and MORE!!


Veteran's Day or Armistice Day as it is called in some places, is a very important day for us to honor those who served, have served and given their lives for our freedoms.  It is an important day at our house as my husband is a retired Navy Pilot.  And my dad served in WWII.  An amazing site unfolded in London, England at the Tower of London to remember all this..  Here is a link to see for yourself..


And here is one of amazing pictures.............
 http://poppies.hrp.org.uk/wp-content/themes/poppies/img/page-installation/002.jpg


To begin I should report, for those that have been following  my health issues..... My cast has been removed and I am on the mend.  I will have to a lot of hand exercises and have a few P T  visits but I think things are now on their way back to normal.
   

 For this Tea Cup Tuesday I am going to show you something VERY DIFFERENT.  Here is a cup and saucer that I turned into a Pin cushion. 

The teacup had a few problems though nothing major so I didn't worry about this new use.  There are many ways to use your favorite tea cups that are suddenly not usable for the traditional cup of tea.
Check my Pinterest Page on the subject and you will see some of the examples I have found that I may use in the future.

And while on the subject of pin cushions I will get away from Tea Cups and  talk about all the other pincushions I seem to be unable to stop making!

I hadn't really thought too much about it until I finished this little project and took it up to my sewing room.  The project included a little pin keep and scissor keep, using vintage wooden spools... and made with wool felt.  I got the patterns from a magazine called Primitive Quilts and Projects.


 
When I went to put them in the sewing room I saw the other two pin keeps I had made in the last year or so... and realized they were all made using wool felt...  So now I have four.....  The crow and the square pin cushions were from patterns in the magazine called Create and Decorate.

   I do seem to need places to keep my pins.
 

Awhile back I made this pin cushion and bag set to keep on my ironing board.  So I guess it can be said I have enough pin cushions (keeps).... or then again maybe no.  I may find another pattern for a project I "need" to make.


Now it also must be said that since I have gotten back into cross stitch lately, especially the primitive style, I  have begun to make little "pillows" that they call  pin keeps.....  so you see it keeps on. I will talk about them another day.

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Thanks for joining me  today and I hope you will visit the other Tea Time blogs as well.

I have joined with the following Tea Cup Tuesday Tea Parties.

Most of these parties will be available each week. But check to be sure.

Hope you will visit them too.