Friday 22 February 2019

Smalls SAL - February

Hi everyone,

Another day to link to Mary of Mary´s Threads for the February´s Smalls SAL.  If you would like to join this group or find out more about it, just click on my sidebar button.

I saw this pincushion design by Anna of Allysic years ago and knew that I would have to stitch it one day.  I´m always interested in embroidery patterns with speciality stitches.

So I had a go at embroidering lots of woven wheel stitch roses, long arm cross stitch rows and French knot buds.

Although I have been trying to keep away from my favourite pinks and greens, I couldn´t resist with this pattern and used DMC 936 and 3364 for the green parts and a mysterious variegated pink which long ago lost its number.

It only needed a small piece of backing fabric, that perfect piece which of course I couldn´t find in my stash and so I´m not very pleased with the chosen pink but do stubbornly refuse to buy more fabric until my stash is reduced.

I made some cording with the green floss and added a snap fastener and a couple of beads to decorate.

Each side was lightly stuffed leaving a space in the middle as that is where the little bag would stand and in that small space I placed a piece of cardboard.

I think I will keep this pincushion for myself.

Now a good idea to visit Mary and see what others have stitched this month.

Thank you for looking.


  1. I am getting interested in doing hand embroidery, and I can't wait to try it. Your finish is so gorgeous and you did such a wonderful job. Congratulations!

  2. What a very beautiful little project! It is so very sweet, I would keep it too! :) Thanks for joining the SAL!

  3. I have to say THAT is GORGEOUS! If I had made that I would certainly keep it as well :D

  4. Wow, this pincushion looks really great, through the roses it has a romantic charm. And I like the colors very well.
    A nice job.
    Have a nice weekend,

  5. This is such a clever design and finish, beautifully stitched and so very pretty in your chosen colours. I agree that you should keep it. :)

  6. Wow, your new pincushion is wonderful. I like your stitching. The roses are so beautiful.
    Happy Weekend. Manuela

  7. Beautiful pincushion ,you have so much talent .
    Enjoy your weekend .

  8. What a gorgeous pincushion! Its beautiful. xx

  9. OMG, that's beautiful! ☺️
    /Anna-Carin, Sweden

  10. Such a cute pincushion/needlecase! It’s gorgeous Sheryl!
    Thank you for the link too, it’s going to be sooo hard to resist adding that to me list.
    Barbara xx

  11. WOW what a beautiful pincushion Sheryl! Congrats on a magnificent finish.

  12. This little handbag pincushion is very dainty and classy, Sheryl! The fabric perfectly matches the embroidery colours, it would have been a pity not to use it. The variegated pink thread adds to the natural looking roses! Congratulations!

  13. Oh my goodness!! That is absolutely positively darling!!
    It suits the pink and greens and I think you should keep it.
    Just lovely!
    I know I've said this before, but I love coming and seeing your beauty. :-)

  14. How do you do it, Sheryl?? Every time I visit your lovely place I am struck at the beauty you create. Love this little bag pin cushion. The embroidery is as always, exquisite. Your darling little bag is perfect. I too would have to keep this pretty if I had fashioned it. Oh....I love that pretty, pink floral fabric.

  15. Such a cute little purse! I like how you couldn't resist your pinks and greens haha. :D I think the backing fabric goes very well with it.

  16. Oh wow, this is adorable! I love the colours, you put it together beautifully.

  17. What a stunning pincushion, Sheryl--I don't think I've ever seen one quite like it. The colors you used are so pretty together, too. As always a truly exquisite piece of handwork :) Hope you have a lovely week ♥

  18. This is such a stunning stitched piece Sheryl. I love your choice of pink and green. It is perfect for this project. And the specialty stitches are fabulous. Love it!!! RJ@stitchingfriendsforever

  19. Oh, that's cute! Also, a very clever way to construct a pincushion, well done.

  20. Stunning pincushion! love the roses!

    Nice week,


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