Sparkle Sweat Shop

When it is time to make pincushions, one must  be very careful to gauge what you are getting yourself into.

I had selected about a dozen pairs of 5″ squares (Each pair makes one pin cushion.) from my mom’s and my’s 5″ square box when I decided to call one of my friends over for a while. She prefers hand sewing to quilting, but she understands the obsession and has excellent color sense. While she was over we were talking, and I was doing a little cutting, seems pretty harmless, right? But the 5″ square box was sitting right there and right on top was a good color combination. Practically before either of us really knew what we where doing we had 38 pairs! They where all equally cute, so how on earth could we downsize? Oops, maybe we’re a little  too enthusiastic! Oh well, what are two twelve-year-old sewers to do?

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But of course, my friend was a gigantic help. Buttons and ric-rac were rummaged through in abundance (on my bedroom floor, which I might add did not make my mother terribly pleased, but I was finishing that project so I didn’t get in too much trouble ) to find just the right match. Thanks to my mom’s big pile of junk (or so she calls it) we completed the task.

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So now all 38 are completed pin cushions. And what a massive pile it is!

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Of course, my friend was sent home with a pin cushion as a present for her mom, which we accidentally made in perfect colors to match their house.

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The owner of the quilt in the post Not As Scary As I Thought It Would Be ordered four pin cushions,  two from the leftover quilt fabric, and two of my choice.

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Another was set aside as a present.

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That means 32 brand new never before seen pin cushions! I won’t post them all here, but here are a few.

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Thanks for reading!

Sparkle Jane

P.S. All of the cushions can be viewed in PIN CUSHIONS FOR SALE above.

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5 thoughts on “Sparkle Sweat Shop

  1. When girlfriends get together to quilt/sew usually time flies and a lot is accomplished. Just like the quilting bees of long ago. Keep up the good work and as long as you are having fun, it will never be work..

  2. These are all soooo pretty and before I saw the four that are coming to me, I loved the blue and yellow one! You are one talented lady!

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