Saturday, August 8, 2009

Pincushion from Jo

In spring we had a purse contest on Crazy Quilting International. In addition to the actual purse competition (in which I won second place for my purse here), we always have a guessing game to see who can study the purses and guess the correct maker. Well, I happened to win the guessing game. The prize was one of Jo Newsham's incredible pincushions, which she sells in her Etsy shop here. It came all the way from New Zealand and arrived this week.

Jo uses the most unusual items for bases. I believe this is a silverplate goblet turned on its head.

And of course, Jo's stitching is always scrumptious - she does the best, most beautiful and even seams! I just love this pincushion, which is much too pretty to actually USE !! So it will sit on one of my display areas in the studio I'm in the process of rearranging. Below is a good side view.

In the background is my stitching chair, which is going to be moved when the contractors are done with their work. See the ironing board on the right? It will be set up permanently open once the chair moves. I HAVE to have that handy, and find I do a lot of my piecing work standing at it. Does anyone else use their ironing board for things other than ironing?? Anyway, the cover I had was so worn and ugly (not that this is the world's prettiest, but it is about 1000% better, LOL), I was looking for a new one. This morning DH & I went to a giant "Yard Sale" held as a fundraiser by Murray High School. It was huge. I only found three or four little things, but one of them was this Sunbeam ironing board cover (new) for 50 cents. Woo-hoo!!

Well, I'm off to go do the drawing thing. I'll be posting the lace winners names shortly.



  1. Wow, what a great pincushion. Wish I knew where to get one from....
    LOL - glad to see it arrived in one piece, and USE IT!

  2. Cathy,
    Congratulations on the pin cushion from Jo! She is awesome isn't she?
    And those ironing board covers can be woo hoo for you! :)

  3. What a beautiful pincushion.

  4. What an unusual and beautiful pincushion! Yup - I sure use my ironing board for more than ironing - I like to especially stand at it and pin seams - don't know why but I've done it for years!

  5. Hi, Cathy,
    Out of the ordinary. I have not seen one like it. It is gorgeous.


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