Monday, June 13, 2011

My World-Traveled Pincushion

I recently participated in a Round Robin to make a crazy quilt pincushion base from felted wool.  A dear lady in Austrailia hosted the Round Robin and organized the groups participating into 5 ladies each.  The participants were from the US, Canada, and Austrailia.  This picture is my finished pincushion.  All of the embellishments were added by the wonderful ladies in my group.

I am so thrilled with the finished product and the experience of interacting this way with these wonderful ladies was wonderful.  I feel like I've made some real friends even though we've never met.  The shared love of fiber arts and the creative process tears down all borders and creates lasting relationships.  I hope to participate in another Round Robin with these ladies very soon. 

We just purchased our first digital camera and this is one of the first pictures we took with it so it's a little fuzzy as we have a lot to learn.  But you can see the adorable koala bear, the colorful and 3 dimensional gum trees, and all the lovely stitching in the embroidered sunflowers and beading.  I can't wait to frame this somehow and display it in my sewing room.


  1. So glad to see your pincushion base is back home with you.... it'slovely..... congrats on your new camera... we shall be seeing more pics??
    Have a wonderful week...

  2. Looks great! Can't wait to see it put together.