Saturday, June 28, 2008

Pincushion Swap







About a month ago I signed up for a pin cushion swap with Linda. I had quite a time trying to decide which pincushion to make. I had these supplies picked for one pattern. I really wasn't sure if this was the one so I kept on looking.







I picked out more fabrics and supplies, and I felt even more unsure of myself. At this point I was very stressed and wished that I had not signed up for the swap. Does this happen to anyone else? This was my first swap. At this point I had promised myself that this would also be my last one. I was really nervous. I had worked myself into a real snit. I finally decided to use these supplies.


I said to myself, put your big girl panties on and deal with this!! So I did. I made this pincushion.








It is now sailing across the sea to its new home in .... I will let you know when we chat soon!







Pat

18 comments:

May Kristin said...

You definately have nothing to worry about! This one is gorgeous!
I am pretty sure the recepient will love it!

Chantal said...

I like your pincushion . I'm in the same swap as you and had also the same problems . I think it's because you don't know the people you make for . But the person who receive this pincushion will be very happy with it, i'm sure of it .

Screen Door said...

Aren't you glad you did it!!!! Great job. It's definitely a confidence test to share you sewing with another quilter...but what fun!! Lucky girl to get it...

Farmchick said...

Too cute! Love it!
Thanks for stopping by my blog and joining my giveaway! Have a great day!

Leanne said...

Your pin cushion is lovely and don't worry I always stress about swaps.... you shouldn't though because no matter what as a stitcher it is always nice to get something made by someone else.

Christine said...

Your pincushion is lovely. I would be delighted if I received it.
I've been stressing about a swap project today too so it's nice to know it's not just me who gets in a bit of a panic! Hope mine turns out as nice as yours did. Happy stitching.
Christine

paula said...

thanks for leaving a comment on my page, its really interesting seeing where everyone is from. Im interested in your cup cake swa, can you tell me more about it please

Karen said...

What a sweet pincushion. Wonder who is going to receive it?

Lorraine said...

I am also in the swap Pat and deliberated long and hard about what to make.....eventually made up my mind and am happy with the result...I think you just need to make soemthing you would be pleased to get....I am new to swaps and do tend to worry the recipient won't like what I have made.....but I think if you do your best work and do something you like it will be fine...would be happy to be receiving your cute pincushion by the way!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Well its darling. I love it. Pink is so cute.

tkdchick said...

Lovely pincushion!

Solstitches said...

Yep! I felt the stress of the pincushion swap too LOL.
You came up with a beauty though and I think your lucky partner will love it.
Hugs,
Margaret

Janet said...

I know what you are talking about - I'm in the throes of indecision right now - starting a new project for my simplequiltmaking.com website and I have so many ideas - I must sit down and choose today!
The pincushion is sweet - thanks for sharing!
Janet

Crazy for Primitive Quilts & Gardens said...

Beautiful!! I love pink :o)

julieQ said...

Wow, it is so very pretty, your recipient will be sure to love it!! I wanted to say thank you, because I received wonderful mail from you today!! Thank you, thank you for everything! Your giveaway is so generous!

Stina said...

Pat ...it´s a lovely pincushion...love it very much...well done...and I say as everybody else...you have nothing to worry about!!

Rose Marie said...

I worry with every swap that I do and have since found that just making something helps, regardless if that is the one to be sent or not. If I start working early enough, then there is still time to work on something else if it turns out that I really like what was made and want to keep it. So don't despair and keep signing up for swaps.

Karen said...

I love your pincushion. What did you use for the stuffing?