Friday, April 09, 2010

The "Ole Pincushion"...

Happy Friday!!!
I'm so glad that it is here :o) I've done not much for myself lately....so Mama's gonna stitch to her little heart is content and her butt is numb this weekend because I don't have to go to work until Sunday! It's like winning the lotto....OK, well maybe not THAT good ;o)

Just A Little Finish....
I recently have fallen in love with all things Theresa Venette designs. And I snapped up this little project (and basically everything else she's put out) as soon as it came out after Nashville:



"Ole Pincushion"
Designed by: Theresa Venette of Shakespeare's Peddler
Fabric: 32 ct. Black Belfast
Fiber: Crescent Colours as charted *except* I used Sassy Brassy for the flower pot part
Finished in an antique zinc Ball canning jar lid as a pincushion as recommended in pattern

Would you.....
like to make one for yourself? Well have no fear a tutorial is HERE these are great for a quick stitch and an impressive finish! I've got loads of black squares all lined up in my travel stitching bag. I plan to make up as many as I can for gifts to special someones. Give it a try!

Until the next time....
"Hands to work and Hearts to God!"
Love and Hugs,
~Vonna

56 comments:

  1. Adorable finish, these will make wonderful gifts!

    Where do you get the canning lids?

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  2. Fabulous finish Vonna, it's really cute :)

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  3. That is a very clever finish ... I will definitely have to use it some time very soon.

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  4. Your tutorials are the best! Thanks for the cute idea.
    Hope you have an awesome weekend stitching!
    Hugs.

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  5. Another fabulous finish. I love how you finished it off. What a great idea to use the canning lid. I imagine you could use almost any type of jar lid.

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  6. delightful!
    i am off to check out your tutorial next.......
    have sweet days off...i love those days!

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  7. Vonna, Beautiful finish and I love thta you make such great tutorials too. Thank you so much. I'm attempting my first flat fold. I have a question though, where do I find out how to make a twisted ccord out of the fibers? Any help, I'd appreciate. Jane

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  8. What a great idea! Sometimes I see these pretty works but I have no idea about how to do them... Thank for your tutorial, it helps so much!

    Regards from Barcelona (Catalonia - Spain)
    Anna

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  9. CUTE - love it! I'd like one with red on that black fabric! ;-)

    Hugs,
    Amy

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  10. LOVE LOVE LOVE this!! I just picked up 4 of the lids at an antique store last weekend so I am so excited to do this.
    Thank you for the tutorial Vonna.....you're the best!!

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  11. Fantastic finish...you make it look so easy! I'm curious where you find zinc canning lids too. I don't think I've seen them around here...

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  12. That pincushion is so cute!!! You have the BEST tutorials. Thanks for this one. I am with you on the Theresa Vendette designs. I love them too. Right now, I am trying to talk myself out of Sarah Woodham and all the silks, but my resistance is weakening the more I see it being stitched in blogland...

    Have a great stitching weekend. I plan to have a numb kiester by Sunday as well. :)

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  13. Anonymous12:25 PM

    Lovely!!! Have a really nice weekend!
    Hugs
    Paula Nunes Lima

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  14. Oh goodie! I was just going to ask how you manage to do the cording so you don't see the join -- and you've done a tutorial! Yay! I have this and need to do it up so this will come in handy. Thank you! I love the finish, obviously! :D

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  15. Vonna what a beautiful finish and another FANTASTIC tutorial! You're the best, thanks :)

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  16. That's a cutie and nice little tute. Thanks much.

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  17. Really cute finish! I too have been enamored with all the recent Shakespeare's Peddler charts--been looking for the "Sing" make-do but it's hard to come across for some reason..oh well it's not like I don't have enough stash already!

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  18. Great pincushion Vonna and thanks for the tutorial!

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  19. Vonna you're so sweet to share those wonderful tutorials with everyone - now if I ever get up the nerve to try finishing something - I am close :) - Lovely easter photos of your children. Glad you Easter services were uplifting. Keep fighting the good fight at WW - it will pay off. mel

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  20. Stitching till the butt goes numb sounds good to me. ENJOY! Love the little finish...adorable.

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  21. Wonderful finish ! Thanks for the tutorial, it does look easy. Love the color of your nails :)

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  22. This is beautiful!!!!!! Thanks for the tutorial~~~~~

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  23. Vonna, what a fantastic finish! Great job. As I work on Sarah Woodham, I'm feeling the TV love, too. ;)

    Have a fantastic weekend! The kids have plans with friends but I told them to entertain themselves; I will be parked on the sofa with my stitching and my pup. Enjoy yourself!

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  24. I am also stitching this weekend. It's a Harry Potter marathon on Saturday and stitching to boot. Of course, I also love Theresa's work. She is a great designer, a super fast stitcher and just an all round great person.

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  25. What a neat idea, Vonna! And thanks for yet another helpful tutorial--I really appreciate them :)

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  26. A beautiful finish Vonna!

    Have fun stitching all weekend! I plan to do the same except for a going to a neighborhood yard sale tomorrow.

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  27. I love your finish. Those would make wonderful gifts!!! I've been meaning to work on the shaker pin tuffet of hers, but haven't gotten there yet. I am so happy that you publish your tutorials.

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  28. Vonna, thanks for the tutorial---yours are always so clear and easy!! I'm making one/some of these pincushions for Christmas gifts this year!!!

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  29. How darling, never thought to put a pincushion in a canning cover!!

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  30. What a wonderful piece, Vonna! Now I'm off to check out your tutorial (thank you!).

    They would make lovely drool-worthy gifts!

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  31. That is sweet, you know I have several of those jar lids I have been saving...hmmm!

    I hope you have a super wonderful stitchey weekend and the time just goes really slowly until Sunday! :o)

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  32. Great idea for gifts. Love the finish. You are so wonderful to share your finishing techniques with your tutorials.
    I'll be thinking of you this weekend, as I am also planning on having a numb butt.
    A big Hug,
    ColleenB

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  33. I love your pincushion Vonna! Thank you so much for another fantastic tutorial! :) Hope you get your numb butt kind of weekend. :)

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  34. Just beautiful! What great gifts these will be.

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  35. Oh, that's really cute. A nice little finish and a great tutorial for it. Thanks.

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  36. A beautiful finish Vonna!

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  37. Lovely job V - and so nice of you to do the tutorial as well. How easy is it to find those Zinc tops?

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  38. This is really cool, Vonna - great job!

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  39. Thanks for sharing the tutorial Vonna....and you already know that I love this idea. I hope I can put one together too but loved the tips! Enjoy your weekend stitching...I plan to watch The Masters with Hubby and stitch too. pam

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  40. Wow! I love this! What a nice design and thanks for the tutorial. You are so thoughtful and generous. Thank you =)

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  41. Vonna that's just adorable and as usual your finishing is so neat and tidy!

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  42. Anonymous9:47 PM

    when you are gluing down the twisted cording what do you do with the beginning and end of the cording - how do you hide that part?

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  43. Great finish Vonna, congratulations

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  44. lovely pincushion, and excelent finished!

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  45. Pretty little finish.
    Doing some catch up here. Your children get handsomer and prettier every year.
    Enjoy a stitchy weeken - me I'm packing to head home to Canada. Wanna help?

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  46. Very cute, I love how it is finished off. I have one of her knot work designs of a little elf I want to do. Loved your milk can planters in your earlier post, they look great. Fun idea of making a scratching tree for the kitties too, hopefully they are using it like you hoped.
    Sue

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  47. Love the clever little cushion, so primitive and creative! Smiles...

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  48. What a sweet little finish Vonna!

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  49. Great little finish! Thank you for the excellent tutorial. Very clear and easy to follow as always.

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  50. Lovely pincushion! Thanks for yet another tutorial.

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  51. Very cute! Thanks for another fabulous tutorial!!

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  52. Very cute finish, Vonna!

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  53. Vonna, I have loved that one since I saw it, too. Thanks for the great tutorial. It was perfect and easy to follow. I need to find me a spare lid now. I have tons of them on jars, but they're all filled with crafty stuff.

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  54. It's TOO adorable Vonna!!

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  55. Thank you girlfriend, that tutorial is AWESOME! Love it!

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