For the last few days I have been in the mountains recharging my creative batteries. I did lots of sewing as well as some hiking and reading. It was lovely! This is one of the new designs I was working on.
I absolutely love using Pinterest. I have to be honest and say that I avoided Pinterest for the longest time because I couldn't really see the point. Then I tried it...... I have found so many wonderful things and beautiful pictures. One of the people I follow often adds photos of gorgeous flower arrangements and this pincushion is based on one of those. It was a photo of some old fashioned roses, casually arranged in a galvanized tin bucket. It was just the sort of thing I would love to have on my big wood dining table if only my cats wouldn't eat the flowers! In my garden I have some beautiful, highly scented, old fashioned roses and right now they are in full bloom. I used those roses as the inspiration for the color scheme.
There is a pincushion and matching needle book and both have been added to my Etsy shop.
I enjoyed making these with all the hand embroidery and the colors particularly appeal to me. Here are some of the inspiration roses in my garden.