Monday, 1 August 2011

Vintage 1986

I have a bit of a thing for Blackbird Designs patterns.

I love the vintage-ness.

I love the sentimentality.

When I saw this pattern, I knew right away that I wanted to do it.

But who would I choose to remember with it?

Well I chose us!

1986 is the year we were married. I modified the pattern to add our initials and a heart. I chose the colour to remember the apricot theme we wanted to have at our wedding (rather than the pink we ended up having, due to influences stronger than our own!).

This pincushion was lined with calico and filled with silica sand. Another sturdy pincushion and serious paperweight!

Pattern: Vintage Pincushion
Designer: Blackbird Designs
Publication: Joyeux Noel
Fabric: 32 Count Belfast Linen, "Mushroom"
Thread: Simply Shaker Sampler Threads, "Fragrant Cloves" 7026
Size: 8" x 3 1/2"


Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

That's absolutely gorgeous Sue and a lovely momento of your marriage...Dzintra

Fabraholic said...

Hallo Sue
you seem to like cross stitches. Have a look at It's a blog about cross stitches with lots and lots of patterns. The blog is written in Swedish, but the patterns are without

Sue-Anne said...

It looks fantastic Sue!

eszter said...

beautiful pillow♥ love this colour

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