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Pincushions & Thimbles

Do you thrive on thimbles? Are pincushions your passion? Share your finds and creations, post pics, and share patterns. Combine all things fabric & thread! Don't forget those adorable new pins ~ the ones that are too cute to actually use!

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Latest Activity: Oct 11, 2014

Discussion Forum

hard cupcake forms

Started by Cindy Gerstl. Last reply by colorado13 Oct 17, 2012. 14 Replies

Does anyone know where to get those hard cupcake forms that  can be used for pincushions? The only thing I can find are paper cupcake forms, and you can't use these for pincusihons.Continue

Embellishing Straight Pins

Started by Brenda Crisci. Last reply by Cindy Gerstl Apr 28, 2012. 13 Replies

I am wondering if any of you embellish straight pins.....I saw some embellished pins for sale on line and they are 2" long.  Can't seem to find them anywhere.  If you have any ideas please share. …Continue

What Do You Like To Use to Fill Your Pincushions?

Started by Judy/WA. Last reply by Cindy Gerstl Mar 26, 2012. 15 Replies

What is your favorite ingredient for filling your pincushions? Share your tips and ideas!

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Comment by cinderella pisani on October 11, 2014 at 9:13am

That's it. I'm gone. No one has been on this site since Sept 10.  Charlotte, will keep in touch. You are a hoot!

Comment by Charlotte Gustavson on September 10, 2014 at 6:43am

My  neighbors knew all about me and my children when I first moved into my house long before I met any of them because we had lovely 12 yr old girls who came to visit and play with my little ones! lol

Comment by cinderella pisani on September 8, 2014 at 3:42pm

Oh yeah. Don't have a disagreement with your husband. The little rug rats will tell grandma all about it the next time they see her.

Comment by Charlotte Gustavson on September 8, 2014 at 2:24pm

And the rest of the world knows all your business! :D

Comment by cinderella pisani on September 8, 2014 at 12:49pm

And then of course there is the child who comes knocking on the bathroom door (you have just sat down with your latest quilt magazine) and says, "Mom, what are you doing in there? Can I come in?" LOL My youngest would lay in the hallway and try to peek under the door. If that didn't work she would slip notes under the door. Privacy is nonexistent after you have children.

Comment by Charlotte Gustavson on September 8, 2014 at 9:07am

You'd think my lovely DIL would realize there's going to be trouble on the horizon since she has a twin sister she had to share with! LOL As much as I love my son, I'm going to enjoy watching this evolve! I have three sons, so all I had to put up with was shaving stuff all over my sink and the overpowering smell of their aftershave until they figured out how much was just enough! lol 

Comment by cinderella pisani on September 8, 2014 at 8:34am

Oh my gosh! There is nothing like a teenage girl in the shower for over an hour. Then, when you finally get into the shower yourself, THERE IS NO HOT WATER!!!!!!! One bathroom per home should be a federal offense. My daughters were 14 yrs. apart so I had to deal with one at a time. His are close enough to have to deal with both when they are doing their hair, shaving their legs, putting on makeup. What a hoot! He had better have strong bladder muscles!

Comment by Charlotte Gustavson on September 7, 2014 at 9:20pm

Home again now, back in my very crowded sewing room in the attic here in NJ! Haven't had time to take all my stuff back up there yet. Got home yesterday and went to visit son #3 today and his beautiful daughters (5 & 2.5). The oldest just started school this week and she was sooo excited. They're moving to a smaller (!) house and we went to peek in the windows. He's going from two baths to one and I howl with laughter every time I think,  "He has no clue!!" Just wait till they're teenage girls! LOL I was one of four and my poor father only had that room that room to himself on Saturday nights when he had a gig (he had a band)! My son Pete looks just like him and is also a musician, so when we looked at the house, I tried to envision where they could ad another bathroom! lol

Comment by cinderella pisani on September 6, 2014 at 8:03am

Hi Charlotte! Starting to think you and I are the only ones who check this site for conversation. Now I understand why there were no posts for 2yrs. Sounds like you are really getting into creativity at your lake house. I am so jealous! Are you there by yourself or do you have company. Henry will be so excited about his quilt and pillowcase. What a lucky little boy. You'll have to post a picture when you get it done. I would love to see it. Hope you enjoy yourself in the mountains.

Comment by Charlotte Gustavson on September 5, 2014 at 10:49am

Cinderella, I am currently at our lake house in the Adirondack Mts. of NY. It's where I make most of my quilt tops because I have more room to move around and a small LQS that I love to shop in. Right now I'm making a "big boy bed" quilt for my almost 5yr. old grandson Henry. He asked for red and blue because he loves Batman and Spiderman. He also asked for stars on the back and some on the front. I'm using a pattern from a Thimbleberries book. It's basically checkerboard squares (red, blue, and cream prints) set on point with blue plaid sashing. The setting triangles are half 8 point stars ( time consuming!) of dark blue with a sort of "free" paisley (as opposed to a packed paisley print) on cream. There are tiny stars in the print. I wanted a dark blue for the borders, but when I went back to the store they were out of that particular bolt of star fabric. Instead they offered me a wonderful constellation print on dark blue that glows in the dark! LOL My son is going to flip when I include a pillow case made of that same fabric. The kid will either never go to sleep or never let them wash the pillow case! :D (They have one of those machines that projects stars and the moon on the ceiling in his room) Ahhhh, the things we do to rattle a cage sometimes! My son has Psych degrees and I think he sometimes overthinks child rearing way too much! Off to finish putting the rest of the quilt blocks together.


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