Friday, February 8, 2013

To honour my pins and needles

 Today being Harikuyo and the wonderful Japanese festival to honour our hard working and broken  needles, I've posted a few pictures of my pincushions and needle cases.
 The middle one is the first needle case I ever made.
 I took Susan Elliott's wonderful needle book e-class and on the last page there is a spot to put our broken needles.
 I left off the tie that goes around the needle books as my sewing skills are terrible but here are 2 of the books I made last year from Susan's Plays With Needles blog.
I brought my amaryllis bulb out from the cold room, planted it and am thrilled with how beautifully it is blooming!  It certainly adds a wonderful burst of colour on a dreary winter's day.

12 comments:

  1. pin cushions and needle cases are so sweet, great idea for the broken ones at the back. I put all my broken ones in an old medicine bottle. What a vibrant red your amaryllis is.

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  2. Oh Jenny Penny Poppy your needlecases and pincushions are wonderful. How fun that you participated in Hari-Kuyo Festival today. I took Susan's e-course and it was excellent. I am hoping to make a few more needlecases for some special gifts to my family. Creative Hearts are Happy Hearts...

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  3. All your creations are beautiful but my favorite is the needlecase in blue!!
    Happy weekend.
    Morena

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  4. lots of cushions and cases here Jenny, of course the hardanger one is the one that shouts at me!
    I had not heard of broken needle day, I hate to admit to it but I throw my broken ones away, have asked one or two other stitchers about this when I read Susan`s post and they say the same, maybe not caught on in the UK.

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  5. Aww I love oin cushions and needle books so much..from my heart..
    pin cushions and needle cases are always my passion..great idea to keep them safe.
    Love for you x

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  6. Lovely work on your pincushions!! That flower is beautiful, I definitely agree it can only brighten our winter days :)

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  7. Beautiful ! Your needles and pins are lucky !
    Have a nice weekend.
    Anna

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  8. Happy Harikuyo dear Jenny! You are rich with cushions and cases...If I were a needle, I'd want to hang out with you. May you have a new Needle Year full of blessings and beautiful stitches. xo Susan

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  9. What a gorgeous collection of needlecases and pincushions. I have already heart of this Japaneses tradition.
    I like your beautiful Amaryllis!
    Hugs from snowy Vienna Claudia

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  10. wow, they are all lovely. it is so cute to see all these nice things together.

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  11. these pincushions and needle cases are so pretty!

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