Pin It Here!

Hello and welcome to my Day on the Pin It Blog Hop, pinned by Madame Samm and organised by our wonderful Cheerleader Kristen at Meadowbrook Blog.

The recorded origins of pincushions date back to the Middle Ages of Europe.  They became known by many names: pimpilowes, pimpilos, pimplos, pimploes, pin-pillows, pin-poppets. By the 16th century, these were supplanted by references to “pyn pillows

A selection of antique pin cushions

The most popular design was a tomato with a strawberry attached and was most likely introduced during the Victorian Era. According to folklore, placing a tomato on the mantle of a new home guaranteed prosperity and repelled evil spirits. If tomatoes were out of season, families improvised by using a round ball of red fabric filled with sand or sawdust. The good luck symbol also served a practical purpose; a place to store pins.

Pin Cushions today come in all shapes and sizes and designs.  I love them and have several, especially ones the Boys have found on their travels.  For this Blog Hop I decided, as we have just gone into Autumn, to make four pin cushions, one for each season.  So here are my cushions


My Spring Daisy Pin Cushion


My Summer Flower Pin Cushion


My Autumn Horror Pin Cushion


My Winter Christmas Pin Cushion


The Four of Them Together!

I had great fun making them and have found out a great deal about my new machine (yes there were a few wrong turns!!!!!) but I think they turned out really well.

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This is one of my pin cushions that the Boys bought for me.  The best piece of cake ever, no calories!!!!!!


This is one that DH bought for me a long time ago and I love its simplicity!

So I hope you have enjoyed my cushions. Now onto the Giveaway


To Win all you have to do, if you don’t already, is please follow my blog and let me know you stopped by.  That’s It.  I will get Mr Random Number Generator to draw a name on September 18th after the Hop has ended.  I will ship Internationally and please make sure you are not a no-reply blogger.  If you are not sure, leave me your email address in your comment.

What you can Win is this :

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Three pieces of Christmas fabric and a set of fabric Christmas labels all tied up with a Christmas ribbon.  Also


This sweet little penguin fat quarter!

Thank you for stopping by on my day on the Hop and don’t forget to hop along and see all these lovely ladies who are also hosting today :


Thimblemouse and Spouse

Sunshine Quilting

The Distracted Domestic



De Handwerktuin

How ART You?

Den syende himmel

Stitching & Stuff

Susie’s World at Quilt Creations      (You Are Here!)

Grammie Q’s

Selina Quilts

Pig Tales and Quilts

Robin’s Fabric Nest

Gr8dame’s Place

A Huge Thank You To Kristen and Madam Samm and I hope you have a Terrific Tuesday and watch those fingers with the Pins!!!!

Susie x


Treacle says thanks for Hopping with us!

105 thoughts on “Pin It Here!

  1. Linda J

    I am following on sage feeds. THX for the giveaway opportunity. Love the seasonal pin cushions. Interesting to read about the history of them. I sure didn’t know that about the tomato with the emery since they are quite common now and mass produced. I think your boys, big and small, picked well on the ones they selected for you too. Gorgeous picture on your header, BTW.

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