Thursday, 3 January 2013

Playing.....getting ready for Sunday!

On Sunday I am hoping to make it to my third meeting of the London Modern Quilting Group which meets up at the Star Tavern in Belgravia - I tell you no slumming it here!

As you trudge the nearby streets you can brush up on your geography as Belgravia is Embassy land in London - lots of them, big ones, small ones all with their flags outside and technically each a different country within London!  Now that is an easy way to travel...

Occasionally there is an armed police guard outside an embassy where trouble is anticipated and I think there was one outside the Syrian Embassy last month!   Does make you sit up and take notice as armed police are thankfully a rare occurrence in this country and long may that remain so!  

Anyway this month there will be a lucky dip pincushion swap and I had to think of something quick as it was only yesterday I decided I could escort daughter into London - she is returning to Uni there - and attend the meeting!

So inspired by this make on Flickr I made my own version!



Reminded me of a reel of Aurifil!  What do you think?  This brand is LMQG of course!   Hope you like it partner whoever you may be - but if not there is a twopence bit in the bottom to help stabilise it so you could always spend a penny or two....?


And here it is with my prototype in brown - apologies for the 'b' word to those who are of a sensitive nature!  No twopence in this one just a plain old washer!


22 comments:

  1. Ooh you are clever. This looks fab. How I wish that I could 'lucky dip' with you! Di x

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  2. Oh very clever! LMQG... am jealous... lol

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  3. your pin cushion looks fantastic!
    lucky person to pick that out.

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  4. Very cute spool! Hahahaha! The warning of the 'b' word made me take a second quick glance at your post! Whew....it was just brown :)

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  5. You are clever - such a cute pincushion!

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  6. What a great idea well executed - you clever thing!! Have a great time xx

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  7. that is so cute, any chance on a tut ?

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  8. Love that pinnie! And dead jealous about the guild meeting. I want to play too!!!

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  9. Brilliant and I bet the LMQG have so much fun together!

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  10. Very cool missus.
    Belgravia, hmmmm!

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  11. Great wee Pinnie! Have afab time!

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  12. Very cute! Come on over here and you'll soon get used to seeing uniforms on streets! jxo

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  13. Sweet pincushion Nicky. Have a great time at the meeting!

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  14. Perfect "thread" fabrics, these look fab. Have a great time

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  15. Now THAT is very cool, Mrs! And I'm super envious of you going to a quilty meet up! Have fun x

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  16. What a fabulous idea for a pin cushion! I must make another one, I'm back to using a bowl after my last cushion perished after many, many abusive years.
    Hope the meet was good, it's times like this that I wish we still lived anywhere near London, Yorkshire seems to be a quilting blackhole...

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