Little House Needleworks ABC Samplers – 3 – finishing the other 8 pincushions in the series

These little cross stitch pincushion ‘smalls’ from Little House Needleworks are so sweet, and were really fun to do! They are a great project for when I’m travelling about, as each one is small and portable, and I can stitch them using just an eight inch hoop to put the fabric in, rather than a rectangular frame. There’s nine in the series, covering the whole alphabet.

ABC samplers - Little House Needleworks pincushions

This is the first one that I completed a couple of months ago. It’s four inches square, when finished.

ABC samplers Little House Needleworks pincushion

I’ve been stitching these in a hoop, using cotton sheeting to make the fabric piece large enough to hoop up, without wasting the 32 count linen fabric.

ABC samplers Little House Needleworks pincushion

I think I like these three designs the best:

ABC samplers Little House Needleworks pincushion

When they were all stitched, I raided my patchwork fabric stash to choose cotton for the back of each pincushion, and co-ordinated mini pom pom trim that I bought from xJudesign on Etsy.

ABC samplers Little House Needleworks pincushion

Once they were all finished, I decided to display them in this little wicker basket with a cotton lining, that I found in a charity shop:

ABC samplers Little House Needleworks pincushion

I love stitching little houses, so this was kind of ‘binge overload’ – I need to stitch something completely different, now, I think!

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13 thoughts on “Little House Needleworks ABC Samplers – 3 – finishing the other 8 pincushions in the series”

  1. Your work on the LHN house sampler pillows is gorgeous. In looking at some of your other photos I noticed your Celtic Knot rings and just love them. I only have one, but you have prompted me to look for more.

  2. Quite lovely. Small projects give such a sense of accomplishment fairly quickly. Large projects are nice too, but a variety helps to keep interest.

  3. What a beautiful project. I have lots of small pieces finished but gave up because I just haven’t a clue when it comes to making pretty pincushions etc with them, so mine are all still in a box – safe for if I ever get to grips with making them into something. So envious of your finishing skills.

  4. when you used the sheeting to save on the linen, did you cut a square in the sheeting or just baste the linen over the sheeting?

    1. The way I do it is to tack the embroidery on the sheeting, and then carefully cut away the sheeting from the back, so that I’m only stitching through the embroidery fabric, and not both.

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