Wednesday, July 13, 2011

The Adventures of Miss Pincushion .....

Once upon a time there were two friends named Cindy and Amelia. Cindy and Amelia had never met each other in person, but they had a lot in common with each other (they both loved fabric, quilting, creating, colour and fairytales) so they became friends through a magical thing called the internet.

Amelia was so impressed with Cindy's creations that one day she asked Cindy to make her a pincushion. Cindy agreed and found out the sorts of things that Amelia would love in her pincushion (her favourite Australian fabric designers, Neptune, FMF, green and rainbows). So Cindy went to work, lovingly creating a pincushion that was exactly what Amelia wanted.

Once Miss Pincushion was complete, Cindy filled her up with a delicious meal of chopped walnut shells (which was Miss Pincushions favourite) and carefully parcelled her up and sent her on an exciting adventure half way around the world to a foreign land called Australia.

Now, Australia is a wonderful place, it has lovely wildlife and scenery and lots of nice people too. But it also has some scary things, such as snakes, spiders, crocodiles and Mr Quarantine. You see, once Miss Pincushion arrived in Australia, just before she could take the remaining journey to Amelia's house, Mr Quarantine stopped her and asked her what she last had to eat and when he found out it was crushed walnut shells from another country, he told her that she would have to have a small operation. Miss Pincushion was a bit scared of having an operation, but she knew Cindy would want her to be brave, so whilst the surgeon unpicked her stitches and emptied her walnut shells she didn't cry once! 

After her operation, feeling very hungry, she made the remaining trip to Amelia's house. Amelia was so excited to see her and thought she was the most beautiful pincushion she had ever seen. By this time, Miss Pincushion was feeling pretty weak from hunger and the long journey, so Amelia went out to the shops and bought Miss Picushion her favourite crushed walnut shells for dinner and she ate until her belly was full and her heart content. From then on Amelia and Miss Pincushion have done nearly everything together ..... they play together, sew together, quilt together and generally just hang out together. In short ... they lived happily ever after.


(Miss Pincushion)

(Miss Pincushion hanging out with with some new friends)

Thank you so much Cindy!!!


  1. That was very nice of Mr Quarantine to unpick her instead of just throwing her in the bin - she was very lucky to meet such a nice one. Do you know what her back fabric is? It's gorgeous.

  2. Oh my! I would say that you and Miss Pincushion were very brave! I would be beside myself if such a beautiful pincushion was going to be unpicked and emptied. Glad it had a happy ending!

    Jennifer :)

  3. Such a cute story!! I am also a lucky owner of one of Cindy's pincushions that I won as a giveaway for her Name Game series. I love it! And I can see already that you love yours, too! Enjoy!

  4. very cute and a lovely pincushion she is :)

  5. Great story!! I can see she is well loved already and in great company of other equally beautiful pincushions.