After I posted last night I realised that it is the deadline this weekend for the March entry of Le Challenge. Now, due to other things I have not entered anything for this in ages but last weekend I did start to sort out my entry and with one thing and another (see last post) I forgot. So I quickly got it it all together and stitched on the backing so hopefully it is not too late.
This month the theme is ORDER and I decided to use the above stitching which is on a linen and my idea of order was thinking back to the ordered flower beds and gardens of many stately homes in the UK many of which are now owned by the National Trust. So think Topiary trees, the renowned garden designer Capability Brown and little box hedges. This was a kit that I bought from a National Trust shop years ago but has been sitting around ever since but I felt it fitted the bill.
I stitched some lovely blue fabric on the back, stuffed it and it is now an over sized pincushion.
I need some new pincushions as my others have worn out and they gradually flatten with the constant pushing in of pins over time.
I even picked out my blue and white pins for the occasion!
Best go and upload it to the Le Challenge blog.