Yesterday, a beautiful, beautiful box arrived at my doorstep.
What d’ya know, it’s my pincushion exchange from Diane Merlock, all the way from the US of A.
I just love how dainty and delicate the teacup pincushion is, from the fine cross stitches to the queen stitches to the eyelets…
Not to mention the lovely antique teacup. According to Diane, the “Thomas R Germany” mark at the bottom indicates that it’s from 1953-1960.
The painted flowers on both the cup and saucer are exquisite. The saucer is also perfect for placing my scissors on while stitching.
The package came with some yummy variegated threads, an Erica Michaels’ cross stitch chart and a colouring book (not shown).
Thank you again, Diane, for the wonderful exchange!