I have recently had time to get more active in the Stitchmap Yahoo group, which is made up of apprentices and mentors and focuses on teaching all types of needlework at no charge to anymore - simply as a way of preserving these arts. This is the first challenge I have taken part in - a Victorian Pincushion.
This thing is big! lol I thought I would never finish stuffing it! I used a pale pink moire fabric for my base and did silk ribbon embroidery in a heart shaped design. After stuffing, I used white silk ribbon to add the feather stitch down the sides. This was a fun project and it will be my gift for the guild swap in about ten days so one more thing off my Christmas list! I glued porcelain roses onto a couple of pinheads as the finishing touch.