Now… If you are not familiar with Kathy yet…I want to introduce you….Kathy Cardiff has one of the best decorated booths at Market…It is always perfect and very thought out…She has lots of new items and this time and one of them is a new book of pincushions or as she calls them Pin Pals…We will be offering these pincushions as a BOM soon at Primitive Gatherings so look for this in a future email,….I love to help designers and the best way is to promote their offerings…Her site can be found here: Cottage at Cardiff Farms
How many pincushions do you have? Can you count them? Do you ever have enough? NO!!! They can always be considered a COLLECTION!
If you want to win Kathy’s new book shown here she has graciously given us one to give-away! Tell me how many pincushions you have in your collection so far… and you will be eligible to win this book of pincushions…You have 3 days until June 20th to comment before we pick the winner!
If you think you will not be so lucky and want to purchase her book it can be done here…Cottage Keepsakes
I hope you visit Kathy’s site and see all her other creations…she truly is a talented artist and a good person!
Look for more talent from Quilt Market soon…and more goodies to be given away…
212 responses to “Kathy from Cottage at Cardiff Farms…”
I’m a new quilter. So far only two pin cushions! Can’t wait to add to my collection!
Weellllllllll, I don’t have a collection – yet. I use one pincushion. Think I should start a collection???
I think I have 7. That is if you don’t count the arm of the couch or my pantleg when I don’t have one handy….sounds like I need to make a few more huh?!
Nine so far but I’m a sucker for a cute pin cushion!!
I have 18 pincushions in my collection – but the only one I actually USE is a magnetic one that I keep by my sewing machine – the rest are just for making my studio look fun! LOL I love her designs and it would be so fun to win her new book and make some of them….
Well, I have NONE, just the container they came in 🙁
I have 8 pincushions… All given to me by friends. I need this book soIcanpay them back!
HELLO! I HAVE SO MANY PIN CUSHIONS,SOME CUTE,SOME NOT SO.
SOMETIMES I MAKE A PRACTICE BLOCK THAT TURNS INTO A USEFUL PINCUSHION TOO.
I THINK I HAVE QUITE A FASCINATION FOR PINCUSHIONS ACTUALLY AND THIS BOOK SOUNDS SO NEAT!
I have four handmade ones of my own, but have made many,many more to give away! They are the perfect hostess gift, birthday gift, Christmas gift and just-for-no-reason gift for my sewing AND non-sewing friends and relatives. I try to make one that fits the receivers personality and everybody needs a pretty pincushion! I would love to win the book with even more ideas!
I have I have 8 pincushions, but really only use 1 of them.
Right now I only have about 6 pin cushions but I have wool and other UFO’s for at least another 6.
I only have 4, but I have a great love of them and I could certainly see a collection in my future.
I have 4 pincushions. I looking forward to making many more. I have several packages of crushed walnut shells just ready to be put inside !
I have 7 pin cushions, all styles it seems. We use crushed hazelnut shells here for filler. I love my pincushions and they all get used!
2 – I’m a beginner collector. One is store bought and one homemade. 🙂 I keep eyeing new ones to create. Would love some inspiration. Enjoying your blog.
I have 3, and I’d love to make more and start a little collection , some to use and some to admire. I even have a pincushion in my kitchen (on a small bookcase) because I often hand applique and hand quilt at the table. What a nice price this is1
I made the cutest owl pin cushion from wool and the other night my new dog got it and put a hole in it. This just made me sick. I guess I need to make some more. Love wool.
I have 4 pin cushions which include a vintage “tomato” with the strawberry shaped needle sharp, a primitive counted thread that I made last year and a wrist cushion that works great unless I miss the cushion. But my most prized is a shoe- shaped, heavily beaded pin cushion made by my great,great Grandmother who was famous for her award winning quilts, 2 of which I have inherited.
I have a couple– and can never find them. I definitely could use this!
Oh my gosh. How many pincushions do I have? I’ve lost count. From cloth to glass to wool to purchased here or on vacation around the world. Yes, I collect them. And they are collecting quilters dust all around my sewing area. Kennette
Hihi,I have more than 15 pincushions…can’t have enough of them!!
I have 8 pincushions so far. Some I’ve made, a couple are from swaps, and one a friend made for me. The wool ones are my favorites!
I’m sitting here in my sewing room counting and I don’t nearly have enough..LOL. So I would love to win the book to make more. Total Count as of today=7 (boy I do need more). Thanks, Jackie
I’m thinking about 10 pin cushions, however that doesn’t include all those I’ve pinned on my pincushion board on Pinterest. In my heart I count those as mine too.
I estimate that I have about 50 pincushions because I just can’t resist a cute one, especially one that’s different than any I have, and well to be honest they just make sewing and quilting more fun. I love to sit down with handwork and a cute pincushion. I’d love to have her book to make some for our quilt show and quilty friends.
Hi Lisa, I currently have nine, and am in the process of making three more as I do give them as birthday gifts to the ladies in my quilt group. I love them all. Thanks for the giveaway. Blessings and smiles, Emilou 🙂
I have one wool pin cushion (Primitive Gatherings kit, of course) and three magnetic plastic ones. Great book!!!! Would love it.
I probably have 20 or so, but you never have enough! These are too cute!
I only have 2! I have made more but keep giving them away as gifts! I need to keep some for myself. I’d love to have this book to make more.
I have 5, but lots of scraps to make more.
Is two considered a collection?
I only have one but that’s because I keep making them and then end up giving them away. Would love to have this book as it would give me more ideas for more pin cushions that I would probably end up giving away. Maybe I could keep a couple for myself…..lol.
Hmmm, I think I have about 5 pincushions…but would like so many more, tee hee. Thanks for the chance to win th book!
I can count mine on one hand. I have four, one of which I just made a couple of days ago. I surely need lots more, I would love to win the book. Thanks for the chance.
Oh my gosh!!!! Pin cushions are one of my weaknesses!!! I love them. I probably have 5 that I use all the time…. I have lots of different work stations! LOL And…. maybe 5 that are used for display!
Please enter me in the wonderful drawing!!!
I have 11 pincushions 🙂
My friend Nancy made me a pincushion in 1988. It is the one that has a little thread catcher connected with velcro straps…and holds on to the table with a hidden tile…..She made it after all my kids were in school, and she wanted to entice me back into quilting….she placed a note in it with $20.00. We made a date to go to the quilt shop to go buy some fabric….That’s back when $20.00 would buy a few yards of fabric….Great memory….PINCUSHIONS…smile……….
I love pincushions. I have 30 pincushions. Some have been given to me by friends and some I have made and others I have bought. The book looks great. Thank you for the chance to win a book.
I have 2 magnetic pincushions, 12 “fiber” pincushions, and a couple of your kits to make more, and lots of patterns ready to go. : )
I recently saw some of the designs in this book online–Love them!!
Striving for an even dozen — there are nine in my collection at the moment. A quilter/stitcher can never have TOO many!
I only have 4 pincushions but would love to make a few additional ones to add to my collection and for my friends. They look wonderful.
It is so nice of you to promote other designers Would love to win Kathy’s book!
I probably have about 10 pincushions!
I’d love to win this book – it looks wonderful. I only have six along with a couple of magnetic bowls. I am gravitating more to the wool ones so have started a collection of wool thinking the embroidery would make a good project for riding in the car. This book would help. Thanks for the opportunity.
I have five pincushions and would love to make more. Thanks for the chance.
I have 10
I have 4 wool, 4 woolfelt, and 1 cotton pincushion and am hooked on making them. They are so much fun! Would love to see Kathy Cardiff’s book. My friend talked to her on the phone, and she was so pleasant and nice to her. Now my mother buys little knick-knacks at thrift stores to be made into pincushions. I am anxious to try that. I also have PG pincushion patterns and kits waiting…
I have 8 -three are store bought and the rest I made myself. Would love to win this book.
I have 3 pincushions and a magnetic pin dish!
I have only 4, but they are special. One from a friend who moved away, one from Hawaii, and two from Sisters, Oregon outdoor quilt show. I haven’t made my own and would live to win this book and get started. It would put a dent in my wool pack-of-the month collection!
When I saw the sunflower pincushion awhile ago I asked Kathy is she was going to do a book and here it is. It’s wonderful. I love pincushions and look forward to seeing her book. I would love to win her book.
I have one pincushion – made by my dear daughter! I would love to be able to make her one!
I don’t happen to have any pincushions. Guess I should join the BOM so I can fix that!
I have 5 or 6. Most we’re given to me. The last pin cushion I made I gave to a friend. I love cute pincushions though!
I only have one 🙁
I only have six so I NEED sew many more….this would be a great to win. Thanks Kathie for designing and Lisa for doing this!
Too many to keep track of, but my favorite one is a very fine crocheted top, stuffed with my great grandmothers hair.
I have 7 pincushions and I love all of them but I can’t wait to make the one’s in Kathie’s book! They are GREAT! When does the BOM start?
Oh, to win Kathy’s book would be wonderful, looking forward to pincushion offering.
I have two in use that I use for different pin types but a number of redundant ones now adopted into other roles, e.g. mushrooms now in my forest Christmas decoration collection, two little birdhouse ones I use to decorate at Easter and my pumpkin for Halloween. My baby shoes (adapted into a pin cushion) will always stay with me on my sewing table though.
I tend to use my favorite…a black crow, but I do have several others (some in the cut out stage, some in the stuffings take and a couple in my plans to do. Finished six.
I have 2, but I think it’s time to get this book and start a true collection!
I only have 9 at the moment, I am glad to hear that I can say I am really “collecting” these, as I do not use them. Pincushions are so much fun to make that it is hard to say enough! This looks like a fabulous book.
I have about 8, but would really like more! For me, pin cushions are kind do like fat quarters, never enough.
I would love the new book. Thanks Lisa for introducing us to Kathy.
I have 13 and that’s just unlucky, so I’d love to win the book and make one asap to revise that number!
I just love the Sunflower on the cover. I have quite a collection of sunflower things. It will fit right in. I love your designs. Thank you for the inspiration. Diane
I love pincushions. I love making pincushions. I have so far made 14 of them. different styles. All kept in a wire/wicker basket I got at a flea market. Can’t wait for the BOM for pincushions.
WOW! An entire book of pin cushions…I have just three,…one is an old tomato : ) Would love to win Kathy’s book…it’s wonderful! Ann in PA
I probably have at least 25 pincushions. A few are utilitarian but most are for show and are made of wool including a few Primitive Gathering ones. Obviously I would love to win this book…..thanks for the chance!
I have 2 pincushions, one is magnetic and one is cloth. I’m liking the cloths ones better these days. Although I have a few patterns and kits, I can’t seem to find the time to make them. The pin pals on the cover of Kathy’s
book are so cute, that I think I need to start a collection!
Congratulations to Nancy for winning the Heart to Hand pattern. Lucky girl!
I have 2 pincushions. One is handmade. This looks like a very cute book.
You can never have enough! Only about 10 right now (not counting the patterns to be made!). Would love to win the book and increase my ‘collection’.
Well, I went to count and I surprised myself, looks like I have 19, I use them all. They are spread throughout the house, most are in my sewing room. My husband thinks I am crazy every time I make another or buy one. Love all of the ones on the cover, can’t wait until you offer them as BOM.
I have only been doing the wool for a year and half and have 12 pincushions. If I had been doing a pincushion a month I would have 18, so I’m 6 short. Love them all and would love to have the book.
I presently have 12 completed ones in my collection…6 more in the works. I love them…they are among my favorite things!
I have 7! I am a sucker for cute ones. My husband is always so glad when I use them instead of the arm of the couch.
I have 12 so far.
There are at least eight in the sewing “room” some that were my Grandmother’s and those that have been added by me along the way….
I have 11 (5 are vintage) so far and patterrns to make 6 more. Would love this book.
I love pincushions and have just started my collection. I have about 10 now but would love more so please pick me!!
I can’t help myself from making pincushions for myself and friends, so much fun! Will definitely put this book on my wish list! Right now I have 36 pincushions and the number keeps growing.
Pincushions are a wonderful collectible….I have 14 that I can find, but would love to make more!
well since I can’t even find them all I obviously need more!!!!! Adorable!!!
Only two for me, three if you count the cushy arm of my lazy girl chair!
I have 13 so far. Love to make them. I know I will be signing up for the block of the month. I need a pincushion with each project I’m working on— I have a lot of things going at one time– sticthing, binding, embordery , sewing , quilting, traveling kit and some to look pretty. I do believe new pincushions inspire me to finish my projects.
I only have 3 that I have made but there are so many cute ones out there that I see more in my near future.
I love pincushions! I just counted 54 in my sewing room. I love to make them!!
I have about 15 pincushions, working on 3 new ones and about 12 patterns waiting to be made. Her patterns look adorable!
I am the lucky recipient of 3 pincushions – all three gifted to me by my “sisters” in our Stitching Hive!!
Kathy’s book looks great and I would love to win it!! m(I’m way behing on gifting my Stitching Sisters!
log cabin chicken-gifted by a friend, my 105 yr old Grandmother’s that i treasure and-one i bought. not sure if that’s enough to call a collection
I have 4 pincushions, but more is always better! Thanks for the chance to win the nice looking book!
If you can count the primitive gatherings pin cushion kits I still have to make I have 40 but if you can’t then I have 35
I think I have 6 now, but I am always looking for more unique ones. Thanks for sharing and for the opportunity on the draw.
I only have 3 pincushions, but I love them. I’ve been making them for friends out of Homespun Fabric with Wool Flowers. I would love to try some new patterns. My oldest granddaughter would love the sunflower one – maybe then I could get her to start sewing.
Oh I only have 5 pin cushions……isn’t that an adorable book and what a clever idea!
Thanks for the chance to win it!
What a wonderful book! Thanks for the chance to win it! I keep trying to not add to my pincushion collection, but I can’t help myself! I think right now I have 24 of them, but I think a few might be hiding! LOL
I must sadly say that I only have one pincushion. I love all that I see, just no time to make any for myself.
I only have about 4 pin cushions. I’m sure I need more!
I have three and all were gifties :o)
I think I have 5 and they were all gifts.
Well, I guess I’ll tell it like it is. I grew up when the only pin cushion around was the (dare I say “unattractive”) red tomato pin cushion. When I saw the lovely, prim sunflower pin cushion on the cover of Kathy’s book it spoke to me…loudly! I would love to make that pin cushion…and I would even use it! You shouldn’t award me the prize because of how many pin cushions I have, but because of how many I don’t have. I have 0 (zero, zip, nada) pin cushions! Because of those old red tomato things, I have put my pins in clear plastic boxes and they are screaming to get out. From a position of lack, not abundance, please consider the plea of my straight pins…they’re keeping me up at night with their mournful cries.
I only have about 3 myself, but some I’ve given away. I do plan on making lots more!
I love all of my pincushions………..and I also have a collection of thimbles. Each and every one tells a story and means the world to me.
I have 7 so far but plans to make many more… love to give them as gifts too!
Apparently I do not have enough pincushions! I only have 7 and I suppose I need more! Thanks for the opportunity.
I currently have about 25 and consider myself a collector, but 90% of mine were made my me. I love trying a new pattern or a new challenge.
I have 2 pincushions. I would love to make some cute ones to start a collection!
I have a total of 2! Lisa, help e start my collection. 🙂
Ohh, I am addicted to pin cushions! I have several I have made and a couple on my list waiting to be made. I picked up some walnut shell pieces to try in my next pin cushion. I’ve heard the walnut shell is wonderful to use. I think I really need this book! Win or lose 🙂
LOVE her little pin cushions!
I probably have 2dozen pincushions, pieced, pool, animals, flowers, etc
I have one pincushion given to me by friends and I purchased a primitive gatherings kit to make as a gift for my Aunt. The book would be a great addition to start my pincushion collection.
I have 11 treasured pin cushions. I made some as small projects at our quilt guild. A very close and dear friend made one for me. They are so much fun; they put a smile on my face. I can’t wait to make more for my collection.
I have 3 but would love to add to my collection.
I have 4 pin cushions that were gifts, 2 are hand made. I would love to win this book. Thanks for the chance!
I have maybe 4 pincushions. I love the idea of doing a BOM with pincusions. Her book looks like it is fabulous.
I’d LOVE to win Kathy’s new book! I could make another pin cushion to add to my “collection” of 13 already in my sewing room!
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I’d LOVE to win Kathy’s new book! Then I could make another pin cushion to add to my “collection” of 13!
I have several pin cushions, guess I’ve never counted. There are some I use and some are just fun to have.
Do unfinished ones count? I have 16 and about 4 unfinished ones, Can’t get enough, they make the best “Little” projects to sew inbetween those quilt projects. Love, Love, Love PINCUSHIONS! PS I don’t have any like Kathy’s so I would need them in my quilting room.
I have a lot! They have become my new favorite thing to make. Probably 10.
I had more than I thought–7! Thanks for this giveaway. ~Roberta
I sadly only have one! I would love to win to start my own collection! Will check out her site immediately! That are sooooo cute!!
I currently have 22 pincushions!!! Two of the groups I belong to exchange them at Christmas time! I LOVE them all and can’t wait to collect more. I saw Kathy at the Country Loft last weekend….she was teaching a pincushion class from her book. I’d love to own this book!
I only have two pin cushions and a magnetic pin tray (which isn’t very cute). I could really use this book!
I only have 3 pin cushions (2 from Primitive Gatherings). I love these little projects that are quick & creative inspirations. Little Pinnies are satisfying feeling of accomplishment plus add to the creative decor that surrounds a quilter’s house… Also make great gifts!
I have 24 pincushions in my collection so far! Always room for more!
I’ve got 5 or 6 but would love to increase that number with these cute patterns!
I have 4 pincushions but have made several for my friends-this book is really great and would love the chance to win!
Lisa, I think I have about 23 pincushions now, everything from an old red velvet one of my mom’s to the ones I have made with your kits. Big and small, wool and cotton. I am thinking one for each day of the year would be a good place to start. See you soon Michelle
I only have 2 pincushions – the red tomato and a wool handmade one that was a gift from my dear friend. Time for me to begin a collection!
Ah, so I’m not the only one with the addiction!?!
A relatively close shop has a pin cushion of the month offering and everytime I’m in their shop there are two or three that are just too cute and come home with me. I FINALLY made them all this winter….up to 18, they have their own shelf. And I just made it up to there shop a few weeks back and two more I had to have!!!! Smaller than my stash but equally compelling 😉
I am lucky enough to live in San Diego and have been taking Kathy’s classes for several years, I did the pin keep for many months and have quite a collection, I also did her wool mat of the month, she is a great teacher and a talented person, kind and generous, just like you Lisa. I was also fortunate to take a class from you several years ago, it was when you picked up Jeter and Elvis. I recommend this book.
I think I have upwards of 20-25. I adore pincushions and have several that are antique.
–I have about 17, and enough patterns for about 30 more! I have them all over the house and in every sewing bag and basket. Several are grouped together on my treadle machine in the living room. One very treasured one is a knitted cushion that has 5 or 6 gradually enlarged double “rings”. It was in my mom’s knitting basket for years, and I received it when she died . It holds several pointy tools, a thimble, bobbins stacked on a crochet hook , my drafting pencil, sewing machine brush, and, of course, pins. One can never have too many sewing tools or pin cushions! Appreciate all your inspiration!
I imagine I have about a dozen pin cushions. Probably have about half a dozen books about making pin cushions too. What fun. I love making any type and often given them as gifts. Would love to win the terrific new book. It looks wonderful.
Just one “good one” And it is a bird one from Primitive Gatherings. 🙂 I’d say I need to make some more.
One can never have too many pincushions, in my opinion. My husband claims he is a human pincushion, or magnet, as he has picked up several pins/needles with his feet. Ouch! I have plenty of the standard red tomato ones. I have made several-mostly calico chickens, but my favorite, so far, is an antique one my grandmother gave me many years ago from her “variety store” in New Orleans, La, It is a china shoe with a red velvet cushion filled with many rusty pins. Just for show, of course. Reminds me of her everytime I look at it. I would love to have this new pincushion book, so I could add to my collection. I am constantly looking for little odd shaped glass/ceramic items to make unsual pincushions. Thank-you.
I only have 1 pincushion but last year I made each of my 13 friends a pin cushion from the summer gathering book! It was fun and even the friends that don’t sew loved them! I loved making them.
So far only 4. But one of them is my very first pincushion from when I started sewing – over 50 years ago! I do think it’s time for something new. Thanks for the opportunity to win.
I have 7 one of which was my Grandmothers. She had it hanging by her treadle machine which I have. If living she would be around 120.
Would love to win!
I just LOVE pincushions! I also love to do wool work, so this book is a must for me! If I don’t win it, I will be purchasing it the next time I am in Primitive Gatherings :-). My “collection” is 16 strong right now, but there is always room for more!
I have three pincushions which were all gifts ~ not counting whatever shirt I have on that day. I’ve been known to have needles and pins hanging from me when out in public! (much to the embarrassment of my girls!
I have 3 pincushions which were all gifts ~ not counting whatever shirt I am wearing at the time. I’ve been known to be in public with threaded needles and pins hanging from me ~ much to the embarrassment of my girls.
I have about 12… I think I may have another one, but can’t find it right at the moment! I would love to have more…nothing is cuter than a pin cushion! :-). Rachel
I have 6. I have started looking for vintage pin cushions. Would love to add to my collection. Sharon
I counted 11…there might be a few more, but I can’t put my hands on them at the moment. would love love love to win the book!
To be honest – i never thought much about pincushions before…so i decided to look around on pinterest at some, i just might have to get into collecting as there are some really cute ones out there! Tammy
I have (that I can think of) 7. Love them, have several of them in my mind that I would like to make. Wish me luck.
I have 3 pin cushions. One of the tomato style ones, one of the magnetic ones and one that I charish from my husbands maternal grandmother that is a little ceramic shoe with stuffing and a terry cover. Maybe if I win this book it will inspire me to start a collection!!
I started making pincushions after seeing all the wonderful ones on the internet. I saw Kathy’s delightful sunflower and wanted to make it. I wrote her to see if she was going to do a book and wala she did. I have a very large collection of pinkeepers and make-do’s, probably close to a hundred. I have one with all my various projects. I have been waiting for Kathy to publish her book and I would love to win her book so I could add to my collection. Patricia Roberts of Ohio.
I have three so not a collection yet. This book look like so much fun. I want to get a copy of this and start my collection
Whew! At least I’m not alone with my obsession! A quick trip to my sewing room clarified my count at 13 finished and 2 in the works. Thanks for the introduction to Kathy.
I WOULD LOVE THIS BOOK! I probably have about 15 – love to do pincushion exchanges. This book looks like the ticket and I think a BOW would be fun fun!
You are so generous with your time to inspire us. Thank you. Pin cushions; there are about a dozen, a few quite old and some I have made.
I only have 3, but I’m always looking for pins and those pincushions are just never in the right place when i need them! Need to make some more.
Maybe 13. If I can’t find a pin when I need it, I make another one.
I have at least 4 that I use that are sitting in various spots around the house where I may need one! I also have at least that many little kits to make more! Love those kits! I plan on doing pincushions for my Christmas gifts this year for my best Buds. Besser
I currently have 6 pincushions, and I use each of them. As you can see I have room for more. Thanks for a chance.
I have 15, one being a chicken and one an acorn. Can’t wait to see the BOM
Having fun doing my BOW
I might have a zillion, but I don’t really know because I try not to count my favorite things. I would have to say that this little pattern book fits in 3 categories of things I don’t seem to have enough of: pincushions, patterns/pattern books, and calendars.
I haven’t started using my toes to count but pin cushions are the sweetest things. Let the collection begin!
I have 17 pincushions and want at least 17 more. Many of my friends (we’re called the Old Crows) also have collections and I love to give them as gifts. Would love the book!!!!