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Just happened to spot this from the car on my way back from Inversnaid last weekend.
If you happen to be driving in the opposite direction when I'm in this "one eye on the road, the other on the scenery" mode, just cut me some slack .. and keep your fingers firmly crossed!
Very interesting flower. Does anyone know this protea's name?
this one is actually bigger than the wee ones i have been making. i still dont know if this should be my swap cushion or not. if it is i want to make something to go with it...like a wee shroom
for the scrappy pincushion swap
Filled with walnut shell granules
4 inch diameter.
I hope you like it partner!
Protea - any shrub of the genus protea native to S. Africa, with conelike flower-heads.
*** Group cover photo FLORAL FANTASY 11th August 2017 .
Robin's Pincushion or Bedeguar Gall (Diplolepis rosae)
9 August 2018, Cuttle Pool Nature Reserve, Warwickshire Wildlife Trust, Temple Balsall
This is what I received from the very talented Carol (mamacjt), minus the chocolates...lol they didn't make it to the photo shoot! I LOVE my goodies, I am one lucky swapper! Thanks again Carol.
I had this little dog cut out sitting on my work table. It was taunting me. I had to make another pincushion.
custom order been working on for weeks ~ almost done but not quite
I can absolutely see why this is called the 'PINCUSHION' PROTEA.
Die enige eg SUIKERBOSSIE (ZA).
Read all about this amazing plant, this is the BEST article I've EVER come across on any flower:HERE
Protea flowers normally remain closed, (with the style curved, and the stigma within the mass of tepals), until an insect, bird, or rodent disturbs the flower. At that point, the flower snaps open, the style straightens and the stigma is held some distance above the bloom.
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this is my contribution to the pincushion swap. It measures 2.5" x 5.00". Sorry there were no peek views but once I started it I had to continue until it was finished.. As you can see it goes on the front of your sewing machine. I have one and find it one of the most useful 'bits ' I have ever made. Hope you do to ,partner.
Read more about this lovely hand dyed wool felt here:
Finally I made myself a little pincushion. The top half has polyfill and the bottom half has beanies so that it stands up. I like it, but I wish it was more perfect.
Jan 6, 2013
Here is Mt. Fujimidai located in the south end of the Japan Central Alps.
Altitude is approximately 1,700m, and it is not high mountain, but there are not so so many high trees because wind is very strong here.The gentle hilly areas are covered with bamboo grass mainly. The hilltop looked like a pincushion by the snow.
A part of the mountain range of the Japan South Alps is seen in the left depths, and the peak outstanding most is Mt. Hijiri (3,018m).
Not the best shot as I had to climb to the top of a high ladder to take this one,
and I was shaking alot. When fully opened it is beautiful.