06 April 2024

Making Counting Pins


It's been quite a while since I made any stitching tools. The other day when I was running errands I happened upon a 50% off sale on beads and decided to make some counting pins. I use size 26 needles and super glue. My favorite is Loctite Gel Control. (Yes, I have a favorite super glue.) It's not runny and it doesn't dry out like the tubes. I use a toothpick to sort of fill the eye of the needle with glue and insert it in the bead. That way there's a nice little blob of glue in there, but not so much that it squishes out when you put it in the bead.

A set for spring

And one for winter

Off to sort fabric. I'm about to do a big fabric reorganization. More on that soon.

Happy Stitching!


  1. Wow you are so clever , I love coming over to see what you are doing .
    You have some lovely ideas .
    Hope you are having a lovely weekend ,hugs June.

  2. Your pins are very pretty, love the birds!

  3. These are darling, Honeybee. I love each set you created especially the bird pins. Looking forward to hearing/seeing your fabric organization update.

  4. Very pretty. Iris

  5. I love the idea of making your own counting pins. If you don't mind I'm going to borrow your idea. :) I enjoy your blog so much and make sure to have a cup of coffee and a little treat to properly enjoy your postings.

    1. Of course I don't mind, that's why I share! I'm delighted to hear my little blog brings you so much pleasure! Thank you so much for being here and for letting me know!

  6. I never heard of counting pins before. The ones you made are very pretty.

  7. These are really lovely, and it's great you've made ones for different seasons, too.