Friday, June 26, 2020

New project: Making Masks

Well, the Perfectly Pleasing Pincushion Parade is over. It was so much fun making so many pincushions but at least now I can stop making pincushions LOL.  To check the winners, go to this link.
So, since I'm not making pincushions, I'm making masks. A few of my friends needed one and I have plenty of fabric so here are a few I've made.

Short post. That's all I've done so please be careful and be safe and ...
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Thursday, June 11, 2020

Perfectly Pleasing Pincushion Parade Continues

I found some more pincushions. I’ve been on a pincushion-making spree lately and forgot one. The embroidery was done on my embroidery machine. I went on a cleaning-up-my-sewing-area spree and I had left it with the machine and forgot to include it in the parade. Also found this small pincushion in my cleaning spree.

Then, my sister went to check on my El Paso home since, as I’ve mentioned before, I’m away from home and sheltering-in-place at our ranch. She took these pictures of pincushions I’ve made in El Paso… Little did she know,  I actually made two of them for her birthday which isn't until August. Hmmmmm.

And she also took pictures of my pincushion shelf, pincushions I’ve posted in past Parades.

I’m so enjoying seeing everyone’s contributions to the Parade. I hope you’ll enjoy mine as well. You can go to this link to see what others have in their Parade or to add your own.

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Monday, June 8, 2020

Perfectly Pleasing Pincushion Parade Starts Today

Here is my entry for the Perfectly Pleasing Pincushion Parade. My parade is led by Ida Hog. Yes, my sister Ida made this adorable hog pincushion for me so she bears Ida’s name. Here is Ida Hog, in all her splendor, leading the Parade of 25 Pincushions.

We have been at our ranch in the Hill Country of Texas since the Coronavirus lockup began. You can see the beautiful view we always have behind the parade. I have a limited fabric stash and a limited number of pincushions. Actually have 2 generic tomato pincushions I picked up at the thrift shop, another that I made from hexies some time ago, 2 others, and a mini pincushion a friend made for me.

Then, when I realized the Pincushion Parade was coming up, I panicked, ordered a Kindle copy of a pincushion book and quickly sewed these up.  Not bad, just useful pincushions but definitely not exciting. I was going for quantity rather than quality.

I really like the House Pincushion so I made one for my daughter, my sewing niece, and each of my sisters.

Finally calmed down and made a few that were somewhat prettier….

And a small and a large biscornu pincushion and, what I think, is a gorgeous Dresden plate pincushion.

I think my sister Lynette was thinking I sounded like I needed pincushions and she sent me a gorgeous tomato pincushion and a mini crocheted flower pincushion which I think are fabulous.

And the star of my parade is Ida Hog which my sister Ida made for me.

That’s my Parade. Check out other’s Parades or show us your Parade at this link.

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Friday, June 5, 2020

More Pincushions to add to my Pincushion Parade

My sisters and I are so excited about the Perfectly Pleasing Pincushion Parade which will be from June 8-20. The thing is, making pincushions is addictive. Every time I make one, I say it will be the last one.  Well...I decided to try to make a smaller biscornu pincushion from a paper-pieced star.  Here it is:

Then my sister from "...and the little sister follows" got hooked on sewing pincushions and sent these to me to add to my Pincushion Parade.  I love the tomato pincushion. The yellow fabric is gorgeous.  And the little pincushion is one she made from crochet.  It's a little flower.  And look at the cute card she made and included.  Thanks, Lynette. These will definitely be in my Pincushion Parade.

Don't forget to check out the Perfectly Pleasing Pincusion Parade which starts on Monday, June 8th.  Check out this link to see all the fabulous prizes Ida has gotten together for participants to win. 

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Thursday, June 4, 2020

Happy Day - Hog Wild

OMG! What a wonderful day when I went to the mailbox in town and received this pincushion from my sister.  This beautiful little hog will be leading my Pincushion Parade when I enter the Perfectly Pleasing Pincushion Parade which will run from June 8-19. Thanks, Ida.

Don't forget to check out the  Perfectly Pleasing Pincushion Parade and enter. There are some fabulous prizes available to win just for entering.

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Thursday, May 28, 2020

Thursday at the Ranch

The Little Lambs quilts are finally done. Since I'm still sheltering at the ranch with my small stash, it took me a little while to find some batting and backing but that's done and here are the quilts ready for the Hands2Help charity quilts sponsored by Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict.

And, I continue preparations for the Perfectly Pleasing Pincushion Parade by making pincushions since I don't have many at the ranch.  In the process, I found this cute, cute pattern for Little Houses Pincushions and made several. 

There might actually be enough pincushions there for my daughter, my sisters, and my niece. Don't forget to start getting your pincushions together so you can join the Pincushion Parade.  
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Thursday, May 21, 2020

Two Little Lambs Quilts in the Making

Here I am again.  Yes, yes, I’m as surprised as you are.  Now I’ve found where Sara from Confessions ofa Fabric Addict Blog is again hosting a quilting charity challenge.  

Confessions of a Fabric Addict
She lists five charities that one can choose to make a quilt for. You can choose one or all of them, your choice. I have elected to make two quilts for the “Little Lambs Foundation.” They are in need of baby quilts so I’m busily sewing on two.  My friend gave me the fabric. There were 18 little blocks of the Sunflower Girl and Boy. I split them up into 9 for each quilt.  This is what I have so far:
I still need to quilt and bind and then they’ll be ready to send.

Reminder about the upcoming Perfectly Pleasing Pincushion Parade coming up on June 8th so you can be getting your pincushions together.  Here is the link to Ida’s blog where she explains all about the parade PLUS shows you some of the exciting giveaways (gift certificates, patterns, etc.) you will be eligible to win.

I still have to figure out how to fix this up so you can click on the photo and go to Ida’s page but, for now, the link works.

Thanks for checking my blog again.

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