Hilachas is the Spanish word for those little loose threads that fall all over the floor and sewing area as you finish sewing and snip the tail end of the thread off the sewn area. So does this blog entail the odds and ends of topics of interest, leaving more loose threads to ponder...
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hello Everyone, Yes, I'm still around although right now I'm sheltering in place in our little ranch in a remote place in Texas. Our ranch is located 12 miles outside of a little town of 1000 people somewhere in the Hill Country so we're pretty isolated. While in isolation, I've spent part of my time working on a Village. Moda Fabrics did a wonderful thing for us while we're staying home. They made the Village pattern from Miss Rosie's Quilt Company available for free! How great is that? You can download it on their website at: Village or http://www.unitednotions.com/fp_RQC-701-Villages.pdf The most tedious part was cutting out the pieces but the sewing went really fast. Here's what I did:
There are 132 little houses. While I was on a roll making little houses, I made 2 more and turned them into potholders for a swap I'm in.
Now that I've to my feet wet blogging again, I guess I'll continue because I hear there is a Pincushion Parade coming up soon. Remember that from other years? So I guess the next project I'll be showing you will contain pincushions. Check with me again soon for more info on the Pincushion Parade. See you soon :)