Tuesday, September 24, 2013

and the winner is.....

Just a short note to say that Deborah from Indonesia was the winner from my blog in the Pin It blog hop. And I have put it in the mail, I hope it dose not take too long in getting to her , half way around the world from me.  Thank you to everyone that stopped by and left a comment. It is always nice to read what you think about the projects shared.
It is just great how these hops put us in touch with sew many others with the same affliction  love to create with fabrics.
little bags ready to fill

Last week I stopped in at Haus of Stitches for their open house and demo day. It was a full house all day long I am told. Lots of info shared and lots of fabric bought.
We could even drop off any little bags for the Elna collection. These bags will be filled with toiletries ( soaps, lotions etc.)  and then given local charities .
Well that's it for now
take care out there and enjoy some of this sun shine  ( if it is still shining for you)
in stitches

Friday, September 13, 2013

needing a little help

Well today has lived up to being Friday the 13th
I found out that some how I have become a non-reply blogger ..... not sure how it happened . Maybe when I joined Google +  some settings may have changed with out me knowing. Now I am trying to figure out how to fix this.
I really thought I have been leaving a way to keep in touch. It now makes sense as to why I have not heard from many of the blogs that I have left comments on.
If any one has some tips or tricks to fix this I will be listening. I do know that Google +  is fixed different than Blogger. Gee now I have changed the font...... time to get off this thing ... at least for a while.
in stitches

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Pin It Day 3 September 12

Welcome to the hop. Today it is my turn to share a few pin cushions that I have played with over the last couple of weeks.
 But first I want to thank Mdam Samm and Kristen for doing all that they do to keep us inspired and organized to do these hops. I think it takes a lot of talent to get the hops organized and to find the special cheer leaders to help to carry them all out.
And also to all the great sponsors that share some wonderful products that keep us wanting to create.

 I am with a great bunch of bloggers today with the hop. Sew do stop in and check out what they have done as well . Let them inspire you to create as well.
 Here is today's line up
                                               September 12
                                                       Cherrys Prairie Primitives
            In Stitches& Seams that's me
For this hop I started with a little ruler that I received from Mdm Samm earlier this year as a little extra with my Blinky.

I picked a couple fabrics that I had on hand( actually on the ironing board). I then started cutting as I was not sure how many wedges I would need to make a full circle. I sew up the pairs and then quarter circles then the halves. I used the finished circle to cut a bottom for the pin cushion.  A little more sewing and stuffing and add a couple of buttons and here you have it.

Next I took a left over block from another project and made this little one...... Recognize the fabrics ?? I thought it made a nice little cushion with heart.

Then not stopping yet, I stopped by Moda Bakeshop and found this pattern for my bowlful of strawberries.......
                                                       just a little cream to go with them......

Seeing that I had a few days left I thought I would make one more , one that has a feeling of summer / fall. What else but a huge sunflower.
I did use a little paint to give the petal a sun kissed touch.

and a little Dragonfly to finish it off. It is just a little over sized and has a weighted bottom. I think it will work just fine at the ironing board, sure not to get lost in the ufo's that seam to collect there.

Hope you enjoyed my play time with pin cushions. Leave me a comment I and will include you in a draw at the end of the hop. Please make sure that  I can contact you. I have a copy of Summer's End and a ity bity charm pack and a few other goodies to keep them company on there way to the winner of the give away.

I will close with a pincushion I had found on line at Sew Mama Sew, I made it up a couple of years ago and use it a lot.
It is a handy one with a little garbage bag.
I did add a strip of gripping tape that I found in the purse notion area in the fabric shop, ( it is used to keep you purse strap in place on your shoulder but it also keeps it from sliding off my work area too)
                                                      in stitches

just a peak

I have been busy making up a few pin cushions for the Pin Hop going on over at Stash Manicure aka Sew We Quilt.
I will have my post in the morning sew all I can show is just a peak.

come back in the morning to see what I have been up to.
But until then I am linking up with Monika and The Needle and Thread Network
I have also done a little blue printing with some treated fabric that has been in the dark bag for a couple of years.... time to get it used up and see if it will still work......

Yup it did quit nicely don't you think.
Just an extra item of note there is a great quilted art show on in Watrous @ the Watrous Arts Gallery just off of 3Ave East.
 Featuring Leann Clifford's work. The show is called Dreaming Patterns, Stitching Memories.
Here is a peak at a couple of her pieces. The show goes until Sept. 27th.

in stitches

Monday, September 9, 2013

Pin It Hop Begins in the morning !!!!!

Here is the schedule for the hop. I hope you  get the chance to stop in and see what the blogger's have created to share with you.

                                                 September 10

September 16
The Stitchin' Post

September 17
 That's it for now stop in on the 12th for my post and to enter into a give away.
                                                     in stitches