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Monday, February 19, 2018

Granddaughters are so much fun!

I was blessed with a new granddaughter last month and promised I would get her quilt from Nana finished in time for her first month baby photo..........Nana managed to have her Raggedy Ann done in time for the birth and was waiting on some fabric to finish the quilt..........here is Raggedy............we don't know what her name will actually be.....her "big" sister named the Raggedy Nana gave her "Dolly"....so maybe this will be "Polly" or "Molly"?? Or maybe "Annie".....who knows.....lol....

I had been saving some "Fairy Tale Friends" fabric from American Jane for quite awhile to make a special quilt....Fairy Tale Friends has long been out of print but I had a charm pack, a layer cake, a honeybun, and a panel.  The panel only had 15 squares so I made an extra 5 fairy tale scenes using my embroidery machine so I would have 20 blocks........I used the Attic Window pattern and added some more embroidery and here it is!



I used the panel for the front. For the back I used some of the charms, honey bun strips and the cake layers , together with some of the red fabric I had used for the window panes and some more embroidery.....I used a variegated thread to do some free motion meandering all over and was quite pleased with the results. 


  My new little Kitty was a great help too.......



My Sis found a vintage quilt top that someone had hand embroidered with the baby animals and gave to me. I cut it in half and made two doll quilts for the Raggedies....I used flannel for the backing and made a set of matching pajamas for each.... I'll send these along with Ella's quilt......








Sunday, September 17, 2017

Perfectly Pleasing Winners!






Yay!  Here is the list of winners for this year's Perfectly Pleasing Pincushion Parade!  All of our winners have already  been notified by email. Congratulations to all!
 
 And, of course, there would be no winners without out great sponsors so I want to take this opportunity to thank all of our sponsors! 

 
 
First of all.......everybody was a winner because our friends at Embroidery Library gifted everyone a $10 gift certificate to be redeemed on their website! 


 

The Winner of the $25 gift certificate to spend at Hawthorne Threads is Sheryl from "Sewing after Seven."


 
 
The Winner of the $25 gift certificate from Shabby Fabrics is Janet from "Caribou Crossings and other Fun Stuff"




The Winners of the Martingale 2018 Quilt Calendars are
Barbara from the "Flashing Scissors" and Charmayne from "Country Fragrance"



 
The Winner of the $15 gift certificate from Green Fairy Quilts is Sara Wheeler from "One Piece at a Time"
 
 
The Winner of  the Island Batik Charm pack and 2 patterns from Bejeweled Quilts by Barb is Shez from "I am"

The Winner of 2 patterns from Kelli at Seriously I think it needs Stitches is Turid from "Den Syende Himmel"
 
 
The Winner of Irene's Cookbook, "Mom How do you Boil Water" is Mary from "Needled Mom"
 

 
The Winner of the Starbucks Card is Mary Ann from "Magpie's Mumblings"

 
The Winners of the Dots FQ packs are Sunny from "Quilting Dreams and Bea from "Bea Quilter"
 
The Winners of the Chevron FQ packs are Jenny from Bird on the Border and Mary from Mary on Lake Pulaski
 
The winners of the Christmas FQ Packs are Maria from "Life on the Block", Lynette from "and the Little Sister Follows", and Lisa Marie
 
 
Thanks everybody!  See you next year!
 
 


 
 
 
 









 

Monday, September 4, 2017

My entry for the PPPP!



Well ya'll know that Irene and I always disqualify ourselves from being prizewinners on the Parade but we always post our pincushions......so today I'm linking up to the Perfectly Pleasing Pincushion Parade 2017!

https://mysismademe.blogspot.com/2017/09/perfectly-pleasing-pincushion-parade_1.html
 
 
I posted this pincushion a couple of years ago but I think I forgot to show it on any of the parades.......I made it from a little alarm clock my Dad gave me way back when I was 18 years old and in the hospital....I proceeded to knock it off my night stand the very next day and it never worked again.....I loved it so much that I kept it all these years and then a couple of years ago I covered it and made a pincushion that I could look at every day.......

 

 
 
Here are some pincushions I made in the hoop after I upgraded my machine from a little 4x4 hoop to a HUGE 5x7 hoop.....(after using the 4x4, believe me the 5x7 is huge!) Lol...                                                             The  The star pattern makes a smaller pincushion so I decided to enlarge the pattern a bit and I rather like how the sunflower pincushion turned out.
Awhile back I got into a "half doll" pincushion craze.....I found these two dolls on ebay for a very good price because someone had painted over the porcelain....The one on the left is (I think) a German Bathing Beauty doll....the other a Japanese Flapper.......
 
After scraping all that ugly paint off I was able to transform the ladies into this.....


 












I also wanted to show you my birthday presents from my Sis..........

 
Irene knows how much I love boxes and she found this gorgeous wooden box and recovered the top with a beautiful embroidery design she made......the round one is made from a tin can "cut and curl" design she found at an estate sale and then made a pin cushion to fit right into it!  I love these gifts but not as much as I love my Sis! 
 
 
 
and now for my "ugly pincushion"................you know how earlier I said I had enlarged the in the hoop sun pattern to make the sunflower pincushion???  And, Wow, it was so easy and turned out so nice........so why couldn't I just do the same for this pattern from the same designer but in a flower design........?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
That should be easy-peasy....right????  ........NOT!
 
 
This poor flower looks like it got stomped on by a whole herd of buffalo!......back to the drawing board........



I hope you are all checking out all the linkups on the PPPP link-up page......and better yet I hope you will join the party!


Click HERE to go there!








 
 

Friday, September 1, 2017

Perfectly Pleasing Pincushion Parade 2017 Link-up Page!


This is it!  You are on the link-up page for the 3rd Annual Perfectly Pleasing Pincushion Parade!
 

Yes, the dates read Sept 4-15 but we have decided to give you an extra day to get your entries in........If you post by 11:55 PM on September 16th you will still be able to participate! You may link up as many pages as you like so that you can use older posts if you wish but only one link per person will be counted towards prize eligibility.  However you can get an extra chance by blogging about the party and another extra chance by posting the button to your blog.   Please leave a comment on this post and let me know you have done so.  For your convenience I have posted a "grab my button" on my right side bar............

This year just for added fun we are also giving a consolation prize to the winner of the "ugliest pincushion"....do you have a pincushion you made that didn't quite turn out the way it was supposed to....or maybe a well-worn favorite that has seen better days? I know I do! Include a separate photo and tell us it is your "Ugly Pincushion Entry" for a chance to win a nice prize.

Do you remember all our fabulous prizes??......Well I do! We have so many nice sponsors this year and since our last Parade post we heard from yet another.........Shabby Fabrics.com is donating a $25 gift certificate to some lucky winner!  Shabby has a wonderful website full of yummy fabrics, precuts, patterns, Block of the month clubs....gosh just click on the link and go see for yourself! 


           
 
We have included links on this post for all our sponsors.  Please thank them for their support by visiting their websites to see all they have to offer then head down to the bottom of this page and link-up your pretties!



 
The first 35 individuals to link-up will get a $10 gift certificate from Embroidery Library!   



One lucky winner gets a $25 Gift Certificate from Hawthorne Threads from the Parade
 
 

http://greenfairyquilts.com/catalog.php
 
Clint and Judi at  Green Fairy Quilts are donating a $15 Gift Certificate!
 

 
 
 Barb at Bejeweledquilts by Barb is giving a lucky winner his or her choice of 2  of her fabulous patterns and a Charm Pack from Island Batik.   Barb's patterns can be seen on Craftsy and also at her Etsy Shop and Barb is one of Island Batik's Ambassadors.



 
Another of our fabulous blogging friends, Kelli from Seriously I think it needs Stitches is donating your choice of 2 of her patterns if you are the lucky winner........Kelli has had her patterns featured in Quiltmaker's 100 blocks series and has also been a featured designer in the Triangles on a Roll quilt market and festival booth in Houston.........
 

http://thatlookslikeitneedsstitches.blogspot.com/
 
 
 
Martingale  has a copy of their 2018 Quilt Calendar to give away to 2 winners!
 


Irene from Hilachas is donating a copy of her cookbook entitled, "Mom How do you boil water?"  It is a cookbook that reaches out to Novice cooks who literally have never cooked before.........All of Irene's children, nieces, nephews have a copy of this wonderful book and have learned how to do much more than boil water!


We are giving away a $10 Starbucks gift card and some assorted fat quarter packs.............








 So now all you have to do is link your page below!
 Don't forget to include a separate photo of your "Ugly Pincushion Entry"
 Good Luck Everyone!


 

 

Sunday, August 27, 2017

More Prizes for the Perfectly Pleasing Pin Cushion Parade!

There is just one week left before the Perfectly Pleasing Pincushion Parade Linky Party opens!  Is everyone gathering their entries for this year's parade?




I have great news today!  In addition to all the fabulous sponsors I told you about on my last parade post, our friends at Embroidery Library are giving a $10 gift certificate to the first 35 link-ups! Last year we had about 30 linkups so that sounds to me like "Everybody Wins"! 


http://www.emblibrary.com/EL/default.aspx

Emboidery Library has oodles of the most awesome machine embroidery patterns anyone could ask for and in all formats.  Click on the link to go check out their website so you can start deciding what to spend your gift on!

And don't forget all our other fantastic sponsors and prizes......click on THIS LINK to look at last week's post highlighting them all!

Remember if you blog about the parade you will get an extra entry and if you post the parade button you will get another extra entry.....and what the heck....let's give you one more chance by leaving a comment on this post.......

So c'mon.........tell your friends to check out the prizes and plan on showing us your stuff when the linky party opens on Monday!