Thursday, September 10, 2015

Perfectly Pleasing Winners!

I want to thank all of you for making the Perfectly Pleasing Pincushion Parade a big success!  We had 26 link-ups and a plethora of fabulous pincushions to drool over!



 
So without further ado I would like to announce that Desertsky Quilting is the winner of the gift certificate from Green Fairy Quilts, the cookbook, one of the pincushions on the PPPP post (her choice) and some other goodies............

Anthea from Hibiscus Stitches has also won the cookbook, a pincushion and other goodies!

Emails have gone out to the winners and, again, thanks to all of you for making my first linky party a BIG success!

On the subject of pincushions.........since I have your attention.......my sis, Irene, and I are thinking it would be fun to have a Holiday Pin cushion swap.........Although Thanksgiving and Christmas are the next holidays we would leave it up to the swap partners which holiday they prefer.........in other words, if your partner wanted a Valentine pin cushion or a St. Patrick's Day Pin cushion or whatever......you would make one for her and she would make your desired holiday pincushion for you...........we are still working on the details but if you think you might be interested in signing up for this swap please let me know in your comment below............

Again.......Thank you!  Thank you!  Thank You!






 

Friday, September 4, 2015

Gone with the Pincushions!!



Ida's Perfectly Pleasing Pincushion Parade is gaining steam and so this is my post for the linky......

First I show my very favorite pincushion...........one my son, Jeremy, made for me when he was about 12 years old..........for many years this was my only pincushion.....
 
 
 Next another pincushion I have had for years...........this was an estate sale find............there is a label underneath that reads "Italy"...................
 
 
 
My sister made this little pincushion for me that ties right to my sewing machine..........unlike the pincushions I carry from one place to the next and then can't find them.....this one is always in the perfect spot!
 
 


  I repurposed this jewelry box earlier this month.....I removed the glass lid insert and replaced it with a pincushion insert. .......it is nice to have downstairs when I am away from my sewing room......it has enough room for several threads and notions....
 

 
 
 


 
 
 
 .........and, finally..........some more whimsical pincushions...........I found the ceramic shoe at a second hand shop and added.........well, it is either a leg or a boot top with some machine embroidery ......what would you call it?  Lol............
 
 
 
 I also found this Avon figurine of Scarlet O'Hara which kept me entertained for a day or so...........
 
 
 I'm not sure I'm that pleased with the change, but I didn't use any glue so underneath the figurine is undamaged and can always change back to the original.............



 
 
When Scarlet looked at her new dress she said, "Ida....where will I go?  What will I do???"
 
You know what I said.................
 
 
"Frankly, My Dear, .......why don't you go to the Pin Cushion Parade?????"
 
http://www.mysismademe.blogspot.com/2015/09/perfectly-pleasing-pincushion-parade.html
 
 
And why don't you join the fun???  Link-up, show us your pincushions and get a chance to win some prizes!
Click on this LINK or the Pincushion Parade button above to go there!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

It's time for Ida's "Perfectly Pleasing Pincushion Parade Linkup! And Look.....Green Fairy Quilts is Onboard!


Yes my followers and friends..........the linky to Ida's "Perfectly Pleasing Pincushion Parade"  is now open.....and my friends at Green Fairy Quilts have come onboard to offer a $20 gift certificate to one of the winners of this linky party!  So we are adding this gift certificate to the first winner of the linky party.........thanks Judi and Clint for helping to make this linky a success! Clint and Judi have the most awesome precuts and yardage of all the most contemporary designers anybody would want and they have some of the best sales I have ever seen!  Please click on their logo below and check it out for yourselves!

http://www.greenfairyquilts.com/
 
Ok then............don't forget........at midnight on September 2nd the linky to Ida's Perfectly Pleasing Pincushion Parade will be open for you to linkup your beauties!  Click on this link and show me your stuff!!
http://mysismademe.blogspot.com/2015/09/perfectly-pleasing-pincushion-parade.html

 
 

 

Perfectly Pleasing Pincushion Parade!

Ok my friends.......here it is.....my very first linky party.....

Ida's Perfectly Pleasing Pincushion Parade has begun!  Please post your links below when linky opens Wednesday September 2nd........You may post anything "pincushion" you like......something you've made.....something you love....anything to do with pincushions! Please remember you must link in order to be eligible for prizes. After you link-up please leave a comment letting me know your first and second choice from the pincushions in the following photos......let me know which you would like to see in your mailbox... If you like you can see individual photos on my previous posts.......





 


Winners will also receive one of these fabulous cookbooks from my Sis......"Mom, how do I boil water?" is a wonderful cookbook for the beginning cook who literally may not know how to boil water!

 
Winners will also get a nice surprise for their stash and who knows what other extras might end up in your winners package! (newsflash!.....GreenFairy Quilts has joined our party and is giving a $20 gift certificate to the winner!  Thanks Clint & Judi! Click on the link and check out their website to see what you might buy with your gift certificate!

http://www.greenfairyquilts.com/
 
You can get an additional chance to win by grabbing my button and posting to your blog or by mentioning the linky party on your blog..........