Thursday, June 19, 2008

Pins and Pincushions and Winners . . . Oh My!

Nicole at Sister's Choice Quilts wrote a post pins and sewing over them. She asked us what kind of pins and pincushions we use. Here is a small collection of pincushions I have accumulated from pincushion swaps. I bought the doll at a quilt show and I could use her as a pincushion, but she is too pretty to stick pins into.
These are my "working" pin dishes. The red heart on the left is a Fons & Porter magnetic pin dish and was a gift from a friend. It sits next to my sewing machine. It has an assortment of pins. My favorite pins are flat headed pins. The Sweet Pea dish was part of a Winter Solstice package I received. It sits on my cutting table and serves as a catch-all dish, but mainly holds pins.
This is a pin cushion I made for myself last weekend to use when I'm hand stitching. I made it using 2-inch squares of Ricky Tims fabric. I hand stitched the blocks together and then used hand-dyed purple/green embroidery floss and backstitched a wavy line around the sides. I think it's cool.
And now, without further ado, here are the winners of my 300th post Container Contest.
They are: Lynn at Blue Bird Quilts, Brenda at Pumpkin Patch Primitives, and Nancy at With Thread in Hand. I wish I could all of you a prize. Everyone has wonderful containers and all of us have had fun looking at them. Will the winners please send me their snail mail address. I will start putting your packages together and try to get them out in the mail next week before I go on vacation.

9 comments:

Brenda said...

I can't believe it! I'm so happy...it's always the little things that make me smile. Thanks Sweet P!

Nancy said...

Granddaughter and I are looking foolish doing the HAPPY DANCE!! She doesn't quite understand WHY we are doing the happy dance, but at age 6, she will do it for anything...lol

Thanks Sweet P!!

Libby said...

My favorite pins are the flat heads, too . . . I can just sew right on top of 'em *s* Congrats to the winners!

Solstitches said...

What a lovely dispaly of pincushions. I've gone a little crazy for pincushions myself just lately and would like to start a collection.
Congrats. to your lucky draw winners.

Teresa said...

Congratulations to the winners and thank you so much SweetP for doing this give-away. I have enjoyed reading all the new blogs that your links have taken me to. I hope you have a wonderful vacation!

Pam said...

I totally think you should use the pincushion doll as a voodoo doll...just pick someone who is bugging you (NOT ME!!!) and stick it to her!!!

Pam@
www.pamgwillim.com

lyn said...

Dear Sweet P, thank you so much for the giveaway. I am absolutely thrilled, I have just read your blog and saw my name as one of the winners. Thank you once again. Warmest Regard Lyn

Darlene said...

WooHoo! Congratulations to the winners!

Daybreak*Dawning said...

I love pin cushions...don't use them but I love 'em :)