Wednesday, September 11, 2013

It is my day to "Pin IT" with a Give-a-way...Winner


Winner of the very cute owl Fabric is:

Marlene from Stitchin by the lake who said:: Both my daughters have curly hair so you know that one                                                                                  is my favorite! :) blessings, marlene

Marlene please send all your info to me at sgriff57(at)comcast(dot)net so I can mail your fabric to you!

Now I will go see all of the wonderful pincushions that I have been missing.






Note:  Good Morning everyone..well it is Saturday and I am just getting my computer back from being de-cluttered..lol and realize that I have over 1000 emails and will be doing a mass delete.  I am trying to get back to everyone that has left a message here on my pins but if you have not received an email please do not feel slighted there are so many and I may not be able to.  Why you might ask well we have had a change in occupants here at the Griffith house and my m-i-l will be coming to live with us but first we have to go to Cape May, NJ to pick her up, which is about a 14 hour trip one way so I have to prepare to do that in the next 6 days.
But thank you so much for all your wonderful comments....my trip to Paducah was wonderful and Karen and Fran love their pincushions, since Karen was driving her Hooter which is what she has named her's had a place of honor on the dashboard..lol  I tried to explain why not to call it "hooter" but she wouldn't listen....
Sandi also loved hers...which I was very happy about and I will have tons of pics I took from the trip posted at some point this week...the plantation well all I can say is it touched my heart.
I will pull the winner by Sunday evening since I am not sure of when we will be leaving to go there yet.  Have a great day and here comes the fall...yeah!

Again " thank you" all for your wonderful comments it is so nice to be in our blog land and have so many blog friends....I appreciate every one of them...



Good very early morning to everyone!  Are you ready for more pincushions?  
First let me thank  Madame Samm who picks all these delicious bloghops and  Kristen who is our head cheerleader  in our  "Pin IT" Pincushion blog Hop and has done some wonderful hard work to get and keep us all on the same page...thanks Kristen.  Following is a list of very creative people who also share this day with me.  Please join them and leave a comment.  I am sure they would love to hear from everyone.
OK so now I will get on with the show.  I decided to make 4 pincushions and they were so much fun to make.  I wanted to make one for a birthday present; 2 for a road trip that I am going on with 2 friends of mine to Paducah and wanted them to have a little "forget me not" gift and then one for my sewing machine....First I will introduce Sandi:


I love the look of the Victorian era and similar . When I thought about Sandi's and what I was going to make her for her birthday I was thinking of her sewing studio and I just wanted to add something pretty and lacey and delicate.  She is a petite lady but strong, creative and always on the go.   So maybe when she passes her studio she can look into it and see how pretty it is and have ah ha moment.   This is sitting on about 12 crazy quilt blocks of mine and a bed of silk ribbon, most of it hand dyed and when you get into crazyquilting you just cannot help but want to use the silk ribbons and alcohol inks for dyeing your lace which is what I done here.  I am beginning to really like orange so there is a bit of orange in the pincushion itself so I used the inks in orange to dye the pure white lace.  I hope she enjoys it as much as I did making it for her...

Now let me introduce you to Fran and Karen:



 I have always wanted to go to Paducah, KY  and the museum there is having a civil war quilt presentation that I would love to see.  Karen wanted to also see it plus a few historical places so she invited Fran and I to go along.  We are all history buffs so we may get to stop off in Franklin, TN also where one of the bloodiest battles of the civil war took place.  There was a book written on it and it you ever want to read an interesting book on the civil war, I would have to recommend this one...The Widow of the South by Robert Hicks..Anyway I see Fran as black and white and to the point but very fun to be around and I see Karen as very earthy and girlie so we went with a multi green and polka dot pink for her,.  And when you put the both together I just thought they were charming..




and Me!





And this one is a little one for my machine.  I wanted something small I could attach to the corner of my machine because I am forever leaving my little scissors under the quilt or table and the pins the same thing so I thought well if I could attach one to my machine with Velcro when I am there it would be great.  So she has a little pocket on the back for the scissors and curly hair just like me.
Thank you all for staying with me all this time and visiting me.  And as a thank you since I am in to owls lately I will give away a half of yard of this very cute owl fabric.  Just leave a comment.  And I will choose a winner by the end of the week.   Oh and it just so happens my Paducah trip started on Monday of this week and I will not be home till this evening so I will be connecting back with you all sometime during the rest of the week.
I have truly enjoyed this hop so Thank you Madame Samm for having me and thank you to all of you for reading about my pincushion journey....

107 comments:

Vickie said...

What wonderful gifts to remember your trip ! Have fun ! I would love to make that trip someday too.

Els said...

So cute, the owls! I like them!
Have a nice day.

Jeanneke said...

Your self-dyed lace pincushion is crazily gorgeous!!
Cheers,

Jeanneke.

Corina said...

Lovely pincushions! Love the first one in the glass

Theresa said...

Lovely pincushions! Thanks for sharing!

Gingini said...

Love them all! But the little one for your machine is my favorite. Thanks for sharing!

Britt-Inger said...

Your pincushions are so cute. Thanks for sharing your creativity and being part of this blog hop and for the great giveaway

Heleen Groot said...

All four of your pincushions look amazing. I adore the one you made for Sandy. It looks so rich and opulent almost. Gorgeous! Have fun on your road trip. Remember the rules. Loads of (bad) singing!

Nati said...

I also made an owl pincushion for today, yours are really cute and thanks for the chance to win!

Robin said...

Hahaha, Sharon, those are awesome! I love the last little funky one best. Great job!

Gill said...

Great pincushions! I love Fran and Karen especially!
I hope you have a great trip - thanks for sharing!

charlotte said...

Very cute pin cushions. Have a great trip!

Pauline said...

A beautiful present, two adorable presents and one very handy one to keep yourself! Super sweet all four! Thanks for sharing, have a great trip with loads of fun and learning moments.

Fiesta said...

Your pincushions are adorable. Going to Paducah is on my bucket list too.

Thearica said...

Great showing of pincushions Sharon! I am drawn to the Victorian one that Sandy is going to receive. Ya'll have fun in paducah! I went in 2008 and loved it! Take a carriage ride!

Lisa Marie said...

Your pincushions made me smile! Thanks for sharing.

withajoyfulheart said...

Lovely little characters. have a great trip!

JoyceLM said...

Fran & Karen are so cute - thanks for sharing.

Jackie said...

You have too much talent! Awesome.

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

Your pincushions are wonderful! I really love Fran and Karen.

Judy Cooper Textile Images said...

Great job on the pin cushions.

Madame Samm said...

Sharon, wow...you had the creative pin cushion fairy about...what a delightful collection

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Oh very cute Sharon!! the owls are adorable...and the other ones are so cute....great hop!

Kathy @ Kwilty Pleasures said...

Owl be darn! Sew cute. Thanks for the chance to win! I love going to Paducah.

Needled Mom said...

Those are so creative and cute. Great ideas.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Lovely pincushions. Love the one with all the lace and how girly it is. The owls are cute too especially with their legs.

beaquilter said...

uh uh uh I want that fabrics!! I LOVE owls too- if you see my post for today, you'll know why ;)

krislovesfabric said...

Great pincushions as well as names :)

Amy DeCesare said...

You've been busy. Your little Fran and Karen brought a smile to my face. :0)

DeborahGun said...

love all your owls :-)

Carol said...

I love that Victorian pincushion-it's so feminine! Those owls are too cute! Such fun to take a road trip to Paducah...hope you had a great time!

barb said...

I love owls too. Your pin cushions ate so cute babscorbitt@ gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Very original and inspiring!

Kristen King said...

Love all your creativity and I so hope you are enjoying your trip! Thanks for joining us!! :)

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

Love how you used the dyed lace... stunning! And the owls are just too cute.

Annette Schultz said...

What can I say those owls are a Hoot!
thanks sew much for sharing them with us today
in stitchs

legato1958 said...

Such cute pincushions! It's so nice that you are making them for gifts!

Susie
legato1958@aol.com

patchouli moon studio said...

Sharon your crazy quilt pincushion is so elegant and the others are darling. Have a fun trip!

Denise Russell said...

They are soooo dang cute! But I like your likeness the best! I, too, am forever losing my little scissors everywhere...

Rebeckah Austin said...

Owls are cute!

JanesQuilting said...

Oh, how sweet! I too enjoy the Victorian look. Great fabric choices.

Mary said...

Love Fran and Karen. Great job.

Rose Marie Andreozzi said...

Thank you for sharing your pinnies with us all, they are wonderful. I am going to have to read up on the alcohol ink dyeing process. The lace came out beautiful. I sure hope yo will share all about your trip to Paducah. I have never been, would love to go in April, but life gets in the way...sigh...

Lou said...

Your pincushions ar ethe cutest!
Hope you had fun in Paducah!

tubakk said...

I love all your pincushions, and especially Fran and Karen. And as I love owls, I would be thrilled to win the fabric. Greetings from Turid in Norway.

Jacqueline said...

You are one creative lady. Your road trip sounds great and how nice that you have friends that share your passions.

Thanks for a chance at your fabric give a way.

Tinliz said...

Your owl pincushions are a Hoot!

Linda said...

What adorable pin cushions! I hope you enjoyed your trip!

Createology said...

Very cute pincushions and how sweet to share with your friends. Safe road trip and enjoy making memories. Great hop...

suemac said...

I love the frog. So cute.

tink's mom said...

Love them all. Talk about extremes.So elegant so fun. Great joba and thanks for hopping with us.

Joke said...

Very nice pincushions, they made me smile :))

Heidi [Grizz-n-Dove] said...

Very cute!! Thanks for sharing :) I'm a history buff as well; I'll have to check out that book...

Shelia said...

Wow, you have been busy. Cute pin cushions. Thanks for participating in the blog hop.
happy quilting,
Shelia

Carla said...

Enjoy your trip, it sounds amazing. These are wonderful gifts you have made. I can't think of a much better gift than a personal pin cushion. Thanks for sharing.

maggie said...

Your pincushions are wonderful I am mad for that Victorian one! Great job!
cheers
maggie

maggiemine42@gmail.com

madebymeinred said...

Real cuties for sure.

Audrey said...

Fran and Karen have stolen a piece of my heart. Hope the road trip went well and the ladies were a hit with their new owners. Cute owl fabric. Thanks for sharing and the opportunity to participate in a giveaway.

vicki said...

I think your friends will love their pincushions-all just right for them! Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway-oh, yours was the best, made me giggle. :) vickise at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Your pin cushions are all so cute, I too am an owl lover.
smjohns63 at yahoo dot com

Kwilt Krazy said...

Awe those are sweet. Owls are sew cute!

Kathy H said...

I hope you enjoyed your Paducah trip. Those pin cushions are all so cute. I think my favorite is the black and white one. Have been looking at lots of black and white fabrics lately so that's probably why.

Just Quilt It said...

Great pincushions! I have seen some made like the first one, and I think they are gorgeous! The other 3 are very cute! The Widow of the South was a great read. Have a great trip!

Quilting Tangent said...

Your Victorian cushion is interesting. Pass the owl fabric to someone else.

Marla's Crafts said...

Love the pin cushions. The best so far today. Glad you could take part. Thanks for having a give away with that beautiful owl fabric.

Frances Campbell said...

Oh how neat to have a pin cushion named after you. Very pretty cushions.

Debi said...

Wow, so very Victorian! Fran and Karen are adorable:) Cute sewing machine pin cushion attachment and a great idea! Thanks for sharing.

Sue said...

Great presents...love all 4 of them! Thank you for sharing with us.

StitchinByTheLake said...

Both my daughters have curly hair so you know that one is my favorite! :) blessings, marlene

Tami C said...

I too love the look of the Victorian era! Your little one that you created for you machine is a great idea. I'm always searching for my scissors too! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win!

Jane S. said...

The owls are adorable! My oldest daughter is a real owl fan so if I were lucky enough to win the fabric, I'd make something for her out of it. :)

lauraluvsloons said...

I love owls too and your pincushions are very cute.

Sewgirl said...

Very fun pincushions...it's amazing how everyone's creativity shows through! Nice job...!

Debby said...

What a cute bunch of critters, er, pin cushions! Thanks for showing your creative work!

Baa. xxx said...

Love your pincushions - especially the owls - sitting pretty with their legs hanging down.

Bonnie58 said...

Gorgeous pin cushions and gorgeous fabric. Thanks so much for sharing

Patty D from NC said...

Love the owl pincushions!

Patricia said...

Oh! Another owl lover! We must be birds of a feather! LOL

Lydsfire said...

Your owls are the best! So cute!

LJ said...

Wonderful - the Victorian one is a beauty and the others are just plain adorable. I love your curly-haired pincushion. :)

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

Super fun pincushions!!

Margaret said...

That owl fabric is very cute. I need some owls. I love your pinchusions. You are very inspiring.

Cindy said...

Fran and Karen are adorable!

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

Adorable pincushions...your curly-haired one is so cute!! Thanks for sharing :)

jan said...

The lace you dyed is gorgeous. I am sure she loved it very much. Fran and karen are cute, but my favorite is You. love the curly hair.
xo jan@sewandsowfarm

Susan said...

What a good idea to have a pin cushion next to your machine like you have shown. I am always hunting for my snips. Thanks for sharing such wonderful creativity.

evelyn said...

Adorable. Hope you enjoy your trip.

Emily C said...

What lovely pincushions.

Mary Ann said...

Love your owl pin cushions

Lori said...

your pin cushions are so cute and you are so creative. Thanks for sharing.

Janarama said...

All of your pin cushions are adorable and so very colorful! Great job!

Phyllis said...

Cute pincushions! Love that owl fabric!

Phyllis said...

Hope this isn't a double post, but not sure the first one went. I love your cute pincushions. Thanks for the giveaway!

MooseStash Quilting said...

Love the victorian pin cushion.
Those darn owls are just too cute too.

Mhairi said...

I love your sewing machine girl. That is a brilliant idea. I will eventually get around to making a pin cushion that attaches to the side of my machine so I stop dropping pins on the floor.

Suze said...

What great and diverse pin cushions! I hope you had a great time in Paducah. I had been through there on trips back to WV to see my parents but I didn't even quilt then. One year my best quilting buddy called me and said, "Let's go to Paducah for the big quilt show." So she called and we literally made plans in two days and the two of us went on a road trip and had a once in a life time blast. I two am a cancer survivor and my hair came back in curly after chemo and radiation. Your friends will adore their pin cushions and you should find yours fun and useful. I find pins, needles, and scissors strewn throughout my house. Great job! You are very creative and a very generous person. Thanks for participating.

gtcoursey said...

Love the little pin cushion by your machine. What a great idea!!!

Sandy said...

All of your pincushions are so cute, but my favorite is the Victorian one..love, love it! Your friends will be so excited to receive such a thoughtful gift.

nicolesender said...

Love your pincushions; especially yours. Good idea to velcro it to your machine.
nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

Brandy Pettit said...

Heehee, I really like your pin cushion that Velcro's to the machine, ingenious! I also enjoy how you fit the cushions to the people, I love it when people do that for me, it means they are actually paying attention and care. Hope you had a great vacation!
~Brandy
brandizzle7133 at yahoo dot come

Sunshine Girl said...

They are all lovely - I love those owls. I too have a nifty little place to keep scissors by my machine but usually I end up putting my machine on top of it and use it as mat instead! May be I should just make another one as I do lose the scissors and unpicker regularly without even moving from my seat! Sorry I was late visiting!

Linda J said...

Cute and thoughtful pincushions for your pals. You are going to love Paducah and your time together. I'm from central IL and Paducah also means I only have about 5 more hours to go to get "home".

Your curly headed mini cushion representing you is a clever idea. I hope it does help you keep those scissors more available!

hueisei said...

Very cute pincushions. Thanks for sharing.

pinsandneedles said...

Very nice pincushions! I'm sure your friends will appreciate them. Thanks for sharing!

Debra Kay Neiman said...

Really fun blog hop

Bente-I like to QuiltBlog said...

Funny and cute pincushions, thanks for sharing!
Bente

carla said...

Hi!!! These are adorable!!! Perfect gifts!!! Thank You