Thursday, January 3, 2013

Now Let's Get Down to Business With a Giveaway!

Thanks for the welcome back comments. It is good to be back, and in the spirit of staying on top of my resolution to blog often/quilt often, here I am.

Today, I veered off the path just a bit and decided to finish the last Baltimore block I have been carrying around in my hand sewing kit.

All that's left is an appropriately fabulous center block. I had one, but it's been relegated to back art block. It's just not to scale with the other 12 blocks.. Oh well. Maybe we'll see a finish on the Baltimore Album this year. Not ruling it out yet.

I'm sure you all remember how much I love pincushions.

This was my find for a winter pincushion last year. He made working in the studio a pleasant task.
My sister got me a Voodoo Child doll for Christmas. Of course, my first thought was to use it as a pincushion. But then it dawned on me that there's a reason you stick pins in a voodoo doll. Maybe I'm getting soft in my old age, but I honestly wouldn't want to hurt anyone so I just can't bring myself to put any pins in this. Call me crazy (but call me maybe).
So yesterday I was out on my annual 'troll the local garden centers for discount Christmas stuff' excursion and look what I found!
A NEW WINTER PINCUSHION!! Do you love him?
And look what I found in a shopping bag in my studio closet...more great pincushions!
That snowman on the top of the heap looks sooo, sooo sad, don't you think? I think he needs a new winter home with a quilter who will lovingly use him on their sewing table.

Leave a comment on this post for a chance to win him.
  1. Post a link to my blog post on your blog for an extra chance, and ask your reader to mention your blog in their comment. If the winning post mentions you, I'll send you one of those felted heart pincushions you see in the photo.
Contest will end at midnight my time on January 10th. Random selection of a post, so be sure that if your post doesn't link to your blog or your email that you include your email in your comment. You can't win if I can't contact you.

Good luck!


  1. I love snowmen! What great finds~ I am never so lucky on my after the holiday jaunts. I would worry about sticking pins in a voodoo doll too. ;-) Love your blocks!!

  2. Cute snowman! He'd make a great addition to my pincushions.

  3. I love all your snowmen, they're so cute but I'm not so sure the voodoo doll one could be called cute!

  4. Great job on the Baltimore album! I love snowmen! Thanks for the cute giveaway!

  5. The snowmen are sooo cute!! I was just thinking yesterday that I should get or make a new pin cushion and new needles - hahaha!!

  6. Your snowman does look rather sad - would sticking pins in him here in England put a smile on his face???

  7. Your Baltimore block looks great.
    I would give the snowman to my niece who is just now learning to quilt. I don't think she has a fun pincushion.

  8. Ahh he is so cute and would be very welcome to come to my sewing room closet!!! amycav at hotmail dot com

  9. A snowman pincushion!!!! How wonderful. I have to admit to having a little thing for pincushions too. Last year I even made lots for presents as friends, a girl can never have to many pincushions. Thanks for sharing.

  10. He is so cute! Thanks for the chance to win.

  11. ..and I collect snowmen. Thanks for the winning chance. Marty


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