September 12, 2013

Pin cushion Blog Hop and Giveaway



Are you enjoying the Pin Cushion Blog Hop? Sew We Quilt is hosting it and Kristen from
Meadowbrook is the cheerleader. What wonderful projects we have seen so far...

Today is my day! I made my pin cushions a little bit at a time... They are simple in shape, but I played with embroidery, wool, paper piecing...

Here is my first one. I embroidered one of Anni Downs's patterns (all embroidery patterns shown here are by Anni), and reverse appliqued it onto wool using blanket stitch with matching thread, and running stitch by hand with white DMC floss.


For my second one, I chose a beautiful lilac wool to bring out the colors of the embroidery...

This is the third one, paying homage to my cat Sapphire, who was by my side the whole time...

Finally, the "Owl in the Woods" as I call it. I used one of the designs from the book Iris Quilting (see my review here) and machine appliqued it onto cotton using blanket stitch and monofilament.

I made another one (it is hiding under them), but I cannot show it to you yet as I am saving it for the Wool Lover Blog Hop ...


Oh, I have a giveaway: One lucky winner will receive 2 pin cushion patterns plus Owl Buttons! Here are the details:

1. Leave a comment on this post.

Note: If you are a no-reply blogger - or you are not sure - you may want to include your e-mail address on your comment, using words such as 'at' and 'dot' in place of the usual symbols (this way you will not get spam email, and I will be able to reach you in case you are the winner!)

2. Bonus: leave me another comment telling me you are a follower, for an extra entry!

This giveaway will close September 17, the last day of the hop, at 5pm. A randomly chosen winner will be announced on September 18, here at this blog. I will ship internationally, too!

Don't forget to visit the other bloggers! Here is the schedule for today:



I hope you enjoyed my pin cushions! Have a wonderful day,




177 comments:

DeborahGun said...

Your embroidery is gorgeous :-) (please don't enter me in the giveaway - I have enough things to make at the moment!

Jean Martin said...

Love your embroidery pin cushions, I think you blog is the best today, you have taken so much effort keeping to the pin cushion topic

charlotte said...

Love your embroidery pin cushions. The owl in the woods is great!

Pauline said...

I am enjoying this blog hop, great show of pin cushion... what an inspiration! Thanks for adding yours, they look great, I like the different methodes you used (stitching, piecing, patching) and the fabric you used! Thanks for sharing.

Martina said...

Oh I love your wool pincushions with the stitcheries!So sweet and delicate. An the owl is so adorable and lovely!Great inspiration!

Martina said...

I am a follower of your blog and look forward to see to your wool projects!

Frances Campbell said...
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Frances Campbell said...

I am a follower.

Frances Campbell said...

I am a follower.

Frances Campbell said...

The embroidery stitching on the pincushions is sew sweet. And I like the way the fabric surrounds the owl. Great work.

Fiesta said...

Denise you are so creative. I would have never thought about making a stitchery pincushion. I love it.

Fiesta said...

I already follow

JoyceLM said...

Cute pin cushions! Thanks for sharing.

JoyceLM said...

I'm a follower - with Bloglovin'. Thanks again.

Kay said...

Your pincushions are so lovely, I keep meaning to try embroidery sometime. I think the owl is my favourite. Thank you for a lovely giveaway.
ks(dot)eyles(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Very nice projects Denise!! I like the owl in the woods..cute!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

I am a follower

Thearica said...

Love your stitchery pincushions! Mine was stitchery too. :)

ahhhh might henrietta be for the wool hop... I would love to make henrietta... :)

Michele T said...

I follow your blog via Bloglovin', thanks for the chance!!

Joyce said...

Just beautiful....I love pin cushions of all shapes and sizes, especially those made of wool!

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

Denise, your embroidered pin cushions are all so wonderful! I am a follower.

Carol said...

I love your embroidered pincushions and the one using Iris folding. One of my teacher friends does that with paper. It's beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

Marga (MarPie) said...

They are beautiful, thanks for the give away.

Warm regards from Holland,
Marga♥

Amy's Crafty Shenanigans said...

Oh these are so lovely!! Gorgeous pincushions!!! Well done!

Amy's Crafty Shenanigans said...

Yay - I am a happy follower!!

StitchinByTheLake said...

They are all darling Denise...but you know I'm partial to the embroidered ones. :) blessings, marlene

Alicia said...

all 4 ( and no doubt the hiding one) are very cute! Good work! Do you work with wool alot? I guess so if you're going to do the wool hop too. I've just started appliqueing with wool on a BOW by Primitive Gatherings this summer. LOVE it! I'll be back to see you for the wool hop.

gpc said...

I love your pin cushions, I think they are my favoritest so far! :)

mabear said...

Beautiful work, I love the paper pieced with the owl.
Sandy mabear29@ymail.com

mabear said...

I am a follower.

mabear29@ymail.com

mabear said...

I am a follower.

mabear29@ymail.com

mabear said...

Beautiful work, I love the paper pieced with the owl.
Sandy mabear29@ymail.com

Nupur said...

The pincushions are adorable! I love them all but the kitty one is my favorite.

onehotstove AT gmail DOT com

Kristen King said...

Spectacular pincushions! You did a wonderful job! Simple design with fabulous attention to detail makes for a wonderful project!

Madame Samm said...

a llllll very pretty

MissEnota aka Kristin S. said...

Prolific! I just love your owl in the woods!

Marilyn said...

I love the owl - owls are a special favourite of mine. Thanks for sharing your pincushions

Marilyn said...

I love the owl - owls are a special favourite of mine. Thanks for sharing your pincushions

beaquilter said...

I love that owl pin cushion and then I saw your BUTTONS!! gosh... I NEED those ;) I have quite a weakness for owls.... If I don't win, can you tell me where you bought them?

Bonnie58 said...

Gorgeous pincushions. Love your stitchery. Thanks so much for sharing

Debi said...

Lovely pin cushions and Saphpire's is my favorite. I am late to the party on the owls but with the pin cushion hop I have learned they are really hot! Thanks for sharing.

JanesQuilting said...

WOW How cute, they are just beautiful! You do very neat embroidery work. Thank you for sharing I enjoyed them.

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

I just love the embroidery. It adds such a lovely touch!

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

I follow on Bloglovin :)

Vickie said...

Denise, too cute ! All of them ! I can't choose a favorite....I love the owl, but then again....nope, can't do it, can't choose !
If I win, p-l-e-a-s-e all I want for Christmas is the chicken pin cushion pattern ! OMG right up my ally !

tubakk said...

What adorable small embroideries. And that owl is just so cute. Thanks for the giveaway.

Kathryn said...

These are so cute. I can't wait to try and make these.

tubakk said...

Oh yes, and I'm your follower too. Happy to have the chance to win the cute buttons.

Kathryn said...

I am a follower as well!!!

Mary said...

Your embroidery is beautiful. Love all of your pincushions. Thank you for sharing.

Kathy H said...

Very pretty pin cushions and I love your embroidery. I have been doing a lot of that lately and yours is done so well.

Kathy H said...

I am a happy follower.

Needled Mom said...

Those are so cute!!! Your stitchery is beautiful.

Needled Mom said...

I am a follower too.

patchouli moon studio said...

Denise I love your pincushions! I was just thinking they would be perfect for your wool blog hop and then saw that you did indeed hold one out for that hop so i am looking forward to seeing it. You do beautiful embroidery work!!!

patchouli moon studio said...

I am a fairly new follower on GFC. I love those cute owl buttons too. Thanks for giveaway.

Judy Cooper Textile Images said...

Lovely embroidered pincushions.

Rose Marie Andreozzi said...

Your pinnies are so cute, I love your embroidery! Those tiny owl buttons are very cute. Thanks for the giveaway!

Abbigail said...

I love these pin cushions! The embroidered ones are just darling! Love the kitten!
hulseybg at gmail dot com

Abbigail said...

I'm a follower!
hulseybg at gmail dot com

sew.ost said...

Just beautiful, I love your work
Sandy W

Patricia said...

You've been a busy stitcher. They turned out great!

Patricia said...

I'm a follower! Love the owl buttons of course.

Happy Valley Primitives said...

Beautiful stitchery! Thanks for the great giveaway!

Ilene

Happy Valley Primitives said...

I'm a new follower too!

Ilene

Rebeckah Austin said...

I love embroidery on the cushions :)

Rebeckah Austin said...

I am now a follower via bloglovin

Annette Schultz said...

I am just in aw of the stitching that a few of you ladies do out there and you cushions are just awesome.
your give away is cute too I have a friend that I would have to share those buttons with if I were to win
thanks for sharing today
in stitches

institchesandseams@hotmail.ca

Judy B said...

Beautiful embroidered pin cushions! Thank you for sharing.

Vickie said...

I like the embroidery in your pincushions, very creative.

Vickie said...

I'm a new follower.

Judy B said...

I follow via GFC and email!

Lisa said...

Your embroidery stitches are perfect to go along with your beautiful pincushions each a little work of art! Please enter me in your giveaway!

Lisa said...

I follow by GFC love your creations!

Linda said...

What great pin cushions! You've been busy!

Linda said...

I'm a follower!

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

Adorable... Ooh the cat one is just too cute!

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

I'm a follower

vicki said...

Love all of your pincushions, so pretty! Thanks for the giveaway. vickise at gmail dot com

vicki said...

I am a follower. vickise at gmail dot com

Phyllis said...

Your pincushions are so pretty!

Phyllis said...

I am following your blog!
gailxs at Hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

I like your pincushions, especially the Owl in the Woods one.

senstrings (@) yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

I am already a follower of your blog by email.

senstrings (@) yahoo dot com

DeAnna S. said...

All are lovely. I really like the owl. Great job and thanks for the giveaway chance.

DeAnna S. said...

I'm a follower too.

Joke said...

Very nice embroidery!!

Karin said...

Nice pincushions! The cat is my favorite!

Vicki H said...

Love your embroidery, you do very beautiful work.

Vicki H said...

I am a happy follower.

Gill said...

Gorgeous pincushions - I love them all!

Gill said...

I'm a happy follower!

Els said...

Very nice!

baukje said...

The embroidered pincushions are beautiful. I wish I made theM......

baukje said...

I became a follower.

Lou said...

Love them all!!!
Just amazing what a little hand emb will do for a project!
Great job!

Lou said...

I am an email follower at louster388atyahoodotcom

Lia*s Handmades said...

All that little hand stitching on the pincushions is adorable! I especially like the brown one with the cat :)

Lia*s Handmades said...

Am also one of your loyal followers, thanks so much for the chance to win!

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

What beautiful pincushions...love your owl in the woods!!! Thanks for sharing :)

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

I'm a new follower :)

barbara woods said...

beautiful pin cushions

barbara woods said...

i follow by gfc

Bonnie Pfrimmer said...

Aww.. Love the pin cushions. They are so cute. Thank you for sharing.

Bonnie Pfrimmer said...

I already follow you by e-mail.

Createology said...

Your pincushions are each lovely. The time you took to hand embroider them is amazing. Now needles and pins will find the comfort you created for them. Creative Bliss and Great Hop...
Now I am a follower.

Amy DeCesare said...

They are all super pretty - I love the way you frame the embroidery for them!

Debbie said...

Your pin cushions are adorable!

Debbie said...

I'm a follower. Thanks!

withajoyfulheart said...

Adorable little kitty. Lovely stitching!

Marla's Crafts said...

I love all your pin cushions. It is hard to pick my favorite they are all so nice. What a great give away. Thanks for having one.

Audrey said...

Stunning embroidery. Wool and buttons showcase them beautifully. I really like the owl in the woods, too. So cute. Thanks for sharing and for offering a giveaway.

Margaret said...

These are so cute. I dont think I could stick my pins in them I would want them to be show cased. Thanks for sharing

Margaret said...

I am your follower

Quilting Tangent said...

I'm a follower on bloglovin.

Quilting Tangent said...

Fun hop, interesting seeing all the different cushions.

Sue said...

I absolutely love your owl pincushion...I am a sucker for owls! Your pincushions are all lovely and quite delicate looking. the kitty hiding out is wonderful.Great work.

maggie said...

Oh such lovely pincushions. I love the Best Friends one. Really great.
cheers
maggie

maggiemine42@gmail.com

Jane S. said...

Those are really cute pincushions! I love the kitty. :)

Baa. xxx said...

Beautiful stitcheries! You are very clever! Love all of them!

tink's mom said...

love your pincushions, your stitchery is wonderful. also like the framing on the owl.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Beautiful pincushions. So much handwork.

Lydsfire said...

Such nice detail to your pin cushions. Very nice!

Stitches said...

Love the embroidery on the pincushions, thanks for a chance to win..

Friendship Crossing said...

I am your newest follower and your pincushions are adorable! Would love a chance to win!

Thanks!
Tanya

LJ said...

Totally beautiful pincushions and your embroidery is sweet and so lovely. The blue is a favorite. The owl is cute and I wonder if it's done by paper-piecing. Wonderful!

LJ said...

I follow with GFC and Feedly.

Carol said...

Love the stitched designs on your pincushions...too cute!

Tami C said...

I think your pin cushions are just adorable! I especially like the one with your cat Sapphire. My cat Popeye always helps me when I'm sewing. I have only made 1 pin cushion in the same style as the tomato ones, so I'm looking for ideas. I guess I could make one with my cat on it! Thanks for sharing!

Tami C said...

I am a follower on Bloglovin'.

PK Sews said...

your embroidered pincushions are delightful! They would make gifts and become heirlooms! Thanks for the inspiration.

PK Sews said...

I follow your inspiring blog via Bloglovin.

madebymeinred said...

Your stitching is beautiful--so perfect.

shawn said...

I love your pincushions, I really like embroidery.
smjohns63 at yahoo dot com

shawn said...

I follow you with bloglovin, thanks for the giveaway.
smjohns63 at yahoo dot com

jan said...

I love your embroidery Denise. Your stitches are perfect. My favorite is Sapphire.
xo jan@sewandsowfarm

lauraluvsloons said...

So far I like your pin cushions the best! Great inspiration for me to do some simple shapes with a little embroidery.

Cindy said...

They are all so elegant and wonderful. Love the embroidery and wool together.

Janarama said...

Gorgeous pincushions. Beautiful stitching.

Janarama said...

I follow via GFC.

Val Spiers said...

Your pincushions are so pretty with the stitchery. I like the kitty one. I would love to go in the draw.

valspierssews@gmail.com

Val Spiers said...

I follow you on Bloglovin.

valspierssews@gmail.com

Sheila said...

I love your pincushions , the embroidery designs are so sweet and who doesn't love owls . Thanks for sharing with us.

Sheila said...

I follow by email and appreciate the chance to win.

krislovesfabric said...

I love the cat one and those owl buttons look adorable :)

MooseStash Quilting said...

Your stitcheries are just gorgeous. What beautiful pin cushions they do make!

Emily C said...

Love the embroidery. Very cute.

Emily C said...

I'm a follower.

legato1958 said...

I just love your pincushions and your embroidery! Your kitty one is my favorite!!

Susie
legato1958@aol.com

Corina said...

They're great!

Teresa in Music City said...

Such cute, cute pincushions Denise!!! Can't wait to see your wool one :*)

Wendy said...

Simple can be cute, elegant, fun, whimsical...and so much more...I like your pincushions...

Bonnie said...

They are all so cute. I just found your blog and am planning to read a lot more of your posts. Thanks for the chance to win.

Just Quilt It said...

I love your wool pincushions. I haven't worked with wool before, and now I can't wait to give it a try!

Timtirim said...

Your stitcheries are wonderful!

Timtirim said...

And now, I am your follower by e-mail. thanks for the inspiration!

gtcoursey said...

Your embroidery is wonderful, so precise. Thanks for sharing

gtcoursey said...

I already follow your blog via bloglovin'

Sunshine Girl said...

They are all lovely - looks like you have had lots of fun! Thanks for sharing and sorry I am late visiting.

Heleen Groot said...

Your pincushions are adorable. Those little stitches..... very beautiful! Did Saphire help at all? Or is she like my cat, who likes to just sit and steal stuff from the desk?

Brandy Pettit said...

Denise, I love your homage to the kitty. And the owl turned out amazing! Thank you for offering the patterns and amazing owl buttons, you're so kind!
~Brandy
brandizzle7133 at yahoo dot com

Sandy said...

All of your pincushions are darling. Thanks for sharing with us.

Britt-Inger said...

I love all your pincushions They are sew cute. Thanks for sharing

CJ STITCHING AND BLOOMS said...

WOW, what super wonderful pincushions with lovely stitching.. I have enjoyed visiting your blogs plus the others. Hugs Judy

CJ STITCHING AND BLOOMS said...

Hello Denise, I am a new follower. Lovely blog..and I especially LOVE all your wool creations. Hugs Judy

~Marica~ said...

Lovely pincushions and I really like your fabric and color you use on them. Lovely blog with lots of wonderful work.

Take care!
Marica

Linda J said...

lovely pin cushions. How fun that you could incorporate embroidery into your entries.

Linda J said...

I have been following since an earlier hop. THX for the giveaway opportunity.

Debra Kay Neiman said...

Nice work, like the cat one best.
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Debra Kay Neiman said...

new follower with e-mail and google

TheStylishHome said...

Love the embroidery!

TheStylishHome said...

I'm a follower, thanks for the chance!

Mara said...

oohhh! I love all of them!

Vivian said...

Love the orange on the second pin cushion and the owl one is so sooo cute. I really love them all. Thanks for sharing.

Bente-I like to QuiltBlog said...

Wonderful pincushions, thank you for sharing!

carla said...

Hi!!! These are very pretty and cheerful!!!! I love your kitty!!!

Deonn @ Quiltscapes said...

Denise, your little embroidery pincushions are so adorable - and that little fussy-cut owl block, amazing! So darling.

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