Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Winner of the Hedgehog pincushion!

My husband was kind enough to pick a number out of a hat and the winner of my hedgehog pincushion and Kokka FQ is Marlene!

Love to join your following - another wool lover here! But your hedgehog fabric is darling; I hadn't seen it before. blessings, marlene

I just emailed you so please send me your address and I will mail that to you right away...thanks for being a follower!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Veterans Day

Taking a moment to thank those who protect and serve this country, especially my wonderful son-in-law, Captain Mark Quint, who has served tours in Iraq and Afghanistan.  This picture is from his homecoming last year to Vilseck, Germany after a year in Afghanistan.  My daughter, Jennifer was there to happily welcome him home.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

U R Priceless Blog Hop

My first  Shop Hop......Yay !!!!!!!

I am so excited because today is my first blog hop ever!  I have only been a blogger for a short while and U R Priceless is what convinced me to take the plunge...well.... that, and Katherine, who was so kind and encouraging in her emails.  I love purses and bags of any shape and size, so thanks to an adorable pattern and another great idea from Madame Samm, here are my finished projects, as well as the list of others posting today.   Oh...and my first giveaway too!

The first one was made with Lucy's Crab Shack fabric along with some polka dots for the sides and lining...this was my practice run.  The second was made with Essex linen and some Bali Batik scraps and a little machine embroidery for good measure.

Feeling more confident, I actually cut into my favorite Kokka hedgehog material, added some rick rack and more polka dots.  I had to match the cute little hedgehog pin cushion, a free pattern from Fiona Marie called The Happy Hedgehog Pattern.

And lastly, because, well...because I Love Wool...I enlarged Madame Samm's pattern and made a purse out of my favorite blanket wool and used some wool scraps in reds and aqua blues to mimic the lining fabric, which is Sew Stitchy by Moda.  I do like hexagons and did a little embroidery of my own to match some of the fabric design.

Side 1
Side 2

Thanks so much for checking in.   Joyce

And now for my first give away....If you would like to win the little hedgehog pincushion and a FQ of the Kokka fabric,  become a follower and leave me a comment!  Any old comment will do!

Day 3 - Nov. 7th

I Love Wool
I Like to Quiltblog
Keep Your Fork There's Pie
Retired to Quilt
From This to That
Jenny E.
Domestic Deficit Disorder
Pig tales and quilts
Count it all Joy!
Creative Notions

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

A Few Finishes

Trying to finish a few projects ..............

One for my sister Donna's 50th birthday

And some drawstring gift bags from A Spoonful of Sugar  tutorial.  Love this pattern...as you can probably tell.