Monday, April 04, 2011

3 things

1. I made this little dresden pincushion last week. Isn't it fun? It measures 4.5" square. It was a great reason to play with scraps, which I seem to never tire of doing. :) It was also so nice to start and finish a project in one day.

2. Margaret's Hope Chest is celebrating 4 years of sharing quilts with those in need. They recently gave away their 1000th quilt! How exciting is that!? To celebrate this huge event, they are hosting a giveaway on their blog with some great prizes, including this set of fat quarters. Check out all the details here. They are also looking for quilt top donations, which would be a great way to whittle down your work in progress pile, if you are so inclined.

3. THANK YOU to all of you who bid on the FMF fabric on ebay. The auctions were a huge success and I appreciate all the sales. I will be able to make a significant donation to Convoy of Hope because of you. Thank you so very much!

Happy Monday to you!

35 comments:

Thea said...

The pin cushion is absolutly adorable!

Terri said...

It is so sweet. I love it.

Leeanne said...

Oh, loving that pin cushion! I am a Dresden fan.

nettie said...

oh man, that dresden pin cushion is the cutest...you are tempting me, that I could do. It's the circle in the middle that I get hung up on.

ayumills said...

Love the pincushion!!

Juli said...

I love your pincushion, I have a huge fascination with dresden plates lately. Would you mind sharing how big you made your dresdens?

Thanks :)

Betty Lou said...

Such a tiny little Dresden Plate, I don't think I have ever seen one that small, it is darling.

Clair said...

3 things- I miss you and your family, I had an inservice day, and I sent you a letter today.

susiloci said...

Que lindo acerico!!!

notes of sincerity said...

Seriously? Does the pin cushion get any cuter than that?? Sincerely, Trish :o)

Kimberly said...

Love the pincushin.

Love it!

That's my plan too for a little dresden of mine that needs a home.

Dianne said...

very very cute!

Darlene's Quilts and Stuff said...

Very cute pincushion. I have started a collection of them and will have to try this one.

Suzanne said...

You are so generous on so many levels. I love your little pincushion. Sometimes I think your one day projects are more than I can keep up. (not that it's a contest) :-)

Terri said...

I forgot to say, "Good for you!" on your ebay sales.

badlandsquilts said...

Absolutely adorable pincushion!

tarabu said...

I can't believe MHC has been around for four years already!

quilty mama said...

Very cute!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for mentioning MHC. I have quilt tops and some fabric I will be delighted to send. I appreciate having such a good organization to take my things.

Crystal Hendrix said...

Very a cute pin cushion! Are you going to do a tutorial??

klccreations said...

I love your pin cushion! I've never attempted to do a dresden pattern before. Thanks for the ideas.

Marti said...

That is the cutest pincushion ever!

Theresa said...

That pin cushion is divine! What an inspiration you are! AND thank you for having your auction. I'm a very happy recipient of a piece of fabric that I have been on the hunt for for just about ever! You made my day!

Thimbleanna said...

A fabulous 3 things. Love that little pincushion!

Maria said...

Your pincushion is so cute.

hart44 said...

I love your little pin cushion, it is so pretty :)

Terriaw said...

adorable pin cushion! Your pieces must have been so small. Another super way to use scraps!

Live a Colorful Life said...

The pincushion is so cute. I never get tired of that color combination and the dresdens look great against the linen!

Kathy said...

Sweet pincushion..and bless you for your work with Margaret's Hope Chest and Convoy of Hope.

Debbie said...

Isn't that pincushion just the CUTEST thing!!!!!! Love it.

PatSloan said...

WARNING!!!! Baby Dresdens are addictive.. they suck you right in.. then you'll have a zillion.. just saying..

April (Polkadot Sparrow) said...

This is a stick up. Please hand over the pincushion and no one will get hurt.

:)

And Yay for MHC--I am still amazed at them turning out 1000 quilts in 4 years! Rock. On.

Anonymous said...

I like your work and I congratulate them
¡ they are beautiful!
have a good day
Josefina
tijeras y cuchara wordpress.com

I am Just One Mom said...

please tell me you paper pieced this gem??? crazy amazing!
perhaps this will be my 2011 Christmas ornament for our exchange. thank you.

C.Williams said...

I can't wait to try this it is SO CUTE:) I created a blog to document my quilting because I love yours so much! I'm a young quilter and still learning and your blog has helped me a lot. So thank you!
I don't have much on mine yet but feel free to check it out

http://myquiltingadventres.blogspot.com/
-Corrine