Friday, May 24, 2013

pin cushions

Welcome to finish it up Friday! Anyone else utterly exhausted? ;0)
Because I am stubborn to the end, I actually eeked out a finish for today. I had these pin cushions almost done, so I hand stitched them closed this morning. Hurray for finishing something! I have 3 more like it to finish-just as soon as I find my big bag of walnut shells. I bet it'll be a few weeks before that happens! :)

(there is a tutorial here for making a mini whirlygiggle block if you'd like to make something similar.)

A few more BIG finishes that are happening today. It's my kids' last day of school AND we are selling our old house today. HUGE finishes, wouldn't you say? Both very good things! I'm excited for summer!

How about you? Any finishes to share today? If so, please link up! Happy Friday to you!

26 comments:

thisyearsdozen said...

I can't believe you have a finish in the middle of moving, traveling and teaching. You are Super Woman!!

Valerie said...

Cute pin cushions! Congrats on all the exciting changes going on in your life!

capitolaquilter said...

Huge finished for sure. Best of luck with all of the changes going on. Since the weekend retreat I just got back from had a UFO theme I have more than the usual finishes to share. WIsh I could pull that off every week but then I guess it wouldn't be as special.

Svetlana said...

adorable pincushions, and how wonderful to be selling the old house, yay! and double yay for school being finished.

Julie said...

It's amazing that you got a finish in with your crazy week of moving, guild visit, and all the other stuff. Good job! They look fabulous too! Thanks for the linkup!

Celtic Thistle said...

I'm impressed you managed a finish at all with all that has been going on for you in the last week!

Melissa Corry said...

Those are just so adorable!!! And a finish with all your moving, wow!!!

tubakk said...

Really sweet pincushions. Thanks for the tutorial on the block you used.

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

They are really cute! Yeah for selling the house :)
Roll on summer!

DaiseyJayne.com said...

Wow, you're able to sew while selling a house, you're amazing! Those pin cushions are adorable, thanks for the wonderful party!!

Rosa said...

Those are very cute!!

Suzanne said...

You are crazy!! I can't believe you eeked out a finish in the midst of all you have going on but then again, I can. I have that internal drive too.

Are you a unpacking ninja warrior?

I hope you get to celebrate the start of summer and the house sale with a bang!

1stteacher said...

Then we'll be inviting ourselves over soon to distract your kids while you get some work done :)

Happy summer vacation!

Mimi said...

These pin cushions are sooooo cute! I pinned them on my Quilt and Sew board (hope that's ok with you).

grapes and hearts said...

Lovely pincussions! And yay for finishing them during this stressy time! Happy unpacking (if one can call unpacking "happy"...)

Lynn said...

My finish for today is also a pin cushion. :)

Tina Craig said...

Those are so cute! I need to see if Walmart has the walnut shells in their pet department.

Annalia said...

I can't believe you're still posting in the middle of your move! ...and those are adorable pin cushions, of course. :)

I hope all is going smoothly with your relocation!

karen berrisford-snow said...

Happy Friday to you too, Amanda Jean. You've been so busy lately ... thank you for managing to keep your "Finish it up Friday " going through it all.

Wishing you all the best with your move :)

Jan said...

Good for you---finishing is a good thing!

Shanna said...

I love your pin cushions!! I still have yet to make one :o) Good luck with the move and school ending!!

margaret said...

another project for me to do, but if I just do a pin cushion it will not take long, mind you followed the link and liked the mini quilt too.
Hope move has gone successfully and yu will all be very happy in your new home.

laura west kong said...

Cute pincushions!

My finish is a new pattern published, so I'm celebrating with a giveaway! (http://www.adventuresofaquiltingdiva.com/2-cute-quilts/b-is-for-bunny/)

Helen said...

I have just borrowed your book - Sunday Morning Quilts - from my local library. OMG! It's absolutely fab. I am going to buy my own copy.

Jeneta said...

They're lovely! I still do not own a pin cushion. Must get on to it, though I have been using the excuse of not knowing where to get walnut shells from in Australia. Will have to investigate...

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