Saturday, February 11, 2012

Sewing Hearts! (Giveaway) :)

It was a very busy day at our house today, lots going on as always..but this evening I finally sat down and  decided to do some little projects with sewing tonight...first a couple of stitches more went into "My Everything" Designed by The Sampler Girl. Thank you to Ms. Linda Lee for passing the chart onto me! It is really such a sweet saying. I am having a lot of fun stitching it up! I decided to use Crescent Colors Hand Dyed Floss in "Cupid" How appropriate ! :)
Here is my progress so far:
Yep..I think I am totally giving up on Q-snaps! They frustrate me so much. They always get loose and my hands hurt when I hold them. I really like the tightness of the hoops lately..although I am not crazy about the circle left on the fabric. I do also like scroll rods too though.....
Now onto what I have been sewing tonight..cute , CUTE!
Look at these little Prim looking cushions for pins!
Just in time for Valentines day. I had this red ticking fabric and wasn't sure what to do with it...I also had some vintage looking lace..I put the two together and ..look what I came up with! :)
Cute right?
I filled them up with crushed walnut shells which is supposed to sharpen your needles as you use the cushions to park your needles with use. Now, I would like to give one of these away...well..ok, maybe I will give two away to two different winners! :) It is Valentines Day coming up after all..and I love to give from my heart...and these cushions need loving homes to go to. :)
They are nice and heavy in weight with the walnut shells in you don't have to worry about them falling over off the table or anything like that. hee hee :P

Soooo..if you would be interested in a heart cushion for your needles and pins...and you are a follower of my blog, just leave a comment (make sure I can get back to you with an email)...and...that's it! I will have my daughter pick names on Tuesday..Valentines Day! :)

Thank you again to all of  you that always stop by my blog..I feel the love!



  1. These hearts are adorable! I would love a chance to have one...thanks!

  2. Oh, what a lovely giveaway. I'd be proud to use a heart pin cushion made by you, so please count me in!

  3. Louise! I love the Crescent threads, and what better one as you said, to use for this stitch! I love the looks of it, and you always do such beautiful work.
    I tried using the Q-Snaps years back and found that my left hand, which is the hand I was holding it with, would hurt like crazy. So I quit using them also.
    You mentioned the ring that the hoop would leave.....Do you remove the hoop when you're setting your stitching down for a while? I always take my hoop off, and any rings left are easy to iron out.
    Those hearts are adorable! I love them, and yes indeed! I would love to win one. Hopefully, you're adding your initials and date on the back? What great gifts they would make.
    So here's one entry right now girlfriend.
    Have a blessed day tomorrow.

  4. I would love to have one of your beautiful heart pin cushions! I am a follower.

  5. I love your heart pin cushions and would love a chance to win one. I have heard that the crushed walnut shells make good filling for them, and would like to try myself someday to make one. I quit using Q Snaps too, as they hurt my hands to hold too!! I found hoops from Hardwicke Manor that I ADORE, and now use only those. Check them out.


  6. I would love one of your cushions Louise. They are adorable. Great job. x

  7. Your WIP is looking very pretty. I LOVE that color of CC floss. It's one of my favorites! :)

    I would love to win one of your pincushions. They are so pretty. Thanks for the chance! :)

  8. I love all the cute little things you make Louise. I would love and cherish something like this from you.You are such a clever crafter.Thanks so much for the chance,Kimberly Martinez

  9. Silly Me, I sent a comment and forgot my Kimberly Martinez +

  10. Great progress on "My everything"! Love the little hearts you made and would love a chance to win one ;)
    I use stretcher bars for my stitching. They come in different sizes so you can make the size "frame" you need. The best part is they are inexpensive and you can use them over and over. I bought a few then my DH said he could make them so now I have a big box full in every size. You use brass tacks to hold your fabric down and it keep it nice and tight.

    Thanks for the giveaway!


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