Wednesday, September 11, 2013

My Day Has Come

Finally!  Today is my day for the Pin It blog hop!

First a big thanks to Madamme Sam for hosting, and to Kristen our ever present cheerleader.  Also to the wonderful sponsors for this hop.

PBTex Collection and Bird Brain Designs

After day number one I was awestruck at the creativity displayed, and all the wonderful projects.  Over at Susie's World we got a history lesson about pin cushions.  Thank you so much for sharing the information.  Explains why the Tomato pin cushion is so popular still.

I collect vintage sewing machines and it breaks my heart to see these beautiful machines which have all their gorgeous decals worn off over the years of use due to "Pin Rash".

See all the scratches, and most of the designs along the head are missing.  It is a beautiful machine, with the Sphinx decals.  That is because it was very common for women to wrap some thick clothe around the machine and as they sewed take the pins out and stick them into the fabric.
No this is not my machine

I have several pincushions floating around my house so as not to destroy my machines in that manner. 

I have my traditional tomato pincushion that I have had for 40+ years.  It came in my sewing kit my mother bought me when I was learning to sew.



This homely pin keep I made my grandmother when I was young from some left over double knit fabric, two jar rings, a Styrofoam ball  cut in half, some fiberfill, and a curtain ring, and ugly gold rick rack.  When she passed away my father returned it to me.  This is how it was returned to me obviously she used it often, there are threads, yarns, pins, sewing machine needles, different types of needles, and corsage pins all stuck into it.  I truly treasure that ugly little thing. 




I saw a pattern on Pinterest and thought what a wonderful idea.  I have a tiny square of this fabric that was found in my scrap box from Aunt Beth's mother.  I have no idea what it is but I adore it.  Sew  I wanted to make something with it that I would keep for myself.  The fabric is the center of the star.

It was supposed to be a folded star and it was supposed to be all hand sewn.  That did not work at all for me.  After ripping it out more time than I care to talk about,  I made the folded star and  machine sewed around each and every star point as I placed them on the backing fabric.  I also did not like that it was flat I wanted something a bit more substantial.  I made a pack out two circles of  batting, and filled it with batting  sewed the top to it.

I then made a circle out of one of the fabrics and a cardboard circle slightly smaller.  Stitched about 1/4 inch around the fabric, centered the cardboard in the middle and pulled up to make a nice "flat bottom" so it would sit nice, well kinda sorta.. can't get much out of a tree stump for a flat surface.  I then measured around the outer edge of the circle and cut a strip of fabric 2 inches by  the measurement.  I machine sewed it around the top, but had to hand stitch the bottom, leaving a tiny opening.  I then stuffed it with more fiberfill, to make it big and substantial poofy and sewed it shut.

I was pleased with how it turned out.  (The turtle and bricks were found when digging the post holes for the new porch).

My second project was actually two projects.  Fall is my favorite time of year and so of course I had to have something with a fall theme. I have had this pattern so long I cannot find where I obtained it originally.  A Big thanks to Thearica she found the post and here is the linky Pumpkin Pincushions. Anyway while digging through my scrap bin I found fabric from a purse I made for the middle daughter a few years ago, and since her birthday was on the way I wanted to make her a little something.

Sorry it is difficult to see his cute little leaf.  The celestial fabric was from the purse I made years ago and I had enough to make 3 sections with it.  Just a little stick for the stem.  Every girl needs a pincushion in their house.  Especially a pumpkin pin cushion!

I also made myself one.  Love the leaf pattern fabric with the gold, and of course there is the obligatory polka dot, and love the white and orange stripes. I was having so much fun making these and of course DH insisted he contribute a stick for the stem which was "a perfect pumpkin stem shape."



I can use it to decorate or for a fall touch in my sewing room.  And of course to keep some pins.

I now have a plethora of additional ideas that I want to make for gifts, and to repurpose some old treasures.

Now hop on over to see the rest of today's creations from all of these fabulous ladies.



Also visit the rest of the wonderful artists and their creations. 

                                           A Geeky Crafty Life




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174 comments:

Judy B said...

Beautiful pin cushions, the fall one is my favorite! Thank you for sharing.

Vickie said...

Tthat is so sweet that your Grandmother loved and used the pin cushion you made her. Grandma's are special that way. I really, really love your pink star ! That would be a good one to have around More Stars in Comanche !

Els said...

So cute! I like the pumpkin very much!
Have a nice day.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Keep sake treasures - gotta love it. I really like the pumpkin and will have to give that a go. Thank you for sharing.

Jeanneke said...

Love your pumpkins, but the one you made for your grandmother is my favourite!
Cheers,

Jeanneke.

Theresa said...

Lovely pincushions, especially like the pumpkin.

Gingini said...

Love your litle pumpkin. :)

Britt-Inger said...

Your pincushions are so cute. My favorite is the pumpkin. Thanks for sharing and being part of this blog hop

Nati said...

The pumpkin is really sweet thanks for sharing!

Heleen Groot said...

I loved reading your post. So sweet and wonderful that you still have those pincushions! I love the folded (but-not-really) star one. The pumpkins are amazing too!

Corina said...

Lovely pincushions, great pumpkins!

Robin said...

Great pin cushions! Your star is beautiful!

Gill said...

Fabulous pincushions - the pumpkin is my favourite!

charlotte said...

Wonderful job on your pin cushions. I love the pumpkin!

QuiltSue said...

I love the pumpkin.

Pauline said...

Super sweet pin cushions, thanks for sharing your creativity.

Thearica said...

Your pincushions are sweet but I LOVE that pumpkin!

withajoyfulheart said...

Adorable pumpkins.

Jackie said...

Oh my you are one creative lady!

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

Great pincushions, but I really love the pumpkin!

DeAnna S. said...

Cute pincushions. I love the pumpkin. Thanks for sharing.

Madame Samm said...

Ohhh the pink starburst, beautiful and your pumpkin just captures my heart...I have such a thing for pumpkins...perfect my sweet

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Very nice pin cushions..I love the pumpkin

Kathy @ Kwilty Pleasures said...

Thanks for sharing today! Very fun ideas!

Needled Mom said...

I never knew that they would wrap fabric around the machines for the pins. Very interesting! Your pincushions are so sweet.

Amy DeCesare said...

Wonderful pincushions! I love the folded star especially. Thanks for the little history lesson...I was wondering about the pin marks on old sewing machines, and now I see what was going on.

krislovesfabric said...

Nice job with great pincushions!

DeborahGun said...

Love the pumpkin!

Carol said...

Your folded star and pumpkins are beautiful...love the colors! Cute little turtle, too. :O)

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Thank you for the kind comment.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Thank you for stopping by. Homely little pincushion I made when I was a little girl and the double knit fabric.. the only saving grace? My sister had an outfit made out of that fabric.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Thank you for the kind comment. They were easy to do.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

My grandmother was legally blind but she used to mend out clothes by hand, she even darned socks. The fact that she treasured and used that homely little pincushion means a lot.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Thank you so much for stopping by and the sweet comment.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Thank you. There are patterns all over the internet now that you can find. I just don't know where I found this one a couple of years ago. :(

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Thank you! Pumpkins and fall are my favorite.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Thank you for the kind comment. I lean toward pink things occasionally so I can at least put a girly stamp on something. The turtle had been buried at one time in the yard. Like the rest of the "treasures" we find.

Amy Barta said...

I love that you have the gift you made for your grandmother back in possession. What a sweet memory. =)

Kristen King said...

I love that you got the pincushion back you made for your grandmother...how special that one is! Your creativity is shining today...thank you for sharing!

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

You've made me want a pumpkin pincushion in the worst way... just too cute!

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

I always laugh at people who kind of wrinkle their nose or roll their eyes when their children/grandchildren give them "gifts". I saw a great post either on facebook or pinterest that said "When a child gives you a gift, even if it is a rock they just picked up, exude gratitude. It might be the only thing they have to give and they have chosen to give it to you!" I think my grandmother was a great example of that.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

There are tons of cute patterns and pinterest is the best for inspiration! Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Thank you so much for stopping by and the lovely comment.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Thank you so much for the kind comment. Fall is fast approaching so time to shift gears and I love pumpkins!

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Thank you for the sweet comment Heleen. Have a great day.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Thank you for visiting today, and the kind comment. Have a wonderful day.

Annette Schultz said...

great pin cushions and with those pumpkins you are all ready for fall too!
thanks sew much for sharing with us today
in stitches

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Thank you so much! I enjoyed making them. Plus it made me add some orange to my stash. I had an ulterior motive to making the pumpkins.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Thank you for the sweet comment and for stopping by. I adore that fabric and have used it in several other projects for others that I just had to make myself something with it.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Awe thank you so much for the nice comment. Enjoy the rest of the hop!

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Thank you very much for the kind words. Hard to believe fall is almost here when the weather the last couple of days has been in the 90's. Have a wonderful day and enjoy the hop.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Thank you sew much for stopping by and leaving a lovely comment.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Thank you for stopping by and leaving a kind comment. Have a wonderful stitchy day!

legato1958 said...

Beautiful pin cushions! I love your pumpkins with the stick stems!

Susie

patchouli moon studio said...

A wonderful assortment of pincushions!

Denise Russell said...

The star pincushion came out sooo nice, and the pumpkin one is gorgeous (all due to your DH's addition of the stem, of course! Just kidding!)

Rebeckah Austin said...

Great pin cushions!

JanesQuilting said...

Oh, ffirst I must say...I love your sewing machines. I only wish I had the room to get a few. Your pin cushions are also adoraboe, I think I like the pumpkin the best.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Awe shucks and than you very much for the sweet comment. Have a great day.

Mary said...

Great job on both of your pincushions. Love pink, but that pumpkins turned out so cute.

Karin said...

Great pincushion. The pink is my favorite! Thanks for sharing.

tubakk said...

So fun pincushions!

Lou said...

Great cushions!
I have one my hubby's bosses mother used for many years... it is a felt turtle with tons of pins in it... I just use as decoration!

Linda said...

How sweet that your grandmother put your little gift to such use! What a treasure.
Your pin cushions are all really sweet. I especially love the pumpkin!



Createology said...

Such sweet memories and pincushions from days gone by. I think pincushions are timeless. Love your pumpkin with the lovely leaf. Great hop...

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Thank you for the kind comment.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Thank you for the wonderful comment. You are all so encouraging

tink's mom said...

Love your grandmothers pin cushion, you did a wonderful job and I'm glad you got it back. So many poeple would have just thrown it out in the clean up. Your pumpkins are great. so seasonal, so full of perpose.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Thanks for the sweet comment. Have a wonderful day.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Thank you so much for visiting and the super sweet comment. A huge thanks to Thearica she found the website and posted it today, so I could update my blog! Enjoy the rest of the hop!

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Thank you so much. The original link was found, and the blog updated to give credit for an incredibly cute pumpkin to where the credit was due.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Thank you for stopping by and leaving a lovely comment.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...
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Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Thank you for the lovely comment. I learned it from my "sewing machine guy" who checks my machines over after they have been refurbished by my DH. That is why a lot of the decals are gone. Have a wonderful day, and enjoy the rest of the hop!

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Thank you very much for the nice comment. My grandmother's machine used to have one too. When I inherited it the first thing I did was remove the band. I did not realize that it was such a common phenomena until talking to the sewing machine guy. Have a great day, and enjoy the blog hop!

Joke said...

What a nice memories you share with us. I like your pincushions, the star is beautiful and so is the autumn one!

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

I was surprised when my dad gave it to me. He knew it meant a lot to her and I was surprise he remembered that I had made it to begin with it had been almost 30 years before. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the hop.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Thank you Sew much for the kind comment. Enjoy the rest of the hop.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Thanks you for stopping by. Thearica found a patter which is similar but looking at the pictures it is much different than the one I had printed out. Anyhow here is the link http://sentimentalstitches.net/?s=pumpkin+pincushion&submit=Search

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Thank you again for being a great cheerleader. The older I get the more I appreciate the little things. Like that my grandmother used the homely pincushion and treasured it. Thank you for the wonderful comment it gives me encouragement. Have a sew wonderful day!

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

Love those pumpkins!!

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Thanks for stopping by and the sweet comment. Have a wonderful day.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

I saw a pumpkin that someone just made a fabric circle, stitched around it, drew it up and put the stick in it. I thought the stick was a great idea so I just had to use it somewhere. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of the hop.

Shelia said...

Thanks for all of those ideas. Love your pumpkins!
Happy quilting,
Shelia

Carla said...

Art is what all these pin cushions are. Beautiful work. Love your pumpkins.

maggie said...

Great idea , the pin keeper for the sewing machine. And I love the pumpkin too.
Cheers
maggie

maggiemine42@gmail.com

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Awe such a sweet comment. Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day.

madebymeinred said...

A pumpkin pincushion!! Wow. Great idea and it is gorgeous.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Thanks for the sweet comment. He is constantly coming up with ideas for me to use! He is a great support. Thank you for stopping by.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

How sweet of you to say and thank you for visiting. Enjoy the rest of the hop.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

:D My guilty/quilty pleasure. I began that I wanted a featherweight then I stumbled upon 2 more really cheap (Under $50) and the rest is history. I try to keep DH in control because every time I see something I like he buys it for me. I love sewing on them too. The pumpkins were sewn on a featherweight, the star pincushion was sewn on a 301 which we found in the original cabinet. Both cabinet and machine were in A1 shape. Thanks for stopping by, and the lovely comments.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Such a sweet comment and thank you for stopping by. Have a wonderful day and enjoy the rest of the hop.

vicki said...

Cute pincushions. Thanks for sharing. vickise at gmail dot com

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Thank you for stopping by and the kid comment.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

I love pink, not a favorite for me to wear, but my sewing room is pink and one of my favorite places to be. Thanks for stopping by and the sweet comment.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Awe thank you for the lovely comment, and for stopping by. Enjoy the rest of the hop!

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

That is a wonderful gift. I looked at some of the corsage pins and I am positive that many were from mother's day, my father always bought her a corsage for mother's day. Do people give corsage's for mother's day or Easter anymore? Thanks for stopping by and the wonderful comment. Enjoy the rest of the hop.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

I think that is what makes it sew special after all these years. Thank you for visiting and my deepest gratitude for such a lovely comment. Enjoy the rest of the hop.

Kathy H said...

Wonderful pin cushions. Love those pumpkins. thanks for sharing with us.

Quilting Tangent said...

Cute pumpkin.

Just Quilt It said...

Thanks for sharing your pincushions! I love the pumpkin!

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Thank you for stopping by and leaving such a nice comment. Have a wonderful day.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Thank you for the lovely comment. Enjoy the rest of the hop.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Nothing like a blog hop to get the creative juices flowing. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of the hop.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Awe such a sweet comment. Thanks for stopping by. All the wonderful projects are truly amazing.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

On the newer machines would not be quite so bad, but the old machines it is a shame to do it and have the potential to scrape up the wonderful decals. Thanks for stopping by today. Enjoy the remainder of the hop. Thank you for the sweet comment.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Awe thank you so very much for the kind comment. I enjoyed making it and putting my own "spin" on it.

Audrey said...

Gorgeous pumpkins. Very seasonal. I have a similar pattern. I think I will pull it out and have a pumpkin pin cushion of my own by morning. Thanks for sharing.

Debi said...

What great pin cushions! Your sewing machine/pin story is sew sad:( I love that you made a memory pin cushion--thanks for sharing!

Sue said...

Great pincushions! I can remember my grandmother's sewing machine(a treadle) that had a "pincushion" on the throat of the machine. Your post brought back memories!

StitchinByTheLake said...

I enjoyed seeing all your projects and especially your story about your grandmother's pincushion. Love the pumpkin! blessings, marlene

Tami C said...

Loved the pumpkins that you made and the leaves are great! Thanks for sharing!

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Thank you for stopping by and leaving a sweet comment.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Awe thank you so very much! Have a wonderful rest of the day.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Thank you I cannot take credit for the pattern, but loved how they turned out. Enjoy the rest of the hop.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

I keep cruising the internet and have found another one I would love to make not quite so primitive looking. Thank you for stopping by, and the sweet comment. I would love to see your pumpkin pincushion when it is done.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

The first machine I learned to use when I was little was my great grandmother's treadle machine. Thanks for stopping and leaving the sweet comment.

Carrie P. said...

fun post. love your pin cushions.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Thank you so much for the sweet comment. My mother has one of the great grandmother's sewing machine in a parlor cabinet. I wonder if it has the same thing. I will have to ask the next time I talk to her.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Thank you for stopping by, and the lovely comment. Enjoy the rest of the hop.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Such a sweet comment, than you for stopping by.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Thanks for stopping by today and the wonderful comment. Have a blessed day.

Debby said...

Your layered star is great! And I love that pumpkin, especially that awesome leaf! Yes, he will be perfect throughout the fall. Enjoy it! We sure did.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Awe thank you so much for stopping by and leaving such a wonderful comment. Enjoy the rest of the hop.

Baa. xxx said...

The pumpkin is wonderful, love the leaf and of course husband has done so well with that brilliant pumpkin stem!

Patty D from NC said...

Great pumpkin pin cushion idea.

Patricia said...

Nice ideas and they turned out great!

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

I told DH that he has received world wide accolades on his good taste in choosing a stem. He just smiled and said of course. LOL Thank you for stopping by and the sweet comment.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Thanks for stopping by and the nice comment. Have a wonderful evening.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Awe thank you for the sweet comment and taking the time to stop by today. Enjoy the rest of the hop.

Lydsfire said...

Great pumpkins! I love Halloween themed crafts.

LJ said...

Thanks for sharing the old and the new. Grandma's is not as ugly as you think, I kinda like it. The star one is my favorite - the pink and the star are lovely.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Thank you so much for the sweet comment. I love Halloween, fall, and all the decorating we can do. I keep looking for more pumpkin patterns and have seen a couple more. Pinterest has so many cool ideas!

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

I keep chuckling about the double knit. It was a scrap from an outfit that my mother made my baby sister. She styled that in a short sleeved, bell bottomed jump suit when she was 2 and 3 years old. Thanks for stopping by, and leaving the lovely comment. Enjoy the rest of the hop.

Kris said...

What great pincushions and what a great hop!! Through the years I have fallen in love with pincushions!! And I love your grandmother's pincushion!! what great memories that must bring back to you!! :-)

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

Love the Pumpkin!!

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Thanks you for the nice comment, and stopping by. Enjoy the rest of the hop. If you love pincushions there is plenty of Pin spiration here!

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Awe thank you for the lovely comment, and for stopping by. Enjoy the rest of the hop.

Margaret said...

I really love that pumpkin. thanks for sharing

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Thank you for stopping by and leaving a sweet comment. Enjoy the rest of the hop.

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

Enjoyed seeing your pincushions...love the pumpkins...thanks for the link and for sharing!!! :)

jan said...

I love your folded/sewn star. It is great that you got to use that special fabric in something that you will use and see everyday.
Your pumpkins are just so cute too. Thanks for the link.
xo jan@sewandsowfarm

baukje said...

Lovely they are, i never made a folded star. I will try.

evelyn said...

Thanks for the little history lesson. I love your old machine. I think it is wonderful that your Grandmother really used your pin cushion, and now you have it back with all of its memories. Love all your pincushions.

Emily C said...

Very nice. Had no idea why the machines were so scratched. Pity they did that. Love your cushions. Mr turtle is cute. I love when I find lost treasures. I found a bronze bell with a dragon for a handle when I was little, playing archeologist in the back yard.

Lori said...

truly adorable and very creative.

Janarama said...

Great job! I'm loving the pumpkin pincushions.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Thank you for stopping by and leaving the nice comment. I wanted to give credit where credit was due. Enjoy the rest of the hop.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Thank you for the sweet comment and for stopping by to visit. I love to share with people where I get my "pin spiration!" Enjoy the rest of the hop.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

baukje it was easy. Mine was a bit tougher because the original pattern I was using just had a 1/4 inch fold on the long edge, hence the stitching down. I have seen others where you fold it in half then make your star points so not quite as strenuous! Thank you for stopping by and leaving the lovely comment.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Awe thank you for the wonderful comment. There are some really wonderful sites to learn about old machines and their history. The pincushion is special and it just sits on the top of my bookshelf with all the pins, needles, etc. in it. I am sure the days I have torn my sewing room apart looking for a needle I would have saved oodles of time if I just plucked one from it. Enjoy the rest of the hop.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

That is soooo cool that you found something when you were digging in your back yard. Dh tells a story about he and his buddies digging up the whole front yard one morning looking for buried treasure. He said they were very motivated, and they were down a couple of feet. Not one blade of grass left. His dad came out on his way to work and just said. You better have that all put back by the time your mom gets home. Got in his car and left. Thank you for stopping by and the sweet comment.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Lori thank you for the lovely comment. I enjoy seeing what people make, but then I am always tweaking something to change it up. Enjoy the rest of the hop.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Janarama thank you for visiting my little blog and leaving a comment. Enjoy the rest of the hop. Check out the link to make your own pumpkin!

MooseStash Quilting said...

Love those antique machines. Fun new versions of less damaging pin cushions!

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Thanks for stopping by. I love my old girls they are little troopers when it comes to sewing. Again thank you for the lovely comment. Enjoy the rest of the hop.

Suze said...

Amazing pin cushions. Isn't it great to have some treasures - like some old pin cushions that come back around? I had a Grandmother's Flower Garden quilt that my mother hand pieced and hand quilted. It was so precious that I never put it on my bed. It was stolen with lots of other things. The DA let the perp walk not once but twice. I found one of my grandmother's diamond rings at a pawn shop where she had pawned it. It's all I ever got back. Later in going through some of my mom's things I found about 30-40 GFG blocks that were extra from the two quilts she had made. So, I'm piecing another one and it will be a joint effort from the two of us. You are creating heirlooms for your girls and their generations to come. Thanks for participating and sharing your amazing creativity.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Suze I am sorry that happened to you. There is nothing worse than loving family heirlooms. My grandmother adopted a couple of girls when she was in her early 70's. When grandma got sick, they cleaned her out. We are Native American and all of the regalia (dresses, basket hats, breast plates, and necklaces) disappeared. One piece was returned to my mother recently, it just showed up in the mail one day. I would love to see your GFG quilt when it is done. Those ones are sometimes the hardest to make and complete because the blocks are so precious. Thanks for stopping by and leaving the wonderful comment.

Wendy said...

lovely pincushion...I am trying to catch up on all the pretty eye candy from this hop...I really like the pumpkin, so very cute.

Sunshine Girl said...

They are all lovely - I love those pumpkins! Sorry I was late visiting!

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Wendy thanks for stopping by and the sweet comment. It has been so much fun. I hear you about catching up. Enjoy the rest of the hop.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Thank you for stopping by, and the sweet comment. Life is a bit hectic lately for everyone! Including me. Glad you could make it and enjoy the eye candy with all the other fabric artists.

Linda J said...

I love the pumpkins you have made---just in time for the coming fall. But the folded star one is a good one too, substantial and not apt to get lost in the sewing room. THX for sharing about the old machines.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Linda Thank you for the sweet comment, and stopping by. I like a larger pincushion but it is not too big. I have seen a couple smaller ones which may be nice to have sitting on a machine though. Enjoy the rest of the hop.

pinsandneedles said...

Love the fall pumpkin pincushions! Great idea! Thanks for sharing!

Debra Kay Neiman said...

Love the pumpkin and the foldy star cushions. Fun blog hop.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Such a sweet comment, and thanks stopping by. Fall is most definitely on its way here. Enjoy the rest of the hop.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

It has been a great hop with sew many terrific ideas! Thank you for the lovely comment and visiting.

Bente-I like to QuiltBlog said...

wonderful pincushions, I love the pumpkins.
Thanks for sharing!

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Thank you for stopping by there are so many beautiful pincushions out there created by some fabulous fabric artists. Enjoy the rest of the hop.

carla said...

Hi!!! Very pretty!!! Love the pumpkins!!!!

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Thank you for the sweet comment and stopping by. Enjoy the rest of the hop.

Deonn @ Quiltscapes said...

Your pincushions are a treasure - especially the one from your Grandmother! Imagine all the stitches that cushion has known!

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

If you only knew. She was legally blind, she grew up in a very poor family she could mend a pair of blue jeans so that you could not even tell there was a tear or a hole. She also darned socks which I think has become a lost art. Thanks for stopping by and leaving the lovely comment.