Friday, September 13, 2013

Pin It Blog Hop....My Day!!!

I never thought I would look forward to Friday the 13th but I couldn't wait for it to get here this week!!! Yes, it is my day to show y'all my pincushions. This is another great Hop organized by Madam Samm! Our wonderful Head Cheerleader is Kristen who kept us under control and ready to go!!!!

My first pincushion is my little owl buddy, Hootie! I had so much fun making him...picking the colors and using my stash. I tried my best not to shop for anything for this hop and I kept pretty close to this goal. I did have to buy a few little things but really used things I already had! Are you proud of me? I used crushed walnuts for the filling of most of my pincushions. I bought a large bag at PetSmart and can't believe that I have almost used the whole 7 lbs!  Without further ado, here is Hootie!(Click on the photos to see the enlarged version!)
I found this pattern by Jennifer and fell in love with him! He has pockets on the front where you can store scissors, etc. His wing holds needles quite well and yes, I stuck his head with pins...sorry Hootie!

My next project is another favorite of mine...Teddy Bears!!! I couldn't make just one of them since they were so cute. I decided that gingham was a good choice for the fabric. Here they are, my little teddies! The pattern is by Lisa Dopking.
After making the blue and red teddy bears, I decided I needed a Christmas teddy!!

Remember back to the It's For the Birds hop when I made my pincushion with the single red bird among all the white ones? Well, I had some adorable fabric with a single red cat and I had to make a pincushion to go with my cute little birdie!


I made another similar pincushion with some modern fabric that has become my "pincushion" while sewing all the others. I love the bright colors...a little different for me. If you click and make it larger, you can see all the pinholes from all the use!
I have always wanted to make a pincushion/organizer and thought that this would be the time to try it!
I got the pattern from Sew Mama Sew. It was designed by Elizabeth Hartman. I decided I wanted red and black so it would stand out. I even found red, black and white pin heads!!! I love the pockets for little notions and the thread catcher. I am awful about just dropping the threads anywhere...mostly on me so maybe this will help!
While looking around for patterns I came across this "skinny" pincushion! It is wonderful because it sits in front of your sewing machine right where you need it! I had a remnant with polka dots and a co-coordinating leaf pattern that worked just great! I really like this little log.
 I then found this great pattern for a block style pincushion.The pattern is by Heather Bailey. Her pincushions were done in bright colors like orange and yellow. I decided that I wanted to use my black "pincushion" fabric. Then I had to find something for the sides and lo and behold, I had this great black polka dot fabric that I got in a Traveling Stash box. Click on the photo to see the teeny tiny polka dots on the sides.




 At the last minute, I decided to do another pincushion. I found the pattern a long time ago at DIY network but didn't haveany extra candlestick holders! Well, a trip of "Goodwill" hunting put an end to that problem! So here are my last minute Dress Form Mannequin pincushions. They were so much fun to make and extremely easy! I added raggedy flower pin to each shoulder and they were good to go! Notice I try to match my pin colors to the pincushions.

A Christmas ornament for a "head" and a cute flower pin and they were all done.

Now last but not least my really fun pincushions! I could not resist making these coffee cup and tea cup pincushions.I found the pattern on Joann's site. I decided to have a tea party and invite Madame Samm and her competitor...I mean friend, Carol! Of course, Madame Samm gets the coffee cup and since I am a tea drinker, I got the tea cup....so what to do for Carol?  Well, I had this sweet fabric with pink cups and saucers on it but what to fill it with? Sorry Carol you got the "warm milk" but you did get the lacy saucer! (And yes, Carol, I had to use a hot glue gun!)I baked cookies for us so I hope y'all enjoy my tea party!!!!
Here are our coffee, tea and warm milk all ready  to go with the freshly baked cookies.

Here is a close up of each cup! Aren't they cute?



Since you have made it this far, I think you deserve a giveaway! All you need to do is make a comment and you will have a chance to win! Follow my blog and leave a comment to have a second chance. I have three fat quarters of Denyse Schmidt's Meadowlark. I am also including some cute little pins(a must in a pincushion hop), and a wonderful bobbin holder. To go along with these, I will include your choice of one of the black block pincushions(red, lilac or turquoise ribbon). I will be drawing a name randomly on September 17th.
Thank you so much for visiting me  and don't forget to visit all the other blogs participating today!

161 comments:

  1. You have gone above and beyond! Beautiful work and I now have more on my list of pincushions to make thanks to you!:)

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  2. All the pincushions are sweet, but the teacup/coffee cup, with the choice of fabrics are terrific! Nicely done!

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  3. I am a follower as well...look forward to reading your blog!

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  4. Your pincushions are all so adorable!
    I love the black block pincushion with the turquoise ribbon.
    Cheers,

    Jeanneke.

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  5. Wow! You have been busy. So cute, all of them. Love the owl & the fabrics. And what a sweet giveaway!

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  6. All of your pin cushions are so cute!

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  7. Well, how to decide which block pinnie I like best...TURQUOISE! But gotta say, I really like those little manequins, and love the tea/coffee/hot chocolate cups! I am going to try those! Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway!

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  8. Lovely pin cushions! I especially love the mannequins and the cups. Thank you for sharing.

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  9. wow! They are all so great and so different - what a collection - the coffee, tea and milk cups are so fun! Love the teddies too!

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  10. Lovely cushions. I especially like that owl.

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  11. What fun pincushions...love the mannequins!! Thanks for sharing :)

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  12. You have been busy. I love your pincushions

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  13. Wow, so many! and I love them all!

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  14. Indeed so many and some are so beautiful.

    Warm regards from Holland,
    Marga♥

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  15. Sue your talent is amazing. Thank you for hoping today

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  16. Great job, I love your pin cushions. Sew creativity. Thanks for the chance at winning. I follow your blog and enjoy reading your quilting adventures.

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  17. I love all your pincushions but the dress forms are my favourites. If I win, I'd like the pincushion with the lilac ribbon.

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  18. Super ! Great ideas :) Thanks for sharing :)

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  19. You sure have been a very busy sewist! Fantabulous showing this morning!

    If I win i would love the turquoise ribbon! :)

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  20. What a fabulous collection of pincushions!
    I love the owl!

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  21. So many beautiful pincushions in one blog post! And I love them all. I would love to win the red ribbon black block pincushion. Thanks a lot for the show!

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  22. And now I'm a follower too. Great!

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  23. Nice array of pincushions! Great work!!

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  24. Wow, you have been busy. All of them adorable, thanks for sharing! From now on I am following you ±'

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  25. So many pincushions, the owl and tea cups are especially cute. Thank you for a lovely giveaway too.
    ks(dot)eyles(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

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  26. I am a follower.
    ks(dot)eyles(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

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  27. I love your pin cushions the mannequin on the pole is adorable.

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  28. I am a follower and thank you for doing a giveaway.

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  29. ahhhh Sue, love the tea party setting ....your pin cushions were an absolute delight this morning...

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  30. Very nice give away and love all the beautiful pin cushions. You have been busy.

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  31. Your pincushions are fabulous! I just love the teacups, but it would be hard to choose a favorite. You did a great job.

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  32. I am now a follower and can't wait to see what you come up with next.

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  33. Wow so many beautiful pincushions! It's impossible to pick a favorite.

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  34. oh my goodness, I love the super cute owl pincushion!

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  35. Wow, fantastic pincushions! Each one impressed me and inspired me to make a few more for myself. Thanks for sharing.

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  36. So many pretty cushions, you've been busy!

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  37. you were busy. Love the teacups and my daughter would love the owl. Nice job

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  38. Wow! I can't believe you made so many - you've been busy! blessings, marlene

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  39. gorgeous - I love the teacups especially!

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  40. You made lots of very pretty pin cushions !

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  41. Great idea to use candlesticks for your dress forms. And those tea cups! Ba-zing-ga! Love em!

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  42. I truly feel that you are in need of some kind of pincushion-detox-intervention-thingy! You made loads of them. I love your band (Hooty and the Teddybears), but I equally love your dressforms and teacups. And the squares....and the cathedral windows one....Love them all basically! Well done you.

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  43. Beautiful work and I now have more on my list of pincushions to make thanks to you

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  44. I love the black, white and red....and the skinny cushio for the sewing machine.

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  45. Beautiful pincushions. The owl made me smile. I love owls and yours is lovely!

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  46. Love all your pincushions. I love the black/red one and thanks for the opportunity on a great draw.

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  47. Your owl is really cute but my favorite is the kitty-cat pin cushion. Tea cups are sweet as well. Thanks for sharing!

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  48. You really went pin crazy making all of these beautiful pincushions. The owl is so cute and I like the idea of the wing for needles and his poor head for pins. As for the mugs...wow...I'll be right over for my cup of warm milk (but, maybe I'll add a little tea to it.) You are amazing, as usual!

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  49. Wow! You served up some lovely pincushions today :*) I especially love your pincushion/organizer! If I am lucky enough to win one of your block pincushions, I'd love to have either the turquoise or red ribbon - thanks for such a great post and giveaway!

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  50. Lots of pincushions - and all great!

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  51. I love all your pincushions. You are very talented and thank you for sharing babscorbitt@ gmail dot com

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  52. Enjoyed looking at your pincushions. I especially like the cute owl. Thanks for sharing!
    gailxs@ Hotmail.com

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  53. I am a new follower!
    gailxs @ Hotmail.com

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  54. I can't believe how many you made for this hop. They are all fantastic! I need to get busy.

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  55. uhhh I may have to come steal/ adopt your owl, it's a hoot....

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  56. They are all beautiful... How did you know I was thinking there should be a skinny pincushion to lay next to my sewing machine??? :-) I am following you, girl!

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  57. I'm a new follower! Love your pin cushions! I'd like to have the lilac ribbon pin cushion if I'm lucky enough to win!
    hulseybg at gmail dot com

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  58. WOW! You have been a very busy lady. I really love all your pincushions, but the cups are my favorites. So sweet. You did a wonderful job.Thank you for sharing. I would love to have the pincushion with the red ribbon if I am lucky enough to win.

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  59. I am a long time follower of yours. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  60. What great pincushions! I am in love...where did you get the pattern for them? Or did you make them up?

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  61. What a super show of pincushions. Sew many and done sew well. Loving the owl and the cups, and, oh well, just all of them! LOL

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  62. HELLO,what neat pincushions! Just love them! Thanks for sharing!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  63. Wow I LOVE them all! Thanks for the chance to win, I love DS fabrics :)

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  64. The little cups pin cushions are soooo lovely :)

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  65. And I am a new follower! ;) love your blog... thanks for sharing all these cute things!!

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  66. What a lovely collection of pin cushions, I particularly like the owl.

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  67. Very creative! I love the teddy pin cushions and especially love the tea cup pin cushions. Thank you for the inspiriation!

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  68. Like your owl and your pincushion organizer.
    24Tangent@gmail.com

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  69. I follow on bloglovin. Like the red ribbon cushion.

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  70. Love your owl! And all the other pin cushions you shared. I am following on bloglovin and red would be my choice! Thank you!

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  71. Great owl, and all the other pin cushions, what an inspiration. Thanks for sharing.

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  72. It looks to me like you used your time to the limit!!! Great pinnies; love the cups especially. Thanks for sharing your treasures.
    http://quilterinmotion.net

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  73. Love your pincushions-I can't choose a favorite! Thanks for sharing. vickise at gmail dot com

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  74. I follow you via Bloglovin and GFC. I would choose the red one. Thanks for the giveaway. vickise at gmail dot com

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  75. I love them all! This has been such a pinspiring hop!

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  76. Hi Sue,

    I really like the log pin cushion, it is so practical!

    Thanks for hosting the giveaway.

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  77. I just signed up to follow you on Bloglovin - you have a cute blog!!

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  78. I love all those pincushions. Those teddy bears are adorable. Thanks for sharing

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  79. I love all your pincushion especially the fried egg and the teacups.
    Great job!!

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  80. Hi, I'm a new follower through Bloglovin and GFC.

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  81. Thanks so much for telling me where you found the pattern for the pincushion/organizer. I've been wanting to make one and couldn't remember where I saw it. Yours came out great, love the colors. I'll probably make mine purple/teal or fall colors. Hooty looks like he'd be so very useful and super cute to look at everyday. Thanks again! ;-> Toni Anne

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  82. All your pincushions are great, I really like the dress forms.
    smjohns63 at yahoo dot com

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  83. My fave color is red, I follow with BL, thanks.
    smjohns63 at yahoo dot com

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  84. I really like the block style pin cushions.

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  85. I'll be following your blog :)
    They are all sooo soo pretty! I like the little one infront of your sewing machine -- what a great idea!!

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  86. My Mr. Gray Owl has a friend! :) Your owl is adorable. Love those teddy's too!

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  87. Squeal. DS fabric. Love the pins. Such cute pincushions. You went all out.

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  88. I really love all of your pin cushions, you were very creative and busy. The owl was my fav he was so cute. Thanks for sharing.

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  89. Wow! You went to town! Loved seeing all of them. Very creative. But really? Do you use them all? Never a reason to put a pin in an arm rest, huh? Thanks for sharing everything today!

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  90. Your pin cushions are all wonderful!!! Great job!

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  91. So many wonderful pincushions. All of them are great.

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  92. Wow! They are all beautiful, I couldn't pick just one if I was made to. You did a tremendous job.

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  93. I am so happy to see all of your wonderful pincushions. They are such a comfort to needles and pins. I love how there are sew many styles that work for making uber cute and practical pincushions. Creative Bliss and Great Hop...

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  94. What a great group of pin cushions. Those coffee and tea cups are extra cute.

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  95. Unbelievable! 17 ! Go to the top of the class! I think you must have dreamed pin cushions! They really are awesome. Love the "tea party" cups!

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  96. I love ALL of your pincushions!!! Thanks for sharing..

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  97. Your pincushions are great, I love them all.

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  98. Love the teacups! So pretty, all. Thanks for sharing.
    cheers
    maggie

    maggiemine42@gmail.com

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  99. I am a follower on Bloglovin'
    cheers
    maggie

    maggiemine42@gmail.com

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  100. Sew much to love here! My favorite is actually the skinny pincushion for in front of the sewing machine. Now why couldn't I think of that!

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  101. Wonderful pincushions....my favorite things to make and collect! Great job, love them all!

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  102. I love your pincushions! Very cute and fun. Like your variety!

    Susie
    legato1958@aol.com

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  103. Hi Sue! What great pincushions you have made! I am a follower and thank you for the great giveaway!
    Take care, Leslie

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  104. Wowzie! You have been very busy - i just love all your pincushions. I think the blocks are my favorite.
    great job.
    xo jan@sewandsowfarm

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  105. I am a follower on GFC and i love the red and black block pincushion.
    xo jan@sewandsowfarm

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  106. Wow! So many! But the little owl is my favorite. :D

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  107. My favorite would have to the the fabric with a single red cat, but I like the little log and the dress form Mannequins too! Their all so cute! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win!

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  108. I'm already one of your followers!

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  109. I love your pincushions thank you for all the eye candy...I really like the idea of the one in the front....I may have to make one of these....thanks so much for sharing

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  110. I am already a follower...have a great day

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  111. Love your pincushions. Looking forward to following your creativity

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  112. Wow you have been busy and they are all lovely - I love hootie he looks such fun! Thanks for sharing and sorry I am late visiting.

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  113. Dear Sue! What amazing pincusions! Your collection is really great!I can't choose a favorite one... Thank you!

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  114. Oh my goodness, what wonderful pincushion fun! I love the owl, I love the mannequins, I love the cats, I love them all! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  115. Great pincushion collection. I have so enjoyed seeing all of them.

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  116. An awesome collection of pin cushions. I am so glad you did not ask us to choose a favorite. It would be just too difficult. What a wonderful coffee/tea/mild party and pair of dress forms. Thanks for sharing and for offering a giveaway.

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  117. Cute pincushions. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  118. you made a whole collection for this hop. I am so in love with the dressladies... Do you still have the pattern, I love Denyse chmidt, have already some of her fabriclines' And my choise is the red/ black pincushion because d is my favorite color.

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  119. Your pincushions are sew cute. Thanks for sharing

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  120. Great pincushions!
    Hootie is ahoot:)

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  121. You have a nice selection of ideas!
    crystalbluern at onlineok.com

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  122. I follow you on google and blog lovin
    crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  123. Wowie, what a collection of pin cushions! They are all wonderful but why didn't I think think of making a skinny cushion for right in front of the sewing machine. I love the threadcatcher/pincushion and pocket organizer deal too. Very striking in that color combo. The cup cushions are adorable!

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  124. Goodness, where to begin...Love all the pincushions. The dress form is a pattern I, too, have but have never made; yours are delightful. The black and white ones with red are so sweet but so are the square ones you're offering in your prize package. The tea party was just a charming idea and those are lovely. Homemade cookies - now that's a treat!!!

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  125. I follow with GFC and Feedly.

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  126. Wow...you were sewing up some pincushions for sure! All are awesome. I love the owl and the cups! Thanks for the giveaway chance.

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  127. Following through GFC. Thanks for the chance.

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  128. They are all great! I need to make a skinny one as well...

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  129. Love your coffee and tea cup pins! Thanks so much for sharing your talents.

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  130. Love LOVE the owl. All of these are too cute!

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  131. There are so many cute pincushions here I can't even think straight! Wow... so wonderful!! Great giveaway too.

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  132. What precious pincushions! I follow you with GFC, thanks!

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  133. Wonderful pincushions, thank you for sharing!

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  134. Holy moly that's a lot of pin cushions! I love your R/B/W thread catcher pin cushion!

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  135. Hi!!! Love all of your pretty pinnies!!! Thank You

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  136. Absolutely darling pincushions...love the teacups. Thanks for sharing with us.

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