Sunday, September 15, 2013

Pin It Blog Hop

Gosh.....it's no fun being at the end of a fabulous blog hop.  I have seen so many amazing creations and I must say that this is definitely one of the best hops Madam Samm has come up with to date.  Thanks so much to her and to Kristen - our resident cheerleader for the hop - for all the inspiration and fun.


I have always loved my pin cushions.  Can a person ever have too many?  I have added a few to my very large collection with this hop.

Some sweets with no calories for sewing.  No fun, I know!!








Then of course I had to add a turtle since they are our resident pets here.



With autumn quickly approaching, I thought that the little acorn pincushion that was in the fall edition of Quilts and More would be a perfect addition to the hop.



Many of my pincushions have been given to me over the years from friends and family.  These are some of my "use all the time" favorites.






Then there is this one that my grandchildren made for me one year with their little thumb prints.  On the bottom is a picture of an ultrasound of their then newest little one.  Too cute!





Lastly, this is my original pincushion from when I started to sew.  Can you tell it has quite a few years of use?

 
 There is lots more fun to be had today and tomorrow so be sure to check out the other bloggers and see their great creations.

September 16
De Zondagssteek

87 comments:

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I knew there would be a turtle, but they are all lovely - new and used. But I just think the acorn is the bomb!

Amy said...

Love all you pincushion, but I love the acorn best too. Just too sweet.

Michelle said...

That little acorn is adorable! (And I know what you mean about waiting -- I've got to hang in there until Tuesday.)

Jeanneke said...

The strawberry cake and the doughnut are mouthwateringly sweet, but I do love the little acorn.
Cheers,

Jeanneke.

Scrapatches said...

All your pretty pincushions are wonderful. I love the acorn! I am going to have to get this magazine for the pattern. Thanks for sharing ... :) Pat

Rhonda said...

You are very talented and creative. My favorite is the turtle!! Great job.

Judy B said...

Love your variety of pin cushions! Hard to pick my favorite, so will go with the cake, LOL! Thank you for sharing.

Regena said...

great job

Janine said...

These are all fab but I LOVE your turtle!

Janine said...

These are all fab but I LOVE your turtle!

jan said...

Oh my goodness. Your sweets look good enough to eat! I love the fabrics. Mr Turtle is too cute. Ad the acorn is beautiful.
great job. Thank you for sharing.
xo jan@sewandsowfarm

Tami C said...

I like all of your pin cushions. Your turtle is really cute and your strawberry cake is just adorable! Thanks for sharing!

Heleen Groot said...

You have nothing to worry about! Your pincushions are lovely! Really, really lovely. I loved the cupcake the most. Thank you for showing of your more used pincushions too! There is always a story, isn't there. Lovely to read!

Lesley said...

You have some adorable pin cushions...new and gifted! Love the turtle...too cute!

Corina said...

Lots of great pincushions, I have a hard time deciding which one I like best ;-)

Marga (MarPie) said...

First I fell for the strawberry cake but the acorn is to die for. My big compliments to you for making it so beautiful.

Warm regards from Holland,
Marga♥

Vera said...

What a pretty collection!

Vickie said...

What a wonderful display of pin cushions you have and have made for the hop. The acorn is very unusual,it's a must have !

charlotte said...

I love all of your pinnies! The acorn is so sweet and the turtle is adorable. You sweets look scrumptious!

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

Great collection, but I think my favorite is the acorn!

Thearica said...

oh wow!! I so wish I still had my original pincushion! That is too cool!

I am really crushing over that strawberry cake pincushion! Now that is over the top creative!

Congrats on making top 3! :)

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Great pin cushions Mary!! I can't pick a favorite though, but I do love the acorn..

Michele said...

The cake and the acorn and all the others are really wonderful. And congrats on getting a Top pick today.

StitchinByTheLake said...

Oh my that cake - love it! blessings, marlene

Gingini said...

These are all so fab! Love the donut most, yummie! :D

My Sister Made Me Do It.... said...

wow so many darling pin cushions! Makes me really look forward to the swap on Sewing With Friends where we do the pin cushion. I love them all...especially the sweets!

Kathy @ Kwilty Pleasures said...

Good job Mary! I love the turtle!

Madame Samm said...

Amazing pin cushions by you, so pleased you were among us pin enthusiasts..you made our hop extra special.

And i still love the tomato of yours..worn and all

andsewon said...

You have such wonderful and sweet pin cushies! Enjoyed them all!! Good job!

DeborahGun said...

love the little turtle especially.

Stephanie said...

Fun, gorgeous, tasty but I love the sentimental -- the little thumbprints and ultrasound is very special. :o)

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

Such a great collection... I just love the strawberry topped cake! Yummy.

Lyndsey said...

I love all your pin cushions but the turtle is so cute.

ga447 said...

Lots and Lots of pin cushions and so so adorable. How fun. One of the bloggers told her she has one in each room. I might have to do that - my gift to myself.

krislovesfabric said...

Love that acorn, great work :)

Pauline said...

Adorable pin cushions you have made to show! I do love that acorn, gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!

DeAnna S. said...

Awesome pincushions. Very creative and I love the turtle. Thanks for sharing.

Carol said...

Such yummy looking pincushions AND they are calorie-free...nice! I love your collection, especially that old looking tomato. Gotta love our tomatoes!

pinsandneedles said...

What sweet treats! Love the donut and cake slice. The keepsake from your grandchildren is precious! Love them! Thanks for sharing.

Carla said...

Awww what a darling lineup of pincushions!

Sue said...

Wow! What a wonderful group of pincushions! The yummy doughnut and strawberry cake are great...and no calories! Great work as always! Thanks for sharing with us!!!

Jacque said...

Wow! I have one of those tomato/strawberry combos from way back when, too! LOL
Love all of your pin cushions....my fav is that gorgeous cake and berries!

Abbigail said...

Love the ideal of having my grandchildren's thumb prints in a pincushion!
hulseybg at gmail dot com

Quilting Tangent said...

Cute turtle.

Wacky Woman said...

Like most quilters, I too collect pin cushions. I like ALL of your you have shown, but, I love the look of the vintage looking tomato, the last one.

JanesQuilting said...

Beautiful collection. I especially like your turtle.

MooseStash Quilting said...

Yummy yummy...and not in my tummy at least your top couple pin cushions won't add any extra width to my hips! LOL! Love all of your pretties!

Rebeckah Austin said...

I want to eat the dohnut!

Lydsfire said...

Ooo, I like the one with the beading! I have not seen much of that.

patchouli moon studio said...

Love all your pincushions! Yummy! Darling turtle. Wow that old tomato pincushion has faded and been used a lot too.

Just Quilt It said...

Great job! I love that cute little acorn!

Sunshine Girl said...

They are all lovely - congratulations on being in the top two with your cake one and I adore your turtle one too - thanks for sharing.

Judy Cooper Textile Images said...

Sew creative! They are great.

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

Yum! Lovely sweets, and a fun turtle!

baukje said...

So beautiful, that turtle is my favorite.

Linda J said...

The sweets are cute but I got to go with the turtle being my favorite. The sentimental favorite for you must be the one the grands made for you, I bet?

Debby said...

Mary. Love seeing everything, tho I have to say that DOUGHNUT has me drooling. So clever! And my really old tomato pin cushion looks alot like yours, but I still use it. All your pin cushions were so fun to see. Thanks for sharing them!

tubakk said...

Your pincushions are adorable.I can see which of them you have used the most, hi hi.

Audrey said...

Your sweets are delectable. They make me want to eat them. Congrats on being chosen as one of the top 2.The acorn is super cute. I will have to see if I can make myself one. Thanks for sharing and participating in the blog hop.

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

Love your 'sweets' with no calories pincushions...yummy!!! Thanks for sharing :)

Connie said...

What precious pincushions and that donut looks good enough to eat! Your little turtle....perfect to go with your real ones!

Merrilee Rogotzke said...

You have a collection of darling pincushions. Love the strawberry dessert the best.

Deonn @ Quiltscapes said...

Oh, these are all so adorable! Love the strawberry shortcake best... how darling on the cake stand!

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

The acorn is the best! Cute pincushions. Love that your tomato is the worse for wear too. Thought maybe I could be accused of tomato pincushion abuse.

Lisa said...

Some look like real food! Really great!

legato1958 said...

All of your pincushions are pretty, but I adore that donut at the top!!
Too cute!

Susie

Sheila said...

Such a lovely variety of pincushions. , it would be hard o pick a favorite but that turtle is darn cute . Thanks for sharing .

Suze said...

Congrats on a top 2 finish today - very well deserved. I read your "about me" - oh my - 27 grandchildren. I don't know how you do it, and you do with what you are blessed. I have a friend who has 3 adult children and 2 of them are identical twins who are six weeks younger than my daughter. At 34, they still give her heck. My friend was a L&D nurse for years and years and then an attorney. Her son and DIL are having their first child due around Oct 1. Then not to be outdone (one of the twins is very, very jealous of either sib) she gets pregnant. Now she is having a high risk pregnancy and GM is having to hold it together because she knows the bad things that can happen. They thought the baby's organs were on the outside. It's the small intestine. The daughter was going to abort and the father of the baby didn't want to do that - they have a 7 year old. She was going to tell him there were genetic defects when the prelim results show none. She got on the phone and told her twin there were none. She wanted to keep it a secret from her husband. Oh, what drama. My daughter just went through an unsustainable pregnancy this summer (I guess a blighted ovum) which consumed her whole summer off from teaching. So, you know all about this things. Her two sons each spent lots of time in the NICU. So, every now and then I still knit preemie hats for the NICU and our guild makes the blankets with the dark backs for the incubators for our local hospital. My daughter lives in another state.

Now back to the matter at hand. Your pin cushions are amazing. I think many of us have a tomato pin cushion that we have had for a long, long time. My great aunt gave me a sewing basket with one when I was about 11. I love all the pin cushion and the turtle is special to me and my son loves turtles and just adopted one into an aquarium in his home at 36. I guess some little boys stay little at heart. Your top 2 finish is well deserved.

Thank you for sharing all your lovelies. You are very, very creative and a great source of inspiration on many levels. Thanks for sharing all the eye candy. I hope to see you in more hops very, very soon.

Debi said...

Love your pin cushions. The acorn is beautiful! Gotta love the turtle too:) Thanks for sharing.

Cindy said...

So many adorable pinnies. Love the doughnut one best...and now I have a craving!

maggie said...

So many pincushions. I love them. Thanks for sharing.

cheers
maggie


maggiemine42@gmail.com

Bente-I like to QuiltBlog said...

Gorgeous pincushions, I love the turtle :-)

Annette Schultz said...

just love your little turtle and the others are just about good enough to eat.... thanks for sharing today.
in stitches

institchesandseams@hotmail.ca

Margaret said...

I really am in love with that acorn pincushion. They are all very cute and creative.Thanks for sharing.

Shanna said...

As always your work is wonderful and creative, but the acorn one is definitely my favorite! Very well done of you!

carla said...

Hi!!! Lovely collection!!! I love the turtle and the little acorn!!!! Thank You

Createology said...

Oh I agree...one can never have too many pincushions ready to comfort needles and pins. Your collection is very precious with its many memories. Creative Bliss and Great Hop...

Janarama said...

Terrific looking collection of pincushions. They are all beautiful. Hard to pick a favorite.

Kristen King said...

After seeing your acorn I am going to have to go and get that magazine. I've looked at it many times and never purchased it, but your acorn has inspired me! :)

Emily C said...

Love the acorn, very nice pincushions.

Linda said...

Your pin cushions are all adorable! Love them all!

Candace said...

That is one, wonderful pin cushion collection, Mary! Who would have thought our old standard strawberry pincushions would get "remodeled" with so much whimsy!
Cheers!

LJ said...

What a wonderful collection of pincushions; the turtle is adorable. Your old tomatoe looks a bit like my first one though I think mine might be a little more red. I ended up buying a couple of more tomatoe cushions but the first one is definitely the best and that's because it is really easy to stick the pins into.

Sandy said...

All of your pincushions are adorable...I love the turtle. Thanks for sharing with us.

Nat Palaskas said...

Wow Mary, this is certainly a popular post judging from all the comments! I love pincushions too and I have load of them as well (must get them posted!). Thanks for sharing the blog hops - Hugs Nat

Lynne said...

You have some lovely pin cushions there!

Sharon Larson said...

I love all of those pin cushions you did a wonderful job.
I wanted to let you know that I have a singer just like that but it don't get much use. It sews really good when I decide to use it.
Glad to catch up with you.
Hugs