Here are the projects I made last week at Aspen Grove. I thought I would let you pick one of these cupcake pin cushions as give away prize. Just leave a comment to enter and a way to contact you if you don't have a blog. Easy isn't it? The giveaway is open to all and the contest will be open until Tuesday night at midnight.
Between Naps on the Porch is having a giveaway too. Check it out.
These cupcakes are made from felted wool sweaters. (Sorry the pictures aren't better.)
I also made this pear pincushion and the apple core quilt top underneath the pear. I almost completed the whole top. It will probably be on the back burner until after Christmas.
I learned how to machine quilt. This is a sample of some of the patterns I was practicing. I can't wait to try this out on my next quilt top. It was really fun to do.
I worked on burb clothes (left) and made a baby car seat cover (right with the rick rack.) (You know the kind that you hook to the car seat handle and cover the baby up with. I see lots of them around but we might be raising a whole generation that will be claustrophobic as a result.)
I finished these Christmas stockings for Marissa's little Campbell and made an extra one for the next baby. They already have three so I just needed to add a few more.
Here are a few close ups. They are machine appliqued and hand embroidered with glass seed bead embellishments.
It was so great to be around such incredibly talented women who were so willing to share their knowledge. I loved being able to sew for four whole days.
And, last but not least, I love this sewing machine. When Grandpa Creed passed away, I asked the grandkids if I could buy this if none of them wanted it. They actually gave this to me as a thank you gift. It feels so good to sew on. It is so sturdy and runs well.
It even came in the cabinet and it weighs a TON. It was very hard to get it upstairs into my studio/sewing room. It is handy to have because I often have someone sewing with me...girlfriend, daughter, or one of my young women. It is nice to not have to change thread when I'm sewing with multiple colored threads. I just move back and forth from my Bernina to this singer.
I did recover the top of this little bench right after moving it in. I also discovered that my friend (who designed the Christmas stocking patterns I made) has the exact singer machine and sewing cabinet. When she told me how much she paid for it, I felt very lucky to have been given mine. She had her cabinet refinished. Mine will probably stay as is or else I will paint it.