Sunday, November 15, 2009

A Giveaway For You

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.

17 comments:

Cecelia---Sis---Mom said...

Wow, you are so very talented. I love seeing your work. That sewing machine is awesome. My grandmother still has my great-grandmother's sewing machine. It still works. I hope it is passed on to my Mom, she sews a lot. I just love seeing it because it reminds me of my granny.

Cece

linda said...

I truly am in awe of your talent, especially since I was blessed with none!

All of your work is just beautiful! I would love to win one of your cupcake pincushions, please count me in. Thank you!

Mrs. Limestone said...

Thanks so much for your comment on my blog. I'd love to see photos of what you've done.

Im also looking for a tutorial for a tailored table skirt (that someone who is very new to sewing could follow). Any suggestions?

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I don't sew at all...so I am very impressed with all that you've done. The cupcakes are darling!

Sue

Jessabells said...

I love your work. I love the cupcakes too. Thanks so much for the chance to win one.!

Jinii said...

Those are so darn cute!!

Thimbleanna said...

Looks like you had a fun, successful retreat! I've always loved those cupcakes -- I remember them as one of the first cool things I saw when I started blogging. They've been on my list to make forever LOL!

Rettabug said...

Your little pincushions are ADORABLE & will make a great giveaway, Kim!


I appreciate your lovely thank you note that I received in the mail recently. Your calligraphy on the front was beautiful. I used to do that & even took some classes. I need to pull out my pens & ink & get back to it.

I'm glad you liked the monogrammed towel. You did a great job of photographing it, as white on white is tough to capture.

I don't see how to become a follower of your blog but I will add your url to my subscriptions in the google reader so I don't miss any more of your posts.

Happy Thanksgiving to you & yours!

fondly,
Rettabug AKA Rett AKA Loretta

wandering nana said...

I love the cupcakes. I had one of those machines that we bought at a garage sale for $25. When we moved (out of state and to a smaller house) I had to give it away. I had one daughter that wanted it but she lived in Tx and no way to get it to her. Sad day.

WendyandGabe said...

The cupcake pincushions are darling and I would be delighted to win one!

Diane said...

Those cakes look good enough to eat!! You are so good at making stuff, the stockings are really pretty. I have moved blogs so pop over some time to see the new me... www.rowenberrystitches.blogspot.com

Danielle said...

I love the cupcake pin cushins! They are just darling! Thanks for the cute sewing ideas!

Anonymous said...

Love the pin cushions!!!!! I am a little jealous of the beautiful Singer sewing machine. What a great gift to remind you of the time you spent with Creed.

Ali

Marissa Joy said...

Mom, my stockings look great! Thank you. P.S. I haven't forgotten that you still owe me one of your fabulous quilts from last Christmas!

I miss you!

Anita said...

These cupcakes are adorable....what talent. Count me in for your giveaway.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The pincushions are just the cutest! I love the pear and cupcakes!

Leann said...

Love seeing your talents! And count me in for your giveaway my friend!

We're having a giveaway too if you're interested, pop on by!

Leann