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Thursday, April 5, 2012


As I always do at this time of the month (the time when my blog post is due), I looked around the "Show Your Stuff" thread in the discussion boards in hopes of finding a theme. That's when I stumbled across this...

Pendant Heart Necklace by An Astrid Endeavor

And a theme was born. Needlework & sewing. I'm not much of a sewer, but I am familiar with some of the tools of the trade. Pincushions are useful. I did not know that you could get pincushions on rings.

Houndstooth Ring Pincushion by Stitch Nerd

Nor had I seen them in cups.

Tea Cup Pincushion by Stitchuation

Well, now I know.

I have always admired quilts, and I was surprised to find that some of the team members sell them. The work that must go into these...

Hawaiian Plumeria Quilt by Sferra Designs

Geometric Quilt by Malibu Quilts

They're so beautiful that they belong as wall art. If only I could sew...  

Then I found something nearer to what I'm familiar with--a crochet hook storage device.

Crochet Hook Book by Handcrafted Books

(Currently, all of my crochet hooks live in an Animaniacs coffee mug.)  

I wasn't sure where to end this post until I stumbled across this cape...

Little Red Riding Hood Cape by Jeanine Designs

I want a cape. I need a cape. No, I don't need a cape, but I do want a cape.

That'll do it for now. If you could sew (or if you do sew), which would you rather sew: a quilt or a cape? And do you prefer your pincushions on your finger or in a cup?  

This post contributed by Liz of Zizi Rho Designs who is eyeing the sewing machine...never mind. She doesn't know what she's doing that that piece of machinery.  


  1. So much talent! I love the quilts!

  2. Great finds and post! I wish I had time to the cape. Makes me want one too...everything shown is gorgeous!

    BTW I loved the Animanicas when I was younger! =)

  3. What a great theme and great finds. So much talent on this team! :) Great job on the article too!

  4. wow....use to sew, but not longer have the time or patience. Love the quilts and the fun pin cushions.
    Love your commentary too. Had me grinning...

  5. I'd love to learn how to sew quilts one day. Terrific finds!

  6. I sew but hate to read a pattern so clothes are not my thing. Quilts are fun to make. I use my tea cup pin cushion from Stichuation every day and they make great gifts too :)
    Thanks for this sewing article!

  7. You caught my interest with "Stitchy" and kept me with the great items..and what a fun surprise to see one of my pincushions!

  8. I would use the teacup pincushion. The ring pincushion is so cute but I am afraid my thread would get all tangled up in it. Very nice finds...makes me want to pull out the sewing machine! Thanks for doing this post.
    Happy Easter!

  9. Oh - love what you found. I love quilts and you found some gorgeous ones!

  10. I would rather sew the cape. Requires far less patience than a quilt. I can sew , but don't much like to any more, so I find creative ways to connect garments, like felting a cape. As far as the pin cushion goes, they never make it beyond the arm of my chair.


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