Saturday, 6 November 2010

pincushion swap............

Months ago I signed up for Jeannet's pincushion swap.
here is her logo.........anyway it has arrived and been opened and today is Pincushion Swap show day.
 Or as Jeannet has called it International Pincushion day
Jeannet has a list of the swap girls  (heaps that would not already know)
Jeannet has a great blog so check it out.............she does write in Dutch and I do lose a little understanding when it translates but it is worth the visit.
(swap logo)
When I first signed up for the swap there were only about 20 people in the swap but it grew to be a very big swap with I think well over 100 swappers.152 participants.
I decided to make Larry the Lamb - Anni Downs Hatched and Patched design. 
Love working with the wool for something different and thought the sheep represented me and my farming lifestyle.
Of all the people I ended sending to me great friend Dawnie............and I know she loves Anni's patterns so I knew she would like this pincushion. (it is a little brighter/fresher in real life) and I filled it with ground walnut shells.....
EDIT ground walnut shells and silica sand are available at Anni's shop The Home Patch 
this is what Dawnie sent to me......
.....I have this problem spot when I have a narrow area beside my machine and things get in the road or fall off..............the pincushion she sent is on a clamp so now it is firmly clamped to my table.........
I just love it..........it is so cool..........I do love bees...........LOVE taking photos of them.........
here is one of the bees close up..........also made with wool.............swaps are just so much fun............
Dawnnie and I got to chat on the phone while we opened our swap parcels too..........

Other swap news..........
Only 3 Christmas swaps to get organised now........

.......I got my nine patch swap back so will get a post organised now for that...........they look great..............

SSCS - Secret Santa Chrismas Swap girls I sent out an email yesterday..............not long now til posting time so hope you're all getting organised.........
Catch you later..............
Chookyblue

51 comments:

  1. Ohh, you make a very lovely comment, and your pincushions are adoradeble, I like the patterns from Hatched and Patched. Here in Holland it is still evening, but over a few hours we started also here the international pincushionday!! Thanks for your participation!

    Warm greetings, Jeannet

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  2. Love you pincushions. You can never have enough of them.

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  3. great pincushion - fab idea to clamp it to the table....I am always knocking my pincushions onto the floor - great swap

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  4. Lovely pincushions, i made the pincushion with the sheep last year, when i saw it i ordered it right away. I also love the pincushion with to clamp on the table. It's 22h35, here in Belgium so you will have to wait a few hours!!!
    Love from Belgium, Martine

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  5. scarneThe anonymous was me, Bizzy Martine. I always have problems posting comments.

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  6. Hey Chooky I am a lover of pincushions and needleholders, can't have too many. Love the pincushion you constructed and the one you received id to die for

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  7. I have a Larry the lamb I have nearly made a hole in him I use him all the time. That bee hive is amazing what a clever idea using a clamp.

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  8. That is one gorgeous pin cushion.. love the clamp idea as well xxx

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  9. Your little lamb is a sweetie and how clever is the beehive pincushion with a clamp.
    Great swap!

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  10. Wonderful pincushions!!! I love the picture with all of them together, too!

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  11. Really adorable pincushions both and, oh, goodness, what a fabulous idea that beehive on a clamp.
    I am forever knocking my pins and pincushion onto the floor while using the machine and I grew up with a carpenter for a father, why have I never before thought about putting my pincushion onto a clamp!?

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  12. Fantastic this pincushion.
    ciao ciao

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  13. I love the pincushion you made and the one you received. It was a fun swap. And yes my SSCS is almost done.

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  14. Hi Chookie,
    I have this pattern as well, but wondered where you got the walnut shells from. I have been looking for silica sand as well. Any would do.

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  15. Hi Chookie,
    I have this pattern as well, but wondered where you got the walnut shells from. I have been looking for silica sand as well. Any would do.

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  16. ooooh, wat een mooi speldenkussen heb je gemaakt. Zal ik mijn adres even doorgeven;-)))))
    Maar het speldenkussen wat je hebt gekregen, is ook heel erg mooi.

    Fijn weekend

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  17. Cool pincushion from Dawnie!

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  18. what gorgeous pin cushions - i love the sheep one - i have a soft spot for sheep as we used to keep some!

    xx

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  19. Great pincushions
    What a great idea with the clamp

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  20. piep

    wauw that's a beauty jou have tere, so clever , you con put It on jour desk now,
    enjoy so do I

    hugs from quiltingmieke in belgium

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  21. Oh, what a lovely pincussions Dawnie and you made! I adore them!
    Greetings, Cisca

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  22. O wow, such fabulous pincushion - just great!

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  23. Both these pincushions are so lovely and beautifully
    made. I really could not say which one I like the
    best, the lamb or the bees. Absolutely adorable
    and you both had a great swap-match.
    Greetings from Holland! Ageeth Dorsman

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  24. It was a very lovely swap, wasn't it?

    Nice pincusions!

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  25. Love Larry the Lamb...I have wondered about the crushed walnut concept, good to know there is somewhere here we can get them...
    What a cool idea to have a clamp pincushion...love the beehive design...

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  26. oOOOOOOh, what a lovely pincussions you made for eachother. As a feltmaker, I love everything with sheep. But the buzzing bees are adorable and beautiful made by Dawnie. Thank you for the advise of the walnut shells! greetings from Peti

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  27. Ohhh what a lovely pincushions! Thank you to visit my blog.

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  28. so lovely your pincushions, ohh I want to make them myself, nice blog also!!

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  29. How lucky are we. We both love our pressies from each other and so do so many others. Thanks Chooky - Larry likes his new home and the bees seem to be happy there. didnt expect you do such a close up or wud have made stitches neater!!!! and no Larry has no tummy marks on him, must be the shade of light.

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  30. Hi Chookyblue,

    Its Fiona and Evelyne was my swap partner. I thought you may recognise that pincushion. I enjoyed the pincushion swap. I hope it runs again next year. I love Larry lamb and your beehive from Dawnie.

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  31. Love the wool pincushion and the stitchery, Donna. The clamp is a brilliant idea!

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  32. What a beautiful pincushions!

    greeting from Wilma.

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  33. I love your pincushions!!! what a great swap!

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  34. You both made such a nice puncushions for each other!
    Greetings Anita.

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  35. When I first saw your sheep pincushion I thought "how lovely", and then I saw the bees, and now I can't choose which one I like most. I may well copy them. Thanks for showing us.

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  36. Love these pincushions Chooky, gorgeous. Ack I missed sscs this year didn't i, Oh well, I hope to be more organised next year, i hope you have a lot of fun! xo

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  37. Thank you for your reaction on my blog! I love the pincushion you made en the one you received is a very very special one!! It's so cute! Greetings from Holland.

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  38. I didn't know that the swap went to this part of the world to! How amazing! I really like the one you made with the sheep. It's so cute! You were a perfect swap match!

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  39. You have made a very lovely pincushion. Your bees are wonderful. I didn't work with wool at all but now I will try it with a pincushion. Thank you for your sweet comment.
    Quilty greetings Anita

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  40. What a lovely pincushions! It was realy a fun swap!

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  41. I love both the pincushions !! It was so much fun this swap.

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  42. So lovely, just gorgeous... both off them! Greetings from the south of the Netherlands

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  43. Two beautiful pin cushions!! Especially love the bees!

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  44. Larry the Lamb is a gorgeous pincushion, great work!
    Love the bee and hive pincushion you were sent; and the clamp on your narrow piece of table is an excellent idea!

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  45. great pincushions you made and you received.
    greetings Franny

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  46. Great pincushions. Love the clamping idea. I could definitely find a use for that too! Joy

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