Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Pinning Away!

 
My New Pincushions!
 
Making pincushions for the ...
 
  
... was sew much fun ..


... that I made three!
 
Pincushion #1
 

Meet Clucky!
My new pincushion # 1

There are several good tutorials out there on how to make these.
Here is the link that I started with ...

This tutorial is from
who is one of our blog hop participants,
There are a lot of great Tutorials on her blog!
Thanks, Deonn!

Deonn's tutorial first appeared on
as part of the "Wanna  Be A Quilter" campaign posts!
 
I wanted to make a scrappy fall colored chicken.


So I pulled out my basket of fall colored fabric scraps and sewed small squares and rectangles and strips together.


Then I cut and squared to size, 3.5" square
and followed the tutorial.

 
I added some embroidery stitching for detail.
 
 
Here is Clucky from the back.
I did not have real chicken feathers like Vickie so I had to settle for fluffy yarn ones for the "tail feathers" and "comb"
and I used tiny glass beads for eyes.

Then ...
 

Clucky looked lonely all by herself in my scrapatch,
so I made ...
 
 
 
Sunny!
Pincushion # 2
 
 
Sunny, the Sunflower Girl, was made by cutting a circle.
 
 
 Sewing around the edge
 
 
and gathering and stuffing with poly fiber.
 
 
Then I painted a face on a wooden bead,
added curly doll hair and bead and ribbon accessories
and a little straw hat I found in some old craft supplies. 
I used a glue gun to glue on the hair, the hat and then to attach the head to the pincushion.
 
 
 
This is my sunflower girl from the back.
 
I love the fabric that I used in the doll pincushion dress
so I decided to make one more ...
 
 
 
A Sunflower!
Pincushion # 3
 
 
For the top of my safety pin jar
 
This one was made to attach to the top of the wide mouth canning jar that I use for my quilt basting safety pins. 


I like the wide mouth jar because I can reach inside easily.  Sometimes when I am removing, smoothing and repining the quilt sandwich I am looking for a place to stick the open safety pins so I decided that a pincushion of the top of my pin jar was just the thing I needed.
 
 
The smallest petals were made with this Clover petal maker.
The shape reminded me of a hexie.
So ... 
 
 
Once I understood the method,
I cut larger hexagons to make larger petals.
 

The petals are made by sewing
 
 
and gathering.

 
This pincushion jar topper will be very useful!

The quilt top in the back is my new hand project. 
I made this  Fall Schnibble Quilt last August and put it aside
while I was deciding how I wanted to quilt it. 
I am embroidering free style leaves in the squares.
 
There are so many lovely new pincushion creations,
 
Be sure to visit all the wonderful pin cushions today!
 
September 17th
 
Life in the Scrapatch (you are here!)
 
 
and to
 
 
for this wonderful blog hop!

Still reading?

Time for a Giveaway!
 
 
I have been very lucky again in winning some of the blog hop goodies,
so I want to spread the love by giving away this
Kanzashi Flower Maker by Clover
and a pack of 24 Bold Solid Charms from Connecting Threads
so that one of my readers may enjoy making flowers, too!
 
To win this giveaway you do not need to be a follower, 
just leave one lovely comment.  If you have a favorite of the three pincushions that I made, I would love to know which one.
 
For a second chance to win, please be a follower and leave a second comment saying that you do.
 
I will send an email to notify the winner so please be sure I have a way to contact you.
 
If you cannot leave a comment, you may also enter by sending me an email directly and will enter your comment for you.  My email address may be found under "Contact Me" in my header bar.
 
I will send this giveaway anywhere in the world.
 
This giveaway will close at Midnight EDT on Thursday, September 18th.
 
The winner will be announced on Friday, September 19th.
 
Good luck!
 

I hope you have enjoyed my little contribution
to the pincushion world!

Thanks for visiting my Scrapatch!
 
~ <3 ~
 

128 comments:

  1. What lovely pincushions with tutorials to go along with them!! Great job and thanks for sharing your talents with us! :)

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  2. I like all of your pincushions, but my favorite is the jar. What a clever idea!

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  3. These are so cute! And fall festive. I love Sunflower. She is adorable. And I love Cluckys' feathers. I really like the petals your added to the jar pincushion too. Thanks for the tutes. Also your hand quilted leaves are really pretty.
    And can I ask what the name is of the barn fabric in the background?
    Thanks for sharing.
    xo jan

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  4. I have made clucky and gifted on - always popular. Darling little girl and love the sunflower and clever to top your jar with it.

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  5. What a wonderfull pinchusions you make, my favorite is the jar!
    I like the give away!

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  6. Love all of your pin cushions and the great safety pin jar! Thank you for sharing your tutorials.

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  7. Pat, these are all so cute - I'm afraid I'm partial to Mr. Clucky! Love the way you made your petals for the sunflower with hexagons - a terrific idea! And your little Ms. Pincushion will be a treasure. How fun!

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  8. All of your pin cushions are so fun!

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  9. Lovely pincushions, love the sunflower on the jar.

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  10. I love all of your pincushions - I think my favourite is the sunflower as I so must make myself one of the these jar pin cushions one day soon - thanks for the great tutorial too and those little clover petal makers are really good aren't they - I have a few in my collection now. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. What fun pincushions...my favorite is the sunflower! Thanks for sharing :)

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  12. Your pincushions are really so fun
    Thanks for sharing

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  13. They look amazing! I love the sunflower idea. That will be number .. (I'm afraid to tell you the real number of pincushions I am going to make after this hop....) to make. Ooooh and Sunny.....and that hen.....Thanks for the tutorials!

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  14. I love sunny, the hair is sooo nice and she just looks sunny, you couldn't find a better name for her :-))

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  15. Super duper pin cushions and great tute!! Thanks for sharing!

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  16. Sew very cute. Love the Sunflowers.

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  17. Love them all! That chicken sure looks happy to be in your sewing room. But how could you stick a pin in him? (just kidding) Thanks for sharing all those lovely pics today

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  18. I like the jar the most. It's good idea for keeping those safety pins in it! Thx.

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  19. They are all great but I have to say the chicken wins. Thanks for the give away.

    Warm regards from Holland,
    Marga♥

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  20. Brilliant! I love the way they all go together. My favorite is the jar with the pretty sunflower. What a great idea for storing your basting pins!

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  21. I have always wanted to make a chicken pincushion but I do not know how. Your pins are not only creative but earth friendly. Thanks for the chance

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  22. Your pincushions are so very sweet! I made Sunny several years ago.. Got her as a kit at Walmart... I used her in a group pincushion exchange. She would be my favorite this morning.

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  23. Great pincushions! Love the jar top the best..... my basting pins are in several little containers and would be easier to deal with in one jar. Thanks for sharing and thanks for the giveaway!

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  24. They are all adorable...but my favorite is the doll...love her!

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  25. My favorite is the chicken because he's scrappy and he makes me smile.

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  26. Cute pincushions - the sunflower girl is my favorite. Thanks.

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  27. I'm following with Bloglovin'. Thanks again.

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  28. You have 3 beautiful pincushions. I love your chicken the most (even without the feathers like Vickie's). LOL Thanks for the tutorial...I just may be needing to make a chicken pincushion.

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  29. Thanks for the great blog today. I liked the tut and your pincushions. My favorite is the jar topper. It's very handy to have a jar to fill with basting pins or binding clips and the perfect place for a cute pin cushion.

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  30. Clucky is a hoot and I really like your sunflower on the jar!

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  31. My favorite pincushion is the sunflower one on the jar. It's both practical and, well...it has sunflowers! My favorite flower! I'd love to enter the drawing for the flower maker and fabric squares. Thank you.

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  32. All of your pincushions are just wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

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  33. Always inspiration comes from your creations, no exception today ...a well blended collection

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  34. I love your pin cushions and the tutorial. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  35. What great pin cushions my friend!! My favorite is your darling sunflower, love that fabric too :)

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  36. I love your sunflower fabric pincushions and that chicken is just clucky!

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  37. Clucky is just great with that orange tuft on top :)

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  38. The mason jar cushion is my favorite! Thank you for sharing how you made the petals!

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  39. What wonderful pincushions. I love the detail on the chicken.

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  40. Those are great pincushions. I like the sunflower and the chicken, so cute.

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  41. The Sunflowergirl is so cute, I love sunflowers!
    Great idea, thans for sharing.
    Bente

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  42. Yes your chicken is certainly my favorite, but I do LOVE the sunflower !

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  43. Awesome pincushions. I just love Sunny, she is so cute. Great fabric choices.

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  44. Oh yeah...I'm a follower too. Thanks for the giveaway chance.

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  45. They are all so cute, I love your creativity. Guess if I had to choose one, I would choose "Sunshine".

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  46. I love all pincushions!!, I look forward to making the ones you mention here. Thanks for the opportunity to win!! Dee

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  47. Love hennie penny. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  48. I am a happy follower. Thanks for the opportunity on a great draw

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  49. Your pincushions are sew pretty! I love the sunflower safety pin holder jar! What a fun way to keep your pins. I like those flower petals. And your little chicken is adorable, with his stitching and feathers,all adorned in his fall scraps!

    Susie
    legato1958@aol.com

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  50. I think the little chicken is just darling! I really think the sunflower on the jar is a great ideal and I would love to make some of these for little gifts! Great job!
    hulseybg at gmail dot com

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  51. I'm a new follower!
    hulseybg at gmail dot com

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  52. Love your pincushions and the fabric that used in "Sunny " ,one of my favourite flowers and thanks for the mini tutorials.I love the chicken and would love to make her one day.

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  53. I am a new follower (email and gf)

    I have a tuxedo cat, who looks a lot like yours !

    Susie
    legato1958@aol.com

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  54. Your pincushions are wonderful. Especially little Sunny. So cute.

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  55. Love them all, but my favorite is the flower on the jar! Great place to keep basting pins and have a place to stick one into while working.

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  56. Your pin cushions are sew cute! Thanks for sharing.

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  57. Wow I love that set of pincushions. Thank you for sharing

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  58. I like all of your pincushions-they are all so cute! Thanks for sharing them all and for the giveaway. vickise at gmail dot com

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  59. I am a follower. :) vickise at gmail dot com

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  60. Lovely pincushions! I especially like the safety pin holder and cushion. Beautiful work!

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  61. I follow on bloglovin. Thanks for having a give-away!

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  62. What great pin cushions! I think my favorite has to be Clucky!

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  63. Love the sunflower fabric, I can see how it spoke to you twice.

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  64. Pincushions are timeless and yours are sew very cute. Great comfort for needles and pins. Thank you for a great hop. Creative Bliss...

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  65. What lovely pincushions. I love sunny.

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  66. Love your farm fresh pin cushions. What a fun little group! :-)

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  67. The themes this year are farn (chickens) and owls :)

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  68. Love the chicken pincushion, just so cute!

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  69. Lovely pincushions. The sunflower is so special, and I have to make one myself. I made a jar pincushion myself on my day, but I have lots of jars I must dress up. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  70. Hi!!! These are all three very pretty!!! I love the fall colors!!! I love the little chicken!!! Thank You

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  71. I am so thankful to have discovered your blog through Pin It. Your music is so calming and peaceful to view your blog by. I do so like your jar pincushion and chicken. I needed this calmness today.

    Thank You,
    Vickie

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  72. I tried to register through e-mail for your blog. I'm not sure it went through but I am going to try again.

    Thanks Again,
    Vickie\

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  73. What lovely pincushions with tutorials to go along with them! I love them Thanks for sharing.

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  74. What adorable pincushions and I love the sunflower fabric. Hanging out in the Scrapatch is a lovely place for your sweet pincushions.

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  75. I follow with GFC and Feedly.

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  76. The jar topper is a great idea. I like what you did with clucky too! I am a new follower. Love the blog hop, get to meet so many new people.
    crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  77. Pat, they are as cute as a button. My favorite is sunflower. Of course, hexies!!! ;) Thanks for the tutorial.

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  78. I, of course, follow you. ;) Thanks for the chance to win.

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  79. Lovely!! Your 'sunny' makes me smile :D

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  80. Good idea of putting a pincushion on top of the jar of pins. :) How did you attach the cushion?
    24Tangent@gmail.com

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  81. I follow on bloglovin.
    24Tangent@gmail.com

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  82. I love the one on the pinning jar the best but that chicken is very cute. Oh they are all!

    How clever that you figured out how to do it from a hexie. You are right of course. The lines on the clover maker just tell you where to stitch next.

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  83. and of course I follow you. I have the kanzashi maker already but I have my eye on the charms, LOL. THX for the giveaway opportunity.

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  84. Cluckie's got my vote. Cute as can be.

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  85. What nice pin cushions. I really like the girl!! You are so creative. Thank you for sharing.

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  86. Very cute pin cushions. I have always liked those chicken ones and love the fall colors so that would be my favorite. Love the fabrics on the other two also.

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  87. My favorite pin cushion is the jar topper one. I want to learn how to make those petals-does that Clover thing help? Thanks for sharing.

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  88. Love the sunflower. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  89. Love your pin cushions. My favorites are the jar and Clucky! Thanks for sharing.

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  90. Ha ha. These are so cute. Looks like exactly what fall is about.

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  91. My faves are Clucky and the sunflower jar. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  92. Wonderful pincushions. My favorite is Sunny, She is so sweet. Thanks for sharing with us.
    Cheers
    maggie

    maggiemine42@gmail.com

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  93. Cute pincushions! I have made Deonn's chicken before and it is very cute. It's my favorite!

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  94. All of your pincushions are darling. I love the sunflower fabric. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  95. great pin cushions .... I think those chickens that have been popping up in the hop are great and I just may have to make one for myself.
    thanks for sharing
    institchesandseams@hotmail.ca

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  96. What cute pincushions and Mr. Clucky is my favorite!

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  97. I am a follower, thanks for a great giveaway!

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  98. Your pin cushions are lovely. My favorite is the Sunflower girl. So bright and cheery. Thanks for sharing and offering a giveaway. It has been a great hop.

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  99. The jar is my favorite. I like dual purpose items and this fits the bill perfectly. Nice additions to the blog hop. Thank you for sharing your talents!

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  100. I love those chicken pin cushions and can't wait to make some. Thanks!

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  101. Great pincushions! Putting the doll on the pincushion was so creative. She is my favorite!

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  102. I really like your: A Sunflower!
    Pincushion # 3.
    nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  103. gfc follower: nicolesender
    nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  104. Your pincushions make me smile! Love the one on the jar most. :D

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  105. I love all your pincushions! I have made several chicken ones, but not with strips--looks very nice. If I have to choose 1, it must be the sunflower cushion atop the jar. The flower petals look great around the bottom of it. Thanks for sharing your creativity!

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  106. Great job on all the pincushions! I
    really love the sunflower pincushion
    jar topper. Thanks for sharing with
    us.

    wigglypup2(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  107. I am a follower by e-mail. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  108. I really like the safety pin jar and the pincushion to the top is a great addition! Thanks for sharing and thanks for the giveaway!

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  109. Very cute collection of pincushions. I love Clucky.

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  110. They are all so cute but I like the little girl "sunshine" one.
    smjohns63 at yahoo dot com

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  111. I am a follower.
    smjohns63 at yahoo dot com

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  112. Hi! my favorite is the sunflower. I also like the fabric :)

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  113. i'm your follower via Bloglovin'. Thanks for the chance!

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  114. I love pincushions, so I followed almost all of these links and none of them went to pincushions, Pat. Arghhh!

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