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Thread: June's Pincushion and Needlecase Swap

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    They sound pretty! Can't wait for your partners to receive so we can see pictures!!!

    Hey this could be me!!

    And we will just have to see, !

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    quilting dragon,

    i usually keep all my pincushions up where the two fur terrorists can't reach them. i was lucky, tho, i finally found them both. the first will be on its way tomorrow and the second a day or two after that. i put in lots of goodies to bribe them into forgiving me.

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    Oh my, just looked up Quilter-Louise's box - lovely! No wonder you have a list of people who would like a box, put me on the list LOL
    "If they give you ruled paper, write the other way."
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    now i'm in trouble. it helps you stretch your imagination a bit. it's good for brain health , so says dr. oz.

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    QL - if you have me for a partner I would a sewing box! And if you don't have me for a partner, can you pretty please make me one anyway? Seriously tho - I am good with anything you ladies want to make! You guys are so talented and creative. Half the fun of being in this swap is to see what everyone creates!
    I too am struggling to make a r/w/b pincushion. I wanted to do something 'fun' but I keep coming back to americana -type designs...
    I love quilting - it's cheaper than therapy!
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    mine is done and going in the mail tomorrow. I was waiting for a design to make something extra, but it didn't work out. I did make something extra though. hope you both like it. happy quilting

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    summer

    My summer has officially started, thank heaven mine are in the mail. Been washing windows, blinds and curtains since Friday, still have 3 windows to go. And 3 batches just like this today went in the freezer, patch is growing like a weed.Name:  DSCF1417.JPG
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    Well mine are well on their way to their new homes! My SPs should have them Friday! YAY I did take photos, one had a camera and one did not. (hope i didn't give it away!)
    Resolve to be thyself, and know, that he who finds himself, loses his misery. Mathew Arnold 'Self-Dependence' 1822-1888

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    Jaba... YUMMY!! lucky you!
    Resolve to be thyself, and know, that he who finds himself, loses his misery. Mathew Arnold 'Self-Dependence' 1822-1888

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    Fresh asparagus, my favorite. Haven't had a really good batcj since I moved here, used to grow asparagus and rhubard when I lived in upstate NY, miss them both so much. The asparagus in the grocery store here is either those skinny little stalks, or big fat left-to-get-too-big stalks.
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    I remember as a kid living here in Colorado that asparagus used
    to grow wild EVERYWHERE along the roads in the country next
    to the ditches/gullys.

    It was free for the picking, of course this was back in the 70's.


    Now days though I wouldn't trust it, but than I don't know if there
    is still any wild asparagus left growing.
    Louise - Ya-ya to Zachary April 13 2015. I collect mugs from the U.S. and around the world. Also collect handmade pincushions, sewing/quilting themed fabrics, and fabric in general.

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    I started working on my partners pincushion last night.

    Decided that since so many people seems to like the box that
    I would just go ahead and make my partner one too.

    It takes a "fair" amount of preparing the box before I can start
    turning it into a pincushion. First I have to "sand" the edges and
    surface of the box to make sure there are no sharp edges or
    splinters after I do that than I need to wipe all the dust from sanding
    off. Then comes the painting part of the box, that takes the longest
    because I have to paint the inside with 2-3 coats letting dry in between
    each coat, then repeat that for the outside of the box.

    While the paint dries I work on the "pincushion" and emery sand cushion
    since those are made by hand (for the most part). Plus I get all the little
    "supplies" for the inside of the box gathered up ready to be placed inside
    the box when finished.

    Last 2 things I do before mailing (IF I don't forget) is take pictures and
    sign the bottom of the box with all the info needed about the swap.

    Now if all my local Dollar Tree stores would get the boxes back in stock
    I have wiped out 4 stores and ONLY came away with 7 boxes total.

    But I am working ALL this so I don't have much time to work on my
    swap yet.
    Louise - Ya-ya to Zachary April 13 2015. I collect mugs from the U.S. and around the world. Also collect handmade pincushions, sewing/quilting themed fabrics, and fabric in general.

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    Working on my needlecases today..Making one for myself and an extra for my secret santa too..hopfully I will also get my pincushions done too

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    mine will be in mail today one going south one going west

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    Is asparagus hard to grow? I love it, but have never grown it. If it is easy I would love to try then. Can you container grow it? Gee, sorry, don't mean to turn this into a garden forum. lol.... I always come and look for all the pretty things you folks are making, and read what you are working on.
    "Sometimes it's OK if the only thing you did today was breathe."
    Good friends are right there with you.

    Susan

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    Needle cases DONE~!! Hoping to get a start on Pin cushions, but keep changing my mind about which one to make!

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    mine went out in the mail today

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    Oh my goodness, look what I got today from jaba! Jaba, I love the pincushion, it is fabulous! And she also sent me a needle case -- I've never had one before, am so excited with this little extra! the fabric for the needle case and the bottom of the pincushion are the same, a beautiful fabric that looks aged. Thank you sooo much, jaba, they are perfect and I love both of my goodies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JuneBillie View Post
    Is asparagus hard to grow? I love it, but have never grown it. If it is easy I would love to try then. Can you container grow it? Gee, sorry, don't mean to turn this into a garden forum. lol.... I always come and look for all the pretty things you folks are making, and read what you are working on.
    Not hard to grow, the hard part is after you plant it , it takes about 4 years for it to produce enough that you can start freezing for winter. It still grows wild here along all the ditch banks but we don't need to go and do that any more. Nice having our own little plot. Don't think it would grow well in container as it turns leafy and feathery sort of at the plants season end and those new little seeds root themselves in the soil so it will produce more plants.

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    Glad you like it Judy, had to stick with the patriotic. Kind of plain, but it's standard for the theme I guess, kind of an American symbol to me

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    You lucky gal you paintmejudy! beautiful pincushion and needle case!!

    Quilty-L that is a lot of work to make your boxes, I know whoever is lucky enough to get one from you will be very fortunate!
    Resolve to be thyself, and know, that he who finds himself, loses his misery. Mathew Arnold 'Self-Dependence' 1822-1888

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    Thanks jaba. I guess at first one just has to have some patience.
    "Sometimes it's OK if the only thing you did today was breathe."
    Good friends are right there with you.

    Susan

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    Judy, those are very nice pincushion and needle book. They are just right for the holiday, and pretty for all year long. Have fun using them. I love the ones I have from other swaps. I have one set sitting in my living room close to wear I sit and hand sew while watching tv, and another in my sewing room.
    "Sometimes it's OK if the only thing you did today was breathe."
    Good friends are right there with you.

    Susan

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    Pin cushions almost done!! Just need to fill and close!! Now time to get some sleep~~

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    JuneBillie you might check with a nursery there, maybe they would have plants already started. Or if they grow wild there just dig 'em up and plant in your yard. That would be faster than starting from seed. Water, sunshine and talk to them really nice, then before long you'll have a feast.

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