Monday, November 17, 2014

Vintage Pincushion Giveaway!


Win this vintage pincushion! I made it a few years ago when I was on a pincushion jag. 
Random winner chosen from the Comments (below) will be announced next Monday Nov. 24th. 
Tell us if you sew alone or with others. 
GIVEAWAY contestants can be from anywhere on Earth. 
If today is your birthday, you may enter twice.
Scroll down to enter the book giveaway too.

 

Here's the write-up from back when I had pincushions in my Etsy shop:

I found this little pitcher in an antique shop in Connecticut. It was made in Japan for Lefton's. There's a cherub with grapes and grapevines on the front and the back. Colorful Impressionist painting design on the fabric. Two 3" long removable pinsies have elongated pearls, and glass beads in yellow, turquoise, and clear glass (which looks like ice). Pincushion measures 4" tall x 3.5" wide, handle to spout. It feels nice in your hand because the design is very pronounced and the handle (if you looked at a cross-section) is square, not round. 

34 comments:

Ginny said...

Love the pincushion! I usually sew alone but I do go on a few quilting retreats throughout the year which I love to do! Thanks for the chance to win this!

Pickles Quilting said...

That is a such a cute pincushion! I always sew alone. I do not know anyone else that sews around me. Even if I did, I think I would prefer to sew alone because I have my own weird way of doing things. :) Thank you for the opportunity to win!
-Brittany

Ellyn said...

so sweet! I do both, sew alone as often as I can and sew with others a couple times a month

Michele T said...

How sweet! I would love to win your pincushion!! Thanks!

Needled Mom said...

That is beautiful. That pitcher is just lovely.

I sew both ways, but the best is when I am sewing with others.

Gill said...

I love your little pincushion!
Sadly it's not my birthday!

Debbie said...

I always sew alone. Even if I take a workshop that has sewing, I don't sew until I get home! Love the pinsies, karen!

QuiltSwissy said...

I mostly sew alone. It is a pain in the buttinsky to move all my stuff to another location. Like a sew in or such. So I just stay in my very very messy room and sew with the dogs.

Pat said...

I sew alone but just last month I went on my first retreat since moving to my new home 8 years ago. :)

patty a. said...

The pincushion is lovely! I sew by myself most of the time, but my girlfriend who lives an hour away comes to my house once a year for a sewing weekend.

Becky said...

I do both. I enjoy sewing with a friend of mine, but I also very much enjoy sewing alone! I have the best of both worlds!

Vernon said...

Generally, I sew alone. The only exception is when the members of my guild gather for a group sew-along.

Sara said...

Very cute pincushion! I usually sew alone, but our guild does 3-4 sewing days during the year. Those are really fun.

JoAnne said...

Love the pincushion! I usually sew alone but do sew with groups occasionally. Thanks for the chance to win!

LindaSchiffer said...

I do both - I sew with friens sometimes (monthly meeting of my Sew & Tell circle, sew-ins with my guilds, occasionaly weekend retreats and one or two friends to sew in an evening:) AND I sew alone.

What kind of projects I work on depends on how much schlepping I want/need to do and where I am.

:) Linda

Filomena Crochet said...

Deliciosamente lindo!!!!!!!!


I love!!!

LN in TX said...

Oh yeah!

mb-RI said...

I usually sew alone - or sometimes with Bonnie Hunter's quilt cam. I am lucky to belong to a great guild that does have a quilt weekend get away. It's lots of fun to quilt with such talented women!

Thanks for the give away!

JoAnne in southern California said...

I mostly quilt alone, about three hours a day but several times a month I'm with others, at charity workshops and a friendship group.

The pin cushion is so pretty.

Laura said...

I prefer to sew alone. Major introvert here!

Carol said...

I do both--love to have my alone time sewing in my wonderful studio we added onto our house but am in 2 groups that meet periodically and love to sew with them as well. just today I was with a group of 8.

Sarah said...

I sew alone, or with my daughters, who sometimes like to come in and make things. sarah@forrussia.org

GranChris said...

Too sweet. I love pincushions. I sew with friends on Tuesdays and Sat once a month. Are those stilletos I see in the cushion? Very nice.

Joan said...

The only time I haven't sewn alone was when I was teaching my seven year old granddaughter to sew by making a pillowcase.

Karen H said...

Most of the time I sew alone but I also belong to a couple of sewing groups. It is fun to share and learn from others but I find I don't get as much sewing done!

I love the little pincushion. Thanks for the chance to win!

Mam said...

I sew alone most of the time but my daughter and I skype and email constantly about our projects. Feels like she is there instead of an hour away.

Sherry VF said...

I sew alone because I find that I make too many mistakes when sewing in a group. Love your thrifty creativity! svonfumetti at yahoo dot com

Veronika said...

I sew alone or with my 2 year old "helper" if I have to :) I also run everything by my sister in law who lives on the other side of the country :)

juliehallfeldhaus said...

Such a cute pin cushion!! Thanks for sharing:)

Dixie said...

Love the pincushion (I have been on that collecting phase too!) I sew mainly by myself (unless you count the dog....)
mumbird3(at)gmail(dot)com

Smeek said...

I have loved all your pin cushions. Would love to win this one. I sew alone to keep the mojo focused.

Debra Graham said...

I sew alone at home but on thursdays I usually sew with a group called Quilts for Cancer. We make charity quilts for Cancer patients. I also sew with a group at our guild after our regular meeting. I like doing both

Claire said...

Love the pincushion. I also sew alone, making quilts and gifts for family and friends.

nicolesender said...

I sew alone! The pincushion is lovely!