Did you see what happened while we weren't watching? I'm sooooo happy to say that I just passed 1000 followers of my blog! If you ask me, that's pretty darn good considering I don't have any sponsors and I hardly give anything away. lol Maybe I should rectify that, huh? Well, you KNOW how I love to make pincushions, right? (If you didn't, you do now so say.........."YES, Carol, we all know that"!) Okay! The other day while browsing one of the quilt shops close to me, I came across a panel of preprinted rectangles. I've been told (since I did a Flickr post yesterday) that they were to be used for labels, but I saw nothing but possible pincushions when I spied them! Naturally, I had to buy 2 strips since they were different. I cut them apart, with extra seam allowance for (yet to be made tiny piping), did some hand embroidery, free motion words, and quilted them into 4 x 5 1/2 pincushions! Yes, I did! ALL.......I'll have you know, just so that I could give them away!!
Now, here's the deal! (And I'm truly sorry to all you "over the ocean girls"), but this giveaway is for US residents only and here's why........................oooopppppsss, I also MUST tell you of the allergy warning so that you KNOW now! These pincushions are all stuffed with crushed walnut shells (so nut allergies are a no-no) and they have a wonderful weight and your pins will love them! Problem with international shipping is that the custom dogs sniff these out and customs destroys them. (Ask me how I know that!!) Thankfully, we can still ship within the states with this stuff! I made 6 so I will draw names at will and you will have no idea which pincushion you will get. How's that? Sound fun? Here are the choices and since I'm such a dummy on the "huge big lots mosaic" maker, I have pictures of both the fronts and backs separate. Duh!!! I'm sure you can figure it out!
So there you have it! Six pretty cute pincushions up for grabs and all you have to do is make a comment and live in the USA. Please make sure I have an e-mail address for you so I can contact you if you win! Good luck and thank you all for following my blog! I do have a few panels left, so maybe I'll work on making a few more (unstuffed) so I can bless my non-US readers too! Sound fair?