Monday, 1 September 2014

First 'show and tell' at the Sew-a-long...

Hello! Today is a very exciting day! It is the first 'show and tell' link up for the Patchwork Loves Embroidery Sew-a-long.  Martina of Sunshine Quilting is hosting this wonderful Sew-a-long and over on her blog page today you will find links being added from all the ladies participating in the fun!!  You will be able to see all the finished projects for this week and the proposed projects for the coming week.  There are some wonderful photographs of finished projects which Martina has received by email from participants who don't blog and, Martina herself has made three stunning embroidered drawstring bags.  You really should go and have a look there is some beautiful patchwork and embroidery to see!!

Photograph of Gail Pan's pincushion from the book!
My choice of fabrics for the project.

You will recall that I decided to stitch this cute little 'bloom' pincushion for my first project and these were the fabrics, threads and trim that I had picked out to make it.

My finished pincushion.

Now those fabrics, threads and trim have been transformed and, my new pincushion looks right at home with the other pincushions I have in my sewing room!!

Pincushions!

I have chosen the needle book that is pictured on the front of Gail Pan's wonderful book as my next project.

Needle book pictured on front of Gail Pan's wonderful book

These are the fabrics that I am considering for use when I make up the needle book (but the choice may change!)

Possible fabrics for making the needle book.

My background fabric has already had the embroidery designed traced onto it, the threads have been picked out ready and, I can't wait to get started on the second Sew-a-long project!!

Threads, hoop and background fabric ready to get started!

Have a wonderful week and enjoy looking at the projects so far


25 comments:

  1. Hi Christine
    you made such a great blogpost, thanks so much. And I looove your pincushion! It looks so romantic and a little vintage, just my taste...
    The pinterestboard is such a great idea. If you like you could send me the link for it, so I could post a link to it on the blog for all.
    Happy stitching with your second project. The fabrics look already lovely!
    Hugs Martina

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    1. Thank you Martina! I was really delighted with the pincushion and I loved your bags!! I will try and send a link to the pinterest page... I'm not brilliant with technical things, so I hope that it will work! :) x

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  2. Dear Christine,
    I love your pincushion!! Great job!!!
    The fabric for your next project are soooo lovely.
    Hugs from Italy
    Deborah

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    1. Hello Deborah and thank you for visiting! I see you are joining in the SAL too and your fabrics look lovely! I am looking forward to seeing your cushion! :) x

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  4. Congratulations Christine on your beautiful pincushion. It is just adorable.
    Greetings,
    Sylvia

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    1. Thank you very much Sylvia! It was great fun to stitch and I have loved seeing all the other projects too! :) x

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  5. Very nice! I really like your first little project - you can never have too many pin cushions. HUGS... and stitches

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    1. Hello Christie! Thank you for your lovely comment and for visiting my blog! Glad you liked the project! :) x

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  6. Christine I love your pincushion. You are an inspiration to me!

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    1. Hi Linda! What a lovely comment - thank you! I've just been over to see your bag... it is gorgeous and I love your quilting on it! :) x

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  7. Oh I just love the little pin cushion and you have done a great job for the first project. I can see it will go with the needle case so you will have a matching set. Its such fun seeing all the projects in different colours. Well done

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    1. Thank you Dawn! I am really enjoying the sew-a-long. I love the stitching and, am so happy to meet lots of new bloggers! Great fun! :) x

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  8. Oh that is just so lovely - gorgeous fabrics and such beautiful stitching :) Looking forward to seeing the next one - loving your choice of fabrics xx

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    1. Thank you Jenny! I am really enjoying myself with this sew-a-long! I have already started stitching the next embroidery!! :) x

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  9. What a lovely sewing set-up you have with all your beautiful things around you, love the cupcake pin cushions - an inspiration, but not just yet (too many boxes to unpack still!).

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    1. Hello Kay! Hope all is going well there! You'll have to get stitching yourself once you are settled! :) x

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  10. These are truly beautiful pincushions! I can't wait to see your needlebook. I especially like the green fabric with the blue flowers!

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    1. Thank you Krisell! I have already started the embroidery for the next project!! I love that fabric too... I have had it in my cupboard for a long time and I'm looking forward to making something with it!! :) x

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  11. What a lovely pincushion Christine! The colours blend so well together. I love pincushions and this one must certainly brighten up your sewing time!
    Alison xx

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    1. Hello Alison! Thank you very much, I was very pleased with it. Alison, would you be interested in taking part in blog hop? If so, could you please email me so that I can send you some details. My email address is patchworkallsorts@gmail.com xx Christine

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  12. You made a very beautiful pincushion - too nice for the daily using!

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    1. Thank you Katharina and thank you for visiting my blog! :) x

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  13. Dear Christine,
    Ich finde deine Nadelkissen wunderschön, das Gail Pan Nadelkissen passt wunderbar in diese Sammlung!!
    Liebe Grüße
    Steffi

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    1. Thank you so much Steffi! I was really pleased with it!! :) x

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