Thursday, May 9, 2013

It’s for the birds blog hop and giveaway

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I’m part of the Birds blog hop! YAY….
Recently I was part of a blog hop with IHAN and I WON a CD set for my embroidery machine from Anitagoodesign
So when I signed up for this blog hop I knew I wanted to make something from the CD and picked this cute humming bird block.

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Here’s the machine stitching it out- it was cool to do the whole block in the hoop!
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Look how fast it’s going Smile 800 stitches per minute
(It can go 1000 but I like 800)
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Here’s the finished pin cushion/ mini pillow.
I stuffed it with walnut shells
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I tried to have my little model pose with it Smile

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Recently I had another BIRD quilt in McCall's

It's called Chicks Rule, look here about the post

I've also made LOTS of owl pin cushions the last few years
 Click here for a tutorial using a FONS and PORTER pattern




Now to the giveaway!
Connecting threads was super nice to sponsor this giveaway….
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They JUST released this NEW line of fabric – Moonlit blooms!
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They are giving away a FQ bundle of the line AND 3 matching thread spools: Kelly, Cerulean and Royal Purple
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All you have to do is comment here for a chance to win!
Bonus entries- if you are a follower, comment another time and tell me.
If you sign up for Connecting threads Newsletter you have a 3rd entry!

I will draw a winner on Thursday the 16th!

US and CANADA only.
 
Good luck!

And here's the rest of today's Blog hop schedule



















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Patty C. said...

Wonderful ;)

Marianne said...

how sweet and adorable ! Yes I am talking about the baby.
Love your tiny embroidered pillow. Embroidery machine are fascinating to watch.

Janet O. said...

Sonja has a future as a model! She is cuter than the pincushion, though I love it, too!
Also love those little owl pincushions.

Janet said...

Embroidery machines are pretty amazing! The hummingbird pincushion is cute. And Sonja is cuter :)

Janet said...

I am a follower.

Janet said...

I get the Connecting Threads newsletter.

Wendy said...

What fun and my goodness you are a busy lady! I think all of your creations are adorable however your model trumps everything with her beauty!! Thank you for sharing :)

Judy B said...

Love your Hummingbird pincushion!! Sonja is getting sew big! Thank you for sharing.

Judy B said...

I follow you!

Judy B said...

I get the Connecting threads newsletter and their catalog!

Amy said...

Love hummingbirds! Your pincushion is too cute!

Amy said...

I follow you!

Mary Walker said...

Love the pillow! Baby girl is getting big too! What a sweetie!

Mary Walker said...

I've been a follower for some time now! Just love your blog!

Lavonna ZWB said...

Thank you for sharing your creations with us.

Britt-Inger said...

Hi Bea
Your humming bird pillow is so cute. I love humming birds, but have not seen any in real life. It has been the wrong season, when I have been in US.
Thanks for being part in this hop and sharing your creativity.
It is a great give away

Britt-Inger said...

I have been a follower since a time ago and I am enjoying your blog very much

Nati said...

Great work, and thanks for the chance to win!

feltfree på Åsly said...

love your birds.
Thanks for sharing
Frederika

charlotte said...

Lovely projects, but especially the little cushion. Sew cute.

Patricia said...

Love the bird pincushion. Cute model too.

Patricia said...

I'm a follower.

ukcitycrafter said...

Those owls are so cute! Your pillow is lovely too :)

ukcitycrafter@live.co.uk

Lisa Marie said...

You're the perfect person to do a bird themed blog hop -- you make such cute bird things! Love Connecting Threads, thanks for the chance to win!

Lisa Marie said...

I follow your blog.

Lisa Marie said...

I am signed up for the Connecting Threads newsletter.

Michele said...

Cool pincushion. Love the model.

Michele said...

Of course I follow you.

Michele said...

I get the CT newsletter.

Marla's Crafts said...
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Gene Black said...

It is great to see your design stitched out.
I love Connecting Treads. I have been buying from them almost since I started quilting.

Gene Black said...

I am a follower!

Susan said...

I enjoyed the video! Thanks for sharing! BTW: I collect pin cushions!

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

Beautiful embroidered pincushion!

Thearica said...

The hummingbird pincushion is pretty. I moved my embroidery machine up to my sewing room so I hope I can begin using it now.

Judy Cooper Textile Images said...

The pin cushion is just lovely as is the little one. Thanks for sharing and the giveaway.

Charlene S said...

I just love your pin cushions.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Lovely projects!! great machine too,
Thanks for the giveawawy

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

I am a long time follower

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

I do get Connecting Threads newsletter

Gill said...

I love your projects - especially the hummingbird!
Thank you for sharing!

Gill said...

I'm a happy follower!

Gill said...

I get the CT newsletter!

Leanne Parsons said...

Great job on the pincushion. The model is pretty cute too! Thanks for the chance to win - the fabric looks beautiful.

Jeanie said...

I'm a happy follower!

Jeanie said...

ANd I just signed up for the newsletter.

Jeanie said...

Love your pincushion block! And love your embroidery machine. Thanks for sharing today and for the giveaway!

Brenda said...

Beautiful! Thanks for being a part of the hop.

Brenda said...

I subscribe to the Connecting Threads newsletter.

Margaret said...

Thanks for the super giveaway. I love your blog You are so inspiring to me. I love the way your machine stitched out this design. I am going to get out my embroidery machine today I think and digitize me a bird pattern and play

krislovesfabric said...

That is a quick looking block...as a hand embroiderer I envy that :) Love the colors you chose!

Natasha said...

Very well done.

Natasha said...

I am a follower.

Margaret said...

I am your follower by email and look forward to all the mail I get from you

Margaret said...

I signed up for Connecting threads newletter

Valerie the Pumpkin Patch Quilter said...

Everything is so sweet, thank you for sharing!

krisgray said...

What a flock of pretties you have! They are all adorable.

krisgray said...

I am a happy follower!

krisgray said...

Love CT! Been getting their newsletter for years.

giddy99 said...

I follow your blog via GFC and BlogLovin; thanks for the chance!

giddy99 said...

A lovely bunch of bird items! I thought that embroidery was hand embroidery at first - I'm amazed that a machine could make it look like hand embroidery!

giddy99 said...

I signed up for the Connecting Threads newsletter!

Linda said...

How adorable! I love the pin cushion, too!!! Great job!

Linda said...

I'm a follower!

apple blossom said...

love your stitching work beautiful job...cute chick quilt and just love the owl pincushions. thanks

love to be entered in your giveaway

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

Loved all your super cute creations!!

Beth said...

I would love to win some Moonlit Blooms - such rich colors! Thanks for the chance!
Beth in AL

Kelly Grace said...

Isn't machine embroidery awesome! I need to get working on my machine again!

Kelly Grace said...

Follow via RSS.

Kelly Grace said...

I receive the connecting threads newsletter.

Bonnie58 said...

Love the hummingbirds. They are my mom's favourite. Thanks for sharing and for the opportunity on the draw.
bonnielarson58(at)gmail(dot) com

Bonnie58 said...

I am a happy follower. Thanks for sharing and for the opportunity on the draw.
bonnielarson58(at)gmail(dot) com

Bonnie58 said...

I receive Connecting threads newsletter by email. Thanks for sharing and for the opportunity on the draw.
bonnielarson58(at)gmail(dot) com

Lori said...

your birds are wonderful. But honestly your model steals the show. LOL Such a cutie.
Fabulous give a way. Thanks for a chance to win.

MooseStash Quilting said...

What a special little pincushion you have there! Just adorable, but not as much as that little one showing it off! :-)

MooseStash Quilting said...

Of course I follow, you seem to get me into all kinds of trouble! Tee hee!

Patty said...

Ilove all your projects. Living under a rock, I have never seen am embroidery machine before. Facinating. Thanks for showing it.

Janarama said...

Love the pincushion! Sonja is adorable. Love her big baby blues.

Katie M. said...

Love your little hummingbird cushion, but the model just stole the show :-)

Debbie Rogowski said...

I love that machine!! It makes embroidery look like it's hand made. I think I just crawled out from under that rock too lol

Debbie Rogowski said...

I am your faithful follower!! I love all your patterns and buy whatever magazine you are highlighted in

Debbie Rogowski said...

I also love love Connecting Threads and I receive their newsletter, I also get their mailings as I order from them a lot too.

Just Quilt It said...

Great projects. The pin cushion is lovely, and I adore your owls. Really nice work!

Just Quilt It said...

I signed up for the newsletter.

Just Quilt It said...

I'm following on bloglovin.

Bente-I like to QuiltBlog said...

Hej Bea,
din nålepude er så smuk!
Jeg kan godt forstå at du er glad for din broderimaskine.
Og ja jeg ville også gerne quilte på en longarm, men sådan en og pladsen til den, har jeg desværre ikke :-)
Bente

Gwen said...

Wow! That embroidery machine is impressive! And the embroidery itself is just lovely! I always enjoy the pictures of your baby, she's so cute!

Sharon said...

The embroidery is so pretty. I would love to have an embroidery machine.

Sharon said...

I get the Connecting Threads newsletter.

Denise Mitchell said...

Good luck everyone ...hope I win ! Thanks for a chance!

Sherryl said...

thanks so much for the chance to win! Your pillow (and your model) are lovely... but I really want to make one of those little owls! So cute.
- sunshdws at yahoo dot com

Abbigail said...

I love your little model! So very sweet looking! Your birds are very nice too. I like the little owls!
hulseybg at gmail dot com

Abbigail said...

I already receive your newsletter but now I'm a follower too!
hulseybg at gmail dot com

Abbigail said...

I already get the connecting threads newsletter. I love their threads!
hulseybg at gmail dot com

Ronda Walker said...

I love all your bird projects and would love to win your giveaway.

Needled Mom said...

I follow!

Linda said...

FOLLOW > BLOG LOVIN'!

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carla said...

Hi!!! Love the little one!!!! Love the pincushion!!! Wow!!! Your machine is fast!!! I love your chicks rule quilt!!!

Linda said...

HI! LOVE YOUR COLORFUL POST!
LOVE TO WIN THIS GIVEAWAY!
HAPPY STITCHING!

msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

carla said...

I am a follower!!! Thanks for the fun give away!!!

Linda said...

RECEIVING 'CONNECTING THREADS NEWSLETTER' VIA YAHOO READER!
THANKS CONNECTING THREADS+YOU FOR SHARING!

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Emily C said...

Oh, my, i love the humingbird pincoushin. So cute! I love humingbirds!

Patty D from NC said...

great project - thanks for sharing.

Nellie Duclos said...

Wow Bea! What kind of embroidery machine is that? I hope someday to get one, but for now all I can do is admire from afar. I'm amazed that you can do so much with a little one-you must have some trick. From California, thanks for sharing and the opportunity to win some fantastic "goodies."

Sowing Stitches said...

Bea,
These bird projects are delightful! I couldn't possibly choose a favorite if I had to!!! Love your adorable model, she is too cute! :)

Carol said...

I love what that machine does--beautiful project!

Pauline said...

A sweet pincushion and an even lovelier model who shows it! Thanks for sharing.

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

So cute! I don't own an embroidery machine so I enjoyed seeing one in action... pretty amazing.

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

I'm a follower

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

I receive CT's newsletter

mattsbeandip41 said...

Fingers crossed!

mattsbeandip41 said...

Now I am a follower yay!

Linda J said...

What a little cutie adding perspective in size to mama's pincushion. Lovely embroidered piece.

Congratulations on the magazine feature! The owls are adorable THX for including the links.

Also thank you and Connecting Threads for the opportunity to win your giveaway. I spotted that new line in their last email. Pretty stuff!

Linda J said...

I am a follower from a previous blog hop.

Madame Samm said...

love that embroidery piece....lovely

Lou said...

Cute!!!
I love my Brother PR620:)

Lou said...

I follow you on Bloglovin as louster388atyahoodotcom:)

jan said...

The embroidery is beautiful and the chick is cute but your model is precious!! Sew very cute!

jan said...

I am a Happy follower!!

jan said...

Thanks for the intro to Connecting Threads. I signed up for their newsletter. It is really nice for them to offer the giveaway!!

Mara said...

What a cool sewing machine you have, the hummingbird turned out so beautiful.

Stitches said...

Love your hummingbird and your baby, both very cute..

Linda Crosby said...

Thanks for the chance to win. Your daughter is lovely as are your projects.

Vicki H said...

Your pincushion is very cute, but the model is georgeous. Thanks for the chance.

Vicki H said...

I am a happy follower.

Vicki H said...

I have been getting Connecting Threads newsletter for a long time.

Julie in WA said...

Your Chicks Rule is really adorable! Needs to be on a baby quilt or wall hanging!

Rose Best said...

Very interesting

Vivian said...

Love the owls and hummingbird pin cushion. Very cute!

Sharmond said...

What beautiful stitchery! Love the birds. Such a pretty design.

Connie said...

What a neat little pin cushion, love the birds on it!

Connie said...

I am a follower, thanks!

Connie said...

I get the Connecting Threads newletter.

Kristen King said...

What wonderful projects you made, thanks so much for sharing! :)

Unknown said...

Your embroidery machine is wonderful. Love the piece you embroidered. Thanks for such a great give-away. Nancy: rangerer@sbcglobal.net

Unknown said...

I am a follower! Nancy: rangerer@sbcglobal.net

Bonnie Pfrimmer said...

Boy am I green with envy.. I want an embroidery machine. So neat to watch it do that. Very pretty block. Thanks for sharing with us.





Bonnie Pfrimmer said...

I signed up to follow you by e-mail.

Bonnie Pfrimmer said...

I already get Connecting Threads newsletter.

KT said...

Wow thanks for the chance

KT said...

I follow via email

KT said...

I also signed up for the newsletter

Carol said...

Love, love, love the hummingbird pin cushion:)

Carol said...

I'm a follower...and a lurker...and a fan. LOL

Tiffany said...

Love the owls! :D

Tiffany said...

I follow

Tiffany said...

I get their newsletter

S Walker said...

As I always say, you can't have too many pin cushions. I just love them, and yours fits right in.
swalker287 (at) aol (dot) com

S Walker said...

I'm already signed up with Connecting Threads.
swalker287 (at) aol (dot) com

Denise said...

What adorable birdie projects! I love hummingbirds and get quite a few in my backyard fountain. Thanks for sharing your creativity!

Denise said...

And I also get the Connecting Threads newsletter and catalog. Aren't they awesome! Thank you for the giveaway.

patchouli moon studio said...

Cute birds. I love Connecting Threads and as a knitter I love their sister company Knit Picks.

BudandMarsha said...

As a pincushion collector, and a lover of birds, I really loved your stitched pincushion. How wonderful! Thanks for a great giveaway from Connecting Threads.

marsha.hodgkins@yahoo.com

maggie said...

Love the pincushion! so cute, BUT not nearly as cute as that baby!
Cheers
maggie

maggie said...

I am a follower of your great blog
cheers
maggie

maggie said...

I already have signed up for Connecting Threads newsletter. Love it
cheers
maggie

Grammasheri said...

Lovely embroidery design and pincushion...and adorable babe!

Grammasheri said...

I already subscribe to the Connecting Threads newsletter. Love their thread!

lefuntz said...

Sonja has no problem with a modeling job. She's already a pro. Your hummingbird is no slouch either. Beautiful!

Jean said...

Thanks Bea, for another great giveaway!

lefuntz said...

I follow you!

Jean said...

I'm a follower.

Kathy H said...

Love all of your birds. I always enjoy seeing a whole lineup of something that makes it extra cute.

Jo C. said...

Those little owls are sew cute! Thank you!
Boppiesgirl at gmail dot com

Kathy H said...

I am signed up for connecting threads' newsletter.

Kathy H said...

I follow you through gfc.

Catskill Quilter said...

I love your baby chick! Adorable!

Catskill Quilter said...

I am a happy regular follower!

Catskill Quilter said...

I receive Connecting Threads email newsletter!

Carrie P. said...

your bird projects are so cute. that machine is pretty cool. love the pincushion. thanks for the giveaway.

Carrie P. said...

I am a follower.

Carrie P. said...

I have been getting Connecting Threads newsletters for years and have ordered from them many times.

Kathy @ Kwilty Pleasures said...

I have been getting the CT newsletter for a while now. Thnx

Kathy @ Kwilty Pleasures said...

Cute pincushion...cuter baby!

Karen in Breezy Point said...

Love those owls!!

Karen in Breezy Point said...

I just signed up for the Connecting Threads newsletter--not sure how I've not done it before!

Debbie M said...

So fun! I love your birds.

Theresa said...

Love all your projects, they're just wonderful!

Deb said...

Love Connecting Threads, and their fabric is wonderful.

Frances said...

Now that is a neat way to get the embroidery done ;~}. I remember seing your pattern in the magazine and marking him down as a "do".

Frances said...

I am a follower.

LJ said...

I am a follower.

LJ said...

I do receive the newsletter from Connecting Threads.

LJ said...

Your block is so sweet. I love hummingbirds but we usually don't see any until August. The stitching has the look of being hand-stitched; how cool is that!

Pam in IL said...

Wonderful embroidery pincushion and adorable baby! Thanks for sharing such a generous giveaway.

Pam in IL said...

I follow your blog through Feedly

Pam in IL said...

I also subscribe to Connecting Threads newsletter.

Sewgirl said...

Such a sweet pillow, and such a cute baby!

sandra said...

Love the pillow and the wee model . I already get connecting Threads newsletter.

Sewgirl said...

I follow your blog through bloglovin.

sandra said...

Love the pillow and the wee model . I already get connecting Threads newsletter.

Sewgirl said...

I subscribe to CT newsletter!

Marian said...

very nice, wish I had a 6 needle, but alas... someday :) Hugs!!

pamspretties57 said...

Hiya Bea!!! Love the hummingbird pincushion. They were one of my mother's favorite birds. Thanks for having the giveaway. Blessed be, hugs!!!

pamspretties57 at gmail dot com

pamspretties57 said...

Hiya Bea!!! I have followed your blog for some time now, and I see you a lot on Hillbilly's Ozark Fabrics. :) Thanks for having the giveaway. Blessed be, hugs!!!

pamspretties57 at gmail dot com

pamspretties57 said...

Hiya Bea!!! I get the Connecting Threads newsletter and catalog. Love their stuff. Thanks for having the giveaway. Blessed be, hugs!!!

pamspretties57 at gmail dot com

Pat said...

Love all of your tips, but I have to admit that ILove the pics of your daughter as much as anything else-she is just too cute for words!

Beth said...

Wonderful fat quarter set!

Beth said...

I follow you by email. love the photos of Sonja delivered to my inbox!

Beth said...

I get the connecting threads newsletter already!

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