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Welcome to my day on the Pin It Blog Hop!!! If you haven't been to my blog before I hope you will take a little time and have a look around to get to know me better. I haven't been posting much lately due to some internet connection problems but I'm hoping those days are all behind me now and I can resume chatting with my readers easily and regularly!
First I want to start off with a BIG THANK YOU! to Madame Samm and Kristen for making this event possible. They blog at Sew We Quilt and Meadowbrook. It's always fun to get to hear from some new quilters and fabric lovers around the world. Here is today's blog hop list. Make sure you check them ALL out.
Quilting Lines That's Me!
If you are one of my regular readers you may know by now that I have a thing about OWLS. I don't have a huge collection but I do have a few. I even designed a paper pieced one, Dr. Whoot for a blog hop last year. So when I saw this cute little pincushion in a magazine I saved it because I knew I wanted to make at least one. After looking at the pattern a few times I realized that it was fairly small. You know how small cute things are, you can't make just one!
|Let me introduce you to my Pin Powls|
|Owllie has a Scottish heritage I think|
|Paisley is a bit more of an introvert|
|Leafy is a bit more laid back than the other two|
|They are a great trio! Now if they could sing it would really be a Hoot!|
They were easy and fun to make. Just 3 seams and a little handwork. They are filled with crushed walnut shells. I think I want to enlarge the pattern and make one that is about twice as big which still will be smaller than my hand.
Now, how about a GREAT GIVEAWAY! I have been promising my followers that I was going to run this giveaway for months now. I was going to start is earlier this month but I had serious internet connection problems so it had to wait. I'm not going to put it off any longer. Here's what the prize is:
I won this last year in a giveaway on the EQ Blog. It was a great prize and it came with some other software too (which I kept). I already owned it though so I thought it would be a good prize to offer on my blog at some point. I've been a EQ user for many years and it is a great tool for quilters. I designed my Dr. Whoot block in it. The value of this prize is $189.95 plus shipping.
The reason I'm giving it away now is because I passed the 50,000 pageviews mark last month. I also am approaching the 500 followers mark although it's a little harder to keep up with since there are so many readers in use now. This will also be my 149th published post so 150 is coming up. So let's celebrate!
THIS DRAWING IS CLOSED.