Sunday, May 8, 2011

I'm Back

I think I'm finally set up with the new computer. A few issues yet, like I can't find my bookmarks, email contacts, can't send email yet with my regular account. Oh, and blogger doesn't seem to have the blogs I'm following! Oh well, whatever I'm doing is faster now and that's a good thing!
Pincushion Swap
I made these needlecases for a pincushion swap. I know, not a pincushion right? Actually they are pincushions too. The monogram has 4 layers of batting underneath, therefore, a pincushion! The reason I made the pincushions this way was to get around size restrictions. Luckily I checked Canada Post for postage prices to the UK before I sent these off. Once the letter is over 2 cm thick, it is qualified as a small package and costs - get this - over $30! Anyway, I think my partners will be happy.
I tried out the pockets, but sent the case empty.

Free motion monogram

I wanted to post pictures earlier but wanted to leave some time for the needle cases to reach my swap partners.
FMQuilted and ready to be sewn
Time to post the last week of my FMQ Challenge. It's been a rather frustrating week with the whole new computer thing. after mine finally kicked up a really big fuss. It's taken days to find a computer, get it set up and home, and then to try and makes heads and tails of where everything is  I miss the familiarity of my old one, but not its' turtle like speed. Hopefully the learning curve on this one won't be too steep, I'd rather be quilting!!!

Happy Stitching


Stray Stitches (Linda G) said...

Your needle casing are beautiful!

Joan said...

Corina - they are absolutely beautiful - they will become abslute treasures!! Your quilting is gorgeous!!

Anonymous said...

I love your creative solution to the high cost of mailing. And they are so beautifully done!

Congrats on the newer, faster computer. I'm sure you'll have it all figured out in no time.

Peggy said...

Those are fabulous pin-cushion/needle cases - perfect for taking to guild meetings, and retreats. Is there a pattern?

a good yarn said...

They are so sweet! I'm sure they will be well received. You have done a lovely job. Ann :-)

Myra said...

Your needlecase pincushions are gorgeous Corina!! Very nice! Is this of your own creation, or is there a pattern you followed?

Congrats with the new computer! Hope you get familiar with it in good time! 8-)

Happy stitchings!

grandmarockton said...

Your quilting is BEAUTIFUL!