Sewing and Mail

This is a catch-up post. 

A little over a week ago, I received this pincushion in the mail from Laila in Norway. She sent a postcard, too, so I could see where she lives.  

My pincushion swap partner, Debra, received her pincushion from me about the same time. This pattern was one I found free on the website for the magazine SEW IT. . . TODAY.

And a few days later, I got my October pincushion from Debra. She embroidered her own ribbon tag to sew into the seam to remind me who made and sent it. That was a clever idea. 

This pincushion swap was organized by And it is still fun. I enjoy looking for new pincushion ideas. 


I organized a sewing bee for today. The 3 ladies who came helped sew potholders (8" square) for the church craft bazaar. This is a photo of some of the 15 we got finished. It was nice to get together and simply chat while sewing. 

I put together some orphan blocks and made a placemat set from them this evening for the bazaar. 

Thank you for stopping by. Happy Sewing! 


Val's Quilting Studio said...

Love pincushions too and your sewing bee looks like it was fun!!

Carol said...

Love the acorn:)

beaquilter said...

these are all great Nancy! I will get your pics up on my blog too.