Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Wool Crazy Round Robin Update…and…

Yesterday when I went to the post office to check to see if we had received any mail, much to my delight…apart from the fact that there were NO bills…Paulette’s pincushion was there waiting for me!  Lori had already worked her magic on it and sent it on to me.

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Paulette chose “The Four Seasons” as her theme and she started out with Spring using the lamb as her focal point.  Lori chose to do Autumn and added some pumpkins and sunflowers.

Then it was my turn and and I decided to do something Winter-y.

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I added a snowman decked out in a black fedora with a cardinal perched atop his head.  He has a colorful scarf, twig arms and a carrot nose, of course!  And right next to him is a fir tree, laden with freshly fallen snow.

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Tomorrow it will be on it’s way to Karen for it’s last stop in it’s round robin journey and from there it will make it’s way home to Paulette who will finish it off as she sees fit. 

Just to give you an idea of the miles that this particular pincushion has travelled, it originated on Vancouver Island in British Columbia and was then sent to Oregon.  From there it made it’s way back to Canada across the country to Eastern Ontario where it will head to south Florida.  From there it will be returned home to Vancouver Island and I’m estimating by that time it will have travelled between 8-10,000 miles.

So three legs of the Round Robin are now complete with one to go.  I can’t believe how much fun this has been.  We will all end up with a pincushion to be treasured for years to come.

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And…if you’ve read this far, then I’m GO!-ing to share some great news with you.

By now I’m certain that you are all familiar with this…right?

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The Accuquilt company is GO!-ing to provide me with another GO! cutting machine along with three dies to give away right here in the very near future .  If you haven’t done so already, do yourself a favor.  GO! visit the Accuquilt website HERE to read all about the machine that everyone in blogland is talking about.

If you’ve been trying to win one but haven’t yet, this one could be yours!  Check back regularly because it could happen as soon as________!

Happy stitching!

Kaaren ♥

54 comments:

Cheryl said...

Your RR pincushions are so wonderful. I love what you did with the scarf! A great theme, the 4 seasons. I enjoy watching them develop.

Elyte said...

Those pincushions are gorgeous but some of those pieces are soooooo small. Do you have trouble working with such small pieces? Enjoy following their progress.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Yay for the "Go"! I will be anxious to see what dies you picked!

Marie said...

I love the season on the pincushions. This is such a neat round robin and of course you are all so talented.

Glad to hear about the Go!Cutter giveaway. Thanks for sharing. I'm still waiting on your review.

Hugs - Marie

Monica said...

I tell ya, each pincushion is cuter than the next. I would have loved to have gotten in on that RR...you lucky girl!

Darlene said...

I've really enjoyed the progress of the pincushions - they are beyond cute. :-)

A GO! to give away - woohoo!!!

Annette said...

Oh Kaaren, your little snowman is so loveable! I am waiting for a chance to go to the city (bigger city) to look for some wool pieces. I haven't found any around here. I am very anxious to try working with it.

Grammee Linda said...

Okay a question... How teeny tiny is that cardinal? the detail is amazing! I love seeing these pincushions ..they are so darn cute!!

How exciting someone will get to win the GO!! I hope it is someone who really will use it well and often!

Fall is really upon us here .. I hope you are enjoying some nice cool weather too!

Hugs!

Sue said...

The pin cushion is gorgeous, I've been dabbling in these a little and they are so much fun to sew. I love your Winter motifs.

Mama Pea said...

Your pincushion is looking great! I sure would LOVE to win one of those GO! cutters! :-)

Mimi said...

woohoo..I am going to keep watching for the Accuquilt cutter. Sounds likke something to try for. Love, love, love your wool project.

Sherry said...

The pincushion you shared today is so wonderful. I love to see how creative you all are. I will check back to see the Go giveaway.

Shelley said...

I need one of these pincushions for my "collection" LOL! Great job Kaaren!

Quilt Hollow said...

I'm loving the pin cushions!!!
Oh...what I would do for a circle die to add to the collection....so I guess I'll just have to come on back! Hee!!

paulette said...

Oh Kaaren!!
I'm LOVING this little pin cushion!! SEW sweet...and your snowman is incredible!! Can't wait to see it in 'real life'!! Thanks so much!
Paulette

Patty C. said...

I'm so excited - I will keep watching ;)

Dot said...

I've been watching your wool work for a while Kaaren and I just can't go another day without telling you how beautiful it is. All the ladies in your RR are extremely talented. I just love every post you make about this gorgeous work.

Huisvlyt said...

Those pincushions are really cute. I can see that you are all having a lot of fun with them. It will be so special, to have a part of every friend, there on you pincushion - and since you love your pincushions so much, I am sure it is even more special to you!
Elzaan

Cathi said...

Those pincushions are going to be so treasured! What a unique one you each will have!

Mrs. Sew and Sew - Karen said...

Love the pincushion! That snowmn is so darn cute!

marina said...

That pincushion is just so adorable. The tiny cardinal on the snowman is just unbelievable.
You are so clever.
You must be quite taken with your cutter?

Jenny's Craft Place said...

Truly amazing the detail in these Round Robin pincushions. It sends shivers up my spine...the thought of actually USING it as a pincushion....I don't think I could bring myself do it...lol... Happy crafting, Jenny

Sabine said...

Hi there, you're showing another great pincushion. You're inspiring me for a project at my quiltbee, a christmas themed one :-). Another Go give-away... Keeping my fingers crossed! They have really lovely dies! Thanks for the update!

Anonymous said...

Wow, another amazing pincushion! The snowman is just too cute, and I really like the tree as well, it really makes the winter season on the pin cushion pop!
Can't wait to hear about the go, and to see what you make with all the cut pieces!

patty said...

Wow,Wow,WOW!!!
Love it. I can't imagine working with such detail. And what a treasure to have when the RR's are complete!

Barbara said...

Kaaren...the pincushions are beautiful!!! Great to see the progression, love that lamb.

Cindy said...

So very pretty, Kaaren. And what I'm seeing is "creative minds" to keep adding to these lovelies and the ability to "do" what your "mind" comes up with. Just so very pretty...and talented, all four of you.

Oh my word, a GO to give away? My mind is on overload - but I won't GO there..LOL Blogland is exciting to watch right now.

kathyinozarks said...

I love that pincushion. and oh wow, what an awesome giveaway-

Quilt n Queen said...

The RR pincushions are amazing. I love the snowman and the detail in the cardinal is incredible. They are too cute for words. You are so creative. I have some wool and a CAH sewing case pattern. I bought the pattern years ago and I think now is the time to try my hand at working with wool.

Luv your blog. You are sew inspiring.

A "GO" is still on my wish list and would luv to win one.

Stitched With Prayer said...

Kaaren, the pin cushions are so amazing! I can't believe how much more wonderful they become as they continue their journeys. Thanks for sharing. As for the Go giveaway, well, I check your blog every day because I love to see what your doing. Hopefully I wouldn't miss a giveaway! I also visit the Accuquilt website regularly to watch their videos and check out what's new. Love that site and I'm always drooling over the GO!s and the new dies!!! Hugs...

Sydney said...

What beautiful pincushions! I would love to win a GO! I have MS and have trouble with the cutter and ruler staying still and the GO would truly make my quilting life easier! I read every day now!

Karen said...

Guess I had better be thinking about something with a spring theme for the pincushion! Your snowman addition is adorable. I think we are a compatible round robin group!

Another "Go" to be given away. The company is making it like Christmas!

StitchinByTheLake said...

I've been keeping up with the round robin and love the work ya'll are doing! Can't wait for the next Go! giveaway. blessings, marlene

Anonymous said...

Love reading your blog and seeing all your beautiful projects. Your talent and enthusiasm is very inspiring. I'd like you to enter me in your next drawing for a "GO" cutter. It sure would be fun to have.

Synthia (with an "S")

Teresa said...

That is just so cute...nice job.

Teresa said...

Are you taking entries for the go-cutter? If so, please count me in

Marge said...

Love your applique! All have such wonderful imagination, it is a pleasure to watch them grow. The GO is a great appliance to further the quilt world.
Thank you for having this sharing blog
Marge

conny's quilts said...

What a great pincusion round robin you are in. Love your winterpart!

Whitelily said...

Kaaren, I just LOVE your work! You are such an inspiration and so generous with help and encouragement! I always look forward to your posts. Donna

Julie said...

this is just so sweet kaaren! i like all the elements, but in particular the tree with the snow. i look forward to seeing it finished, and also to see yours upon it's return. how exciting.
xox

fluffy said...

When I saw you pincushion in real. I was fasinated, they are so cute.
And I can't wait to see what about that Go to giveaway.

fluffypsp

shavroo53 said...

I have loved watching and sharing these lovely pincushions with you. I'm trying to get interest within our guild, but few work with wool. A go cutter - I would share it with our 3 days a week sewing classes - many of our students have disabilities and this would help in cutting fabrics for them.

WoolenSails said...

Love the designs on Paulette's pincushion and your snow scene is wonderful. I think everyone wants a go, lol.

Debbie

Sandi said...

I love the snowman and the snowladen tree. Awesome! The lamb is absolutely darling and the pumpkins look like those in the fields nearby. What a treasure!
Lynda is working on mine and I received Michele's today in the mail. It's winter themed and I saw a spot that will be just perfect for a little winter cabin in the pines. :-)

Janet said...

They just get cuter and cuter, I just love them.

Melanie said...

Hia Kaaren love the textures on your wooly pincushions. Fab idea!

Stina said...

The pincushions are the most wonderful ones I have seen.. all the lovely details you all put in.. makes them so special.. love to see every change made.. :O))

Stina said...

Ohhh.. forgot.. thanks for the lovely little tutorial..;o))

Kathy H said...

I love the way your pincushions are turning out. Thanks for sharing this with us.

SueB said...

I love the way you are doing the pincushions. I am working on one right now as a gift. Also love the doll quilt that you made with the go cutter.

Ariane said...

I love the winter scene you added to the pincushion. It's gorgeous!!! I'm going to be receiving a GO! too. Hopefully next week. I can't wait to try it. It's nice to see we have another Canadian having a giveaway. That makes three of us that I know of right now. Paulette, you and me. So exciting. I think we are GO!ing places, eh!!!

P.S. I'm having a giveaway on my blog right now to celebrate my 300th post. Come by and leave a comment.

thefairygardenerquiltstoo said...

Your pincushions are so detailed. I'm amazed that you all can get so much detail into such a small size (6 inches). Can't imagine how hard it is to work with such small pieces. I like the theme of this last one too (4 seasons). Since I'm new to this blog, I'm wondering who ends up with the pincushion.

Your snowman and tree are really pretty. Love the snow flocking on the tree and the red cardinal.

Richardson said...

Oh I soooooooo want the GO! I drool over the boxes at Joanne's until they have now asked me to please stop. LOL I am a self taught quilter too, and love to hand piece. Your pincushion is just adorable, thanks for sharing.\
Hugs,
Vicki
sunraesban@yahoo.com

Little Green Doll said...

What a wonderful pinchusion!! I love it!!