Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Pin cushion for exchange

The Fresno Modern Quilt Guild meets on Saturday and we're having a pin cushion exchange. I had one almost done and decided I didn't like it, so I googled free pin cushion patterns and found several. The one I chose was the Happy Hedgehog, by Fiona Marie Clark from "Piece for the Creative Mind"
website: http://www.piece.co.nz/ yes the address is right, she is from New Zealand. Isn't the web an amazing place? We can "meet" people from all over the world.

You can find this pattern at Sweet Living Magazine's website: http://www.sweetlivingmagazine.co.nz/happy-hedgehog-pincushion-tutorial/

Please forgive the pictures of my Hedgehog, I had some issues with my camera. The first picture is of the Hedgehog in progress, why it showed up as a rose color I have no idea. You'll see the actual color in the next pictures.

Here she is completed, a little out of focus so D took a couple of pics for me. He thought she was a mouse, I guess I could add ears and tail and she would be a mouse.

Here's a better pic from D's phone (isn't it sad that a phone takes a better picture than a camera?)

I still need to put a little blush on her cheeks and she'll be ready to go to her new home.

My Christmas treasures today come from my Granddaughter. The first one is a tiny handprint on a star.

The second one is an Angel tree topper she made in Sunday School, she was probably 7 or 8.

Both of these treasures have been on my tree since she gave them to me.


  1. Ronda, your hedgehog is adorable. I hope you get something as cute in return.

  2. Love the pin cushions. What a great idea for an exchange. Following you now!
    Sharon at

    1. Hi Sharon, Welcome! I went over to your blog and will be following you too. Maybe you'll shame, ah, I mean inspire me to exercise more. It's about 58 degrees here today and I thought it was too cold to go for a walk---I went and didn't freeze. I read your blog and it's 10 below and you're going to the gym. I'm pitiful.


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