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Thursday, September 12, 2013

Pin It! - My Day at the Spa! (or at the Hop!)



Do you ever ache after a day of sewing or quilting? Have that pins and needles pain in your joints? Come on in and relax! Pour up a bubble bath, a cup of coffee or tea, and soft music! .....Ahhhhhh...now, that's nice! 

..or, if you're not the soft music, luxury type,....kick off your boots and climb in the old tub! (Just be sure you're the FIRST one in! Being last means cold, dirty water!) Since I live in an area with REAL cowboys around, I had fun with this one!
Oops! He's dropped his soap!
Both of these are pin cushions. I used felt, pom poms, and a few embellishments like beads. The first one has a "girl" attached that I made from polymer clay. They both function quite well! The little galvanized tub was purchased over the internet just for this. It is 4" long.)



If I had not been unexpectedly called away, I would have worked some more on the details of this little cowboy, for as with most first tries, there is tweaking to do. I plan on trying again when I return to see if I can make him even better! You can see that he is wearing a little cowboy hat!
I do have a giveaway!(Giveaway is now closed.) I will choose (by random number generator) a winner from the comments on this post. I will choose three winners! I have three pin cushion patterns available on Craftsy. I will give away a PDF copy of one to each of three winners. Just tell me which you like best in your comment!
Easy Elephant Pin Cushion by L. Winters, image 5
Easy Elephant
Miss Bumble Pin Cushion
Miss Bumble
Easy Handbag Pin Cushion
Handbag
       




After hopping through all the blogs participating this morning, maybe you can have a bubble bath of your own!
Many thanks to  Mdm. Samm of Sew We Quilt and Kristen or Meadowbrook for hosting this blog hop!
 Here are the other bloggers today:
















                            
     Now I'm off to do a little relaxing of my own! (Actually, I've been called away to California to babysit and we will be attending a very important Naval (military) -not navel(belly button)- ceremony today. If I'm slow to respond to you, please know I will catch up as soon as I can!)

                                                   

123 comments:

  1. OK That's it ! The lady in the tub is my all time favorite ! I am gonna have to start collecting pincushions now for sure !

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  2. These are just the MOST!! The lady in the tub should sit on every quilter's table - a reminder to just breath. And your little Bee is too cute.

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  3. They are too cute! Great job.
    I love the little handbag.
    Cheers,

    Jeanneke.

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  4. Those have got to be the cutest pincushions by far! Darling! If I were to be lucky enough to win, I would choose the handbag pattern.

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  5. I can't believe you made those. What fun! Your handbag pattern is adorable.

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  6. Hahaha, these are great! The handbag cushion is fun too.

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  7. Oh, I LOVE your little bathtubs. You must be very patient! If I win, I would love to have the little purse. Thank you for sharing and for the giveaway!

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  8. What clever pin cushions! I love your handbag pin cushion but would be a happy winner of any one! Thank you for sharing.

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  9. Ha,ha, you made us laugh so much - they are so cool! They reallyput a smile on our face! Such fun!

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  10. Oh my Linda! Your pin cushions are wonderful! I love the ladies slippers! All three patterns are lovely but I like your handbag pattern best! Thanks for the lovely giveaway. Have fun babysitting.

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  11. Great cushions! Nice job and great pics.

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  12. I'm having a hard time selecting a favorite. They are all so cute. Toss up between the gal in the tub and the little purses. Would love the patterns, thanks for the opportunity.

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  13. OMG these are the most adorable pincushions....love that cowboy!!! Your patterns are so cute but I'd have to choose the handbag. Thanks for sharing and for the sweet giveaway! Have a safe trip :)

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  14. so creativ. I would love to make this lady.

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  15. Those are incredible! So detailed and fun. I love them. I can't choose between the cowboy and the diva. They are both just amazing! Out of the three patterns (another impossible choice) I would have to go for the handbag.... or the elephant....or the bee... Sorry, can't choose at all! Try not to laugh during your ceremony when you remember that naval-navel joke. It made me laugh out loud. Luckily, I am not at a ceremony! Safe travels and thank you.

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  16. Oh, your bath tub beauties are incredible! What fun!

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  17. So fun! This made me smile today.

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  18. I love the cowboy man the best! You don't need to do a thing to him, he is perfect, your pincushion purses are adorable too.

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  19. They are great, love to be in the bath too.

    Warm regards from Holland,
    Marga♥

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  20. What fun Linda - I laughed out loud!!
    I love then both!

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  21. Love your pin cushions!! So creative. Thanks for participating in the blog hop. I love Miss Bumbles!!

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  22. Linda. You're amazing! Clever, clever, clever. And that cowboy? I will show my hubby for sure. He will get a kick out of it (being a wanna-be cowboy himself) You couldn't find a tiny pair of cowboy boots? Now that would be a perfect finish, don't you think? And some spurs? And maybe a hay bale (shoot me now) Thanks for a good laugh!

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  23. A nice relaxing bath sounds great. I love your purse pattern. They are so cute.

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  24. BRAVO!! I adore both of your pincushions! I suspect they will be patterns very soon as well??

    I bet you make Most Creative today!

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  25. You are definitely showing the most creative pincushions I've ever seen! I love them!

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  26. Super ! Great ideas :) Thanks for sharing :)

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  27. WowZER! They are adorable and so unique! Those pattern would just fly after you get whatever tweaking done that you were talking about. The cowboy looks great to me as he is!
    As for your generous giveaway I'd love that purse pattern. It's too cute too! Jane

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  28. Such great talent, I saw the photo first and the when I saw you did I was so so happy. The purse is adorable but the cowboy is so much fun.

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  29. You put some work in this Linda! They are adorable!!

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  30. So much talent! Lady in the tub is wonderful.

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  31. I love your pin cushions,the lady is cute and the cowboy a must have. I think the bee is my favourite ...or it could be the handbag.

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  32. Okay.....those are too cute! Love them.

    Have a great time away.

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  33. Wow those are stupendous! So creative and so well made!

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  34. Well I must say they are the most unusual pin cushion that I have ever seen. I love them. Nice jog and thanks for having a give away.

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  35. wellll my word, you just splashed with such winners...you are certainly ONE of the best pin cushion creator to date... bravo, now relax wink...

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  36. Congrats on being in the top 3! Love your pincushions! If I win, I would love the little bee...just look at my name and you will see why!

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  37. Wow, I LOVE your bathers! How creative--you deserve to be among today's top 3! Of your patterns, I have a difficult time deciding but perhaps the elephant is my favorite. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  38. Amazing...your creativity always makes me smile. blessings, marlene

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  39. OH MY GOSH Linda ! How cute are those pin cushions !!! I mean it girl...they are too gall darn cute. I NEVER would have guessed from the teaser you posted the other day. Awesome, just awesome ! Speaking of dirty bath water....When my kids were little, our water was from a windmill, when the wind didn't blow...no water...so at bath time, the 6 month old baby went first, then our 4 year old daughter, then me, then Ranch Man...I don't miss those days at all
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  40. Are you kidding me??? Those are just about the greatest pin cushions on the planet! What a vision you are!

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  41. Love the lady at the spa. How incredibly creative you are. I also love the handbag pincushion pattern. My daughter would enjoy this one.
    tvbart@charter.net

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  42. Oh Linda your tub-soaking people are over-the-top darling!
    I was wondering how you added your Craftsy patterns photos like you did in your sidebar?
    I like the cute little handbag pincushion the best of the 3. Thanks.

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  43. Oh my, so funny! Your attention to detail is amazing. Congrats too! I think the handbag pincushion is adorable, but wait, Miss Bumble would be perfect as well, and then there is that elephant. Thanks for sharing!

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  44. Love all your pincushions. I am an email follower and thanks for the opportunity on a great draw. I would love the elephant. So cute...

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  45. now I know what those pictures were part of!! Love them both but the lady in her bubb;e bath is my favorite!! I think I'd like to try the pocketbook pincushion

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  46. OMG...Gorgeous! I love the lady's in the hub...great creativity. You sure brought a smile to my Friday morning.

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  47. This made my morning. They made me laugh and they are just so adorable...I love them! I love your little handbag pincushion, too. Enjoy your time away babysitting and the "belly button" ceremony. :O)

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  48. How creative! I love these so much! Thanks for sharing. I like your bee a lot too.

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  49. The lady in the tub made me smile...so cute and creative. I like the handbag pincushion pattern!

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  50. these are hilarious! I am partial to the BEE, if you see my name you'll know why ;)

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  51. Ha, ha -- love your pincushions, both of them are just too stinkin' cute! i'd pick the handbags, so dawgone clever with those pearls and gloves. reminds me of jackie kennedy! thanks for this opportunity!

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  52. Ha, ha -- love your pincushions, both of them are just too stinkin' cute! i'd pick the handbags, so dawgone clever with those pearls and gloves. reminds me of jackie kennedy! thanks for this opportunity!

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  53. Your pincushions are the BEST! I can't stop smiling! Your Bumble bee pattern is tooooo cute!

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  54. Your cowboy is great. Pocketbook is cute.

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  55. Your pincushions are hilarious! I love your work. All your patterns are adorable, but I think I would love to have the handbag. Great work! Have fun babysitting--I am also babysitting, but in wet, wet Colorado Springs!

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  56. I love the cowboy! Ha ha, I think Ms Bee is my favorite pattern. Thanks!

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  57. These are just darling! I love the cowboy! You sure are talented! I like all three of the patterns for the pin cushions but I think I like the little Bee the most!
    hulseybg at gmail dot com

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  58. I absolutely love, love, love your pincushions! they are so adorable. Great job. Thanks for the giveaway. I would love to have Miss Bumble. I already have the purse pincushion.

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  59. Your my absolute favourite pin cushion maker, what a super cute, gorgeous pin cushions have made. Thanks for showing!

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  60. Lol, love your pincushions! Hairy legged cowboys, good looking ladies! I like the elephant pattern the best. Thanks for sharing and have a good time in CA. vickise at gmail dot com

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  61. Your cowboy and cowgirl pincushions are an absolute kick. Just too adorable. I love all your pincushions, but if I win, I will please go with Miss Bumble. Thanks.

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  62. These are just over-the-top cute! I'm not sure I could stick a pin in either one, trying not to stick them in a tender spot! Thanks for sharing your fun PC's today. Of your cute patterns, I have a soft spot for elephants. ;)

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  63. You really hit my funny bone...so can I jump in and soothe it? What a riot!!! Love your sense of humor.
    http://quilterinmotion.net

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  64. LOVE your creations! That cowboy is just so awesome! Thanks so much for the great giveaway. If I had to choose, that handbag pattern looks like fun!

    Ilene

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  65. They are both fabulous but that cowboy really makes me smile. Welcome to California. I hope you enjoy your visit. The easy elephant. Definitely the elephant! (lefuntz)

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  66. I love your pincushions. I love that handbag. Thankds for sharing

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  67. These are wonderful. You are very creative!

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  68. Those are so cute, I love the cowboy. To pick, I think I would chose the handbag.
    smjohns63 at yahoo dot com

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  69. These are amazing!! Love the cowboy..He looks so relaxed after a long day of herding the cattle. I like the Bee. She is so cute..Thank you for sharing..I will have to visit your crafty store.

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  70. WOW! You really outdid yourself! LOVE that cowboy! Your bumble bee is adorable! Sew cute!

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  71. I love your cowboy. He's very cool. (if i win i would like a purse pattern)

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  72. Wow...those are amazing! I'd hate to stick pins in them!

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  73. Your handbags are simply amazing -- the bathtubs are priceless!!! But totally love the handbags! Must remember that!!!

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  74. Those are truly hilarious and cute. Very creative Linda made me giggle, thanks for sharing.

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  75. Oh my those are truly wonderful. All of your patterns are cute. Love the little purse.

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  76. Those bathing pin cushions are so cute. And so are your other patterns. My favorite is the little purse.

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  77. These pin cushions are just wonderful. I love the bubbles on the lady in the bath tub. After seeing these 2, I will never look at pin cushions in the same way again.
    I love your bee pin cushion pattern, but the elephant is also very sweet.

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  78. Oh Linda you are the ultimate Queen of Clever with these fabulous pincushions. Total comfort for needles and pins. I adore your easy elephant and would be happy to sew some for gifts. Creative Bliss Dear and Fabulous Hop...

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  79. OMG these cannot help but bring a smile! Sew creative! Love your little elephant, he could also be a baby toy.

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  80. ok these are my favorite for today! How cool are these...love them both, such creativity..

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  81. Linda, YOU are one very talented lady! What amazing pincushions. Well done.
    cheers
    maggie

    maggiemine42@gmail.com

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  82. Those bubble baths are hilarious and so original! Nothing like a pincushion to bring a smile to my face!

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  83. How clever, cute and detailed your bathers pincushions are! My favorite pattern is the bumble bee :)

    Susie
    legato1958@aol.com

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  84. OMG, your bathing beauties are hilarious! I don't know how you come up with these ideas, but keep them coming. Your work is fabulous.

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  85. You have done it again!! How do you get such cute ideas? I can copy ideas but not come up with original ideas. It has to be a gift. I love Bubble bath girl but Chester from Gunsmoke is my favorite!! I wish I knew how you made that. maybe if I look closely at the picture I can figure it out. Now for your very nice give away...I believe I like the handbag but then I like the Bee too. I REALLY love Chester though!!
    Blessings
    Gmama Jane

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  86. I laughed so hard. They are just too cute. I love the little handbag pincushion.

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  87. Oh these are so adorable! I could definitely use a day at the spa!
    I hope you have a great trip to California.
    xo jan@sewandsowfarm

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  88. Wow! LOL Great pincushions! I think Ik take this cowboy as a desktop background for a while, that smile! :D

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  89. Your bathing pincushions are adorable! I really like the little handbag pincushion. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  90. Oh they are both fabulous - original and fun! Thanks for sharing and sorry I am late visiting.

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  91. Your pincushions are ADORABLE! I love your little purse pincushion pattern. Rcoyle at olemiss dot edu

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  92. Love your creations and love the patent for the handbag pincushion. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  93. Super cute pin cushions. You are very creative. Thanks for sharing and thanks for the opportunity to participate in a giveaway. Should I be a lucky one I would prefer the handbag pin cushion pattern.

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  94. Your pincushions are for so far my favorite together with the cat from Stekje, that I saw the first day.
    They are so supercute and so creative. For the giveaway it is difficult to choose, but I think I go for the handbag but the bee is also lovely;;;;

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  95. Linda, I'm not at all surprised at these adorable and extrememly clever pin cushions!! You always raise the bar with your creative talent!!

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  96. She is adorable and stunning. Thanks for sharing.

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  97. Totally fabulous!! You've set the bar pretty darn high with these adorable pincushions. She is definitely me after a particularly tiring day!! But He is just adorable down to his hairy legs!! He needed a bottle of Jack Daniels beside him rather than that cup and saucer!!! You have adorable patterns and all three you showed are wonderful; I'd probably choose the handbag one as first choice.

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  98. Please tell me that one of these got most creative for the day! That lady in the tub is perfect but so is the cowboy, LOL. Cracking me up, Linda!

    THX for the giveaway opportunity. I had to see if I had already ordered your handbag pattern or it is just one I had put on my wish list. As cute at the other two are, I would pick the handbag----not that I have a chance but I know where to find it!

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  99. Great job on your tubby pincushions! Such imagination!
    I like all 3 patterns you have:)

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  100. These are amazing !!
    Actually more then amazing !!!
    If I a lucky to win I would pick the Bags pattern..I sew a lot of bags :-)

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  101. These are just so cute! I like Mr. Bumble. Thanks for the giveaway chance.

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  102. They are so much fun... great job! All of your patterns are adorable but I'm a handbag girl. Thanks for the chance.

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  103. Linda these are the sweetest little pincushions!! Adorable!!

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  104. Wow Linda,
    you are so creative, absoutely amasing and very clever!
    Thanks for sharing ☺
    Bente
    still *lol*

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  105. Hi!!! These bathing beauties cracked me up!!! Love the fun!!! Thank You

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  106. HAHAHAHA, now that is creative! That cowboy is just hysterical! I love your purse pin cushion pattern.

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  107. Your bathing beauties are darling! I don't know if I could stick pins in them. I think I like the elephant pattern, so cute. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  108. Wow! Amazing. Your pincushions are so beautiful! Wowwowwow!!!

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