Let your soul stand ajar, always ready to welcome the ecstatic experience. ~ Emily Dickinson

Monday, April 7, 2014

~HAPPY SPRING GIVEAWAY~

Happy Monday, dear friends!

For many of you reading this, you may just now be having some actual spring weather, and I know it could not be more welcome!!  There is nothing so lovely as warm sunshine, sweet birdsong, and signs of new life everywhere!!  It truly makes one happy, yes??

Another thing that makes me happy is all of you who faithfully follow me here on my blog!!  Your kind and encouraging words do much to lift my heart and put a smile on my face!!  I am truly grateful for that!!

To show my appreciation to all of you who follow me, I have decided to have a Giveaway........


...this sweet Make Do Pincushion, in lovely shades of green, red, and tan......the perfect colors for Spring!

 If you would like to be entered, here are just a few little guidelines for you:
- Please be sure you are a follower of my blog! 
(If you are not sure you are following me, please email me!)
-Please leave a comment about why you love pincushions, and share if you have a collection!
It is always so fun to hear about what others love to collect!!


I will draw the winner on Monday, April 21st, and will need all of your mailing information, so please be sure I can contact you!!

(On a side note, I am hoping to do a small Update of some new hand mades soon, so please stay tuned!!)


Thank you for how you have touched my life with your kindness and friendship and best of luck to each of you!! 

May you be blessed and encouraged today in a most special way!!

Julie

21 comments:

Wendy @ Ravenwood Whimzies said...

Oh yes...I love pin cushions or pin keeps as I call them. I've held3 Pin Keep Swaps now on my blog and my collection is growing all the time. I love to create them too. There are so many patterns yet to try.
What a wonderful giveaway - I would love to add it to my collection.
Thank you for throwing my name in the 'hat'!

Primitive Stars said...

Evening Julie, always enjoy my visits with you, find you and your blog comforting.....I love pin cushions, I have a small collection of old ones including my Mother's tomato, a treasure. Please enter me in your wonderful giveaway, Spring Blessings Francine.

marie said...

I love pincushions, have a small collection, but mostly make them to sell at my LQS.

donna said...

The new primitive pin keeps just make me smile, and this one certainly did! I just recently started collecting them, and I would absolutely love to have this one to my collection! Great job, this is gorgeous :)

BumbleBeeLane said...

I just love them.Anything that reminds me of history.Warm Blessings!~Amy

starbasketus said...

Am a huge fan of pincushions and scour estate sales and antique sales for the old ones. Only wish they could tell us their stories of where they've been and who has owned them. One of my favorites are the make-dos like your beauty making use of old bobbins, candlesticks or doorknobs. Again the stories they could tell.....
Take care. LindaB.

Penelope's Beehive said...

Oh my, such a splendid pincushion worked by your enchanted needle...and a most generous giveaway!
I, too, love pincushions. Now I must say that my favourite cushion is a one which was handmade by a dear friend...and is fashioned from a lovely piece of an antique quilt. Whenever I gaze upon the treasure, it seems possible to share the day's events, hopes and dreams across the miles. Each tiny stitch holds a wee bit of a cherished friendship.
Wishing you love and light dear Julie.
Sending hugs from here ...
xo

annie said...

I do love your work, please add me in, I follow! I have a few pin keeps, I love them, I actually use the magnetic ones at my machine, it keeps me from losing the pins & needles in my pieces as I sew. But I have home made ones I use for my hand stitching, my favorite being one I made like a tomato, out of a green tea dyed scrap of a pink bandana. The green tea I used made it look mossy,like something left in a garden. and the pink, well, that made me think of my Mom that I still miss after 11 years of her passing. She always wore bright nail polish, mostly pink and red. I put a big sagey green button on top of it, it makes, oh and I used the metal part of a sink drainer for the stand, turned upside down, with another big button under there. I made one like it for my friend in Maine, and stitched some old beads and a tiny metal cross I found to hers. Just fun!

Kim said...

Love pin cushions. They remind me of my grandmother and her friends who used to sit around sewing, drinking tea, (and keeping tabs on the rest of the neighborhood) Lol
I'm a new follower

debi Potter said...

This pincushion is AWESOME!!!! I love pincushions - I make them to sell/swap/gifts - I keep a inventory of how many I've made - I've done over 600 now to date!!! OMGosh!!!! I have a friend who 'reminded' me that she LOVES this pincushion :)

COUNTRY PICKINS said...


Hi Julie, I love that beautiful pin cushion. And I would sure like a chance of winning it. I have a small collection of them, and they warm my heart when I look at them. A few of them were my Great Grandmothers, which I really cherish, some from sales, a few from swaps, and a few I made. Hope you have a wonderful day! Blessings,
Linda

moosecraft said...

So pretty! What I like about pinkeeps is that they are both functional AND beautiful! So many different varieties too!

Nan ~ Threadwork Primitives said...

I am always blown away by your creations. Sigh...
Do I love pincusions...YES
Why....Don't know except...what's not to love:) Do I have a collection...Now you know I do...It's my favorite thing to collect and my favorite finish to create.
Thanks Julie for this very thoughtful give a way!
Smiles, Nan

~Backroad Treasures~ said...

Hi there Julie, just came upon your blog on another blog actually orange sink blog... i love love love your pin cushions... I love anything wool, prim.... would love to be put in for the giveaway....
blessings
rhonda

Anonymous said...

Oh I just love pin cushions. They remind me of times long ago. My mother loved to sew and I remember her pin cushions and tins of old buttons. Thank you for the chance to win your beautiful pin cushion.
Fran C

jennifer768 said...

Love your pin cushion! Please add my name to the drawing.I am a follower.Blessings,Jen

A Primitive Homestead said...

I am one of your followers and would like to be entered in your pin keep giveaway. I have recently put together a place to create and your wonderful pin keep would look great with my sewing machine. Thank you much for a chance to enter.

Mugwump Woolies said...

Hi Julie...I have been missing in action lately...so much going on here! I would love to be included in your give-away for this wonderful pin cushion....it's a treasure!
Robyn

Kim said...

I adore your pincushion!! All your garden hand mades are wonderful too. Please add my name to the mix, hoping I will be the lucky winner, I collect pincushions!!
Kim

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Beautiful pinkeep Julie ~ I love pinkeeps and have a couple of them around the house ~ even though I make them ~ most of mine are from friends. Being a crafter they sure come in handy. Along with the pinkeeps I love to collect vintage buttons and vintage sewing notions.
Thanks for a chance in your giveaway.
Prim Blessings
Robin
Of course I'm a follower!!!

Glenda said...

I love the primitive pin keeps. In the south they are hard to find. You usually find the old tomatoes or just a simple cushion shaped like a pillow stuck full of pins. I love there simplicity and knowing how woman always made do with what was available .