Friday, December 26, 2008

Virtual Wannabee Pincushion Challenge



http://www.craftstylish.com/item/945/how-to-make-pretty-pincushions
http://www.purlbee.com/very-easy-pincushions/
http://kootoyoo.blogspot.com/2008/07/how-to-make-pincushion-by-hand.html
http://mimikirchner.com/blog/archives/2006/10/make-a-make-do-pin-cushion/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/verybigjen/sets/72057594099768007/
http://www.diynetwork.com/diy/cr_needle_arts/article/0,,DIY_13768_5148242,00.html
http://www.hgtv.com/crafting/make-do-pincushions/index.html
http://www.wikihow.com/Make-a-Felt-Rosebud-Pincushion
http://www.stresslesscountry.com/pincushion/index.html
http://mybyrdhouse.blogspot.com/2008/01/year-of-mouse-ppp-pincushion.html
http://loopylace.com/anniescrazyworld/?p=709
http://www.joann.com/static/project/0705/PA00239.pdf
http://tipnut.com/22-free-pincushion-patterns/
http://www.scribd.com/doc/2087389/Make-Do-Pincushions
http://www.knittingdaily.com/blogs/patterns/archive/2007/10/14/a-pincushion-to-make-in-irish-crochet.aspx
http://www.bhg.com/crafts/sewing/projects/wild-flower-pincushion/


One of our Virtual Wannabees asked me if it would be possible for the Wannabees to participate in a Pincushion Challenge. After thinking about it of, oh, a few moments, I, too, thought it was a great idea. The Wackies had a great time with the project, hunting patterns, trying to keep each design a secret......you know, the things girlfriends love to get into. Anyway, the "Wackies" came up with a way for the Wannabees to participate and join in the fun.

First and foremost, you are under no obligation to participate, so don't feel pressured.

This challenge will start after Christmas and will end on February 5, 2009, 8PM.
Wow, that's a long time, someone might think but if you are like me......the longer you have to ponder, make a few pincushions just to get your feet wet, change your mind on a design.....etc., the better it will be in the long run.

Above are links on how-to make pincushions. Mind you, these are only suggestions for the challenge. We tried to find tutorial and lots of pictures with instructions.....LOL.
The challenge is to step out of your comfort zone and try something that you would normally shy away from. The links will help you get some ideas on what to do.

Rules/Conditions:

You may enter up to 3 pincushions. Your pincushion(s) may incorporate techniques such as cross-stitch, needlepoint, crochet, quilting, embroidery and/or bead work, for example.

Pincushions must be made by you not store bought.

A picture of each pincushion will need to be posted on our Virtual Yahoo Group with a description of the method used. (More on how-to post your picture later)
Your pincushions will be posted on the WackyPac blog by a "WackyPac" member. We love showing off great work!

A Viewers Choice Poll may be used as a tool for judging the pincushions. This process is just for fun with no real criteria involved other than inviting your friends to pop over here and vote for your "pincushion."

All pincushions will need to be finished and posted by February 5, 2009, 8PM. (No exceptions)
Virtual Awards will follow the final results.
Sign-up by leaving a comment.
If, you are not yet a Virtual Wacky Wannabee, there's still time to become one of us by leaving a comment as to why you want to join in the fun then go to the sidebar copy & paste our logo to your blog and link back to the "WackyPac" blog. One of the Wackies will contact you very soon.
And if you'd like to sharpen your talents in hand embroidery or by machine but you are not a Wacky or Wannabee........that's alright, join in the fun in making pincushions anyway. We'd love to have you. Sign-up by leaving a comment and your blog address to get started. Also, copy and paste the image of the pincushion onto your sidebar and link back to the WackyPac blog.


Saturday, December 20, 2008

Oh Christmas Tree


Christmas trees come in all shapes and sizes, including the 1 dimensional kind. This is a quilted tree made by Kathy L. last year for a class she and Patty were teaching. Kathy was playing around with the design and attempting to lessen her fabric stash.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Kit It


Our "wacky" pal, Kath loves kits. She bought this one a few months ago at Common Threads in Waxahachie, Texas. The directions were easy to follow and the quilt went together like a dream. Of course the fabrics are ThimbleWar and CivilBerry. If you're confused with the fabric description........so am I.......LOL.......I can't tell them apart unless I read the side labels.
BTW, no, this is not Kath's sewing studio. This was taken on a recent retreat.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Crazy Quilt


Kathy L., one of our Wacky members who doesn't have a blog.....I know it's crazy but she doesn't......anyway we did a little show & tell at our Christmas Party and this quilt Kathy made in no time. She is our fastest member when it comes to making a quilt. She is also our long-arm quilter. Very convenient for us. Kathy is a sweet soul who would bend over backward to help with any project we get into.
Of course, the picture doesn't do this Thimbleberry fabric justice.....or is it Civil War fabric......no, I know it's ThimbleWar/Civilberry. I always get them mixed up.
If you'd like to see more of all our fun and laughter, pop over to HumbleQuilter. She'll give you the low-down.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

The Art of Pincushions


Today the "wackies" celebrated our annual Christmas party. As you can imagine there was plenty of food, much laughter and a few tears. Molly challenged us to make pincushions this year. Trust me, this was much easier that her previous ideas. Here's the results from those who chose to participate.



I am very proud of our efforts and I think I'll make a few more as gifts. Who know, one might be coming your way.









Friday, December 12, 2008

"Elf" Yourself

Amanda's blog posted this site for sending neat Christmas e-mail cards or to post on your blog. You and your kids will love it.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

And The Winner Is.......


And the Christmas Tree Table-runner going to.............Sue!

Yippie Skippy for Sue C. Your table-runner will be on its way to you ASAP!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Attention!!!!!

By Wednesday morning the Give-away Christmas Tree table-runner will be on its way to a luck recipient. Will it be you or you or you.

Don't miss out........there's still time to leave a comment to enter the give-away which will end Tuesday, Dec. 9th @ 11PM.

Take a look on our sidebar to get a gander at the cute table-runner. It was loads of fun making it and only took a day. A tutorial on how-to is provided in previous posts. Follow the link to view where to start.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Last Minute

Are you looking for last minute activities or gifts or stocking stuffers for Christmas? Well pop over to this blog and check out all the possibilities. This gal really knows her stuff.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Link-a-licious

I popped in on "Wannabee Monica" to see what she was up to and she had a link to a recipe that you won't believe but it is out of this world. So, pop over the "MUG" which by the way is not her name but I thought it was appropriate for what you will need is the best thing and the quickest.....well that's all I'm saying. Grannie G really knows how to cook!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

No Cheating...Let's Have Some Fun & LOL

One of your "Wacky" members sent this survey, of sorts, to me the other day and after reading through it to answer 1 question, I felt I had to share it with our blogger friends, because my choice was right on the money. Here goes...you'll be as amazed as I was......BTW, leave your answer in the "comments" section.

If all the 8 desserts listed below were sitting in front of you, which would you choose (sorry, you can only pick one)! This is said to be very accurate. Pick your dessert and then look to see what psychiatrists think about you.
Remember - No peeking....Make your choice before you check the meaning.
Here are your choices:

  • Angel Food Cake
  • Brownies
  • Lemon Meringue Pie
  • White Cake with Chocolate Icing
  • Strawberry Short Cake
  • Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Icing
  • Ice Cream
  • Carrot Cake



Now, don't change your mind one you scroll down, so think carefully about what your choice will be!!!

Have you chosen yet?

Good!

Now, this is what the researchers say about your choice.................................






  • Angel Food Cake -- Sweet, loving, cuddly. You love all warm & fuzzy items. A little nutty at times. Sometimes you need an ice cream cone at the end of the day. Others perceive you as being childlike & immature at times.....but you know yourself well.

  • Brownies -- You are adventurous, love new ideas, & are a champion of underdogs & a slayer of dragons. When tempers flare up, you whip out your saber. You are always misunderstood with a unique sense of humor & direction. You tend to always be loyal, beautiful, best kind of friend & lover, very mysterious & huge sex appeal.

  • Lemon Meringue Pie -- Smooth, sexy & articulate with your hands, you are an excellent caregiver & a good teacher. But don't try to walk & chew gum at the same time. A bit of a diva at times, you set your own style because you do your own thing. You shine when it comes to helping others & have many friends.

  • White Cake with Chocolate Icing -- Fun-loving, sassy, humorous, lacking motivation at times. Everyone enjoys being around you, but you are a practical joker. Others should be cautious in making you mad. However, you are a friend for life.

  • Strawberry Shortcake -- Romantic, warm, loving. You care about other people, can be counted on in a pinch & expect the same in return. Intuitively keen. You can be very emotional at times but a true person in every way. You like to do things for yourself & help others learn about themselves.

  • Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Icing -- Sexy; always ready to give & receive. Very creative, adventurous, ambitious & passionate. You can appear to have a cold exterior but are warm on the inside where it counts. Not afraid to take chances. Will not settle for anything average in life. Loves to laugh.

  • Ice Cream -- You like sports, whether it be baseball, football, basketball or soccer. If you could, you'd like to participate but you enjoy watching. You don't like to give up the remote control. You tend to be self-centered and high maintenance at times but that's who you are. But your friends love you.

  • Carrot Cake -- You are a very fun loving person, who likes to laugh. You are fun to be with. People like to hang out with you. You are a very warm hearted person & a little quirky at times. You have many loyal friends. You were meant to lead & teach others. A wonderful role model.



Remember to leave a comment listing your dessert!
I picked Lemon Meringue Pie.
Frankly, I think someone has been talking to my mom about me.......LOL!