January 1, 2016

A Favorite Christmas Present

Hello, Friends,
and Happy New Year!!!
I wish each of you a very healthy
and prosperous 2016.

I never make official resolutions for the new year...
but I do hope to do more blogging in the coming year.
It's exciting to wonder what lies ahead,
and I hope to have lots of new projects to share with you.

For my first blog post of 2016,
I'm going to share one of my favorite Christmas presents
that I received, from my sister Susie.

Susie chose to create a Deluxe Pincushion for me,
from the book called
by Heidi Staples.

I adore the little prints of Miss Kate,
featured in the patchwork square.
The quilting adds texture and durability.

This lime green print looks fantastic with it,
for the background and backing.

{Isn't the label adorable???}

I've got a lime green pair of scissors
that fits inside the little pocket.

The Clover Wonder Clips come in handy
for so many tasks. 

{And they're just so cute, too!}

That fabric tape has such sweet pictures,
and the words make me smile.

{Perhaps there was something lost in the translation...
they don't make sense to me, but that's why I find them irresistible.}

I won't be afraid to use this little pincushion.
I want to keep it near me for inspiration,
while I sew and smile.

Susie has been busy making lots of these pinnies.
to see all kinds of good stuff!

Every Deluxe Pincushion I've ever seen
has been charming, but THIS one...
stole my heart!

I'm so glad it's mine!

Have you received a special handmade gift for Christmas, too?
Please comment about it below, and feel free to
include a link if you shared it on a blog post, Flickr, Instagram, etc.

I hope to see you often in 2016!

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  1. Amy!! I'm really, really hoping this message comes through. The last few times I've tried to comment on your blog, I get an email saying I can't leave the message. I've tried emailing you as well, and they get returned. I'm not sure what is going on, but I know it has something to do with either Blogger or email. I read every blog post you do and have been missing you as well! I saw this pin cushion on IG and fell in love with it. I certainly see why it's your favorite! You can never go wrong with B&C fabric either. It's gorgeous! Looking forward to 'seeing' more of you in 2016!! xxoo

  2. I am so happy that you like your little Deluxe Pincushion!! I do love that lime green fabric, too. Happy New Year!! I wish you a year filled with fun projects and beautiful fabric!
    Susie ( a lucky sister)

  3. What a sweet gift. Bright and cheerful and useful! Love the fabrics, and little tag. Perfect!

  4. Aww Amy, that is so incredibly sweet! Well I can see why i stole your heart. Now it is time of a happy dish... hee hee - love that.
    I look forward to seeing you post more often!
    Happy New Year!

  5. I love love these pin cushions!! Happy New Year!!

  6. Happy New Year and what a great start to inspire some fun sewing! I have been ogling this beauty on Susie's Instagram feed. Aren't you the lucky recipient. And I just happen to have a 1 1/2" square obsession these days. I should break into some Miss Kate, which I haven't done yet. For Christmas, I gave clear zipper pouches this year and a 1 hour basket. And many other totes during the year, such fun gifts!


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