Saturday, November 1, 2014

Saturday Snippets

It is starting to feel a lot more like winter here in Iowa...and the chilly weather is a great excuse to spend more time creating! Over the last couple days, I managed to finish up ten more pincushions with fun fabric stamps...I really enjoyed making these, because the main fabric collection makes me happy (Hoo's In The Forest by Doohikey Designs for Riley Blake) and the fabric stamps give me a chance to fussy cute some adorable prints in my the cheerful colors bring a smile to my face. These square pillows measure 5" x 5" finished, which is the perfect size...the base is a patchwork log cabin block...and I added heart and leaf pins as an embellishment. I also managed to get several stitching new wallets cut and ready for assembly. You can find these delicate pincushions in my Etsy shop, as well as a few new historic needlework book listings (and I will be adding more daily)...

In other exciting news - I received my copies of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Volume 10, which will be be on newsstands on November 18th. I am super excited to have an original quilt block in this favorite publication...and even more thrilled that my block made the cover (which almost makes up for the misspelling of my last name). This is the tenth edition of this special magazine (if you are doing the math, that is 1,000 blocks!) and Quiltmaker Magazine has all sorts of fun things planned, including a blog tour November 17 - 21st - so stay tuned for more information - I will share more when I know more. I am such a GIGANTIC fan of this magazine and have collected the 100 Block issues throughout the years, so for me, this is a HUGE honor.

...and another fun thing I have to share...Miss Schatzi and I did a 5+ mile training walk around the lake again yesterday...and for the first time, she did the entire walk with me off leash! I had her e-collar on, just in case she spotted some wildlife to chase after, but I didn't need it - she did perfectly and enjoyed every second. Here she is smiling after our journey around the lake - my little girl is growing up!

For the next few days, I will be focused on Etsy sewing during the day and model stitching and needlework finishing in the evenings...and I am getting everything prepared/packed for my Komen 3-Day walk next weekend - I can't believe I leave for Dallas on Thursday...


  1. Very cute pincushions and congratulations for making the front cover of the magazine.

  2. Oh I can see why those adorable pin cushions make you smile.. so cute! I really like the fabric stamps too :)
    Oooh YES!! Go You!! In the Quiltmakers 100 Blocks magazine :) Well Done :)
    Miss Schatzi looks so happy, and so well trained too... wonderful smile :)
    Gosh time is flying by... remember time for yourself :)
    Smiles :)

  3. Love the picture of Schatzi! Glad she was able to go walking off leash! Go Schatzi! Congratulations on making the cover of the Quiltmakers 100 Blocks magazine! Go Belinda! Your latest batch of pin cushions are too cute!


  4. Love the pin cushions. The fabrics are so fun. Your girl is adorable. Congrats on the magazine, I will have to check it out.

  5. I do love those stamps you do on the pillows! So cute!
    Congrats on the magazine cover :)
    Oh....does Schatzi get to walk with you? She'll probably miss her walks with you when you're away!