Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Who Lives in a Pineapple under the sea (Giveaway)

So, I could not get that song out of my head! Well it might have had something to do with the fact that that show is on our TV every day! True story I am a Patrick Star (or as Lil used to call him Patpat) fan!! But that really has not that much to do with my post today! Did I say giveaway??
stitching on the side!
Rena, asked me if I wanted to do up a pattern and review for her for her Pineapple Crush pincushion !! After I made sure to say 'Ya do know I am a beginner' she assured me that I would be just fine! Guess what... when a pattern is laid out for you and you have clear direction (and you remember to read ALL of those directions) She is right! I was just fine! Sometimes, I do have to read things a few times and other times I do have a tenancy of missing something altogether! See...
Let us take a look at the pink and teal pineapple... so you see the stitching, well somehow I missed the fact on the first one that you were supposed to twist the embroidery thread around it! Guess what, it was there in black and white! Clear as day in the directions! Lets all laugh at me now! The first one I did was the pink one and I reread the pattern when I made the other three and kicked myself for not seeing that! Lesson learned because can I tell you how long it took to do that after this bad boy was already stuffed! (But, I secretly like the way it looked! sshhh)

I did correct my error on the other three and I LOVE the way these little pineapples look! I did get a little carried away with the two tone look! And I was so crazy psyched to have fun coloured embroidery thread that I had to use some fun colours! I also, as a new sewer, have to thank her for the clear directions on the satin stitch! Some of the things on my new machine are still very new to me and I learned something new (ummm that would be stitch length and width hehe)
 Rena has kindly offered a free pattern to one of my lucky followers! And I am going to offer one two of these little guys to you! So The first winner will get a pattern and a pincushion, and the second lucky duck will get a pincushion!
                                                                                                    I don't claim to be the queen of the pincushion ...yet, but hey I had such a great time with these little guys!!                          So, to win it is easy... leave a comment!! You do not have to be a follower, but it would be nice! I like to see your faces here :) Please make sure you are not a no-reply blogger! If I can't get ahold of you, you can't win :(    I will draw a winner on Friday @ 5:00! (If I can figure out how to use Mr. Random Number Generator I will use him otherwise my kids will get to draw from a hat! LOL)
Good luck!! Thank you SO much to Rena for hosting!!! Be sure to check out her blog and her shop!!
Thanks for visiting with me today! Good luck in the drawing!!


  1. Aww those are adorable!!!! I'm so glad I'm not the only beginner around that has "issues" with certain things!!! LOL! Anyways, thanks for the chance to win such a cute prize!!!

  2. What a cute idea for a pincushion!!

  3. What cute pincushions!! Great job!

  4. Oh Josie I just have to enter this one! I love love love pincushions! You did a great job on these and, well, I think the pink one is my favorite. Who can resist the fun, fuzzy edges of the leaves? Thanks for hosting this giveaway...

  5. The pincushions are adorable and I know what you mean about following directions. I only use instructions as a last resort but am always amazed at how much easier "it" would have been had I followed the directions to begin with. Thanks for the opportunity to win a pincushion that is already made.

  6. Hi Josie, I love pincushions and yours are adorable. I'm a follower as well.. pick me.. pick me. Oh please pick me!