Blingy Easter eggs!

Just for fun, add sequins to styrofoam eggs and decorate for the season! They are pretty in a bowl, in a basket, hung from an Easter tree, or placed and wires and used by themselves or with flowers in a vase.

Click here to find lots of pretty sequins.

It’s easy enough to do with kids old enough to handle pins, beads, and sequins.

Show and tell…

Carin Shaughnessy shared her finished Bullseye quilt top. It’s beautiful! She says: “I really really enjoyed this pattern and plan to make it again.” I say, great! Carin, you made a wonderful, happy quilt! Well done!

If you would like to make a Bullseye of your own, you can sign up for my class on Creative Spark or get the Bullseye pattern pack.

Wednesday Giveaway…

This week’s winner is Dollybear1/JJ and she will receive a pack of EPP papers to make 12โ€”8″x8″ Bridal Bouquet blocks. I have always loved this pattern and I want to make it but I haven’t found time. It is my hope that JJ makes several blocks and shares the pictures with all of us!

I’ll be back with another Giveaway next Wednesday. Until then you can shop for all sorts of sewing notions, books, and other fun stuff at!

Heirloom thimbles…

After last week’s Time Out, Noela Burks wrote in to tell me about her thimble! She wrote:

I, like many people, have tried many thimbles and many things that were not actually thimbles but worked as thimbles๐Ÿ˜‚. Years ago I was blessed with a family thimble that I believe was my great grandmothers. It is my prized possession and works like a charm. It is very small(I have thin fingers) and fits like it was made for my hands. I was inspired to share after the video! Here is a picture-

I love Noela’s story and I really love her thimble :-). It is in amazingly good shape. I suspect my grandmother had a thimble and I have no idea where it ended up. I will be sure that my own thimbles are handed down… later. When I don’t use them so much. Which will be when I’m 111.

FYI: My birthday is January 11, 1/11. It is my hope and aspiration to be alert and active enough to celebrate my 111th birthday on that day! It’s good to have a plan ๐Ÿ™‚