Friday, January 16, 2009


Laura has received the Valentine Exchange I made her for the HoE. I really had a lot of fun making this little pincushion :)

Hugs and Kisses freebie by

Erica Michaels

fabric: 32ct cream Belfast Linen

fibers: GAST and WDW, my selection

filled with poly-pellets

For a special touch: a ribbon tag :)

I haven't been able to locate this freebie online. Does anyone know if it's still available? You can see the extras I sent on Laura's blog. I thought I was cutting back on my committments, but January has me seeing 2 exchanges and 2 gifts, LOL! Ah well, keeps me out of trouble (sort of!)

I finished the green vest. Just need to sew the button on. So stay tuned. Sending you all a little Colorado sunshine...Have a Wonderful Weekend!!!


Brigitte said...

Oh Staci, this is really nice pincushion. I love the extras, the little tag and the heart on the back.

Julie's Keepsakes said...

Staci, this is one precious pincusion. I absolutely adore it. Love the idea of the tag too - you neat girl! :o)

Nancy said...

Staci this is lovely! Your personal touches make it very special. The colors look as delicious as a box of chocolates!

Laura said...

What a lovely Valentine pincushion you made for Laura! I love the design and the colors.

Shari said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I hope someone can locate the freebie & tells us where it is! I would love to stitch this!! Thanks for sharing!

valerie said...

OMG, love it!! This is the perfect Valentine's Day pattern! I hope someone finds the pattern otherwise, I may have to tear up the internet trying to find it this weekend. :)

Melissa said...

It's adorable, Staci! You did a great job. I love the little heart on the back and the tag. Great job!

Theresa said...

This is totally CUTE!!!!
Love it!!!
XOXO said...

Oooh yes let's hope someone finds this one, your pincushion is adorable, love the little tag, that's a great touch!!

At the Honeysuckle Tree said...

Adorable!!! If you locate the link, please send it on. Thanks! So sweet.


Wendy said...

This is a very nice pinecushion!! I like it!

Lynn B said...

Lovely finish Staci!

Carolyn said...

Love your pincushion-it is so pretty:)

where did you ever find the pattern?

Paisley said...

What a lovely pincushion! I'm in awe of your finishing skills!

doris said...

Absolutely adorable, Staci!

Julie S. said...

It's darling! I'm with everyone else, I would love to find the freebie!!

Melissa said...

What a lovely stitched pressie, and with that special little tag - ingenious! And the goodies are just the icing on the cake!

Crazee4books said...

Hi Staci,

This is such a cute pincushion
finish!! The various shades of
pink are lovely together and the
tic tac toe design is classic.

"Lo" is looking so delicate and
sweet, and if there's a mistake
on it I sure can't see it. Ah
well, we all have our moments!

You've been knitting up a storm
as well I see. That green vest
is going to be stunning and I
can't wait to see it completed.

And look at all that sock wool
waiting to be fashioned into
multiple pairs of rainbow hued

However do you choose which one
to knit with next?? Close your eyes, stick out your hand and
pluck the winner out from the

You can knit and read at the
same time??? I could never
do that. I get too caught up
in whatever book I'm reading
to be able to do anything
else at the same time, other
then breathing that is.

I'm glad to hear that your
Dad is doing well after his
surgery. Please add my best
wishes to all the others that
have been sent his way.

Is it as cold where you are
as it is here??? Definitely
time to hibernate and stitch!


Daffycat said...

That's the sweetest pin pillow! I love the little tag you added! Laura will treasure this.

Cindy F. said...

Your pincushion is so cute. I love how you added the ribbon @ the corner! Too cute!!

Carolyn said...

Too adorable!!! I love the colors and hope you can find the pattern, cuz I want it! The little tag/ribbon extra just makes it so special!

Hoping that your dad got to come home???

Carolyn :)

Holly said...

Hi Staci,

That sure is a cute pincushion! I, too, would like the chart. I e-mailed Erica Michaels about the pattern and here is the reply I received:

Sorry - that design was retired a number of years ago. I think they only way you might find it is with a shop that might still have copies to distribute, etc.
Good luck!

Linda Stolz
Erica Michaels Designs
Nashville Needlework Market
February 7-8, 2009 - Suite #436

So, Staci, if you would like to share the chart with all of us stitchers maybe you could e-mail Erica Michaels and get permission to do so.....


Ginny said...

What a cute pincushion!!

Creative Chaos said...

That pincushion is so lovely !!!
Patti xx

Siobhan said...

That is super cute! The little tag is a nice touch, like the bow on a wrapped package. :) Great job!

Lei B. said...

I just love the colors and the design. And the way you finished it with the heart on the back is just too cute!

Tammy said...

Hey, I would love the chart too! Your little cushion turned out great!

~Judy~ said...

Me too! Me too! I NEED that chart. I sure hope someon care share with the rest of us. You did such a beautiful job on it.

Carol R said...

An adorable pincushion Staci! Why is it that the charts we just have to have are those already retired? LOL
I could do with some hugs and kisses - I feel so yuk!

Ruth Rachel Vendsel said...

What a sweet V-day design! I love the way you have finished it. :)

Karrie said...

Lovely finish for a gorgeous design. I'm sure it's new owner LOVES it :)

Lennu said...

It's a beautiful finish, truly, great job!

Sally said...

That is beautiful Staci:)

Lelia said...

Your EM freebie design is so sweet! House of Stitches in LaPorte Indiana has this pattern/design. I'm hoping to stitch it for DH before the big HEART day.

Thx for sharing!

Anonymous said...

I found the freebie at Night Without Armour. Hope that helps!

Solstitches said...

What a sweet little pincushion - love those pinks.


Marci W said...

Hi Staci,

I just cannot get over this design and must have it. I have decided that I will try to chart it myself. Can you give me the colors you used...they are perfect.