Sunday, September 15, 2013

A Chickie Pin Keeper


Thank you Madame Samm and Kristen for a fun pin cushion blog hop! I love pin cushions and thought it would be fun to make a chicken pin cushion. I love chickens, wish I could have a couple of chickies, I love fresh eggs. Did you know it takes one dozen egg whites for one angel food cake! Those little chickens have to work pretty hard to supply me with enough eggs for one cake. Usually this time of year the Minnesota State Fair is just getting over, I used to spend an entire week with my sister in law and nephew at the fair. Nathan used to show chickens every year. I have learned more than you could ever know about chickens just spending time with the 4-H kids. So I thought it would be perfect to make a chicken pin cushion! But first let me share a few pictures of my nephew's chickens from a few years ago...




Not all little chicks are yellow... some are brown...
I made this little chick out of some felt.

Two little baby chicks in the garden... I made a thread and
button keeper using a chicken feeder that I picked up at Fleet Farm.
Here's mama chicken....

Isn't it a cute set! A mama chicken pincushion  and a baby chicks thread and button keeper.
So cute for the sewing room! They are sitting in my mom's sewing room right now. ( thought she would
like them so I wrapped them up for her for her birthday. Happy Birthday Mom! I Love You!!) 
For my giveaway... I have two  1/2 yard cuts of Primo Plaid to giveaway to a lucky winner. I used
Primo Plaids for the Mama Hen that I made for this hop. All you have to do is leave a sweet comment about anything quilting. For a second chance to win, be a follower too! I'm using rafflecopter again for my giveaway. Wilson and I will pick a winner on September 20th.


I get to share today with a great group of quilters... make sure to check out their posts too! 
It's a pincushion parade!

Happy Quilting,

September 16
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125 comments:

  1. I am sure your mom just loves them. They are simply precious.

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  2. Love your chickens and the mama hen!
    Cheers,

    Jeanneke.

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  3. I just love your "Sweet" chicken....too cute.

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  4. Your mama and baby chicks are adorable! Love how you used the chick feeder to hold your threads. Thank you for sharing.

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  5. I love plaids. I made a bed quilt that was homespun squares with applique on top. It's my favorite.

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  6. I think your little chicks and their Momma are very cute! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  7. I love your chicks and mama hen. They are so sweet. Thanks for sharing.I use a long chick feeder to hold spools and tools.
    xo jan@sewandsowfarm

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  8. I love your collection of little chicken pincushions. Great job!!

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  9. plaid and chickens.....you can't go wrong with that combo. total cuteness

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  10. This pincushion blog hop is great! I love your chicky-chicks. :)

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  11. Soooooo cute, your chickens! It just goes to show....anything can be used in quilting! What a great idea to use a chickenfeeder to hold the thread! I love it.

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  12. Love it and so handy the button and thread holder. Congratulations with your Mother, have a very nice day.

    Warm regards from Holland,
    Marga♥

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  13. I have a quilting foot warmer also, he is called Ben. When I play with fabrics and new patterns I make a Ben sized quilt for him to assess. I am "swooning" at the moment and his trial is in Pink and cream, not a good combo for a rough tough terrier cross but he loves it.

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  14. I love the chicken feeder. What a great way to organize.

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  15. Loved seeing your chickie pin cushions, but I especially loved seeing the pics of the real chicks (rooster in there, too). Thanks for showing all the great pics!

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  16. Your rooster is too cute Cindy! I like how you made the tail feathers. And all on a chicken feeder....smart !

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  17. Sew very cute and the thread keeper idea was genius! Great job!

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  18. Chickens are smart and full of personality.... I love them too! Great pc using the feeder..... repurposing is wonderful and the chicks are darling! Thanks for sharing and thanks for the giveaway!

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  19. I've been trying to talk my husband into getting some chickens. Thanks for sharing yours.

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  20. Love your chicks & hen pin cushions. I keep two pin cushions next to my sewing machine. One has glass head pins & the other has daisy head pins, so depending on what my quilting needs are at that moment, I have the right pins available. Thanks.

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  21. So cute! When I was very young my great grandfather lived nearby and he had chickens. I used to love to go and see the "peeps" -- it seemed like he had hundreds of them and they ran around like crazy. Of course, I was probably 4, but it's a good memory.

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  22. Your chicken family is cute cute cute!!

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  23. Your chicken set is awesome; I really love momma chicken!

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  24. I've always wanted to have chicken too. My husband...not so much. :-( Love your little chicken family!

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  25. Such a sweet pincushions! So cute!!

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  26. Love chickens - I have a chicken quilt hanging in my dining room - and especially love those babies. blessings, marlene

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  27. Amazing pin cushions by you, so pleased you were among us pin enthusiasts..you made our hop extra special.

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  28. I love the chickens! The idea of using the feeder is so clever and the chickens turned out great.

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  29. I love the mama chicken!

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  30. Your chicken is really cute, my mil keeps chickens and we get fresh eggs when we go over.Thanks for a great giveaway too.
    ks(dot)eyles(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

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  31. I love your set! Thanks for sharing!

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  32. I like your thread and pincushion holder. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  33. I'm a follower on bloglovin. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  34. Adorable little chicken family...great idea!

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  35. Very cute pincushions. They came out awesome and nice fabric choices too. Thanks for offering the giveaway.

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  36. Nice job, that material makes a beauty of a mama hen and the feeder idea is a neat one!

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  37. Love your chicken. You can take the girl off the farm but never the farm out of the girl.

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  38. I love that chicken feeder idea! Makes me want to go out and buy one and do the same thing!

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  39. I love the chicken feeder idea! Makes me want to go out and buy one and do the same thing!

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  40. Cute, cute, cute chickies! I've never had a chicken...I'm such a city girl. :O)

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  41. I love your hen and chicks set. Where can I find the pattern for mama hen?

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  42. I like that you said it was a pincushion parade! How appropriate! Love your little chicks and mama chick too! Thanks for sharing and thanks for the giveaway!

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  43. Your chickens are so cute! So are your pin cushions. I like your idea of using a feeder for pins and thread.

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  44. I am a QD follower. love your blog. Thanks so much for sharing

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  45. Love the chicken pincushions. They are great. and so much fun. Thanks so much for sharing

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  46. What precious pincushions and now we can add Farm & Fleet to stores that have things for quilters!!

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  47. Now just how cute is that??? I have one of those feeders. What a great way to keep your supplies together!

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  48. Your pincushions are so cute! Thanks for the giveaway. vickise at gmail dot com

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  49. Yay for 4-H and yay for chickens! Your creations are so cute! I love your use of the chicken feeder :) I'm a SD girl, so I grew up hearing how great MN's state fair is, but I've never gone...

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  50. Wow, what a neat idea for the chicken feeder, and I love mama and babies,thanks.
    smjohns63 at yahoo dot com

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  51. Your chicken family is adorable. Mama looks real proud. What an inventive way to use the chick feeder. The yo-yos are the perfect touch. My quilting tidbit. A separate pin cushion for each type of pin. It makes it easier to grab the right style of pin for the job. I so dislike finding out I have an applique pin when I wanted a silk pin or a round head pin when I wanted a flower head for paper piecing. Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway.

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  52. I just made anadorable Halloween mug rug with "Boo Crew" 2.5" charms :)

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  53. Really nice! I love chickens :)

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  54. Plaids are fun to use in quilts; they add a homely touch that I really enjoy.
    PS Such a clever use for a chicken feeder!

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  55. I am not sure if this posted or not, if it did please ignore this one...the pincushions are really cute. Thanks for the giveaway. vickise at gmail dot com

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  56. I made a Hen quilt block a long time ago. It is sitting in my UFO pile. I guess I should make it into a pillow one of these days.

    senstrings (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  57. HELLO,the chicken is so adorable!
    Thanks for sharing!!!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  58. They are all so cute and I bet they are awesome in your mother's quilting area! Great job!

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  59. What great chicken pincushions! Love them in that plaid too. I have seen that idea of using a chicken feeder for sewing items.

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  60. I am a happy follower too. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  61. Your chicken family is very cute, I'm sure your mom loved it!
    I love pin cushions!
    missysaprona@gmail.com

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  62. I messed up on my email add. I left and noticed it as I was hitting submit.
    missysaprons@gmail.com - this one is correct! LOL

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  63. I love chickens too. Wish I could give some a home but not sure they would like living with dogs :-/ Your pin cushions are wonderful. Thank you for such a sweet giveaway. The fabric is perfect for farm designs and more!

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  64. Now that is something to crow about! Really cute work!

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  65. Awww sweet chicken family. I love the little feeder to hold the threads and such too. Neat giftie for your mom.

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  66. They are so lovely - thanks for sharing.

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  67. Your pincushions are sew sweet! Thanks for sharing.

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  68. So incredibly cute! I do love me some chickens! Love your fabric choices as well. Really adorable!

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  69. Your chicken set is awesome; Great job. Thanks for sharing

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  70. Love your chicken pin cushions! I am a new quilter and I have found my favorite hobby in it.

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  71. Adorable little chick pincushions..thanks for sharing!

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  72. The chickie pincushions are so precious. Love the way you have it set up too with the chick feeder. Great job.

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  73. I learn lots from these hops and have great memories - like 4-H. I did the sewing and cooking route and my brothers did butterflies and purebred Hampshire sheep. Your chickens and button holders are adorable. My favorite quilting thing is a handcrafted seam ripper my brother made for me from wood from his FIL's property which was across the road from the one-room elementary school we attended. He got the sharp, sharp seam ripper kit and then hand crafted the handle. It was a complete surprise in my mailbox one day. Thanks for participating and the wonderful eye candy.

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  74. Your momma chicken and little pinnies are so cute!

    Susie
    legato1958@aol.com

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  75. I follow by gf

    Susie
    legato1958@aol.com

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  76. What a clever idea! Love the chicken mom and her peeps:) The feeder is sew clever and makes a lovely presentation. I have chickens and they are great fun and provide yummy eggs. Thanks for sharing!

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  77. I love the chicken triangle pin cushion and the feeder one is adorable too! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  78. Mama chicken and her little brood are so cute , thanks for sharing your pincushions with us today !

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  79. Love your chicken. Many years ago I also raised chicks for 4-H . I still remember how to hold a hen for showmanship. Who knew what learning you would remember. Can't say I ever used that knowledge in today's world. LOL

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  80. I love chickens, live and as many other things. Your pin cushion chicks are so cute and different. Love them! thanks for sharing your creativity with us. You are such a creative lady!

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  81. Happy Birthday to your mom. Love the little chicks.

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  82. I love the little chickens. I went to work part time at my local quilt shop and am in the process of buying a new machine. I could never have spent this much on a machine if I didn't work at the shop.

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  83. I love your little chicks. I am in the process of buying a new machine. It is awesome. Can't wait to make my first quilt using my new baby.

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  84. what a wonderful gift. great ideas, terrific finish.

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  85. Wonder chicks!! So cute. Loving all these pincushions!
    Cheers
    maggie

    maggiemine42@gmail.com

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  86. Such cute chicken pin cushions.

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  87. Too cute! I love them all and thanks for sharing! :)

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  88. Really really cute. I love everything about quilting. You can never learn too much in this craft. Thanks for sharing

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  89. Love your chicken..and how clever of you to make a home for the baby chicks!! So cute. Thanks for sharing.

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  90. Hi!!! I love all of your little chicks!!! Too cute!!! Thank You

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  91. Your nephew had some beautiful chickens - gorgeous.
    I love the little chick pin cushions - adorable. I laughed when I saw the chicken feeder - now that's innovative!

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  92. I follow with Feedly and GFC.

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  93. Your pincushions are uber cute and make such an adorable family of practical comfort for needles and pins. Thank you for such a fabulous hop. Creative Bliss...

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  94. Thanks for the giveaway. I'm finishing a quilt for my MIL it has daschunds on it. Her's is named Freddie. Hope she likes it!

    darlene
    kittyklaws13411@yahoo.com

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  95. Great looking family of chickens and chicks. I love the feeder with the little chicks on it. Had no idea some chicks are brown ... thought they were all born yellow.

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  96. Love your chickens. The little chicks are adorable. I am currently hand quilting 2 quilts, one is a lap size appliqued quilt and the other is bed size, pieced.

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  97. What beautiful chickens and the pin cushions are equally wonderful!!

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  98. your chicks are so cute and your momma chick is just too adorable. Thanks for sharing.

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  99. Wow, great idea with the feeder!

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  100. Your chicken and chicks are sweet! I've seen the feeder before...great idea. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  101. How do I say it, let me count the ways, you make a chick, chick, chicken pincushion that certainly made my day. You know I want it, I simply must win, that chick, chick, chicken pincushion and the holder of buttons and pins! Love it girl. :)

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  102. I am a (cocka doodle doo} Doodle follower. :)

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  103. I have rooster and chickens decorating my kitchen but none in my sewing room. Yours are so cute, I may have to make a sewing room chickie!

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  104. What a clever idea creating a thread and button keeper using a chicken feeder. I love it!

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  105. What a great giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win. I also love chickens and I love pincushions so this is double cute in my eyes. I will be making my own little chick and chickens as soon as I can clear off a spot near my machine!

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  106. Love your pincushions!! Thanks for sharing with us! Thanks for
    the chance to win!

    wigglypup2(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  107. Hmmm, I have one of those chicken feeders that I bought years ago for something? Now I know what I can do with it.. Thanks for the idea, love those chickens too.

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