04 September 2012

Pincushion Exchange

Where has August flown to? In the blink of an eye, it's already September.
First and foremost, I need to apologize to my fellow bloggers. I'm so behind in visiting your blogs that I have no idea how I'm gonna catch up. My Google Reader is exploding with 1000+ unread posts. I think I just might clear it and start over.
Let's see, what have I been up to? I was pretty much incapacitated by migraines near the end of July to the first half of August. For some reason, during that period, my migraines intensified from once or twice per month to once a week, lasting two to three days each time. It wasn't pleasant to say the least. All this while, doctors have only given me painkillers which didn't help much, if at all. Finally, I went to the hospital and was prescribed Metoprolol. The pain stopped and once again, I can function like a normal person again. Thank God!
As a result, I don't have much to show. First off, here's my TUSAL update. My ort jar is posed with the Coca-Cola Olympic glasses offered by Macdonald's. I managed to collect them all and meant to post this in August. That didn't happen. Sigh! Best laid plans and all :P
I did, however, participated in NNC's Pincushion Exchange. My partner was Bee Ee (no blog) and she sent me not one but three pincushions along with a cut of fabric. Lovely, aren't they?
For my part, I went on a Cathedral Window Pincushion making craze and ended up with a stack of four.
I think they're so pretty. Do you agree with me?
This is the one I picked to sent to Sally.
I sure hope she likes it. I gave one to my mum too ^.^
And guess what? For returning to visit my long neglected blog and sticking till the end of this post, I have two more to give away.
Just leave a comment letting me know you'd like to be included. That's all. Winners will be drawn on 15 September 2012.
Also, watch out for My Memories Suite giveaway next post. I've been given two free copies. One for me and the other for you :D Now if only I could find the time to play with it. It sure looks fun.
Happy Stitching!


Lisa V said...

I would love a chance to win one of your cheery colourful pincushion's. Please include me in the draw.

Grit said...

Die sind super schön.
Liebe Grüße Grit

Ann at Beadlework. said...

Nice to see you back. Migraines are horrible, I hope they settle down soon. Your pincushions are so bright and cheery, very pretty indeed.

Anonymous said...

Good to hear you were prescribed proper meds, migraines are nasty buggers!

And love your pincushions!

- Outi

Chris said...

Oh Veronica,
I am so sorry to hear about your migraines. I hope that they have stopped and you are feeling better.
The pincushion exchange looks wonderful. What lovely ones you both made.
Please put my name in the hat for the drawing.

Le trame della Galaverna said...

Dear Veronica
I hope you are well and that the headaches are finished.
Your pincushions are great, fantastic. You're very good you should make a pincushion doll they are beautiful. as..
a greeting Giovanna

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Migranes are just the worst! I hope you continue to feel better. The pincushion you sent and the pincushions you received are all fabulous! You used such pretty fabrics and I'd love to be included in your drawing.

Margaret said...

I can't imagine what a migraine must be like, except that they must be just terrible! Hope you're feeling better now. Love your pincushion exchanges! I'd love to be entered too, of course!

pj said...

What beautiful pin cushions. I am a nut about collecting fun ones and would love to win one made by you! The fabrics are gorgeous! Thanks for the chance. pjstitcher @ mchsi dot com

Catherine said...

So glad to see a post form you. I know first hand how nasty migraines can be. Glad to hear you found some relief and I hope they stay at bay.
Wht fabulous pincushions you received! An the ones you made are beautiful ~ please count me in for a chance!!

Giovanna said...

The pincushions are gorgeous - please include me in the draw. I'm sorry to read about the headaches, and I hope they will leave you alone now.

Ellen said...

Glad that you are feeling better, migraines are horrible!

Love your cheerful pincushions! Sure would love a chance to own one, thank you!


Starry-eyed stitcher said...

Ooo, please include me in the draw for one of these fun pincushions. Love the matching button too - very cute. Irene xxx.

Kathy A. said...

Lovely, lovely pincushions. I would love to be entered in the drawing please.

geeky Heather said...

Nothing sidelines me like a headache...impossible to think means impossible to do anything, for me!

Fantastic pincushions; having taken a couple of sewing classes now I'm even more impressed by them! I'd love to win one. =)

Jennifer said...

Very cute! I've got a pattern similar to that in my stash. Now....if I only had the time to put one together!

Samplers, Silks and Linens said...

I hope those nasty migranes stay away you poor girl!
You received some adorable pin cushions and made some as well! How can I resist your offer? I would love to enter your pin cushion giveaway!

Linda said...

Great pin cushions Veronica. I would love to be entered in your giveaway. Sorry to hear about all the migranes.


Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Sorry to hear about the migraines, I get caffeine withdrawal headaches if I don't have a morning coffee and they're bad enough!
I love the pincushions and the name is so appropriate. I'd love to win one please.

Nurdan said...

Sorry to hear such problem you got!
Happy that you feel OK!

Pincushions are really pretty!

Congrats on your forthcoming giveaway too!

Take care of yourself!

Carla said...

Sorry to read you were not feeling ok; I hope the migraines have passed now.
The pincushions both sent and received are lovely!

Christine said...

Those pin cushions are absolutely beautiful! I would love to be put in the draw for one. :-) Thank you for offering to share them with your readers.

Sorry to hear that the migraines have been so miserable but I'm glad you have some medicine for them now!

Teresa S. said...

Welcome back, Veronica! Glad to hear that you found some medication that helps with the migraines!

Please include me in your pincushion giveaway. They are so cute!

♥ Nia said...

Welcome back!!! :D
Your pincushions are gorgeous! Amazing colors, love them :)
Ohhhh a chance to win? Please, count me in!! :D

Carol said...

So sorry to hear you suffer from migraines, Veronica--I can't imagine! I get weather related headaches now and then that are bad enough, but nothing compared to migraines...

Your Cathedral Window pincushions are amazing--would love to be included in your drawing :) Thanks for the chance!

Mary Mac said...

One of your pin cushions would look beautiful on my sewing table.

lesli said...

Ugh! I'm so sorry you suffer from migraines! I had those horribly when I was in college so I know the pain you went through. Happy to hear you're feeling much better :)

Those cathedral window pincusions are so beautiful! and I love the ones you received from your exchange partner...adorable!! Would love a chance to win one of your beautiful items ...thanks for the giveaway!

Anonymous said...

love those pincushions!
you did a great job with them!
thank you for the chance, put me in the mix :D

I hope your migraines will finally give you a break.. what a dreadful time you had..
take care and happy xxx!

Melanie said...

Those are just super darling!!! Love the fabrics and the buttons you chose too!!!! Glad to see your head is feeling better. That sounds awful. :(

Meari said...

So sorry to hear about the migraines.

What a great pincushion exchange. Both sets are beautiful.

Tatkis said...

What a wonderful pincushion exchange! Your cathedral window pincushions are adorable!


Sally said...

I'm so sorry to hear that your migraines got more frequent. Glad you are back to normal again now though.

Love the pincushion exchange. They are so pretty. I would love to be entered into your giveaway please. Thank you for the chance :)

Kelly said...

How beautiful!
I would love to enter your give away!

Pam in IL said...

Your pincushions are so bright and colorful! I'd love a chance to win one.

Glad you were able to find a medication to help your migraines. I am intrigued as to the medication works since my ok takes the same medication for her heart.

Pam in IL said...

Oops, I meant my mom takes the same medication for her heart.

Anne said...

Oh no Veronica! So sorry to hear that you suffer from migraines. Those are awful and debilitating :( Big hugs to you from me and Titus. Love the photo of you Coca Cola glasses and orts! Those pin cushions you made are stunning! AND PERFECT! WOW!!!


Anne...also working through 1000+ too sigh....

m1n1me said...

Oohh I miss your post, glad you're feeling better ;)

I've been reading your post on and off tho I never leave any comment, I'm amazed by your creativity with such range of crafts.

I'd like to be included in the giveaway please, they look lovely and professionally made.

valerie said...

Oh migraines are terrible! I hope that they have stayed away! Your pincushion exchange came out wonderful! And I would love a chance at one of your cheery ones if I am not too late. I am also behind and slogging through 400+ posts. It's so easy to fall behind!

Julie said...

Oh how awful, my daughter suffers from migraines so i know how difficult they can be, i hope this cluster is gone and you are fully recovered now.

Such beautiful pin cushions, i love the little ones you received in the exchange. Your handmade ones are spectacular, i would love to be included into your drawing to received one of these little beauties. Thank you for the chance and good luck to all the ladies who are entering.

Tammy Bergeron said...

Oh I hate those dam migraines. I get them too every once and a while. They stop you from doing everything!!

Joysze said...

Awww.... I wonder what caused those migraines. :( I'm glad the new painkillers made them go away... but do you think you should try and see if certain foods are causing them?

Those pin cushions are FREAKING AWESOME!!!!!!

I feel your pain... I'm down to 848 posts.... LOL!