Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Lets Party!!!

I am so thrilled to see so many visitors from the Grow Your Blog Party!!!
Welcome!

I first met Vicki from 2 Bags Full through Etsy. She purchased one of my Crazy Quilted Pear Pincushions.

It was a custom order and I really enjoyed working with her. Artists give other artists the freedom to play and that makes creating fun. You only have to see Vicki's work to see that she fully understands what it is to be creative and how fun it can be when given permission simply enjoy the journey. Her work amazes me and inspires me to be spontaneous and joyful.


This is her Shorebird Nest. So beautiful!!

I have been sewing since I was little. My mom and grandma sat patiently and taught me the basics. My home-ec teacher in high school kind of took the joy out of the whole thing. However, I did learn a rule or two that I still use today. I came from a family of 6 sisters and 1 brother. Sewing was the best way to get something new that was designed just for me. When I was married, I sewed all the curtains in my home, stuffed more than my share of throw pillows, mended the knees on my boys jeans and made some pretty crazy Halloween costumes with my sewing machine.

These days I have an Etsy Shop called Fiberluscious where I sell a lot of little fabric goodies. I mainly create pincushions. In fact, my list of orders seems to grow faster than the time I have to fill them. Thank goodness I love what I do! I also love my customers.

I love collaborative projects. Often I will get an order for something "like" what I have in my shop. I often get orders where I get to make anything I want within reason. Its a wonderful way to feed my fabric obsession.

My goals this year are to fine tune my sewing skills. I do a lot of hand embroidery which I take great pride in. I hope to get much better at patchwork. I'd love to do a series of mini quilted pincushions. I want to explore the many facets of wool from felting to crewel work. Its such a luscious material to play with.
I'll also be participating in the 2013 Crazy Quilt Journal Page Project. Click on the badge to the right to find out more. I'll be showing my quilt blocks here on my blog.

Well enough about me.

Here is my Party inspired Giveaway!

Win one of my "Stick With Me" Decorative Pin Assortments!

They come boxes in an assortment of 10 bead topped pins in a cute felted, embroidered ball. You will receive a variety of beads from my assortment. They make a cute addition of a sewing gift and add a sweet pop of color to your everyday pincushion.

If you've ever ordered a pincushion from my Etsy Shop you have gotten a few of these little beauties. I include 2 with each pincushion or needle case in my shop!.

Just leave a comment below. Be sure to leave an email address or some contact information. My giveaway ends on February 1st.

In the meantime, sign up for my newsletter or just join my blog if you would like. I have enjoyed visiting your blogs. Where else can you find so many kindred souls in one place?

14 comments:

Bev said...

Sign me up! I love those pin thingies! Cheery wave! Bev

tubilinha tiacarminha said...

Já sou seguidora GFC e agora por E-mail.Beijo

Acorn to Oak said...

Your work is beautiful! I love the pear!

Kate said...

I love your creations and I am a follower! :)

Joyce said...

I always love looking ( and drooling ) over your creations, Jill!

Missy Shay said...

Those pins are beautiful!
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sharon said...

Nice to meet you Jill! I looooove everything I see on your blog, it pulls at my heartstrings!! I love to sew when I have time...er, MAKE time!! I will surely be back, your work is amazing! Thanks for visiting, and the chance at your giveaway!

hueisei said...

Nice to meet you at the party!
Beautiful blog and I love your lovely giveaway...
Cheers!!

Gill said...

Beautiful pins!
Thank you.

Terri Montgomery said...

i just stumbled upon your blog and love the pins. I've been admiring the pear for awhile. Thanks for the chance to win.

liniecat said...

Im a follow alonga........have to say your stitching is delicious!

Createology said...

Great name for your blog and etsy shop. You really speak fiberluscious with your amazing creations. Vicki's blog party is HUGE!!! Creative Hearts are Happy Hearts...

Georgianne Holland said...

I believe we are kindred spirits Jill...home ec, family of 7 kids, sewing for all my kids and home, now making fiber art professionally! I send my encouragement and kudos, Georgianne Holland of Nestle And Soar.

Sea Witch said...

I, like you, adore the feel of fiber between my fingers. I'm a spinner and knitter and have just touched on a little felting. I want to do more of it after I retire. LOL So glad I found your blog via the Grow Your Own Party. Sign me up as I also collect pin cushions.