Friday, November 29, 2013

Q-Snap Frame...

Do you like to follow lots of varied blogs?  I do because I never know what I will be inspired to attempt to create.  Do you follow Sew We Quilt with Madamm Samm?  She is amazing and puts together blog hops like I have never seen before.  I recently followed one of her fun hops and she notified me that I had won a Q-Snap Frame.  I was thrilled.  In less than a week I received my frame in the mail.  Here is is assembled. This was super easy to put together.  It is very lightweight and easy to handle.  I have yet to put fabric in it to test my embroidery skills and will be doing that right after the holidays which are trampling me right now.

Here is the Q-Snap Frame as shipped in a simple padded envelope.  If you need a gift for a stitcher I would recommend these for certain.  I read lots of reviews and everyone was favorable.  I am including the link for your convenience.

Here is the frame in package.  How simple yet how smart.  I like this very much.  Thank you Madamm Samm for your wonderful blog hops and gifts galore.  I feel very fortunate indeed.  I am enjoying this latest hop "Black Tie Boogie".  Such talented and creative participants in your fabulous hops dear.

Here is another dress form pin cushion with some beaded pins adorning her.  I hope the recipient likes the colors.  I picked them especially just for her.

And one more I completed.  I am able to check off a few names on my gift list.  Feeling better each day as I stitch and stuff and embellish and bead.  I love creating gifts tailored to each person.  I do have a few items to shop for however you will not find me out at any malls or major stores this weekend.  Instead I will be home creating and making.  I will also be attending some local artisan craft fairs to support local artisan craft people who make wonderful things.  I prefer to shop local and help my fellow crafters.
Even though Thanksgiving is in the past I shall continue to be grateful for my blessings.  I am still doing my good deeds everyday and you would be amazed at how often people just don't get it.  I have to tell them, "Please don't spoil my good deed I am trying to do."  I don't think some have even heard of doing good deeds.  Kindness is such an easy trait to share with others.  May there be more kindness in our world.
Our weather continues to be warmer than normal and very dry.  I shall be doing some hand watering of plants outdoors so they don't dry up and perish.
Safe keeping as you go about your holiday busy-ness.  Joyful creating as you decorate your homes and make or bake your gifts.  Peace and Bliss...


  1. Madame Samm, a wonderful French Canadienne! I've talked with her on the phone and you and her would get on famously. I also had a floor model Q-Snap when I was hand quilting. I luved it as well! You can justifiably stick out your bosom just like your dress form. ;) LOL

  2. To a world of more kindness i am all fpr that....ohhhh you will love the frames.
    I adore your feminine

  3. that is a good win, I use snap frames for holding my work most of the time, if they stretch you just put the clip on bit in very hot water for a few minutes and it is fine again. Love the dress forms they make delightful presents.

  4. Your frame win looks so cool. I can't wait to see how it is used.
    I also think your pin cushions are the cutest ever! Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! :)

  5. Q-frame....I saw them being used for rug hooking recently. They must be good for a variety of stitching. Those pin cushion dress forms!!!!!! Wow are they cute and you know I love that red and white safety pin fabric! I have a little thread catcher you made me with that same fabric.
    Your good deeds....thank you for doing them. We often are so caught up in what we are doing, we forget to do for others. It is always a great feeling to do something for someone else...that is if they are accepting of it. I think sometimes it is hard for some to be simply thankful for a small favor.
    Thank you for the reminder for each of us to do a little something for someone else.

  6. Your pincushions are beautiul, I have never seen that style! Leave it to you to be up on all the latest crafts, lol. Glad you had a good Thanksgiving, we do have so much to be thankful for. ~Diane

  7. Your little pincushions are precious--- so much time you've spent on making them so pretty!

    Good deeds are never wasted-- you go girl. Bless you for your kind heart.

    Happy Holidays--

  8. Both of the pincushions are gorgeous!! I love the fabrics you used!! They look amazing!! One of my all time favorite saying is "No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted." I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!! Have a great day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  9. First, the dress form pin cushions are ADORABLE!!! I remember you talking about these before!!! And the Qsnaps! I have one 8 inch and one bigger...not sure what size that is but love them!!! You will too!!! Enjoy!!

  10. Congrats on your win! I have one of those frames that I use when I do small hand-quilting projects - it's wonderful! I love your idea of carrying the heart of Thanksgiving into the rest of the year. Our world is starving for kindness and caring people.

  11. Those pin cushions are adorable! You won't find me at the big box stores either!!

  12. Hello dear Sherry,
    You are such a very kind and sweet woman, and I admire you try to do a good deed every day!
    Yes I follow many blogs, but this one mentioned -no.... I don`t sew quilts now, and often I only visits friends :-)
    So many sweet little dress forms you have created now,- you are so productive, Sherry.

  13. Congrats on the win. I am sure you will put that frame to good use. It is so true that some people just don't get random acts of kindness. Even if it is just a smile or a positive email, there are those who do appreciate, and those are the people I concentrate on surrounding myself with. To heck with the negative naysayers. :) Holiday happiness! Tammy

  14. P.S. I love your little dress forms. Such a cute way to keep pins. Best wishes, Tammy

  15. A Q- Snap frame was your prize? Lucky you! They are handy for embroidery, but also for hand-quilting; in fact, I hand quilt all my small projects on a Q-Snap and it's easy-peasy.
    I am glad to hear you are continuing with your good deeds regardless of people's reactions - that's probably exactly why you SHOULD continue...
    And your dress forms are adorable - making them must almost be like playing with dolls!!

  16. I must be very ancient as I have never heard of or seen these before!! I can imagine that it is a boon. I have the old fashioned embroidery hoops that you tension with a screw. This looks very easy. I must investigate and see if available in the UK. Thank you for showing and the link. Hugs Mrs A.


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