These are the two I made to give away. This first one is an old fashioned sewing machine. I tried beaded fringe for the first time and also hand made the decorative straight pins I put in it. I don't remember when the idea for this one struck me, I may have seen a picture of something similar somewhere on the internet.
This second one that I gave for the exchange is a pear. The pattern for it was on-line at: UKlassinus.blogspot.com
I received 2 pin cushions in exchange. One is a rooster and one is a cupcake. I think they're just adorable. Here is a picture of them along with the other goodies I got at the party.
In the bottom left are homemade chocolates that Laura made to give us plus some chocolates from Cerretas Candy Company that Patty got for us. Then there's the gift certificate for a fat quarter and a wonderful quilting book. We each got a different book - I just love the one I got. The books were what was passed in a right and left game. A story is read, in this case, one that Sandy wrote, and each time the word right or left comes up, you pass to your right or left. You take home what you're holding when the story ends. It was a cute story and so nice to have such a wonderful book.