Happy New Year Happy Common Threads


With the holidays over, most people in our neck of the woods go into a variation of hibernation mode.  It makes this month’s Common Threads artist’s Give Away perfectly timed.

Jane McMillen of Little House Home Arts is giving away this clever acorn pincushion. The pincushion measures about 4 ½ inches long from tip of stem to bottom bead and about 3 inches wide (across at widest part).  Constructed of three different felted wools and stuffed with polyfil, Jane machine and hand-stitched the cushion,  embellishing it with feather stitching in pearl cotton.  According to Jane, the acorn is a symbol of health, wealth, prosperity and good luck “making it a fitting New Year’s give-away prize for sewer or non-sewer alike.”

To qualify to win just head over to Jane’s blog and leave a comment. The winner will be chosen at random on and announced on Thursday. When you’ve visted Jane’s blog, take a minute and stop by the blogs of the other artists in our group sites and see what their latest offerings:

Full Moon Fiber Art

Bedlam Farm

Pugs & Pics.

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