julie_pickles @vchristenson found and reposted a photo of this mini DWR that I made while it was still unfinished and I realized that I never did share the finished project here! Well, other than it showing up in the background of photos Thanks so much for the kudos and repost Vanessa, I'm so glad you love it! There are more pics on my poor neglected blog, Distant Pickles, if anybody is interested. This was definitely a fun project and full of so many firsts for me. It will always hold a special place in my heart. ️ Also, I do apologize to my followers for the lack of any posts lately. May has bitten me in the behind, and hard. Once I get my act together I'll get back to posting more. I do have a couple of things in beginning stages, including some more social totes! 4d
  •   nettiejdear @julie_pickles I absolutely love this quilt! I love Vanessa's fabrics, and I love the white material you used with random black marks or something - what was that fabric?? Awesome job!! 4d
  •   vchristenson Beautiful!!!! 4d
  •   sugarbeecrafts Wow! 4d
  •   julie_pickles @nettiejdear Thank you!! The fabric is a Yoshiko Jinjenzi print, I think it's called dog park. I had a hard time finding it when I bought it then, but I was able to get it from SuperBuzzy. 3d

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julie_pickles Sigh...been here since Friday afternoon, might be here until tomorrow. Asthma is no joke guys! The good news is he is weaned from the oxygen and holding steady at some pretty good levels. He needs to keep that up for a certain amount of time before they will let us go. I forgot to ask how long of course. We sure do miss the rest of the family and our own beds right about now! 3w

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julie_pickles I got my girl's school pictures today and I can't help but giggle. She does not like to take posed pictures and rarely gives a natural smile. Pretty sure she was ready for this to be over with when this one was taken! 3w
  •   gretchenakinyi So cute 3w
  •   nanaofck My granddaughter who is five is the same way. She will usually just say "My dad is a photographer. He takes my picture." LOL 3w
  •   meemishdolls Bwaha, I love it! 2w

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julie_pickles Yikes, wish me luck! 4w
  •   mycraftycrap I saw recently where someone used a regular stapler for this part since things can shift as you remove the clips. Maybe something to try! I'm going to be attempting this bag for the first time soon too. 4w
  •   julie_pickles @mycraftycrap That's perfect! I just got to the curve and that is exactly what's happening, I'm already ripping stitches! Now to see if I can find my stapler, thank you!!! 4w
  •   laughterinquilts Whoa!! Looks challenging 4w
  •   mycraftycrap Let me know how it works for you, I may have to try it too. It certainly would have helped out on the Vivian I made recently... 4w
  •   raebirdrhi Excited to see the finish!! 4w
  •   mycraftycrap Any luck? 3w
  •   julie_pickles @mycraftycrap Yes and No. I tried to staple it and broke my stapler! lol. In defense of the stapler though it was really old and I was trying to staple through two layers of canvas and 4 layers of faux leather. I did get it sewn, and then did the lining yesterday. I haven't touched it yet today. I'm having the hardest time staying focused on this for some reason! 3w
  •   mycraftycrap lol...oh no! Sorry for the stapler, but glad you got it together. Can't wait to see it! 3w

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julie_pickles Just got done cleaning the kids' room while they're off at school. Not only was I able to purge FOUR trash bags full of crap without having to smuggle it out of the house like a drug lord, but I got paid for doing it too! Cha-Ching! 1mon
  •   lindsey_loves Score! And that's how I have to clean too. Children are mini hoarders. 1mon
  •   meemishdolls Lol. Every little bit counts. 2w

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julie_pickles I'm about to have some fun with this one! 2mon

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julie_pickles Super proud mama moment while reading my girl's report card! 2mon

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julie_pickles Hey guys! I'm going to be listing the social totes that I made in my shop some time in the next few days, but wanted to offer them up here first. Once they hit the shop they will be priced at $55 PLUS shipping, so save on shipping by getting them here first! Just leave your PayPal address and let me know which one you'd like to claim. Thank you! 2mon

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julie_pickles I was tagged by @jrm0501 yesterday for #widrn. At the time I was working on this little low volume sweetie for my giveaway winner @sleinwand! Sarah, this little guy will finally be on the way to you today! Tagging @crosshatchquilts and @jennaquilts to come play too! #mustangsallyandfriends 2mon

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julie_pickles Congrats to @sleinwand for winning the giveaway!! Thank you all so much for entering! I'd like to say welcome to all of my new followers as well and thank all of you for the kind comments during the giveaway. I so badly wanted to respond but didn't want to mess up the numbers! I appreciate all of the kind words so much though and want you all to know that Sarah, please send me a DM or email me at thestitchingpickle at gmail dot com and let me know which prize you would like and where to send it. Thank you! 2mon
  •   vislis 2mon
  •   julie_pickles @blwalker2010 Which one? A critter or a tote? I am definitely planning on selling the totes and already have critters up for grabs. Let me know what you are interested in and I can put up a listing for you. I definitely take the gift cards. 2mon
  •   julie_pickles @sleinwand Sounds good, just let me know! I can do any fabric combo that you'd like too, don't be afraid to ask for something special! 2mon
  •   blwalker2010 Critter, Couldn't find your etsy shop but I found it thanks! 2mon
  •   julie_pickles @blwalker2010 Ok, let me know if what you want isn't listed. And I can do custom critters too, just ask and I'll see what I can do 2mon
  •   sleinwand Sent you an email let me know if you didn't get it! Thanks again 2mon
  •   julie_pickles @sleinwand Yes, it was in my spam folder. Sorry about that! My phone doesn't push through the messages in that folder and I've been away from the computer all weekend, but I see it now! I'll give it a good read in the morning and dig for some fabrics and see what I can do for you 2mon
  •   sleinwand No rush!! And I'll be so happy with anything you make 😀 2mon

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julie_pickles Today is the last day to get your entry in, I will be closing the giveaway tonight and drawing a winner tomorrow. See my last post to enter, thanks a good luck! 2mon

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julie_pickles It's giveaway time!! I recently hit a pretty cool milestone, 1000 followers! I have been trying to find the best way to thank you all for hanging out with me in this amazingly awesome community, and since people follow me for various reasons I wanted to offer up something that would hopefully appeal to the masses. I mean, most of you would most likely be happy with fabric, am I right?! But I wanted to offer something that might appeal to the small percentage of you who don't as well. So in this giveaway you get to choose which prize to claim! ---------------------------------------------
THE DETAILS:
The winner of this giveaway will be chosen by random from the list of entries. The winner will pick ONE item from the photo as their prize.
Prizes are:
1. A patchwork critter of your choosing from my available list. Any animal in any fabric combo that you choose.
2. A set of THREE fat quarters from the OOP Nightshade collection by Tula Pink

3. One social tote, choose one of the three pictured. (I claimed one of the four that I made for myself, so I apologize to those of you who liked the pink and blue one!)
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HOW TO ENTER:

1. Like this photo
2. Leave a comment on this photo. If there is a sewing project that you want to have/make but are too scared to try, I'd love to know about it! I'm doing a bit of research and your answers to that will help!

3. Tag a friend (or a few) in your comment! I know people don't like repost giveaways, so do me a favor by tagging a friend to help spread the word. Keep in mind that only the person commenting will win a prize, so if you get tagged make sure you comment to to be entered!

Only one comment per person please to keep the entries fair. Giveaway will close Friday evening (March 13th) and I will announce the winner by Saturday. Thank you and good luck!!
2mon

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julie_pickles Yay, they're done!! I will be announcing a giveaway tomorrow where you will have the chance to win one of these so don't forget to check back! Now tell me, which one is your favorite? 2mon
  •   clothwork Wow they are all gorgeous but I do love the bottom left! 2mon
  •   ellabstudio Bottom left 2mon
  •   joworimakes Goodness gracious aren't you a clever clogs! These are lovely 2mon
  •   vislis If you wish to sell the pink/yellow one let me know please @julie_pickles 2mon
  •   julie_pickles @vislis My intentions are to do just that with them ️ I was going to list them for $55 plus shipping. Would you like to go ahead and claim that one? 2mon
  •   vislis Ugh I think I will have to hold off a bit, I have spent much on fabric lately. @julie_pickles they are lovely 2mon
  •   marynbugga Beautiful job! These are lovely and I love the fabric combos :) 2mon
  •   kristastitched Bottom left I think. Love that one! 2mon

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julie_pickles Right back at it after my weekend break. Just need to sew some bindings and stuff some pincushions and they're done! Would you like to make one of these yours? Stay tuned to find out how! 2mon

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julie_pickles Making lots of progress! I've been working with the embroidery machine so much lately that I've almost forgotten how much fun it is to just sit and sew! Little Man is asking me to come play a game with him, so time for a break! 3mon
  •   tennjenny wow! social totes? 3mon
  •   elisabew 😦so. many. 3mon
  •   quiltingfairy Wow! 3mon
  •   julie_pickles @tennjenny You guessed it! 3mon
  •   krazgrl0524 Julie do you have any special tips or tricks to putting in the divider? 3mon
  •   julie_pickles @krazgrl0524 I don't, I just follow the instructions and haven't had any trouble with it. Sorry! Are you having trouble with them? Anything I can do to help? 3mon
  •   krazgrl0524 I've not actually tackled one, yet, but always looking for insight from talented ladies such as yourself. 3mon
  •   julie_pickles @krazgrl0524 You are so sweet, thank you for inflating my ego 2mon

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julie_pickles SO much cutting today. Just a bit of fusing to do and then it's assembly time! 3mon
  •   mycraftycrap My least favorite steps of any project Hope you're at least making something fun! 3mon
  •   julie_pickles @mycraftycrap Something very fun, times four! And ditto these being the least favorite parts, just let me sew! 3mon

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julie_pickles Poor planning on my part meant walking the girl to school this morning. This guy didn't seem to mind too much though. He did really good for his first bike trip off of the cul-de-sac! 3mon

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julie_pickles If you need me, I'll be playing with these gorgeous stacks today...which one is your favorite? 3mon

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julie_pickles Speaking of #mustangsallyandfriends, I just finished up this custom order for @tonsfeldt1979 using some OOP fabrics that she sent to me. I may have been holding my breathe just a bit while I cut into some of these! 3mon
  •   laughterinquilts Wow Julie!! 3mon
  •   tonsfeldt1979 @taracceleste Yes, they are all mine. I cut the fabric from my own personal collection 3mon
  •   taracceleste @tonsfeldt1979 nice! They are super cute:) 3mon
  •   charliemarmalade Ermagawd!!!!! Tasha, such a great use for some of those lovelies. Well done @julie_pickles, well done! @tonsfeldt1979 3mon
  •   travelingcharlie79 OMG, so adorable!!! @julie_pickles 2mon
  •   lingsnest SO want to order some for myself....can I know how this work? 2mon
  •   julie_pickles @lingsnest Hi there! I have a couple of options for you. You can order from what I already have on hand, they're $25 plus shipping. Or you can send me fabric if I don't have or can't get what you'd like me to use. I have two different price options for that and they depend on how much prep you do before sending he fabric. Let me know if you'd like to discuss it further and I'll give you more details. ️ Thank you! 2mon
  •   joaniessweetstitches These are precious- specially the 4 patch bellies- sew cute 4w

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julie_pickles Mustang Sally says you should "hop" over to the shop to meet her new friend! Rumor has it she's looking for a new home for an upcoming holiday #mustangsallyandfriends 3mon
  •   honey81619 Squeal! Love her. 3mon
  •   vislis How fun 🐇 3mon
  •   mvonpahlen Adorable! 3mon
  •   elletaylor7 So cute 3mon
  •   debrasander I have been non-IG ing for about a week. Valentina and Little Foxy need Miss Bunny to join them in AZ. Please invoice me for 1. PS - I didn't request one when you posted so, no worries. 2mon
  •   julie_pickles @debrasander Whew, I was worried! Ok, I'll send an invoice on over when I'm back on the computer in just a bit. I'll let you know when it's sent. Thank you!! 2mon
  •   julie_pickles @debrasander Just sent it, please let me know if you don't get it. Thanks again! 2mon
  •   julie_pickles @debrasander April is almost ready to come home! I don't know if I'll beat the mail run today, but if I don't she will definitely head out tomorrow :) 1mon

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