Sunbonnet Sue and Sam – Nova Scotia and The Yukon Released…

SandS In Yuk and NSThank you so much for waiting. turns out the embroidery for the Yukon had a few errors that really needed to be fixed before I could release. They are now all fixed, so I can release these today for you.

Sue In Nova Scotia is the May Canadian BOTM and Sam In The Yukon is the April Canadian BOTM. These are the free blocks.

My internet has been down or this would have been posted earlier, so sorry if you had to wait on it today.

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Art With Fabric Blog Hop… I’m A Fashionista, Are You?

Fashion 1When Alida approached the idea last year of doing these Art With Fabric Blog Hops, I thought it would be so much fun, at the time of the first one I couldn’t participate. I was all set to participate in the second one when we got news that we were moving back to the states, so here she is now on her third one and I finally get to participate.  So first, a lovely Thank You to Alida who has been professional in each and every way of organizing her blog hop, it’s been a sheer pleasure to work on this project and while mine is probably not as artsy as the others, I love seeing how each person interprets the theme of the hop.

The theme as I understood it for this hop was to be about what inspired us as women, or a woman who inspired us… I am by no means someone who dresses to the nines, no longer do I wear business suits or dresses too often, although, a dress is still my favorite thing to wear and I try to wear them often in the summer. I don’t get dressed up to go shopping, or to the store, nor do I wear jewelry or makeup. The only jewelry that I in fact wear is my wedding ring, but in my earlier life as a young hip single woman, I almost always had something new that I’d sewn up that week to go out on the town in… or to go dancing in.. These were fun times back in the day and I remember them fondly.

In everyday life, fashion is a part of our lives, whether, we are just wearing jeans and a t-shirt, or a wool business suit. Fashion affects our lives in many ways, and in many styles. I can remember a time in my life, where I loved wearing hats, I had some pretty nice hats at one time, and I loved wearing them, but that time wore out and I moved on to some other fad…

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Sunbonnet Sue and Sam – Alabama and Illinois Released

I thank you so much for patiently waiting for me to get these blocks released. You all have been amazing. These are Aprils Block of the Month releases for Sue and Sam In The USA… May’s release will be during the week of May 22. I will try to release on the 22nd, but it will just depend on how far I am into getting caught up.

Sam is the free download for this release with Sue being the release for May when it’s released in a few weeks. To download the Sams In these two states, Click On the Images below:

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Calibre Art Mat Deal 50% Off Day 2 Extended

Calibre Arts

This is the same post from last week, with the exception of a few additions and some news about Sunbonnet Sue and Sam…

I have 3 codes left for today for anyone who wishes to use them, please just drop me an email via my contact form, or contact me on Facebook via my page there. I will remove this paragraph when the codes are gone.

Samuel has extended the coupon sale. These mats are already on sale at Amazon, but you can get an additional 50% off, if you want to buy a mat, this is the time to try and win one of the 5 coupon codes handed out each day this week till Friday.

You do need to enter daily, the entries are not added to the next day. Please check your email, I got most of these out last week every day by 8 am and one day by 9 am, so you have plenty of time to purchase the mat, but you do need to check your email, if you check the blog and see your name, but have no email, write me in email, I will check it.. There were some people who used different emails to enter last week, but I have them on my contact list with a different email, so if you have more than one account, the emails do go to the one you give to rafflecopter.

Samuel at Calibre Arts has written me in email and they are introducing their new 18-Inch rotating mat. They want to offer my visitors a 50% off coupon for the mat for you to enjoy their mats with. This is an amazing deal for one of their mats and the rotating mats are absolutely fabulous. I love mine well I love all my Calibre Art mats, but the rotating ones are really amazing as the mat does stay in place and turns easily when you need to rotate the mat. The grip on the table is also amazing, the bottom of the mat does not slide or move while your cutting and like all their mats, it heals instantly, cleans up nicely and the lines are also very accurate. These are wonderful mats… I want everyone to have one… If you think you’d like to take them up on their offer, you just need to enter the giveaway below, and tomorrow, I’ll draw 5 names to send the 50% off coupon code to. I’ll do this each day until Friday, May 12, 2017.

These would make a great Mothers Day gift, birthday or even early Christmas gift for someone who needs a new mat, whether you sew, craft or quilt.

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Calibre Art Mat Deal 50% Off Day 1 Extended

Calibre Arts

This is the same post from last week, with the exception of a few additions and some news about Sunbonnet Sue and Sam…

Samuel has extended the coupon sale. These mats are already on sale at Amazon, but you can get an additional 50% off, if you want to buy a mat, this is the time to try and win one of the 5 coupon codes handed out each day this week till friday. The first drawing will be tomorrow Tuesday, May 9, 2017.

You do need to enter daily, the entries are not added to the next day. Please check your email, I got most of these out last week every day by 8am and one day by 9am, so you have plenty of time to purchase the mat, but you do need to check your email, if you check the blog and see your name, but have no email, write me in email, I will check it.. There were some people who used different emails to enter last week, but I have them on my contact list with a different email, so if you have more than one account, the emails do go to the one you give to rafflecopter.

Samuel at Calibre Arts has written me in email and they are introducing their new 18-Inch rotating mat. They want to offer my visitors a 50% off coupon for the mat for you to enjoy their mats with. This is an amazing deal for one of their mats and the rotating mats are absolutely fabulous. I love mine well I love all my Calibre Art mats, but the rotating ones are really amazing as the mat does stay in place and turns easily when you need to rotate the mat. The grip on the table is also amazing, the bottom of the mat does not slide or move while your cutting and like all their mats, it heals instantly, cleans up nicely and the lines are also very accurate. These are wonderful mats… I want everyone to have one… If you think you’d like to take them up on their offer, you just need to enter the giveaway below, and tomorrow, I’ll draw 5 names to send the 50% off coupon code to. I’ll do this each day until Friday May 12, 2017 .

These would make a great Mothers Day gift, birthday or even early Christmas gift for someone who needs a new mat, whether you sew, craft or quilt.

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Calibre Art Mat Deal 50% Off Day 4

Calibre Arts

I have added Day 5’s winners also on this post for May 6, 2017.

Unless Samuel extends the sale, this is the last chance to signup for the coupon codes.

For the next few days, I have an amazing deal for all of you…

Samuel at Calibre Arts has written me in email and they are introducing their new 18-Inch rotating mat. They want to offer my visitors a 50% off coupon for the mat for you to enjoy their mats with. This is an amazing deal for one of their mats and the rotating mats are absolutely fabulous. I love mine well I love all my Calibre Art mats, but the rotating ones are really amazing as the mat does stay in place and turns easily when you need to rotate the mat. The grip on the table is also amazing, the bottom of the mat does not slide or move while your cutting and like all their mats, it heals instantly, cleans up nicely and the lines are also very accurate. These are wonderful mats… I want everyone to have one… If you think you’d like to take them up on their offer, you just need to enter the giveaway below, and tomorrow, I’ll draw 5 names to send the 50% off coupon code to. I’ll do this each day until Saturday, May 6, 2017 .

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Calibre Art Mat Deal 50% Off Day 3

Calibre ArtsThis is the same post as yesterday, it is just a new chance to signup to get a mat, please enter again if you didn’t already get one.

For the next few days, I have an amazing deal for all of you…

Samuel at Calibre Arts has written me in email and they are introducing their new 18-Inch rotating mat. They want to offer my visitors a 50% off coupon for the mat for you to enjoy their mats with. This is an amazing deal for one of their mats and the rotating mats are absolutely fabulous. I love mine well I love all my Calibre Art mats, but the rotating ones are really amazing as the mat does stay in place and turns easily when you need to rotate the mat. The grip on the table is also amazing, the bottom of the mat does not slide or move while your cutting and like all their mats, it heals instantly, cleans up nicely and the lines are also very accurate. These are wonderful mats… I want everyone to have one… If you think you’d like to take them up on their offer, you just need to enter the giveaway below, and tomorrow, I’ll draw 5 names to send the 50% off coupon code to. I’ll do this each day until Saturday, May 6, 2017 .

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Calibre Art Mat Deal 50% Off Day 2

Calibre ArtsThis is the same post as yesterday, it is just a new chance to signup to get a mat, please enter again if you didn’t already get one.

For the next few days, I have an amazing deal for all of you…

Samuel at Calibre Arts has written me in email and they are introducing their new 18-Inch rotating mat. They want to offer my visitors a 50% off coupon for the mat for you to enjoy their mats with. This is an amazing deal for one of their mats and the rotating mats are absolutely fabulous. I love mine well I love all my Calibre Art mats, but the rotating ones are really amazing as the mat does stay in place and turns easily when you need to rotate the mat. The grip on the table is also amazing, the bottom of the mat does not slide or move while your cutting and like all their mats, it heals instantly, cleans up nicely and the lines are also very accurate. These are wonderful mats… I want everyone to have one… If you think you’d like to take them up on their offer, you just need to enter the giveaway below, and tomorrow, I’ll draw 5 names to send the 50% off coupon code to. I’ll do this each day until Saturday, May 6, 2017 .

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I Have A Great Opportunity For You!!!

Calibre ArtsFor the next few days, I have an amazing deal for all of you…

Samuel at Calibre Arts has written me in email and they are introducing their new 18-Inch rotating mat. They want to offer my visitors a 50% off coupon for the mat for you to enjoy their mats with. This is an amazing deal for one of their mats and the rotating mats are absolutely fabulous. I love mine well I love all my Calibre Art mats, but the rotating ones are really amazing as the mat does stay in place and turns easily when you need to rotate the mat. The grip on the table is also amazing, the bottom of the mat does not slide or move while your cutting and like all their mats, it heals instantly, cleans up nicely and the lines are also very accurate. These are wonderful mats… I want everyone to have one… If you think you’d like to take them up on their offer, you just need to enter the giveaway below, and tomorrow, I’ll draw 5 names to send the 50% off coupon code to. I’ll do this each day until Saturday, May 6, 2017 .

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I know you’ve been wondering….

Simply Sign It-I Want MoreI’d like to thank those of you who’ve written me over the last week… I sometimes forget that ya’ll worry about me. It’s a comfort to know that you care.

So what’s up… I have simply been sewing… That’s right, I have so much sewing to do I needed to take the month of April off just so I could get caught up. This means all patterns due out in April will be released in May and I will double them up so you get April and May together. We did get away last week for a trip to my sisters for Easter which was lovely, but other than that, I have been mainly at my sewing machine trying to get caught up. I will not be doing any Flickr Rewards until May either, but you still need to turn them in by the due dates for the past patterns.

So… here is some catching up news…

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Today Is Furry Friday with TQPM and Island Batiks and more News…

Furry FridaysLast month, you may remember my post about Island Batik’s February project for our little Furry Friends with the Kennel Quilts.

What I’d forgotten to note in that post was that the free pattern I gave away has both the Catfish and the Dog Bone in the same pattern on Craftsy.

But in the last week or so, the really nice surprise came in my email with the patterns I created getting created by Lisa P.

She is new to quilting, but she is dropping the kennel quilts she made at her local kennel. How cool is that.. wanna see them… have a look…

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Four Years Today…

stbs-2017-4th Blog BirthdayIt’s amazing to think that four years ago today I opened my blog. I’ve noted several times over the past four years that I started this blog mainly because I was going to participate in a blog hop for Electric Quilt that Bea was hosting. The thing is, I had already been planning to open a blog, I owned this domain already, and it needed a new plan or I was just going to let it go… I had already been working to start quilting again, we’d just moved to a new home in Italy after having lived what is known as “on the economy” in military terms. We had moved to base housing as an opportunity arose for us to do so and it was much less expensive to live there than on the economy.

I loved living in that home, it was hard to leave it last October. However, I’m not sorry we moved back to the states, we are definitely happy to be home. I’m close to my family, Frank is close to his and we are essentially home here in Colorado.

I’d like to thank all of my followers and visitors and especially my friends that I have made over the years, because of opening this blog. So, I have a free pattern for you today that you can download until Sunday, April 10, 2017.

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Sunbonnet Sue and Sam – Tennessee Released

Sue and Sam In TennesseeI’ve looked forward to releasing Tennessee, ever since I got the artwork for it. I love it. While I love this entire series of patterns, Tennessee has become one of my favorite patterns.

Sue is the Free pattern for this set, you have till April 26 to turn her in for the free Sam pattern.

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