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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Susan’s 12 Days of Christmas…

stbs-SusanE-12 Days-0238Last year, during the first 16 days of December, Janeen at Quilt Art and I presented you with our second 12 Days of Christmas event. It can be so fun to see how ya’ll are creating the projects and it’s really cool when you send us pictures. Once again, Susan who sent me her first picture in February has now sent me her finished project…  I asked her to also send some closeups as I thought you’d really like to see some close ups also.

So inside this post, are some closeups and a larger image of her finished project.

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All Winners of QQQ Notified – Release of Sewing On The Go.. Full Pattern… and more…

Quilt Qwazy Queens 2017

Heya Everyone… Wasn’t Quilt Qwazy Queens full of fun… I loved seeing everyone’s projects, your sewing spaces, reading your little tips and such, we gained some great insights over this blog hop and I want to thank all of the bloggers who participated, all the visitors who came by and left a comment, along with all of the great sponsors who offered giveaways or discounts during this blog hop.

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My Qwazy Place To Be… A Sewing Room Just For Me…

Stbs-My Sewing Space 2017-1Over the years of sewing my own sewing spaces, one of the best was in Woodstock, VA when we lived there. It was in the basement, and it was a huge space that really let me spread out. I loved it there. Sadly, like all things in life, jobs were lost, and we ended up moving to San Diego, where I stopped sewing for quite a few years.

Today, my new sewing space in this house is in the Master Bedroom. I would have gladly gone to the basement, but there are a few issues with the basement.. First… Absolutely no bathroom at all exists in the basement… Second.. Two outlets in the entire space of the basement other than the laundry room.. A seamstress/quilter obviously needs more than two outlets. So, my hubby suggested I use the Master Bedroom. Other than no ceiling light in the room, it’s actually quite perfect for me. We are currently using the basement more for fabric storage… hehee…

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Welcome To Day 05 of Quilt Qwazy Queens…

Quilt Qwazy Queens 2017

Today, we are here on the last day of Quilt Qwazy Queens. I didn’t get a chance to draw the winners for Monday yet, but will get to it this morning.

I loved seeing the various projects and seeing the lace yesterday, the sewing room studio and spaces. Isn’t it amazing how we all come up with different ideas for storing our stuff. I am constantly amazed at some of the cool things people do with there studios and there spaces.

Yesterday, on the Sew Many Yarns blog, a small issue arose with the Northcott giveaway. I had set it to start March 22 (today) but scheduled her on March 21. The mix up is totally my fault, so I’ll ask that if yo commented on her blog yesterday, please feel free to enter the giveaway today… Gives those of you who didn’t comment also a chance to get your comment made and also enter. My sincerest apologies Lyndsey.

Today’s Blogs Are:

March 22

MooseStash Quilting
Life in the Scrapatch
Seams To Be Sew

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Welcome To Day 04 of Quilt Qwazy Queens…

Quilt Qwazy Queens 2017

Was yesterday great or what???? I know I loved seeing the sewing spaces yesterday and the wonderful projects the bloggers have created… if you missed it, you may want to go and take a look, there are some really wonderful sewing rooms out there so far, and whether they are messy, clean, organized or not, small, or large, it’s fun to see how we all feel comfortable in the space that is all ours to use when we settle in for a bit of sewing.



Today’s Featured Bloggers Are:

March 21

Thrift Shop Commando
Batts In The Attic
Adventurous Applique and Quilting
Sew Many Yarns

Please be sure you leave a comment on their blogs.

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Welcome To Day 03 of Quilt Qwazy Queens…

Quilt Qwazy Queens 2017

I think we have seen some amazing rooms so far during the hop, learn some new techniques and enjoyed what other bloggers are up to. Today is a new day and while I still wish we had some snow, we are suppose to have record breaking temperatures today here on the first day of Sping.. Fire Danger is high… so I’m watching my fabric closely…. hehehe




Today’s Featured Bloggers Are:

March 20

Jane’s Quilting (link corrected)
Seacoast Quilter
Words & Stitches
Quilting Affection

Please be sure you leave a comment on their blogs.

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Sunbonnet Sue and Sam – Alberta Released

Sam and Sue In Alberta

I love the backdrop of the snow in these patterns, but I’m thinking if I were going to use this on point block, I’d want to make it the snow packed area instead of having the background itself… so it’s an option you to can think about when your making this block.

This block will go easily together, it doesn’t have a lot of embroidery to it and does stitch together quite quickly. I love the skiers, and how cool they are… Please note, that my Sue in this image to the left, is a mirror image of how she is actually designed.

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March 16th Winners, Pattern Of The Day… and Codes for Calibre Art…

Worldwide Quilting DayHappy Worldwide Quilting Day!! I hope your doing something Quilty today.

I know I’m late posting today, I was really trying to finish up the Sunbonnet Sue/Sam pattern and ran into a little glitch on Sue.. Since she’s the free pattern, I need to fix the issue, it’s a problem with the shapes, so I can’t release it without it being fixed. I will release it later today with a separate post.

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Welcome To Quilt Qwazy Queens Day 02

Quilt Qwazy Queens 2017

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!! One of the fun holidays of the year, I hope everyone is wearing their green today.

What a lovely first day we had yesterday with the start of Quilt Qwazy Queens. We saw a sewing room, and learned some new techniques and even saw the making of a quilt. I look forward to what comes today.

I hope you enjoyed yesterday’s blogs and if you missed them be sure to stop in and say hello over the course of the next few days.


Today’s Featured Bloggers Are:

March 17

Freemotion by the River – On The Green
KwiltKrazy – Surf’s Up
FunThreads Designs – Noah’s Ark
Pink Doxies Garden Gate

Please be sure you leave a comment on their blogs.

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