12 Days of Christmas Day 03 – Block 01

12 Days of Christmas D03Please keep in mind, these downloads are for 24 hours only. After that, you’ll have to purchase the individual files you missed.

Both Janeen and I will put up the individual downloads for you to get, in case, you missed any previous days. Please be patient, like you, we have real lives, it’s Christmas time, so we are both busy, and we both have other obligations that need to be fulfilled. Me… I just want my stuff to arrive already… I want my fabric, my sewing stuff, my pots and pans… clothing… wow, all my favorite sweaters.. packed away, just waiting to be used… and I wearing the same two sweaters over and over… sigh!!

Today, I am releasing Gingerbread Snowman and the bench you see in the above image… The top of the mailbox you see at the bottom of the image will be released with block 5.

We have a BIG announcement coming for you Wednesday, it’s… really BIG… I don’t know how I’m going to keep it quiet … honest… it’s HUGE.. HUGE… I mean like.. really BIG.. 🙂

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12 Days of Christmas Day 02

stbs-2016 12 Days of Christmas D02I heard some wonderful remarks yesterday about what you thought of the Gingerbread village Janeen and I have created for you. I promise, it’s only going to get better…

If you didn’t realize it… Janeen had 2 files for you to download yesterday. She has the full set of instructions with all the color charts available. I do not know if she will keep these up for you to download for all 12 days or not, but if you didn’t download it, be sure you grab that file if she still has it available to or you won’t know everything you need to about all the blocks.

For a short time today, my giftbox and lollipop will still be free, once I wake up today tho, they no longer will be free.

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12 Days of Christmas Day 01

12 Days 2016 Day 01

Today is the start of this really fun event that Janeen at Quilt Art and I have been cooking up for months now.

She did the background, and I’ve done the foreground.

Each day for the next 12 days, we will bring you a new background a new foreground block. We’ll try to sync our releases for the same time, but because we are a 8 hour time zone difference away, they may not always sync, so you might need to come back.

There may also be times when their are still two free patterns up, this will be because of 24 hours not finishing on the day old pattern yet, We both are committed to keeping the patterns available for 24 hours, so you will need to visit each day for the next 12 days. We will NOT give a free pattern after the 24 hours are up for the previous patterns. Please don’t ask us to.

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It’s My Birthday and We’re Not Having A Party… But!!! :p~

DJ Inkers KangarooWe all look forward to our birthdays until we get a certain age, and then boom, we just wish it would not happen, or perhaps it’s that reminder that we are just getting b+older 🙂 …

My dad when he turned 40, started counting backwards at each of his birthdays.. He wasn’t what I’d call a vain man either, but for some reason if you asked him his age, he’d always tell you what his age was by subtracting his age from the number 40.. He didn’t make it to be 80 years old so that he could say he was 0, but it just reminds me how young we all really are and at 56 this year,  I really don’t feel like I am 56.

Today, I’ll just reflect and remember that my life has been good, I’m lucky to be married to a wonderful man who has put up with me for 32 years now and that’s even longer than my own parents were married for. I have my family and Franks family, and I’ve made some amazing friends here just by blogging. What else could I ask for? Not much… but today I have a few things for you… 

Last year at this time, I had a giveaway offered by DJ Inkers for ya’ll, they gave away an amazing cd of their artwork and this year they are doing it again with their Holidays Around The World CD.. It’s an oldie, but a goodie.. 

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It’s Wooly Block Time.. Please Help?

Ruths Stitchery In Colorado Springs, COThe Wooly Block Event works mainly like the Row By Row Experience does, except instead of a row, you get a 8-inch block pattern.

Wooly Block’s hibernation period begins December 16, so I need to ask you for your help. I’m close to finishing up the blocks I need for my project, but still won’t have enough.. If you can help by picking a kit up for me, I would greatly appreciate it. I’d really like to get some of the ones I really want, so I’m hopeful that those of you who follow me might be able to help me out here… The image you see above is the wooly block that comes from my nearest LQS.. Ruth’s Stitcheries. If your participating and would like this kit, I’ll trade it for one you can also get.

If you can get a kit, and your kit costs more than mine does, I’ll pay the difference, if your kit costs less than Ruth’s, you pay the difference.. so it’s all equal. 

If your not participating in the Wooly Block Adventure, but can get the kit, just let me know cost, tax, and shipping (most kits cost 2.64 to ship first class) and I’ll get you paid so you can pick it up.

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Happy Thanksgiving and 12 Days of Christmas

12 Days Of Christms 2016I had so hoped to be able to post while at my sisters this past week, but alas, the internet connection on this laptop was so slow that it was even impossible to just post on Facebook. So I do apologize for not getting this up before now… On my new laptop, I couldn’t even get the connection to work, but when we got home today, it connected right up.. go figure..

However, as I mentioned in my last post, Janeen at Quilt Art and I have come up with a very fun project for you to play and have fun with in your future spare time.

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Sunbonnet Sue and Sam – Russia/Iceland/Netherlands Released…


sam-and-sue-in-russia-iceland-and-netherlandsSue and Sam in Russia and Iceland are released. The Russian patterns are your free patterns for November, and Iceland is the Flickr Reward for November.

I’ve thrown in a Bonus Block this month, The Netherlands is also now available for purchase.

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Sunbonnet Sue & Sam Will Be Released Wednesday…

Sue and Sam In RussiaLike it or not, I know I am running late again, unfortunately, this is due to a little issue with EQ and my not having my embroidery designs folder also.

I went to create the patterns last week, and my Russian Sue in the p7e file was half drawn and Sam was totally missing along with the December’s Sue and Sam and the other three countries yet to be released for the full Flickr Award when you finish all 24 free patterns. I have been working pretty diligently since the weekend to get them redrawn with a different trick in EQ to get them to save. I guess my laptop doesn’t like EQ anymore, even went and bought a new laptop, but I am waiting on EQ to send me a new cd so I can reinstall it on that laptop. Until then the work is going pretty slowly and I do apologize, but their is just nothing I can do. The moving issues have to come first and this comes second.

Update, I apologize, this post was meant to note that I would release on Nov 16, we won’t have internet after this morning until Tuesday Nov 15, I just couldn’t get them to come sooner, so I can’t release until next Wednesday. My apologies for the confusion.

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Sunbonnet Sue In Egypt and India Released

India & Egypt Sue

First, Thank You so much for bearing with me as we got the movers to take our possessions last week.. They are gone, but they are definitely not forgotten. Worse, they said it could take 60 days to arrive at our new home… I’m telling you when they say it’s on the slow boat to China, they really mean it. 🙂

However, Hooray, I did manage to get this released today!!! I bet you were skeptical? 🙂

This weeks release is Sue In Egypt and Sue In India, with India being the Free block and Egypt being the Flickr Reward. Speaking of FlickR rewards, I know, I know I am very late getting them out to those of you who have requested them, but I will get them out by the end of this week and caught up. Feel free to request any others, I will do them all by the end of this week to get caught up.

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It’s Creepy and It’s Crawly, It’s Eerie and It’s Spooky…

Eerie Nights BH

Halloween is here …. whether it’s the actual day or not, it’s all around us, even here on the base in base housing, when your driving around you see all the homes decorated with the ghosts, witches, hay bales, pumpkins and all the other fun decorations that remind us of this season.

By the time Halloween arrives in the states, I will be in my new home of Colorado. While we won’t be able to hand out candy to the trick or treators it will still be fun to see the event happen all around the city.

Thank you To Amy at Sew Incredibly Crazy for taking over as hostess when I had to back out.

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Sunbonnet Sue In Egypt and India Release Delayed

India & Egypt SueI can’t believe I have to do this, but I have to delay the release of Sue in Egypt and India for a week. I just haven’t had the time to work on the pattern. I did get it stitched out, and the testing went well, I just don’t have the time it takes to write the pattern up. I won’t have the time either, with the movers due here Thursday, it’s just going to be too busy of a week. I will shoot for next Monday the 24th as the release date. We’ll be staying in a hotel by then and I should have the time to finish the pattern.

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Wooly Block Adventure… Are You In????

Wooly Block AdventureHave you heard of the Wooly Block Adventure? 

Created by the same people who also coordinate the Row By Row Experience, it’s a fun smaller event that is in its infancy. I believe it’s in it’s second year, where earlier this year it had less than 50 shops participate. They apparently changed the dates and now there are just under 200 shops participating. I love the theme for this one, it is Winter Wonderland, and as you know I’m moving to a winter wonderland in Colorado later this month. I’m very excited because this is just the opportunity I need to create something new for our new home.

Recently I have been involved in hoping to accumulate some blocks from the Wooly Winter Block Adventure as I want to make a lappy or two for my new home in the Wonderful Winterland of Colorado. So this adventure is just the thing to wet my willy and get me sewing. I love wool, I love winter, and I’d love all or any of you to come along and participate with me. Let’s have some fun swapping blocks. I’ll pick up some blocks from some of my new local shops, and you pick up some of yours and we’ll trade… 

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A Fresh Snow Blog Hop…

A Fresh Snow Blog HopYou’re probably thinking I’d be tired of doing events, but I am so ready to start on something new and different…

I’ve made no bones about the fact that Winter is my favorite season of the year, and now that I’m moving to the Winter Wonderland in Colorado, I am so looking forward to digging out all my sweaters and enjoying the wearing of my sweaters once again. It’s like I will have a whole new closet of clothing coming to me even tho they are pretty old. Here in Sicily, while it does get cold in the winter, it’s never quite cold enough to wear sweaters or heavy coats. Ever since we moved from Germany, my sweaters have literally been on vacation, getting very little use at all. They will be singing with joy as they know that I love each and every one of them. Most were all hand picked by my eyes for a permanent home with me. My other favorites for winter are flannel and wool… I love both fabrics and I love to sew with them.

So, I’ve decided I want to see your winter projects too. 

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